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Vodka Ice Cream Available at Jimmy John’s Field

Ice cream lovers in need of an alcohol fix now have another option in metro Detroit (MI).  Baseball fans heading to Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) can now get their hands on Arctic Buzz’s boozy ice cream, which blends ice cream and vodka.  Read more here.

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United Shore League Operating in the Black, Begins Fourth Season May 10

Andy Appleby, chief investor in a small group that launched the Utica (MI)-based United Shore Professional Baseball League in 2016, said the endeavor that combines developmental baseball with affordable family fun should again be as financially profitable as its first three seasons.  Appleby said he’s in talks with four or five expansion cities.  Read more here.

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USPBL Seeks to Expand

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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United Shore League Wraps Up Successful Sophomore Season at Jimmy John’s Field

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.

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United Shore League Adds ‘Westside Woolly Mammoths’ to Lineup

westside-woolly-mammothsPRESS 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

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United Shore League Wraps Up Inaugural Season, Adds Fourth Team for 2017 with More Changes Coming

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueThe 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.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Jimmy John’s Field (Utica, MI)

Charlies Ballparks PageUnited Shore Professional Baseball LeagueCharles O’Reilly from CharliesBallparks.com recently visited Jimmy John’s Field, home of the first-year, three-team United Shore Professional  Baseball League (Independent Professional).  View gallery of more than 70 photos here.

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United Shore League Opens Inaugural Season in Front of Sold Out Crowd

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns Field Utica MIThe 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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United Shore Season Begins Today, Appleby Eyes Massive Midwest Expansion

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueToday 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.

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Start-Up United Shore League Begins Inaugural Season Monday

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns Field Utica MIThe 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.

Team logos unveiled, United Shore Professional Baseball League Facebook photo

Team logos unveiled, United Shore Professional Baseball League Facebook photo

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Jimmy John’s Field Update, Tour

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns Field Utica MIThe field grass is still being put in and many of the seats still getting screwed down, but Andy Appleby, Commissioner for the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League, says fear not, baseball will be played at the new Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) in less than four weeks.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Construction Update: Jimmy John’s Field

Jimmy Johns Field Utica MIUnited Shore Professional Baseball LeagueThe owner of the new $15-million, 2,000-seat Jimmy John’s Field under construction in Utica (MI) is targeting May 30 for the debut of the ballpark and his three-team United Shore Baseball League.  The teams include the Utica Unicorns, Eastside Diamond Hoppers, and Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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A Drone View of the New Jimmy John’s Field

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns Field Utica MIRochester sports entrepreneur Andy Appleby and his General Sports and Entertainment have released aerial drone footage of $12-million, 2,000-seat Jimmy John’s Field currently under construction in Utica (MI).  The ballpark will be the home of the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Read more here.

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Progress Update: Jimmy John’s Field

United Shore Baseball League LogoJimmy Johns Field Utica MIProgress is being made on Jimmy John’s Field, a minor league ballpark under construction at the northeast corner of Auburn Road and Moscone Drive in Utica (MI) for the start-up United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Read more here.

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Construction Begins on United Shore League Ballpark in Utica (MI), Name the Teams Contest Underway

United Shore Baseball League LogoProgress is being made on Jimmy Johns Field, the minor league ballpark currently under construction in Utica (MI) for a new three-team independent professional league called the United Shore Professional Baseball League.  The $12 million project is being privately funded and is led by Rochester-based General Sports and Entertainment.  The team names have been narrowed down the the following: 59’ers, Beavers, Blue Collars, Diamond Hoppers, Fizz, Mud Pups, Rally Caps, River Rats, Screeching Cicadas, Stags, Steelheads and Unicorns.  Read more here.

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Loans Approved for Utica Ballpark Site Cleanup

Jimmy Johns Field Utica MIGeneral SportsA pair of contracts that will help support the cleanup of the future site of Jimmy John’s Field near downtown Utica (MI) were approved by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee on Aug. 6.  Read more here.

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Utica (MI) Breaks Ground on ‘Jimmy John’s Field’

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueJimmy Johns FieldOfficials from Macomb County, Utica, the state and General Sports and Entertainment broke ground today on the $12-million baseball stadium that will serve as the home of the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s and mortgage lending  company United Shore are the official naming rights partners of the ballpark and league.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.

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