Andy Appleby, founder of the United Shore Professional Baseball League (Independent Professional) and developer of Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI), has a proven concept. Now, he wants to export his baseball ideas elsewhere. He declined to say what specific 40 cities have expressed interest in USPBL expansion, citing confidentiality agreements, but he did say that they’re in the Midwest, along with Colorado and Virginia. Read more here.
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The United Shore Professional Baseball League wrapped up its sophomore season Sunday with a 4,050 fans gathered at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) for the developmental league’s title game. On the season, the USPBL averaged 3,350 fans per game and sold out 60 of its 75 games — up from 42 last season. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL), metro-Detroit’s first independent professional baseball league, founded by Rochester, MI- based General Sports and Entertainment, today announced the name of the league’s highly anticipated fourth team – the Westside Woolly Mammoths. Continue reading
The Utica Unicorns’ 5-0 victory Sunday over the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers in front of 3,851 fans at Jimmy John’s Field in the inaugural championship game of the United Shore Professional Baseball League marked the successful conclusion of the first phase of Andy Appleby‘s plan to launch his own developmental baseball empire. Read more here.
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.
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.