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Spinners Take Fight for Survival to TODAY Show

For more than 40 cities across the country, there’s fear that this could be their last season with a minor league baseball team after Major League Baseball announced controversial plans to cut ties with more than three dozen teams. TODAY’s Harry Smith takes a closer look at how folks in Lowell (MA) are battling to save their team.  Read more and watch report here.

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Lowell Spinners Hire Chris Taylor as Assistant General Manager

The Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) announced today that the team has hired Chris Taylor as its new Assistant General Manager.  Taylor will oversee group ticket sales as part of his new role while also working with season ticket accounts and assisting with the team’s marketing.  Read more here.

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Spinners Hire Kleinhans-Schulz as AGM, Unveil 2018 Promo Schedule

The Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) have announced that Paul Kleinhans-Schulz has been hired as the club’s new Assistant General Manager.  Read more here.  The team has also unveiled their promotional schedule for the 2018 season.  Read more here.

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Spinners, Red Sox Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are proud to announce a two-year extension with the Boston Red Sox on a new player development contract through the 2020 season. Continue reading

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Ballpark Enhancements Integral to Success

Lowell Spinners owner David Heller knows he has two constituencies: the fans and the Boston Red Sox.  If he keeps building, they’ll keep coming.  Read more here.

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Spinners Lighting the Way at LeLacheur

The Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) have announced that they are the first short-season team in the country to install LED field lights.  The brand new, energy-efficient lighting system provides LeLacheur Park with a more advanced and efficient lighting system than any other club at this level across the nation.  Read more here.

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Spinners Taking ‘Bark in the Park’ to Next Level

The Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) on Sunday will not only let dogs into LeLacheur Park for “Bark in the Park” night, but the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a unique 20-card set of Doggy Baseball Cards featuring local pooches.  Read more and see example here from MiLB reporter Benjamin Hill.

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Spinners Extend Ballpark Lease

PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are proud to announce that they will be staying at LeLacheur Park after having signed a 10-year lease extension with the city of Lowell. Spinners’ owner Dave Heller made the announcement on the field prior to the first game of the season. The previous lease was signed in 2009 and set to expire after the 2018 season. Continue reading

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Spinners Strengthen Front Office

PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners announced today the promotions of current staff members and a number of additions to the front office. Most of the personnel has had prior experience with the club, and align with an organizational focus on leadership and growth. Continue reading

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Lowell Spinners Unveil New Logos and Uniforms

lowell-spinners-new-logoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, short-season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, revealed a new series of logos and uniforms at an event held today at Lowell General Hospital’s Clark Auditorium. The new logo features an updated look to the team’s mascot, Canaligator, and includes a skyline replete with Lowell’s iconic mills and factories. Continue reading

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Heller Vows Lowell Franchise, Ballpark Improvements

Lowell Spinners LogoNew Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) owner Dave Heller told city councilors last week that he is determined to improve the baseball team and the city-owned LeLacheur Park where it plays, before he entered closed-door negotiations with the city on the park lease.  Read more here.

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Spinners Add Radle to Front Office

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have officially added Brian Radle to the team’s front office as the new assistant general manager. Continue reading

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Spinners New Owner Brings Swinging Pirate Ship to LeLacheur Park

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have unveiled the first new attraction of the Dave Heller era at LeLacheur Park. The Gator Gondola is officially open to the public. The ride will debut on Thursday, July 28th, as the team kicks off a three-game home stand with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm. Continue reading

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Reflecting On 19 Years of Weber Family Ownership of Spinners

Lowell Spinners LogoHaving sold a clothing business in Manhattan that had been in the Weber family for three generations, Drew and Joann were ready to do something crazy and fun. So they bought a short-season Class A minor-league baseball team.  Summers in Lowell (MA) were about to get crazy and fun, with laughter and tossed T-shirts filling the warm night air.  Read more here.

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It’s Official: Heller New Owner of Spinners

Lowell Spinners LogoWith a letter of “non-disapproval” from Major League Baseball in hand, Dave Heller officially became the new owner of the Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) on Tuesday.  Read more here.

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Spinners Reportedly Sold to Heller

Lowell Spinners LogoLowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) owner Drew Weber has reportedly signed a purchase-and-sale agreement to sell the team to Dave Heller of Main Street Baseball LLC.  Read more here.

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EVP of Communications Leaving Spinners After 18 Seasons

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – After 18 long and successful seasons with the Lowell Spinners, Jon Goode, the team’s Executive Vice President of Communications, has announced he will not be returning for the 2016 season in order to pursue other opportunities. Continue reading

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Spinners Shuffle Staff, Announce Promotions

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – An offseason of change continued today as the Lowell Spinners, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have announced numerous changes to the team’s front office staff. Continue reading

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Canaligator Running for President

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – Following a rally for Republican front-runner Donald Trump Monday night at the Tsongas Center, Lowell’s favorite aligator, the Canaligator, has officially announced his intent to run for president in 2016. Continue reading

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Spinners Closing In on New Owner

Lowell Spinners LogoThe Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League), put up for sale by owner Drew Weber in September, may be headed to a local group of investors.  Read more here.

