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Atlantic League Adopts Extra-Inning Tiebreaker Rule for 2019

December 18, 2018 - (Lancaster, Pa.) - The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced it has adopted the extra-inning tiebreaker rule currently in effect in all affiliated professional baseball leagues. The rule was unanimously approved by the Atlantic League Board of Directors. "We are eager to see the extra inning tie-breaker rule implemented during the 2019 Atlantic League season," said League President Rick White. "There are many potential benefits associated with the rule, including shorter length of games, reduced ... Full Story

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Max Dutto Signed by Rangers

December 18, 2018 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners announce that shortstop Max Dutto has been signed by the Texas Rangers, making him the fourth Miners player to sign with a major league organization this year as well as the 54th MLB signee in the team's history. Dutto signed with the Miners mid-season this year, and played in 45 games at shortstop with five doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs at the plate. The Danville, California native, who began the season with the Traverse City Beach Bums, helped strengthen the Miners' defe... Full Story

Rockland Boulders to Host 2019 All-Star Game

December 18, 2018 - (Rockland County, NY) - The Rockland Boulders will host the 2019 All-Star Game between the Can-Am League and the Frontier League on Wednesday, July 10, at Palisades Credit Union Park, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital. This will mark the first time that these two Independent Professional leagues will face each other, and only the third time a Can-Am organization has hosted an All-Star game since the league's re-formation in 2005. Festivities will begin with a Home Run Derby on Tuesday, July 9, with the game the followi... Full Story

RailCats Acquire Southpaw Schaenzer from Can-Am League

December 15, 2018 - GARY, IND. - The Gary SouthShore RailCats acquired left-handed pitcher Brad Schaenzer from the Rockland Boulders of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League) on Wednesday to complete the trade that sent outfielder Reggie Wilson to Rockland for a player to be named later on Aug. 13. Schaenzer signed his first professional baseball contract with Rockland on June 29 and went 2-4 with one complete game and a 5.40 ERA in 12 games (nine starts). In 50 innings pitched, the southpaw allowed 30 run... Full Story

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American Association American Association (AA)
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Canadian American League Canadian American League (Can-Am)
Frontier League Frontier League (FL)
Pacific Association Pacific Association (PA)
Pecos League Pecos League (Pecos)

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