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Grainger Hosting JC World Series, Still Eyeing Affiliated Ball

Kinston Indians New Logo 2010The Division III Junior College World Series is coming to Kinston (NC) for the third straight year, and locals are looking forward to showcasing Grainger Stadium with an eye toward a possible return of affiliated ball.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Kinston Approves Lease for Carolina League Team

Kinston Indians New Logo 2010The Kinston (NC) city council voted Monday to approve a lease for a potential baseball team at Grainger Stadium.  The deal is expected to be with a Single-A, Carolina League team and include $1.6 million in improvements and enhancements to the facility.  Read more here.  Read background story here.

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Appy League Holds Off on Expansion, Kinston (NC) Waits

Appalachian League LogoThe Rookie-level Appalachian League has been considering expansion, but it is off the table for 2015.  The hope of securing an Appy club is reportedly one reason Kinston (NC) has held off bringing a summer collegiate Coastal Plain League franchise to Grainger Stadium after losing the Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) after the 2011 season.  Read more here.

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Kinston’s Grainger Stadium Still Sits Empty

Kinston Indians New Logo 2010Ever since the Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) fled Grainger Stadium for greener pastures in 2011, city officials have been working to find a replacement to anchor the ballpark.  Meanwhile, they are doing their best to keep the facility busy.  Read more and watch news report here.  With a population under 25,000, we still believe the summer collegiate Coastal Plain League is Kinston’s best bet.

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Mudcats to Mudcats: A Seamless Transition

Despite the tough weather conditions causing a dip in attendance this season, it appears to have been a smooth transition from Double-A Southern League ball to Single-A Carolina League ball for the Carolina Mudcats at Five County StadiumRead more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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McRae Having No Luck Replacing K-Tribe at Winter Meetings

Cam McRae, the former chairman of the Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) who headed the sale of the team last December, is trolling for a replacement team at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Dallas.  So far, McRae is striking out.  Read more here.

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Last K-Tribe Game Ever Tonight in Kinston

The Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) will play their last home game tonight at Grainger Stadium. The team is relocating to Zebulon (NC) to replace the Double-A Carolina Mudcats (Southern League), which are moving to Pensacola (FL).  Focus in town now turns to a replacement franchise.  Read more here.

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Tobs Broadcaster to Finish Season in Kinston

PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs are happy to announce that former Tobs Broadcast and Media Relations Intern Tim O’Brien will head to Kinston, North Carolina on Monday August 8th to become the Broadcast Assistant with the Class – A Advanced affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Grainger Stadium (Kinston, NC)

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits Grainger Stadium, home of the departing Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League), which will move to Zebulon (NC) after the 2011 season.  Read more and view photos here.  In a related story, Hill takes a look at the prospects for a replacement franchise from the affiliated South Atlantic Continue reading

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MiLB Chief Gives False Hope to Kinston?

Minor League Baseball president Pat O’Connor was at Grainger Stadium in Kinston (NC) last Thursday to visit with representatives of the Kinston Indians (Class A Advanced, Carolina League).  Unforuntately, O’Connor stroked the community into thinking that short-season professional ball could return to Kinston, after the Indians move to Zebulon (NC) to replace the Carolina Mudcats (Double-A Continue reading

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Kinston Looking Toward the Future, Keeping an Eye on the Keys

As you know, the Single-A Kinston (NC) Indians will be relocating to Zebulon (NC) after the 2011 season, which will leave historic Grainger Stadium without a tenant.   Current K-Tribe majority owner Cam McRae is optimistically working with others to find a replacement franchise, and he’s keeping a close eye on the Single-A Frederick  (MD) Keys, which could become homeless if they lose Continue reading

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Next Monday is Last Opening Day for Double-A Mudcats

Next monday will be the last opening day in Zebulon (NC) and Five County Stadium for the Double-A Carolina Mudcats.  The Southern League team will be relocating to Pensacola (FL) after the 2011 season.  No need to fret though, as the Single-A Kinston (NC) Indians from the Carolina League will be heading to Zebulon to replace them.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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K-Tribe Hire New Assistant GM

North Dakota native Matthew Rau has been named the new Assistant General Manager for the Single-A Kinston (NC) Indians.  He replaces former AGM Janell BullockRead more here.

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Navy and Air Force to Play Inaugural ‘Freedom Classic’ in Kinston

PRESS RELEASE – The first ever “Freedom Classic” takes place at Historic Grainger Stadium February 25th-27th in Kinston, NC. The Freedom Classic brings college baseball back to Historic Grainger Stadium as the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy battle in a three game series during the first annual event. Continue reading

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After 25-Years, Farewell Season Ahead for K-Tribe

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a poignant look at the coming end of the road for Minor Leauge Baseball in Kinston (NC).  The Single-A Kinston Indians will be relocating to Zebulon (NC) to replace the Double-A Carolina Mudcats, which will be moving to Pensacola (FL) after the 2011 season.  Read more here.

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Shuffle In Pensacola, Shuffle Out Kinston

Pensacola (FL) will be getting a Double-A team.  After the 2011 season, the Southern League’s Carolina (Zebulon, NC) Mudcats will move to Pensacola, and the Single-A Kinston (NC) Indians will move to Zebulon.  The Kinston Indians will apparently be no more.  Read more here.  Hello summer collegiate Coastal Plain League?

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K-Tribe Announce New GM

PRESS RELEASE – The Kinston Indians announced today that Benjamin Jones is the new General Manager for the K-Tribe. Jones is a Raleigh native and just completed his fourth season as the GM for the nearby Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plains League. Continue reading

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Kinston Indians Unveil new Logos and Unis

PRESS RELEASE – The Kinston Indians unveiled their fresh and updated look today at Historic Grainger Stadium, celebrating their first major logo and uniform change since 1995. Continue reading

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