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Vodka Ice Cream Available at Jimmy John’s Field

Ice cream lovers in need of an alcohol fix now have another option in metro Detroit (MI).  Baseball fans heading to Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) can now get their hands on Arctic Buzz’s boozy ice cream, which blends ice cream and vodka.  Read more here.

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United Shore League Operating in the Black, Begins Fourth Season May 10

Andy Appleby, chief investor in a small group that launched the Utica (MI)-based United Shore Professional Baseball League in 2016, said the endeavor that combines developmental baseball with affordable family fun should again be as financially profitable as its first three seasons.  Appleby said he’s in talks with four or five expansion cities.  Read more here.

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USPBL Seeks to Expand

Andy Appleby, founder of the United Shore Professional Baseball League (Independent Professional) and developer of Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI), has a proven concept.  Now, he wants to export his baseball ideas elsewhere.  He declined to say what specific 40 cities have expressed interest in USPBL expansion, citing confidentiality agreements, but he did say that they’re in the Midwest, along with Colorado and Virginia.  Read more here.

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ESPN3 to Feature USPBL Games this Season

PRESS RELEASE – The United Shore Professional Baseball League will broadcast selected games on ESPN3 this season at Jimmy John’s Field in historic downtown Utica, announced Owner and CEO Andy Appleby on Thursday. The USPBL is the only professional baseball organization to feature games on ESPN3.

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United Shore League Wraps Up Successful Sophomore Season at Jimmy John’s Field

The United Shore Professional Baseball League wrapped up its sophomore season Sunday with a 4,050 fans gathered at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) for the developmental league’s title game.  On the season, the USPBL averaged 3,350 fans per game and sold out 60 of its 75 games — up from 42 last season.  Read more here.

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United Shore League Adds ‘Westside Woolly Mammoths’ to Lineup

westside-woolly-mammothsPRESS RELEASE – The United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL), metro-Detroit’s first independent professional baseball league, founded by Rochester, MI- based General Sports and Entertainment, today announced the name of the league’s highly anticipated fourth team – the Westside Woolly Mammoths. Continue reading

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United Shore League Wraps Up Inaugural Season, Adds Fourth Team for 2017 with More Changes Coming

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueThe Utica Unicorns’ 5-0 victory Sunday over the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers in front of 3,851 fans at Jimmy John’s Field in the inaugural championship game of the United Shore Professional Baseball League marked the successful conclusion of the first phase of Andy Appleby‘s plan to launch his own developmental baseball empire.  Read more here.

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