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York Breaks Ground for New Stadium Print
Written by The Staff   
Sunday, 01 October 2006 12:00

York officials broke ground $32.5 million stadium that will be the new home for the York Revolution. The stadium is being paid through the use of state grants and private contributors, including the York Professional Baseball Club, which is a subsidiary of Keystone Professional Baseball. An additional $1 million will come from the York County Industrial Development Authority, which will become the stadium owner.

The facility is set to open by June of 2007 in time for the York Revolution to play most or all of its first season there.

(The York Dispatch

 
Independent Baseball Draws Over 7.5 million Fans Print
Written by The Staff   
Thursday, 28 September 2006 12:00

Independent Baseball drew over7.5 million fans for 2006, breaking last year's record breaking number of 7,525,211. The final total was 7,554,512.

(Independent Baseball Insider

 
Aiken Team Gets GM and Asst. GM Print
Written by The Staff   
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 12:00

Bradley Bell has been named general manager of the a newly formed team that will be in Aiken,SC, while Scott Lefler has been named assistant GM. The team will play in the Southern Coast League.

Bell, a graduate of North Carolina State, comes to Aiken from Myrtle Beach, where he served on the staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Carolina League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.

“He brings a lot of experience to the table,” League chief operating officer Chris Allen. “He’s a strong salesman, and a real pro. I think he’ll do a great job for us.’’

The Aiken team will play its home games at USC Aiken, beginning in May 2007.

The league is currently holding a contest to name the team from among five finalists chosen from more than 1,100 submissions. As of Monday, Allen said the Foxhounds (149) and Blueticks (140) were the top two vote-getters. The other three finalists are Horseflies (82), Chukkers (71) and Boots (49).

(Southern Coast League)

 
Railcats Resign Tagert Print
Written by Press Release   
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 12:00
RailCatsThe Gary SouthShore RailCats Professional Baseball Club announced today that manager Greg Tagert has signed a two-year contract that will keep him with the RailCats through at least the 2008 season. RailCats Vice-President & General Manager Roger Wexelberg made the announcement.

Tagert has spent the last two seasons with the RailCats, leading the club to the Northern League championship in 2005 and the Eastern Division title in 2006 when the club lost to Fargo-Moorhead in the championship series.

In addition to his success on the field, Tagert has also made a commitment to signing high-character players who are quality representatives of the team and the community.

“Greg has brought us the entire package,” said Wexelberg. “He has made a huge impact on this franchise. He has given the RailCats fans two outstanding playoff seasons, one championship, and one near-championship. He has also brought in players who have been quality people in addition to being good baseball players. Our fans have really taken to the types of players Greg has recruited, guys who have a lot of character, who are good in the community, who work hard, give it everything they’ve got on the field, and find a way to win.”


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