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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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