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RubberDucks GM Jim Pfander Named President of Fast Forward Sports Group

October 9, 2015 - (AKRON, OHIO) Oct. 9, 2015 - Fast Forward Sports Group LLC founder and chief executive officer Ken Babby named Akron RubberDucks general manager and chief operating officer Jim Pfander as its president today. Fast Forward Sports Group (FFSG) is the parent company of the Eastern League's RubberDucks and the Southern League's Jacksonville Suns. In his new role as FFSG's president, in addition to his Akron duties, Pfander will oversee the operations in Jacksonville led by general manager Haro... Full Story

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RubberDucks Nominated by Eastern League for Larry MacPhail Award

September 30, 2015 - (AKRON, OHIO) Sept. 30, 2015 -For the second consecutive year, the Eastern League announced today it has selected the Akron RubberDucks as its nominee for Minor League Baseball's Larry MacPhail Award, which goes to the club that has demonstrated outstanding and creative marketing and promotional efforts. The Larry MacPhail Award will be awarded by Minor League Baseball in December at the 2015 Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn. "There are many great teams and operators in the Eas... Full Story

RubberDucks Edge Harrisburg to Cap Season

September 7, 2015 - In the final game of the season, Akron's Eric Stamets drove in two runs with a pair of sacrifice flies to lead the RubberDucks to a 3-2 victory over the Harrisburg Senators Monday afternoon at Metro Bank Park. Turning Point The RubberDucks (73-69) snapped a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning on Jordan Smith's RBI single off lefty Matt Purke (1-3). It was Smith's 47th RBI of the season and gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead. Mound Presence In his final start of the year, left-hander Shawn Morimando... Full Story

RubberDucks Blank Harrisburg 2-0

September 6, 2015 - Three Akron pitchers, led by starter Adam Plutko, combined on a two-hit shutout of the Harrisburg Senators Sunday afternoon as the RubberDucks claimed a 2-0 victory at Metro Bank Park. Turning Point The RubberDucks (72-69) scored the only two runs of the game in the top of the seventh against Harrisburg reliever Wander Suero (1-2). With one out, Suero walked Jeremy Lucas and gave up a single to Ronny Rodriguez. After a wild pitch moved the runners up, Yonathan Mendoza lifted a sacrifice fl... Full Story

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