Tag Archives: New York-Penn League

Black Bears Talk About 2019 Season, Double Stuffed Dave to Retire

The West Virginia Black Bears hosted media to show off what’s new at the ballpark. Improvements include a new batters eye that allows better tracking of the ball from the batter’s perspective, along with sad news from their famous pepperoni roll, Double Stuffed Dave.  Read more and watch news reports here and here.

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Filed under Amenities & Features, Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment

IronBirds to Honor Ripkens, Will Play as ‘Aberdeen Legacy’

The Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League) have announced they will pay tribute to hometown heroes, Cal and Bill Ripken, and play as the Aberdeen Legacy on Saturday, August 3, against the Vermont Lake Monsters.  Read more here.

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Filed under Awards & Recognition, Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment

CT Tigers Seek Fan Input for New Team Name

For the first time since moving to Dodd Stadium in Norwich (CT), the Connecticut Tigers (Single-A, New York-Penn League) are planning to rebrand with a new team name, and they are seeking help from fans to do it.  They plan to use the “Norwich” location identifier instead of Connecticut.  Read more and enter names submissions here.

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Ripken Ballpark Saga Continues, City Files Countersuit

How to move forward with Ripken Stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds (Single-A, New York-Penn League), is the biggest challenge the Aberdeen (MD) City Council faced in 2018,  according to Mayor Patrick McGrady.  He couldn’t say more, because of pending litigation.  That litigation includes a countersuit filed by the city to the breach of contract suit filed last year in Harford County Circuit Court by Tufton Professional Baseball.  Read more here.

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Filed under Food & Beverage, Lease & Contracts, Legal, Stadium Issues

Dutchess County Approves Bonding for Upgrades to Renegades’ Home

The Dutchess County Legislature has approved the bonding needed for a $3 million upgrade of Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill (NY), home of the Hudson Valley Renegades (Single-A, New York-Penn League).  Read more here.

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School District Land Lease Extension Nudges Ongoing Ballpark Negotiations with Renegades

The Beacon City School District has agreed to extend Dutchess County’s stadium land lease by another year, a move officials say is key to ongoing negotiations with the Hudson Valley Renegades (Single-A, New York-Penn League).  Read more here.

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Renegades’ GM Steps Down, Gliner Assumes Duties

PRESS RELEASE – The Hudson Valley Renegades announced that Executive Vice President/General Manager Eben Yager has stepped down to pursue other opportunities. Renegades President Steve Gliner will assume the General Manager responsibilities. Continue reading

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