The start-up, three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League kicked off its inaugural season today at the new Jimmy John’s Field in front of a sold-out crowd. Read more and watch news report here.
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Today marks the launch of the three-team developmental United Shore Professional Baseball League at the new 2,000-seat, $15-million Jimmy John’s Field. But according to owner Andy Appleby, former owner of the Fort Wayne Wizards (Single-A, Midwest League), this is just the beginning. He envisions expanding the USPBL to 20 teams in 10 Midwest stadiums over the next decade. By 2017, he wants at least four to six teams playing, and 10 to 12 teams by 2020. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints donned their purple uniforms on Sunday evening to honor Minnesota’s own Prince. The fans came out in record number as 10,443, a new franchise record, watched Saints starter Mark Hamburger hurl a complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones at CHS Field. Continue reading
The inaugural season of the United Shore Professional Baseball League will kick off May 30 at the nearly complete Jimmy John’s Field adjacent to historic downtown Utica (MI). Read more and view stadium photo gallery here.
Initial reports about the latest rumor said a minority-led group purchased the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) and wants it to move to Waldorf (MD). And that’s where a sort of spider web of overlapping baseball intrigue begins to occur for the potential move. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Ramapo’s (NY) credit rating was cut by Moody’s Investors Service as the town copes with the fallout from a baseball-stadium project that led to unprecedented criminal fraud charges against local officials. Read more here.
Fans of the Sioux City Explorers (Independent Professional, American Association) will see some big changes at Lewis and Clark Park when the X’s open their season Thursday against the Sioux Falls Canaries. Improvements include a 19.6-by-36.4-foot, $400,000 video board. Read more here.