Category Archives: General

Morgantown, WV getting NY-Penn League team in 2015

The NY-Penn League has announced that they will be placing a team in Morgantown, WV in 2015.  I would expect that this team will become a Pirates affiliate (their current PDC expires after the 2014 season).  Also expect that the … Continue reading

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Reading Phillies now Fightin Phils

The Reading Phillies have changed their name to the Reading Fightin Phils.  Personally, I’m pretty disappointed that after being a Phillies affiliate called the Phillies for 45 years that they would decide to change their name.  I know that they … Continue reading

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees now RailRiders

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees have changed their name to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.  The name change is being done at the same time as their newly renovated stadium.  I know that the Yankees name has a decent amount of appeal, but I’m … Continue reading

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Lynchburg Hillcats not moving to Wilmington, NC

A plan in work to move the Lynchburg Hillcats to Wilmington, NC will not be coming to fruition since voters rejected a new stadium.  The move was to take place for the 2014 season, but now looks extremely unlikely.

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Hillsboro team to be known as Hops

The former Yakima Bears team that have relocated to Hillsboro, OR will be known as the Hillsboro Hops.  I’m not aware of any past teams known as the Hops, but the Hopkinsville Hoppers of the Kitty League come closest. So … Continue reading

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Tucson Padres moving to El Paso for 2014 season

It looks like it’s now pretty much a done deal that the Tucson Padres will be relocating to El Paso, TX for the 2014 season.  Tucson was intended to be a temporary home for the AAA affiliate of the Padres, … Continue reading

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Eastern League moving to Ottawa for 2014

There were previously reports that a plan was in place for an Eastern League team to begin play in Ottawa in 2013, but that plan fell through, but now there are reports that a plan is in place to have … Continue reading

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Yakima Bears relocating to Hillsboro, OR in 2013; Teams moving to Milwaukie, OR and El Paso?

It’s now pretty much a done deal that the Yakima Bears will be playing in Hillsboro, OR next season.  This will mark the return of baseball to the Portland, Oregon area. Some other relocation discussion involving the Portland area has … Continue reading

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Yakima Bears moving to Hillsboro, Oregon in 2013?

The Yakima Bears look like they might be relocating to Hillsboro, OR for the 2013 season.  There have been other rumors about the team moving to the Portland area including Vancouver, WA and Milwaukee, OR, but it looks like Hillsboro … Continue reading

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Update on Empire State Yankees

It looks like the original story I found didn’t provide the full details about the name change.  The team will still officially be known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, but will be adopting Empire State Yankees as a temporary alternate name … Continue reading

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