Godfather Media, Inc. has announced that it has hired Sean P. Smock, former GM of the defunct indy pro Tucson Toros (Golden Baseball League) to serve as the first commissioner of the developing American West Baseball League. View press release here.
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Wildcats Rebrand and Repurpose Hi Corbett Field
Even before the indy pro Tucson Toros (North American League) were officially booted from Hi Corbett Field, the University of Arizona Wildcats wasted no time moving in and making the facility their own. Read more here.
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Stadium Issues
Toros Take Money, Vacate Hi-Corbett
The indy pro Tucson Toros (Golden Baseball League/North American League) have reached a $300,000 settlement with the City of Tucson after being booted from Hi-Corbett Field to make room for the University of Arizona Wildcats baseball team. According to team owner Jay Zucker, the Toros are now “closed for business.” Read more here.
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Legal, Stadium Issues
Toros Seek Court Order to Unlock Hi-Corbett Field Gates
The indy pro Tucson Toros (Golden Baseball League) are seeking a court order that would allow them back into Hi-Corbett Field. The city claims the Toros abandoned the park, after the team went on hiatus when the Triple-A Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) moved to Tucson’s Kino Stadium and became the Tucson Padres. Continue reading
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Toros Take a Break
The Golden Baseball League’s Tucson Toros announced on Monday that the franchise will go on hiatus for the 2011 season to make room for the Triple-A Portland Beavers. Toros owner Jay Zucker was interested in operating the Beavers, but he was apparently rebuffed by the team’s ownership. Zucker said the Toros have lost more than $1 million over the past two seasons operating in Tucson. Read more here.
To Play or Not to Play, Toros Announcement Today
The Golden Baseball League’s Tucson (AZ) Toros are expected to announce today whether or not they will take a one-year hiatus in 2011 to make room in the market for the Triple-A Portland Beavers. The Beavers are expected to play in Tucson next season, while a new stadium is being built for the team in Escondido (CA). Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues
Toros to Take ‘Hiatus’ to Make Room for Beavers?
Tucson Toros owner Jay Zucker, who also owned the Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders before they relocated to Reno, told Baseball America magazine that he would be willing to put his Golden Baseball League club on “hiatus” to run the Triple-A Portland Beavers in Tucson, while the team awaits a new ballpark in Escondido. This move would certainly put a crimp on the GBL’s operations for Continue reading
Filed under Market & Location, Personnel & Operations
Toros to Play Exhibition Game in Bisbee on Sunday
PRESS RELEASE – The Tucson Toros will head to Bisbee this Sunday where they will play an exhibition game against the Bisbee Copper Kings of the Pacific Southwest Baseball League at historic Warren Ballpark at 4:00 p.m. The Toros will help celebrate the 101stbirthday of Warren Ballpark, which is thought by many to be the oldest continuously used baseball venue in the United States. Continue reading
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Toros Set Attendance Record
PRESS RELEASE – The Tucson Toros lost 3-2 to the Yuma Scorpions on Sunday in front of a crowd of 9,158 fans. The Toros broke their own record from last year of 9,038 to set a new all-time Golden Baseball League single game attendance record. After the game, the record crowd was treated to a star spangled spectacular fireworks show exploding over the left field fence. Continue reading
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Simply Bits to Provide Free Wi-Fi at Tucson Toros Baseball Games
PRESS RELEASE – Simply Bits, a Tucson-based provider of network communications, has designated Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre, as one of the Seven Wireless Wonders of Tucson, labeling the baseball stadium as one of the area’s most desirable Wi-Fi hotspot locations. Continue reading
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Toros to Giveaway Airplane
PRESS RELEASE – The Tucson Toros stunned their fans as they also announced one of the more unique giveaway items in professional sports. In a press conference at Tucson International Airport they revealed plans for one lucky fan to win a Cessna 150 airplane, complete with flying lessons! Continue reading