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Rascals to Cease Operations, Otters Take Wait-and-See Approach as Frontier League/Can-Am League Merger Talks Continue

As recently reported, after 21 years, the River City Rascals (Independent Professional, Frontier League) will cease operations at the end of the 2019 baseball season.  The city of O’Fallon (MO) has started looking for another team to play at CarShield Field in 2020.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, Evansville Otters owner Bill Bussing is taking a wait-and-see approach to the Rascals’ imminent departure from the league and a possible Frontier League/Can-Am League merger.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link to the Otters article.

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Rascals Locked Out of CarShield Field

The city of O’Fallon (MO) has locked the River City Rascals (Independent Professional, Frontier League) out of the city-owned ballpark.  According to a 2017 lease agreement, the Rascals owed the city $122,000.  A plan was signed to pay back the debt over time but city officials say the team has not lived up to its part of the lease.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Rascals to Host 2018 Frontier League All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The River City Rascals have announced that the City of O’Fallon and CarShield Field have been awarded the 2018 Frontier League All-Star Game. This will be the first time in 13 years the Rascals have hosted the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. The announcement was made by former St. Louis Cardinals’ legend Jim Edmonds at the STL Legends Game this past Saturday. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: CarShield Field (O’Fallon, MO)

River City Rascals LogoGraham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com has posted a review of his recent ballpark visit to CarShield Field, home of the River City Rascals (Independent Professional, Frontier League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Crosstown Rivals in the St.Louis Metro

Gateway Grizzlies LogoRiver City Rascals LogoThere are two diamonds in the rough if you’re a baseball fan in the St.Louis (MO) metro area and both belong to independent professional Frontier League franchises.  The Gateway Grizzlies call GCS Ballpark in Sauget (IL) home. Less than an hour away in O’Fallon (MO), the River City Rascals play at Car Shield Field.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Rascals Ballpark Now CarShield Field

River City RascalsPRESS RELEASE – The River City Rascals and CarShield, a national industry leader in vehicle service contracts with headquarters in St.Peters, have formed a long-term partnership in a historic agreement to rename the Rascal’s ballpark to CarShield Field. Continue reading

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O’Fallon Locks In Rascals Long Term After Dramatic Drop in Annual Lease Payment

River City Rascals LogoThe city of O’Fallon (MO) and indy pro River City Rascals (Frontier League) have agreed to a new long-term contract for the use of T.R. Hughes Ballpark.  Under the deal, the Rascal’s rent will drop from $175,000 in 2012 to $50,000 in 2013.  The payment will then gradually increase over the next nine years but stay below the 2012 number.  Read more and view news clip here.

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Long-Term Lease Deal on Deck for Rascals

River City Rascals LogoThe indy pro River City Rascals (Frontier League) and the city of O’Fallon (MO) have reportedly reached a “general consensus” on a new 10-year agreement for the use of  T.R. Hughes Ballpark, which would replace the current lease set to expire after the 2014 season.  The new deal could result in lower lease payments and stadium improvements, including a video scoreboard and installation of artificial turf.  Read more here.

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Slammers Hire New GM

Joliet Slammers JailBird JThe new ownership of the indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) has hired Chris Franklin as the team’s new general manager.  Franklin grew up in Joliet (IL) and served as executive vice president and general manager of the indy pro River City Rascals (Frontier League) for four seasons.  He has also had stints with the Single-A Kane County Cougars (Midwest League) and now-defunct indy Continue reading

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Group Breaks Record for Longest Baseball Game, Raises Money for Charity

A group of 50 men from the St. Louis metro area set out last Tuesday night to play a marathon baseball game for 60-consecutive hours at T. R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon (MO), home of the indy pro River City Rascals (Frontier League), to raise money for The BackStoppers and reclaim a Guinness World Record.  Watch video news report here.  They succeeded.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the story.

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Rascals Release 2012 Promotional Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The River City Rascals, presented by Signature Medical Group, have announced their promotional schedule for the 2012 season. In addtion to the weekly promotions, the team will have a variety of theme and giveaway nights for the fans to enjoy. Continue reading

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Rascals Ink Radio Deal

PRESS RELEASE – The River City Rascals, presented by Signature Medical Group, and Westplex Broadcasting have agreed to renew their broadcast partnership for the 2012 season. All home and road River City Rascals games will be carried live on the Voice of the Rascals, Westplex News-Talk 1280AM KYRO and online at www.westplexnewstalk.com with veteran broadcaster Continue reading

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Maris’ 61st Home Run Feat Gets Bobblehead Treatment

PRESS RELEASE – 1961 was a magical year for baseball, not only had Major League baseball added new teams, but America was treated to the first great homerun race. All summer long, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle battled to see who would be the first to break Babe Ruth’s hallowed single-season home run mark. Ultimately, Maris won the race, topping the Babe when he hammered his Continue reading

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Fans Flock to T.R. Hughes for Chicken Wings

Wing Ding, the chicken wing-themed celebration that has been going on for 13 years in the O’Fallen (MO) area to raise funds for BCI, an employment agency for the disabled, was held at T.R. Hughes Ballpark, home of the Frontier League’s River City Rascals, for the first time.  The event was a success, with over 16 vendors, live music, and 2,500 participants.  Read more here.

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Rascals Hire Kuhn as Team President

PRESS RELEASE – The 2011 campaign marks the 13th season for the River City Rascals (Frontier League) and 20th season for new Team President, John Kuhn, in professional baseball. Today, the Rascals have announced the hiring of Kuhn to take over operations at T.R. Hughes Ballpark. Continue reading

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No More BP at T.R. Hughes

PRESS RELEASE – Due to the gulf oil leak that British Petroleum is responsible for, and has yet to clean up and repair, the River City Rascals will no longer refer to the pre-game staple of batting practice as “BP” until the problem is corrected. Continue reading

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Rascals Announce 2010 Promo Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The River City Rascals are pleased to announce this season’s promotional schedule at T.R. Hughes Ballpark highlighted by two brand new promotions, T-P T.R. Hughes Ballparks Nights (5/30, 7/11, 9/5) and the ever more popular, and Rascals original, Midwest Agency “Win Insurance”. Continue reading

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