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New Martinez Mackerel Pushed to Change Name, San Rafael Pacifics Depart

The Martinez Mackerel will begin play in 2020 and be operated by the Pecos League (Independent Professional).  However, the city council apparently didn’t like the name because of a definition of “Mackerel” in the Urban Dictionary.  So, the Pecos League is in the process of choosing a new one.  Read more here.  The previous Martinez Clippers played in the Pacific Association (Independent Professional), which has shown some instability, including the departure of the San Rafael Pacifics, arguably the league’s most successful franchise.  Read more here.

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Pecos League Revives Osos

After a 7-year hiatus, the Ruidoso Osos will return to the Pecos League lineup in 2018.  The Ruidoso (NM) market is the midway point between Roswell to Alamogordo.  Read more here.

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Pecos League Claims Success in Bakersfield, Will Return in 2018

Pecos League commissioner Andrew Dunn freely acknowledges the irony of Bakersfield hosting one of the league’s All-Star Games on Wednesday night a year after the city lost its longtime California League franchise because no one wanted to go to the games.  Read more here.

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Laredo Lemurs Out of American Association, Salina Stockade Step In

PRESS RELEASE – The Laredo Lemurs will not operate during the 2017 season and are no longer members of the American Association, League Commissioner Miles Wolff announced on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Pecos League Takes Over Sam Lynn Ballpark

bakersfield-train-robbersThe Bakersfield Train Robbers (Independent Professional, Pecos League) have set up shop at Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield (CA).  The team replaces the former Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League), which departed for the Carolina League.  Read more and view photo here.

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Pecos League Expands to Bakersfield, Adelanto

Pecos League LogoThe independent Pecos League announced on Friday it will have franchises in Bakersfield and Adelanto (CA) in 2017, bringing professional baseball back to two markets that lost affiliated minor league teams to relocation after this past season.  Read more here.

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No Pecos League at Potter Memorial

san-jacinto-christian-academy-logoInstead of allowing Southern Independent Baseball (SIB) to sub-lease Memorial Stadium to the Pecos League, Potter County (TX) Commissioners decided on Monday to sub-lease the ballpark to San Jacinto Christian Academy.  Read more here.

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