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Birmingham set to approve Negro Southern League museum funding

Birmingham set to approve Negro Southern League museum funding

Birmingham officials are expected to approve a museum honoring the Negro Southern League, to be built ...

More Astrodome seats may be sold by Harris County

More Astrodome seats may be sold by Harris County

More Houston Astrodome seats may be sold to fans, as Harris County continues to clear the Astrodome deck...

River Cats prep for Raley Field upgrades

River Cats prep for Raley Field upgrades

The Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are planning some serious upgrades to Raley...

Price tag for new Fredericksburg baseball complex: $61M

Price tag for new Fredericksburg baseball complex: $61M

The price tag on a baseball complex that includes a new ballpark for the relocating Hagerstown Suns (L...

New spring training plan expected from Astros, Nats in coming weeks

New spring training plan expected from Astros, Nats in coming weeks

A new spring-training plan from the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals is expected in coming week...

River Cats prep for Raley Field upgrades

River Cats prep for Raley Field upgrades

The Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are planning some serious upgrades to Raley Field this offseason, adding an enclosed 5,000-square-foot club with a bar and patio.

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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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LeClair: Rays had better move fast if they want Carillon Business Park ballpark

LeClair: Rays had better move fast if they want Carillon Business Park ballpark

It's a site that engendered zero enthusiasm from the Tampa Bay Rays, but developer Darryl LeClair wants team ownership to know that they need to move really quickly if they want to build a new ballpark at...

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Yankees roots don't extend to Baltimore: historians

Yankees roots don't extend to Baltimore: historians

It will take a few years for the New York Yankees to reach 10,000 wins, as the game's historians have determined that the team's history doesn't include what had been considered a predecessor, the 1901-1...

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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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A most unique ballpark proposal in Gastonia

A most unique ballpark proposal in Gastonia

We don't normally cover ballpark proposals, mostly because there's so dang many of them, but this one is worth noting: Jesse Cole of Team Cole proposing to Gastonia Grizzlies (summer collegiate; Coastal Pla...

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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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Birmingham set to approve Negro Southern League museum funding

Birmingham set to approve Negro Southern League museum funding

Birmingham officials are expected to approve a museum honoring the Negro Southern League, to be built near Regions Field, home of the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League).

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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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