The 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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Instead 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.
The Potter County (TX) Commissioners Court agreed Monday to put a two-week hold on their decision to allow the Pecos League to be a 2017 summer tenant in Potter County Memorial Stadium. League commissioner Andrew Dunn had jumped out ahead of the process by announcing the team after agreeing to a sublease to use the ballpark and was asked to hold off on selling tickets for now. Read more here. Read background here.
The Tuscon Saguaros have been added to the Pecos League lineup for 2016. The team will play at the Kino Sports Complex. Read more here. Taking another run at Bisbee (AZ), the league has scheduled the Saguaros to play 10 Sunday games at historic Warren Ballpark. Read more here. The circuit is also hoping to secure a lease to use Hoskins Field in Wichita Falls (TX) and revive the old Wichita Falls Spudders name. Read more here.
The Las Vegas (NM) Train Robbers (Pecos League) are relocating to Topeka (KS) for the 2016 season. The team will play at Jerry Robertson Field in the Bettis Family Sports Complex. As a lease payment, the one-year deal requires the “Topeka Train Robbers” to pay $365 per game plus $1 per person from gate admissions. Read more here.
There is not much new here for those who follow the baseball industry closely, but writer Andrew Beaton via The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the business of independent professional baseball. Read more here.