Tag Archives: Mobile (AL)

New BayBears Ownership Includes Madison (AL) Investor

Louis Breland, the developer of a live-work-play center in Madison mentioned as a possible future home for the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League), is one of the investors that now own ball club.  The BayBears were officially sold Thursday to BallCorps, LLC.  Read more here.

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Mobile BayBears Heading to Location Near Huntsville?

An Arizona company has solicited investors to help complete a purchase of the Mobile BayBears (Double-A, Southern League), with the hope of relocating the franchise to Madison County (AL).  Read more and watch news report here.

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BayBears, Angels Agree to PDC

Mobile Bay Bears New LogoLos Angeles Angels LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Mobile BayBears and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have announced a new two-year player development contract that will begin with the 2017 season. Los Angeles is the third parent club the BayBears have been affiliated with since joining the Southern League in 1997 (San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks). Continue reading

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Mobile Redevelopment Talks Could Include New Ballpark

Mobile Bay Bears New LogoA new baseball stadium could be part of future talks when city officials in Mobile (AL) begin contemplating replacements for the 51-year-old Mobile Civic Center, a top city officials said on Tuesday.  Read more here.

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Mayor Will Seek Funds for Hank Aaron Stadium

Mobile Bay Bears New LogoMobile (AL) Mayor Sandy Stimpson will ask the City Council Tuesday to re-allocate early $500,000 in excess capital improvement funds toward the first phase of upgrades for Hank Aaron Stadium, home of the Double-A Mobile BayBears (Southern League).  Read more here and here.

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BayBears GM: Stadium in Serious Need of Upgrades

Mobile Bay Bears New LogoWhen the Double-A Mobile BayBears (Southern League) return to Hank Aaron Stadium in April next year for the start of the 2015 season, they will arrive to the oldest baseball park in the Southern League.  Chris Morgan, who was recently named the BayBears’ new general manager, wasted no time sounding the alarm for ballpark improvements.  Read more here.

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BayBears President to Leave Team, Will Return to SC to Bolster Blowfish Ballpark Bid

Mobile Bay Bears New LogoColumbia Blowfish BlueyPRESS RELEASE – Mobile BayBears President Bill Shanahan, who has been with the team since its inception, announced that he is stepping down from his position with the team, to start a new chapter in his career. Bill and his wife Vicki will be returning to South Carolina where he owns a Summer Collegiate Franchise in the Coastal Plain League. Continue reading

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