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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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Sam Lynn Garage Sale Saturday

Bakersfield Blaze LogoThough the Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) franchise is over after 75 years, fans have one last chance to get their hands on some Blaze memorabilia at an open house sale this Saturday.  Read more here.

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Sam Lynn Ballpark May Not Close

Bakersfield Blaze LogoIt appeared Monday night that the sun had set on Sam Lynn Ballpark, as the Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) were swept out of the second round of the minor league baseball playoffs.  But, during Tuesday’s meeting, the Kern County (CA) Board of Supervisors said they want to keep the stadium open for other local non-professional baseball teams to use and there are already several organizations stepping up to the plate.  Read more and watch news report here.

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New Picnic Area on Deck at Sam Lynn Ballpark

Bakersfield Blaze LogoRenovations plans are underway at Sam Lynn Ballpark, home of the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League), which will turn the  Terrace area along the third base line into a covered, 500 capacity picnic area.  Read more here.  View construction update here.

Bakersfield Blaze New Picnic Area

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Local Reporter Dismisses Idea of Blaze Departure

Bakersfield Blaze LogoWe don’t know what planet he is living on, but Casey Keirnan from the ABC affiliate in Bakersfield (CA) seems to scoff at the idea that the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) would leave town.  Below are two of his statements: Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Sam Lynn Ballpark (Bakersfield, CA)

Bakersfield Blaze LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Sam Lynn Ballpark, home of the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Blaze Announce Ballpark Improvements

PRESS RELEASE – If your first move was to glance at a calendar, that’s perfectly normal. With the baseball season just 22 days away, Bakersfield Blaze owners Gene Voiland and Chad Hathaway have made it a priority to get Sam Lynn Ballpark into its best shape in decades. Continue reading

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