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Miss Babe Ruth sidelined by injury

Miss Babe Ruth sidelined by injury

Your injury report for the day: Miss Babe Ruth, the Labrador Retriever bat and ball dog for the Greensbor...

Cleveland's League Park restoration to be celebrated Saturday

Cleveland's League Park restoration to be celebrated Saturday

After years of restoration work, League Park will be holding a grand opening this Saturday to celebrat...

Duluth approves first round of Wade Stadium renovations

Duluth approves first round of Wade Stadium renovations

A $4.6-million renovation of Wade Stadium, home of the Duluth Huskies (summer collegiate; Northwoods Lea...

Palisades Arcadia Baseball closes on purchase of Dayton Dragons

Palisades Arcadia Baseball closes on purchase of Dayton Dragons

Palisades Arcadia Baseball has completed the purchase of the Dayton Dragons (Low Class A; Midwest Leagu...

Populous lands Columbia ballpark design contract

Populous lands Columbia ballpark design contract

A new ballpark in Columbia (S.C.) for a team owned by Hardball Capital's Jason Freier will be designed b...

Frisco RoughRiders sale approved by Texas League, MiLB

Frisco RoughRiders sale approved by Texas League, MiLB

The sale of the Frisco RoughRiders (Class AA; Texas League) to a new ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg and Scott Sonju has been finalized and approved by the Texas League and Minor League Baseball.

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After offseason fire, Fifth Third Ballpark shines at Midwest League ASG

After offseason fire, Fifth Third Ballpark shines at Midwest League ASG

Tuesday night’s Midwest League All-Star Classic was more than a showcase of baseball talent. It was a celebration of a remarkable effort by the West Michigan Whitecaps to rebuild a ballpark heavily damage...

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A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

It's a new era in North Carolina baseball as the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) open a new Uptown ballpark tonight. Our Mark Cryan was on hand yesterday for a sneak preview.

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Selig visits Oakland on farewell tour

Selig visits Oakland on farewell tour

Bud Selig was at O.co Coliseum last night on his Farewell to Major League Baseball tour and expressed regret he was leaving office without a final solution to the Oakland Athletics ballpark situation.

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Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

It wasn't that long ago when the Colorado Rockies shut down the right-field upper deck at Coors Field because of a lack of fan interest. Now, it's the hottest place in the ballpark -- and a model for other...

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Macomb County, General Sports announce new Utica (MI) summer-collegiate ballpark

Macomb County, General Sports announce new Utica (MI) summer-collegiate ballpark

Macomb County (Michigan) and General Sports and Entertainment are collaborating on a new summer-collegiate league ballpark as part of a retail/condo development.

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Replacements to make hometown return at Midway Stadium

Replacements to make hometown return at Midway Stadium

This may be more about our youth than yours, but this is still big news: The Replacements will be playing their first hometown gig since 1991, when the band headlines this summer at Midway Stadium.

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Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

It is one of the oldest ballparks still hosting baseball, a historic venue that still feels much as it did during its June 17, 1915 opening. Welcome to Evansville's Bosse Field.

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Duluth approves first round of Wade Stadium renovations

Duluth approves first round of Wade Stadium renovations

A $4.6-million renovation of Wade Stadium, home of the Duluth Huskies (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) will begin this fall and extend into next spring.

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Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

This, friends, is why summer-collegiate leagues exist: to provide new life to old ballparks – evidenced by the makeover of Simmons Field, home of the Northwoods League’s Kenosha Kingfish.

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Miss Babe Ruth sidelined by injury

Miss Babe Ruth sidelined by injury

Your injury report for the day: Miss Babe Ruth, the Labrador Retriever bat and ball dog for the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low Class A; Sally League), may have her 575-game streak broken while recovering from a...

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New ballpark on Dubuque's radar

New ballpark on Dubuque's radar

A long-term development plan for Dubuque's Chaplain Schmitt Island includes a new ballpark on city-owned land, but city officials say there are no firm plans for a new facility or team at this time.

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Paul McCartney leads last event at Candlestick Park

Paul McCartney leads last event at Candlestick Park

The Beatles ended their concert career at Candlestick Park, so it's appropriate Paul McCartney played the last event in the 54-year-old stadium's history.

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