Oneonta (NY) businessman Gary Laing expected to review the final contract for the sale of the summer collegiate Oneonta Outlaws (Perfect Game League) on Monday. He is buying the club from Keith Rogers and Dan Scaring, who relocated the franchise from Saratoga (NY) to Damaschke Field in 2010, after the Single-A Oneonta Tigers (New-York Penn League) split for Connecticut. Read more here.
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The former Oneonta Tigers received notification today from Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Connor granting permission for the New York-Penn League franchise to move from Oneonta (NY) to Norwich (CT) and Dodd Stadium. The team will be known as the Connecticut Tigers. Read more here.
In the last twenty-five years the landscape of the NY-Penn League has changed dramatically as Europe did after World Word I: omitting the small town hamlets that were once staples of the league and pushing the boundaries outside the areas of both New York Continue reading
The mayor of Oneonta, NY, has scheduled a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the option of bringing a New York Collegiate Baseball League team to Damaschke Field to replace the Oneonta Tigers, which have departed for Norwich, CT. As reported, the primary purpose of the meeting is to “find investors to purchase the franchise [$25k], families to host the players in their homes and potential season-ticket buyers.” Read more here.
Because of the late date, the relocated Oneonta Tigers will be known as the Connecticut Tigers for the 2010 season. The team will play at Dodd Stadium in Norwich. Read more here.
The New York-Penn League’s Oneonta Tigers are indeed moving to Norwich, CT. The team will begin play at Dodd Stadium starting 2010. Oneonta Mayor Richard Miller blamed the league for the Tigers’ quick exit and expressed his displeasure in a statement. Read the mayor’s terse statment here. Oneonta may not be without ball for long though, as the Tigers have been working in good faith to bring a summer collegiate team to town, and the city has had an inquiry from an independent league club.