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Sock Puppets Announce Initial 2024 Roster

ApL Burlington Sock Puppets May 9, 2024 - Burlington, NC. - The start of the 2024 Appalachian League season is now within a month away and with that, the initial Burlington Sock Puppets roster is set. This season's roster features a pair of returning 2023 Sock Puppets, 10 players from North Carolina based schools, and nearly two dozen former top-50 ranked players in their respective high school state recruiting classes. Heading into the 4th year as the Sock Puppets, the Burlington club is ready to chase their 3rd straight division champ... Full Story

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2024 Sock Puppets On-Field Coaching Staff Set

ApL Burlington Sock Puppets May 7, 2024 - Burlington, NC. - The 4th-year of the Burlington Sock Puppets is almost here. As the club is set to release the roster early next week, the Sock Puppets named today their on-field coaching staff for the 2024 Appalachian League season. Anthony Essien, whose return as Manager was announced back in October, has a highly experienced staff joining him in Sockville. The 2024 Sock Puppets are chasing their 3rd-straight East Division Championship and their first Appalachian League Championship since the... Full Story

The Stage Is Set to Have the Best Summer Yet in Sockville

ApL Burlington Sock Puppets April 25, 2024 - Burlington, N.C. - The fourth year of the Burlington Sock Puppets is shaping up to be the biggest one's yet. In 2023, the team saw attendance grow to an average of 2,000 fans for the first time since the early 90s. Heading into 2024, and with the release of a second summer-collegiate team, Burlington is looking to go even bigger. Their Visit Alamance promotional schedule, the "Eras of Sockville", will feature multiple nights highlighting the trends of various decades, 9 fireworks shows, 4 specia... Full Story

Burlington to Host a Second Summer Team in Sockville

ApL Burlington Sock Puppets February 22, 2024 - BURLINGTON, N.C. - As the 2024 baseball season approaches in Alamance County, the Burlington Sock Puppets and parent-organization, Knuckleball Entertainment, are excited to announce that a second summer collegiate team will call Burlington Athletic Stadium home. Effective for the upcoming season, this new team marks the expansion of Burlington Baseball into the Old North State League, the first Partner League of the Players League. This will include an additional 13 home openers at Burlington At... Full Story

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