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BlueSox Kevan Smith Promoted to Major Leagues

April 24, 2016 - Kevan Smith became the first BlueSox player to reach the Major Leagues on Sunday when he was called up by the Chicago White Sox. A native of Cranberry Township and Seneca Valley high school graduate, Smith was a catcher, first baseman, and DH for the BlueSox in 201 0. Smith led Butler in numerous offensive categories, including a .347 batting average, 35 runs scored, 59 hits and ten doubles. He tied for tied for the lead with 30 RBIs. Smith still holds the all-time League record having once been hit by four pitc... Full Story

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BlueSox to Honor City History with Throwback Sundays

April 9, 2016 - The BlueSox will pay tribute to the City of Butler's long baseball tradition this summer with a series of Throwback Sunday games that will feature a number of unique festivities. Chief among them will be new uniforms modeled after those worn in the 1 930s and 1 940s. "If you look around the [Prospect] League, we have one of the strongest baseball traditions of any city," said Larry Sassone, one of the six BlueSox' owners, "We wanted to honor that tradition in a big way this summer." Honda North has teamed up w... Full Story

New Mound at the KAP Ready for New Season

April 4, 2016 - If you notice fewer hits at Kelly Automotive Park this summer, it might have something to do with pitchers throwing from a brand new mound, which was installed a few weeks ago. BlueSox co-owner and Park director Larry Sassone donated the new $1 2,000 fiberglass mound. The old mound had been in place since 201 3, the year after the dirt area around home plate was replaced with artificial turf. While it dramatically decreased the maintenance time needed for the original dirt mound, the mound's makeup of dirt and s... Full Story

Veteran Minor League Baseball Executive Jim Holland Joins West Virginia Miners

March 3, 2016 - The West Virginia Miners of the Prospect Baseball League have announced the addition of long-time minor league veteran Jim Holland to their staff in the position of Director of Sales, Marketing, and Game Day Operations. Holland started work for the team on Tuesday, March 1 and already has his office set up at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, WV, home of the Miners. He replaces Matt Hanshew, who has left the Miners' organization to pursue other opportunities. Holland, a 58-year old native of Dunbar, WV, joins the Min... Full Story

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Butler BlueSox - Butler, Pennsylvania
Champion City Kings - Springfield, Ohio
Chillicothe Paints - Chillicothe, Ohio
Danville Dans - Danville, Illinois
DuPage Drones - Lisle, Illinois
Hannibal Cavemen - Hannibal, Missouri
Kokomo Jackrabbits - Kokomo, Indiana
Lafayette Aviators - Lafayette, Indiana
Quincy Gems - Quincy, Illinois
Richmond RiverRats - Richmond, Indiana
Springfield Sliders - Springfield, Illinois
Terre Haute Rex - Terre Haute, Indiana
West Virginia Miners - Beckley, West Virginia

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