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Volcanoes Hire Graf as New President of Business Operations

PRESS RELEASE – The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are proud to announce the hiring of Mitche Graf as their new President of Business Operations.

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Boise Ballpark Developer Working to Lure Boise State Back

A year after Boise State University announced it would build a baseball stadium of its own instead of playing at a proposed downtown Boise (ID) sports park, the developer is trying to get the school back on board.  Read more here.  Boise State is already working to build their team that will begin play in 2020.  Read more and watch news report here.

Uniforms for Boise State’s revived baseball program

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Emeralds Win 2018 Larry MacPhail Award

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball announced today that the Eugene Emeralds of the Short Season Class A Northwest League are the recipients of the 53rd annual Larry MacPhail Award, symbolizing the top promotional effort in Minor League Baseball.

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Development Official vs. Boise Ballpark Opponent: Police Called

Details are sketchy, but an interaction between Capital City Development Corporation executive director John Brunelle and ballpark opponent and Concerned Taxpayers of Boise member Bill Illett inside Boise City Council chambers became heated enough for a Boise Police officer to be called in for a report of a battery.  Apparently, the two had a pre-existing relationship as co-owners of the failed Idaho Stampede (NBA D-League) basketball team.  Read more here.  Read UPDATE here.

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Remembering Seattle’s Historic Sicks Stadium

From 1938 to 1977, Sicks Stadium hosted thousands of baseball games, a couple football games and a number of concerts. It was home to a handful of teams from various leagues and divisions.  It was, during the sport’s much-hailed glory days, where baseball lived in Seattle.  Read more here.  View ballpark photos and specs here.

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Site for Proposed Boise Ballpark Moves from Downtown to West End

The Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) may not be moving to downtown Boise (ID) after all.  The proposed site of the multi-use stadium that would also house the the team has been moved to an unspecified West End location.  Read more here and here.

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Alive and Well at 67-Year-Old Nat Bailey Stadium

Everywhere you look in and around the 67-year-old Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Vancouver Canadians (Single-A, Northwest League), there’s something going on.  In the midst of all this activity sits team president Andy Dunn, tirelessly working the phone in his office.  Read more here.

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