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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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‘Taste NY’ Partnerships Announced

Staten Island Yankees LogoNew York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced “Taste NY” partnerships Tuesday with five Minor League Baseball teams in New York, including the Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League) at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, St. George.  Read more here.

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S.I Yanks to Rebrand Franchise for 2017 Season, Announce Name the Team Contest

Staten Island Yankees LogoPRESS RELEASE – In 1999, the Staten Island Yankees were introduced to New York’s “forgotten borough,” giving baseball fans from the Island a professional sports team to call their own. After two seasons playing at the College of Staten Island, the Baby Bombers moved into their cozy new waterfront stadium, the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, where the team is celebrating 15 seasons of unforgettable baseball in 2016. Continue reading

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IronBirds to Honor Fallen Deputies Throughout 2016 Season

Aberdeen IronBirds New Logo 2PRESS RELEASE – The Aberdeen IronBirds, Class A short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, today announced its plans to pay tribute to the two fallen Harford County deputies, Senior Deputy Patrick Daily and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon, who were killed in the line of duty on February 10, 2016. Continue reading

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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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Batavia’s Baseball Past, Future

Batavia Muckdogs LogoByron-Bergen varsity girls basketball coach Rick Krzewinski takes a look at the history of minor-league ball in Batavia (NY) and the prospects for a replacement team when the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) finally depart for more lucrative pastures.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Sale of Muckdogs Mucked Up

Batavia Muckdogs LogoNaomi Silver, chief executive and chief operating officer of the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A, International League), said the sale of the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) fell through because the prospective ownership group was not granted permission from teams and leagues that have territorial rights in Waldorf (MD).  Read more here.

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