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Roc Ventures Seeking Extra $5 Million for Ballpark Commons

Franklin’s (WI) Ballpark Commons mixed-use development is seeking another $5.2 million in city financing help — beyond $22.5 million already approved. Read more here.

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Traverse City Baseball Unveils Six Possible Names to Re-Brand the Franchise

Traverse City Baseball has announced six finalists for the “Name the Team Contest” ahead of its inaugural Northwood League (Summer Collegiate) season.  After receiving more than 3,000 submissions, the ownership is now inviting fans to choose their favorite.  The options are the following: Black Pearls, DogmenDune Bears, Pit Spitters, Tree Shakers, and Sasquatch.  Read more and vote here.

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Pacific Association Gets New Commissioner

PRESS RELEASE – The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs has formally named Theo Fightmaster the league’s next commissioner. Fightmaster, who began his Pacific Association career as a front office executive with the San Rafael Pacifics in 2011, also served as the general manager of the Sonoma Stompers from 2014 through the 2017 season. Continue reading

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Revs Ballpark Additions Honor Negro League Team, Star

PRESS RELEASE – Even as construction continues on the 1741 Club presented by UPMC Pinnacle, York Revolution officials today announced two additional new hospitality spaces at PeoplesBank Park and revealed their historically inspired names – the Monarch and Solomon Rooms. Continue reading

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ThunderBolts Unveil Logo for 20th Anniversary in Crestwood and Frontier League

PRESS RELEASE – The Windy City ThunderBolts will be celebrating their 20th anniversary season in 2019, and to kick off the celebration, the ThunderBolts have unveiled their 20th anniversary logo. The logo commemorates the 20 years that the franchise has spent in the Frontier League and in Crestwood, Illinois.

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Can-Am League Appoints Kevin Winn as Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE – Today the Can-Am League announces the appointment of Kevin Winn as Executive Director. In this new role, Winn will oversee baseball operations including player contracts, roster classifications, sales and salary caps and league expansion. In addition, Winn will continue applying his 25 years of professional umpiring experience to spearhead the circuit’s umpire development. Continue reading

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Prospect League Expects to Add One More to 2019 Lineup

The Prospect League (Summer Collegiate) has already added the Cape Girardeau (Missouri) Catfish and formerly professional Normal CornBelters to next season’s line up.  The league expects to announce one more team soon to get to twelve.  Read more here.

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