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Crushers Seeking New Ballpark Naming Rights Partner

Lake Erie CrushersPRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers have announced that they are accepting bids for a new stadium naming rights partner. The Crushers will immediately initiate scheduling appointments with those parties interested in putting their name on the ballpark, located along Interstate-90 in Avon, Ohio. Continue reading

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Bridgeport Looks at Ticket Tax to Help Fund City Needs

Bridgeport Bluefish LogoBridgeport (CT) officials — including Mayor Joe Ganim — reportedly want to raise additional revenue for the city by taking advantage of a new state law enabling them to tack a maximum 5 percent surcharge on tickets to events at the Webster Bank Arena and the Harbor Yard ballpark, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Stompers Pitcher, Catcher Make History as First All-Female Battery

Sonoma StompersAnna Kimbrell and Kelsie Whitmore of the Sonoma Stompers (Independent Professional, Pacific Association) made history Friday night as the first-ever all-female battery in the history of men’s professional baseball.  Read more here.

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All About the Skeeters’ Foodservice Operators

Sugar Land Skeeters PrimaryGreg Hernandez, general manager of hospitality services, and Tait Guthrie, executive chef, manage the food service for the Sugar Land Skeeters at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Patriots to Host 2017 All-Star-Game, Will Also Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Somerset PatriotsPRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has announced that the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game will be hosted by the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark. Continue reading

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Ducks Break Single Game Attendance Record

Long Island Ducks LogoThe Long Island Ducks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 5-2 on Sunday night before a past-capacity crowd of 7,602 at Bethpage Ballpark, the largest single game attendance in franchise history.  Read more here.

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Zimmerman’s ‘Ballpark Commons’ Could Get Local Financing

American Association Logo High-ResThe proposed “Ballpark Commons” development in Franklin (WI) could receive up to $25.8 million in local financing support, if elected officials want to pursue it, according to a city-commissioned report.  Read more here.

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