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Another $1 Million to Open New Biloxi Ballpark in April

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe City of Biloxi (MS) has one week to decide where the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League) will open the 2015 baseball season.  If city leaders want the first home game to be played at MGM Park, and avoid a penalty of $10,000 for each game the Shuckers are forced to play elsewhere, it will cost another $1 million.  Read more here.

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Mississippi Braves Announce 2015 Promotional Calendar

Mississippi Braves LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Mississippi Braves are proud to unveil the 2015 promotional calendar. In addition to the previously announced eight bobblehead giveaways and weekly promotions every night of the week, the M-Braves boast a packed promotional lineup for the upcoming season at Trustmark Park. Continue reading

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Babby Closing In on Purchase of Jacksonville Suns

Jacksonville Suns J LogoThe sale of the Double-A Jacksonville Suns (Southern League) to Ken Babby, owner of the Double-A Akron RubberDucks (Eastern League), is reportedly winding down and expected to be completed in the next two weeks.  Read more here.

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Fans to Choose Jerseys for ‘Star Wars Night’

Birmingham Barons LogoThe Double-A Birmingham Barons (Southern League) are asking fans to vote on which Star Wars-themed jerseys the team should wear on “Star Wars Night” at Regions Field on Aug. 15, 2015.  Read more here.  Vote via Facebook here.

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Schuckers to Play at Least 15 Games in Huntsville

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoAs everyone expected, the final departure of minor league baseball from Huntsville (AL) has been delayed, as the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League), formerly the Huntsville Stars, will play at least 15 home games at Joe W. Davis Stadium this summer, as work on the new MGM Park in Biloxi (MS) continues.  Read more here.

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Biloxi Hires Event Planner for New Ballpark

Biloxi Shuckers Primary LogoThe city of Biloxi (MS) has hired Cliff Kirkland to plan non-baseball events at the new MGM Park, the new ballpark under construction for the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers (Southern League).  Under the terms of the contract with the Shuckers and the Beau Rivage, the city is allowed to hold 10 events in the stadium each year.  Kirkland is currently director of the Main Street Association in Biloxi.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Darryl Strawberry to Headline 2015 Rickwood Classic

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons and Friends of Rickwood are happy to welcome baseball fans back to historic Rickwood Field for the 20th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance in 2015. Set for Wednesday, May 27th, the classic celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first throwback game, played in 1996, and turns back the clock to the 1948 season. Continue reading

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