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Getting to Know Mark Mason

AtL Hagerstown Flying Boxcars November 30, 2023 - Baseball in Hagerstown spans back over a century, always leaving fans with a sense of pride for their ball clubs and the community with a shared feeling of camaraderie. As the city now enters a new age of baseball, and the Hagerstown Flying Boxcars enter their inaugural season, the club has chosen Mark Mason to lead the club into the future and bring back baseball to the city that values it so dearly. Mason is one of the most accomplished managers in the history of the Atlantic League, raking in over 600 wins and earning ... Full Story

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AtL Gastonia Honey Hunters
OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
November 28, 2023 - This past week the Gastonia Honey Hunters were terminated by the Atlantic League, FC Cincinnati Head Coach Pat Noonan was named the 2023 Sigi Schmid Major League Soccer Coach of the Year, the National Lacrosse's Saskatchewan Rush named Ryan Keenan as the third captain in club history and the USL Super League announced the awarding of a new franchise to Fort Lauderdale for their inaugural 2024 season. Highlights from this week come from the Atlantic League, Major League Soccer, National Women's Soccer League, Canadian Premier... Full Story

Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report

OSC Original by Dan Krieger
November 27, 2023 - BASEBALL Atlantic League: The independent Atlantic League, which is a partner league with Major League Baseball, has terminated the membership of the Gastonia (NC) Honey Hunters franchise for unpaid debts that are part of a lawsuit filed by the city to evict the team from its home stadium. The league had stepped in to pay some of the team's debts during the 2023 season. The Honey Hunters joined the league as a 2021 expansion team. The Atlantic League president said the league intends to field a Gastonia team in 2024. ... Full Story

Lew Ford Named Seventh Manager in Ducks History

AtL Long Island Ducks November 15, 2023 - (Central Islip, N.Y.) - The Long Island Ducks today announced that Lew Ford has been named the seventh manager in franchise history. He begins his first season as Ducks skipper following 13 seasons with the team, the past nine as a player/coach. "I am honored and excited to accept the manager position for the Ducks," said Ford. "I look forward to working with our exceptional staff and players to bring home a championship to Long Island." Ford's 13 seasons with the Ducks are more than any other player in franchise histo... Full Story

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