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76ers Owners Invest in Ripken Baseball, Cooperstown All Star Village

Josh Harris and David Blitzer, the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, have announced the completion of a strategic investment in Ripken Baseball and the Cooperstown All Star Village to increase the strength and reach of the organizations to include five baseball facilities across the United States, including four complexes that operate […]

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MLB to Use Electronic Strike Zone in Triple A Leagues in 2023

According to a report by ESPN’s Buster Olney, Major League Baseball will implement an electronic strike zone in all 30 Triple A ballparks in 2023. Olney notes the Automated Balls and Strikes system, commonly referred to as ABS, will be used in two different ways, with 15 of the Class AAA stadiums using all of […]

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Bat Around Gamifies the Batting Cage Experience for Baseball and Softball

Bat Around, a new batting cage softball and app that will turn the batting cage experience into a gaming opportunity for players, coaches and teams, will debut at this week’s American Baseball Coaches Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The game is for all ability levels. The beta version is powered by HitTrax and is available […]

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Baseball fans watch a spring training game between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals at Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in 2015. The stadium will host the Tampa Bay Rays for spring training in 2023. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tampa Bay Rays to Open 2023 Spring Training at Disney

The Tampa Bay Rays will start its 2023 spring training at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, after the team’s traditional home at Charlotte Sports Park was damaged severely by Hurricane Ian. The Rays announced they will hold the first phase of camp at Disney before hosting most of […]

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Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis threw out the first pitch at Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium, while Jazz Chisholm Jr. of the Miami Marlins looked on behind the mound. Photo from Bahamas Information Services.

New 5,000-Seat Baseball Stadium Opens in the Bahamas

The Bahamas opened a new 5,000-seat baseball stadium this week in hopes that the upgraded infrastructure will attract events to the islands. Prime Minister Philip Davis — an avid baseball fan — threw out the first pitch during a ceremony ahead of the inaugural game earlier this week at Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium, named […]

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The Perfect Game platform is now under the direction of Rob Ponger and Rick Thurman.

Perfect Game Agrees on 10-Year Lease of Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

Perfect Game has reached an agreement with the city of Chesterfield, Missouri, on a 10-year lease to operate the 176-acre Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex starting in 2023 with renovations planned and more. The venue is home to the Chesterfield Baseball Softball Association and 6,000 youth participants. Perfect Game and the city will renovate 16 turf […]

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National Club Baseball Association World Series Coming to Alton, Illinois

The National Club Baseball Association World Series will take place in Alton, Illinois, in 2023 and 2024. The Division II NCBA will hold the annual tournament May 19–23, 2023, at Lloyd Hopkins Field at Gordon Moore Park. Eight regional tournaments take place in early May around the country and the winners advance to the World […]

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PCB College Baseball Classic Field Announced

Publix Sports Park will host 16 junior college baseball teams in the second annual Panama City Beach College Baseball Classic in Florida scheduled for February 3–5. The three-day preseason tournament features seven teams that finished the 2022 season ranked in the top 20 nationally wth three players in last year’s tournament selected in the first […]

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College Station, Texas, Breaks Ground on Texas Independence Ballpark

Midtown in College Station, Texas, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of phase 1 of Texas Independence Ballpark. Phase 1 will include four baseball fields, batting cages, concessions stand and more. “This is one of those things that further puts College Station on the map for the sports world, particularly from just under teens through the teen […]

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Charleston Dirty Birds’ Home Venue Renamed

The home for the Atlantic League’s Charleston Dirty Birds in West Virginia will have a new name as GoMart Ballpark will take effect starting with the 2023 season to start a 10-year deal. The stadium has been named Appalachian Power Park since its inception in 2005. It was home to the South Atlantic League’s West […]

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