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Riccardo Fraccari Re-Elected President of World Baseball Softball Confederation

The World Baseball Softball Confederation Congress has re-elected Riccardo Fraccari of Italy as the president of the world governing body for the 2022–2028 term. The incumbent received 100 votes, while Didier Seminet (France) received 43. The WBSC Congress also confirmed Secretary-General Beng Choo Low of Malaysia and Treasurer Angelo Vicini of San Marino. The WBSC Congress […]

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DraftKings, Chicago Cubs Host Beam Signing Ceremony

The DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field is one step closer to completion. DraftKings Inc. and the Chicago Cubs hosted a beam signing ceremony June 24 to commemorate the topping off and soon-to-be completed 22,350-square-foot structural steel addition to the historic ballpark. The two-story sportsbook, slated to be completed in 2023, will be located on the […]

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Hillsboro Hops Plans Stadium Improvements

The home of the Hops will have a new look in the future. Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, Oregon, will undergo a redesign starting later this year for stadium improvements to bring it in line with Major League Baseball’s new standards for High-A Long Season ballparks. The city of Hillsboro has contracted with a design-builder, […]

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The fourth Ripken Experience location will be in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, through a partnership with Elizabethtown Sports Park.

Ripken Baseball Will Expand to Kentucky in 2023

Ripken Baseball is headed to the Bluegrass State in 2023. The company has announced that its fourth Ripken Experience location will be in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, through a partnership with Elizabethtown Sports Park. This year marks Elizabethtown Sports Park’s 10th anniversary since opening the complex, which attracts 160,000 visitors annually. Within the past decade, Elizabethtown Sports […]

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New York Destination Plans Expanded Little League Venue

The Parkhurst Field Foundation in Gloversville, New York, held its ceremonial groundbreaking to start a $1.4 million project that will renovate its ‘Legends Field’ area and create an expanded five-field, fully lighted venue that can host regional tournaments and bring in teams throughout the Northeast. Parkhurst Field Foundation President David Karpinski told the Daily Gazette […]

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Durham Bulls Athletic Park will be getting more than $10 million in renovations over the course of the next year.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park Getting a $10 Million Renovation

The home of Crash Davis is getting a more than $10 million facelift. The fictional character played by Kevin Costner in “Bull Durham” would certainly approve of the real-life renovations upcoming at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in the North Carolina destination. The changes need to come by 2025 as required by Major League Baseball to comply […]

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The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge is adding four new baseball fields that will be renovated to resemble historic MLB parks. Photo courtesy The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge

The Ripken Baseball Experience Pigeon Forge Adds Four Fields

Ripken Baseball is adding to its collection of baseball fields, which will allow the company to renovate four additional playing surfaces in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Branded as the Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge, the venue will be able to host teams from around the country on 10 total fields, including access to the new fields at […]

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The New York Yankees, left, and the Boston Red Sox line up for the national anthem before a baseball game in London on June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

MLB Returns to London in 2023, 2024 and 2026

Major League Baseball has announced a long-term strategic partnership with the city of London that includes the league’s commitment to hold major events in the city over the next five years. The deal includes regular-season games in 2023, 2024 and 2026. The league has also announced the formation of the MLB London Legacy Group, which […]

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The inaugural Triple-A Triple Championship weekend will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022, at the new Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, Nevada.

MiLB to Host Inaugural Triple-A Championship Weekend in Las Vegas

Minor League Baseball has introduced an exciting new format to crown a champion over three days in Las Vegas this fall. The inaugural Triple-A Triple Championship weekend will take place September 30–October 2, 2022, at the new Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, Nevada. The three-game series will begin with the division winners of the Triple-A […]

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Perfect Game All-American Classic Heading to Chase Field

Chase Field in Phoenix, home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, will host the 2022 Perfect Game All-American Classic with more than 50 players from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico participating. The game will be held August 28 with former Diamondbacks All-Star Luis Gonzalez serving as honorary chairman. Rosters will be selected by a panel of […]

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