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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
October 12, 2020 - BASEBALL Atlantic League: The independent Atlantic League's new Gastonia (NC) baseball team, which is expected to start play in the 2021 season, announced five potential nicknames in a name-the team contest. The choices for fan voting are the Gastonia Honey Hunters, Gastonia Hogzillas, Gastonia Uppercuts, Gastonia Hotshots and Gastonia Fire Ants. Expedition League: The summer-collegiate Expedition League announced it will add a team in Butte (MT) for the 2021 season. Butte will be the league's first Montana-based... Full Story

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Last Week around the Leagues

OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
September 29, 2020 - This past week Major League Baseball announced that the Atlantic League, Frontier League and the American Association, all independent leagues, have become MLB's "Partner Leagues"; Los Angeles Sparks forward/center Candace Parker was named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year and the Indoor Football League Arizona Rattlers promoted Jeff Jarnigan to General Manager. Highlights from this week are from Major League Soccer, the National Women's Soccer League, United Soccer League Championship, United Soccer League One, Canadian Foo... Full Story

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Earn Designation as Partner League of Major League Baseball

September 23, 2020 - Bridgewater, New Jersey - Major League Baseball announced today that the Atlantic League Of Professional Baseball has been named its first "Partner League." "We are excited to extend our relationship with the Atlantic League, which provides us a unique means to push the sport forward," said Morgan Sword, MLB's Executive Vice President, Baseball Economics & Operations. The Somerset Patriots are a founding member and the longest-tenured franchise in the Atlantic League. They have won the most championships in league his... Full Story

Atlantic League Designated Partner League of MLB

September 23, 2020 - Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today that it has named the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) its first "Partner League". As a Partner League, ALPB will meet regularly with MLB to discuss joint marketing and promotional opportunities, including the leagues' shared goal of providing baseball to communities throughout the United States. This designation expands the current agreement between the leagues which permits MLB to test experimental playing rules and equipment during Atlantic League games. The exis... Full Story

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Infielder Anthony Palermo with St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn
Infielder Anthony Palermo with St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn

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High Point Rockers High Point Rockers - High Point, North Carolina
Lancaster Barnstormers Lancaster Barnstormers - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Long Island Ducks Long Island Ducks - Central Islip, New York
Road Warriors Road Warriors - None, None
Somerset Patriots Somerset Patriots - Bridgewater, New Jersey
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Southern Maryland Blue Crabs - Waldorf, Maryland
Sugar Land Skeeters Sugar Land Skeeters - Sugar Land, Texas
York Revolution York Revolution - York, Pennsylvania


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