Staten Island Atlantic League Team Presents New Moniker

The new Atlantic League team that will play in Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the ballpark of the former Staten Island Yankees, has presented its new moniker and new logos. The team will be called the Staten Island FerryHawks. After a name the team contest, the name was part of a fan vote together with Harbor …

New York Yankees to be Part of Staten Island Atlantic League Team Investor Group

Recently, you could read here about the likelihood of a Staten Island team joining the Atlantic League in 2022. Slowly more becomes clear about the new owner group. One of the partial owners will make your jaw drop. Richmond County Bank Ballpark, future home of the new Staten Island team in the Atlantic League According …

Baseball Likely to Return to Staten Island

With the Staten Island Yankees being abandoned by their MLB namesake and MLB, the borough of Staten Island lost a baseball team as the Staten Island Yankees threw the towel. But now it seems that the independent Atlantic League will return to Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the former New York-Penn League ballpark. Richmond County Bank …

Gastonia Honey Hunters unveil look for 2021

The newest team in professional baseball and one of the newest in the Atlantic League, the Gastonia Honey Hunters have unveiled their new uniforms yesterday. Nice looking uniforms with some even nicer twists. The Gaston Gazette was one of the first to show the new uniforms. The team comes up with three uniforms: An all …

West Virginia Power joins Atlantic League

One of the teams that was left alone by its parent club recently, has found a new home. The former Pittsburgh Pirates A Full season affiliate, West Virginia Power has joined the "independent" Atlantic League. After MLB cut 40 MiLB teams to safe the MLB owners $700,000 per year, several teams took their time to …

Lexington Legends Joins Atlantic League, MLB shows its hypocrite side

The word is out. Yesterday the Lexington Legends tweeted about big news that was to be announced today. Of course the baseball fan knew it was about the future of the team. Today, in another (noisy) tweet, the club announced the league it will join. With an uncertain future after the Kansas City Royals …

Newest Atlantic League member unveils name and logos

Today the newest member of the independent Atlantic League unveiled its name. The city of Gastonia has a history of professional baseball but had a team in the collegiate Coastal Plain League in the past years. But the team did not draw well, partially because of poor management. But today, a new chapter in Gastonia …

Rockers trade Kalian Sams to Miners

The High Point Rockers of the independent Atlantic League have traded Dutch outfielder/slugger Kalian Sams to the Sussex County Miners of the CanAm League. The trade completed a trade made on January twelve. Back then, the Rockers took over Breeland Almadova for a player to be named later, which appeared to be Sams. Sams' numbers …

High Point Rockers sign Kalian Sams

After the website of L&D Amsterdam Pirates stated that Kalian Sams would play for an independent team in North Carolina, it only needed a little bit of research to find out that would be the Atlantic League team the Highland Rockers. It still took until today until the official confirmation came out. The High Point …

Jenny Finch first female to manage pro baseball team

Jenny Finch is perhaps the best known sofball player in the world. She played for the Arizona Wildcats and won the 2001 NCAA College World Series with the team. With team USA, the pitcher/1B won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Jenny debuted with …

Not a silly jersey but a nutty cap

You could read a lot of blog posts about silly jerseys, and silly promotions in the last few weeks. But when it comes to silly, one club beats all the others. The York Revolution (independent Atlantic League) will sport special caps on Sunday with the motto "Sunday funday caps". You may think wat is fun …

Confusion surrounds New Britain baseball stadium

The city council of New Britain has agreed with a lease of the vacant stadium of the New Britain Rock Cats. The Rock Cats will move to Hartford, where they will become the YardGoats, so they will leave a basebal void in New Britian. Ever since the Rock Cats announced that they would move to …

Atlantic League likely to take over RockCats’ place in 2016

The New Britain RockCats will be gone after the 2015 season. They will continue in a new city under a new moniker: the Hartford Yard Goats. With the RockCats leaving a void and an empty stadium, the independent Atlantic League has explored the possibility of becoming the new tennant of New Britain's stadium. The only …

Remarkable “promotions” in Indy ball

In the Atlantic League (independent) af few remarkable promotions will take place. The first one is not really a promotion but an experiment. But it is marketed as a family friendly promotion. The Southern Maryland BlueCrabs will play a seven inning instead of nine inning game. This is quite remarkable since the Atlantic League season …

New speed up rules in Atlantic League…. Don’t complain about Rob Manfred anymore

For those who have complained about the new speed up rules in Major League Baseball, introduced by the new commish Rob Manfred, I recommend to read the following. The independent Atlantic League, said by many to be at AAA level, will try out some speed up rules in an exhibition game. When it comes to …

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