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Red Sox, Spinners Extend PDC

Red Sox SocksLowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, the Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are excited to announce that the two organizations have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) through 2018. The extension will keep the Spinners in the city of Lowell and a member of the New York-Penn League for at least three more seasons. Continue reading

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Confirmed: Spinners and Silver Knights for Sale

Lowell Spinners LogoNashua Silver Knights Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, confirmed recent media reports that the organization, in conjunction with their sister club, the Nashua Silver Knights, is for sale. Continue reading

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Weber Selling Lowell Spinners

Lowell Spinners LogoCalling it a “very, very, very tough decision,” Drew Weber said Saturday he has decided to sell the Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) after 19 years of ownership during which he, his late wife Joann and the team became a part of the fabric of the city.  Read more here.

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Spinners Attempting Guinness World Records

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are making a pair of Guinness Book of World Record attempts in the coming days at Spinners home games. Continue reading

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Lowell Lock Monsters Night with Hockey Jerseys and Bobblehead Giveaway

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – For the third consecutive season the Spinners will welcome the Lowell Lock Monsters back to Lowell with “Lowell Lock Monsters Night” at LeLacheur Park. The 2015 event will be held Thursday, July 23 and feature bobble heads of Chelmsford native, former Lock Monster and Stanley Cup Champion, Keith Aucoin. Continue reading

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‘Balking Dead’ Bobble Highlights Spinners 2015 Promo Schedule

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – he Lowell Spinners, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced their 2015 Promotional Schedule full of theme nights, giveaways and value Monday morning in advance of Single Game Ticket Sales, which commence Tuesday, March 17. Continue reading

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Spinners Welcome Distler to Front Office

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, welcomed a new member to the family Tuesday, announcing Seth Distler as a new Senior Sales Executive. Continue reading

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Red Sox, Spinners Extend PDC

Red Sox SocksLowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Boston Red Sox and Lowell (Mass.) Spinners today announced the extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) for an additional two years. The extension keeps the Red Sox’ New York-Penn League Short-Season Single-A affiliate in Lowell through the 2016 season. Continue reading

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Spinners, Nito to Bring Gators to Life

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – Entertainment technology company Nito Inc., announced today a partnership with the minor league baseball team Lowell Spinners who have licensed Nito’s PRO software to create social media content and videos for the team website, social media and stadium scoreboard. Continue reading

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Spinners to Host Special Ballpark Paint ‘n Sip Event

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced Tuesday they have partnered with Tutto Bene of Lowell for a unique painting event to be held at LeLacheur Park the evening of Saturday, September 13. Continue reading

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Spinners, Scrappers to Play in Annual ‘Futures at Fenway’ at Fenway Park, ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie to be Shown

Lowell Spinners LogoMahoning Valley Scrappers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced they will participate in the 9th annual “Futures at Fenway,” Sunday, July 13 at Fenway Park. Continue reading

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Spinners to Give Away Red Sox Replica World Series Rings

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced as the Red Sox staff and players from the 2013 World Series Champions received their World Series rings Spinners fans will receive a ring of their own this summer, thanks to Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. Continue reading

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Spinners Unveil New High-Definition Videoboard

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, unveiled a new high-definition video board to replace the left-field scoreboard as preparations for June 13’s Opening Day continue at LeLacheur Park. Continue reading

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Spinners Announce Staff Promotions

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced a trio of personnel promotions Tuesday morning, elevating three long-time staff members to new positions. Continue reading

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Spinners Announce ‘Band of Brothers’ Bobble for July

Lowell Spinners LogoPRESS RELEASE – One season after dedicating a POW/MIA seat in honor of all those soldiers who never returned home, the Lowell Spinners (Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) will partner with the WWII Foundation on a night to salute more of our heroes with “Band of Brothers” Bobble Head Giveaway Night Tuesday, July 2. Continue reading

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Spinners to Become Lock Monsters (For One Night)

Lowell Spinners LogoLowell Lock Monsters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners are bringing back the Monster. The Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced plans for a Lowell Lock Monsters Night at LeLacheur Park, set for Thursday, August 15 when the team ironically takes on the Vermont Lake Monsters. Continue reading

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‘Turn Back the Clock Day’ Tonight in Lowell

The Single-A Lowell Spinners (New York-Penn League) turn back the clock to 1912 tonight by donning replica jerseys in the style of the Lowell Grays when they take on the Staten Island Yankees. The game jerseys will be auctioned off during the game to benefit D’Youville Senior Care’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Unit.  Read more here.

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Hample to Attempt Record-Setting Catch on Monday

PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are pleased to host yet another world record attempt when author and baseball fanatic Zack Hample will attempt to set a pair of records related to the greatest height at which a baseball can be caught on the morning of Monday, July 2 at LeLacheur Park. Continue reading

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Spinners to (Once Again) Honor Favorite Son with Double Bobble

PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, in conjunction with the UMass-Lowell English Department have once again teamed together to salute Lowell’s own Jack Kerouac, announcing Monday a two-part bobble head plan. Continue reading

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Spinners, Rolling Thunder Unveil POW/MIA Seat

PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, held a special pre-game ceremony prior to their Tuesday, June 19 game against the Connecticut Tigers when they hold a special pre-game ceremony in conjunction with the Rolling Thunder, Massachusetts Chapter. Continue reading

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