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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION TO STREAM ALL GAMES ON WWW.AABASEBALL.TV

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION TO STREAM ALL GAMES ON WWW.AABASEBALL.TV

MOORHEAD, MN – The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball will broadcast every game of the 2020 season on the league’s new streaming destination at www.aabaseball.tv. The new site will go live on Friday, July 3. The American Association has partnered with Vimeo to create www.aabaseball.tv for live league broadcasts and exclusive team video content. […]

CHICAGO DOGS RETURNING TO IMPACT FIELD FOR 2020 SEASON

CHICAGO DOGS RETURNING TO IMPACT FIELD FOR 2020 SEASON

MOORHEAD, MN – The Chicago Dogs, members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, will be allowed to play home games at Impact Field, their home ballpark in Rosemont, IL, the club announced today. The Dogs were originally slated to play home games at Franklin Field, home of the Milwaukee Milkmen. However, the State […]

42 PLAYERS SELECTED IN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION DISPERSAL DRAFT

42 PLAYERS SELECTED IN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION DISPERSAL DRAFT

MOORHEAD, MINN. – Forty-two players were selected in today’s American Association Dispersal Draft, the league office announced. The draft was held for players on teams who will not be able to participate in 2020 due to the effects of COVID-19. The Milwaukee Milkmen made Cleburne Railroaders All-Star INF Chase Simpson the first overall pick in […]

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION 2020 SCHEDULE RELEASED; PLAY TO BEGIN JULY 3

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION 2020 SCHEDULE RELEASED; PLAY TO BEGIN JULY 3

MOORHEAD, MINN. – For weeks, sports talk show hosts and baseball fans all believed the perfect time to begin the 2020 baseball season was the Fourth of July Weekend. The holiday, the fireworks, and baseball have always gone together. Fans were looking for a glimmer of hope that the national pastime would return The American […]

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION UNVEILS PLANS FOR 2020 SEASON

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION UNVEILS PLANS FOR 2020 SEASON

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball will begin a six team, 60-game season with fans in attendance on Friday, July 3, the league office announced today. The full schedule will be announced on Monday, June 15. The American Association will begin the season operating out of three hubs, with games hosted […]

2019 LEAGUE MVP KEON BARNUM FINDING WAY WITH NATIONALS

2019 LEAGUE MVP KEON BARNUM FINDING WAY WITH NATIONALS

By Bob Wirz When baseball finally gets going again both major league teams and their farm systems are not going to have a great deal of time to settle on rosters.  Who is healthy?  Who stayed in the best shape to play right away considering that group workouts were taboo.  Speculation has indicated it might […]

NOW WITH DODGERS, FORMER DOG CROSBY HITS 100

NOW WITH DODGERS, FORMER DOG CROSBY HITS 100

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz The coronavirus has placed every baseball player’s season–perhaps their career–on hold, but think about what it does when a pitcher in his early 30s seems to finally be healthy after years of arm issues and could be edging close to the major leagues where he got a taste […]

PENPRASE TO RETURN FROM RETIREMENT FOR ISRAEL

PENPRASE TO RETURN FROM RETIREMENT FOR ISRAEL

It was the fifth inning of Team Israel’s second game in Bulgaria a few months ago along the unlikely path of qualifying for the Olympic games to be played in Japan when Zach Penprase found himself standing out at shortstop in tears. They were actual tears, this now 35-year-old previously “retired” Fargo-Moorhead infielder recalled from […]

Fans watch the Chicago Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

CORONAVIRUS PUTS HOLD ON A.A. ALUMS SPRING TRAINING ASPIRATIONS

By Bob Wirz With baseball shut down indefinitely because of the coronavirus one cannot help but think what is going through the mind of the countless professional players throughout the game, with perhaps a little extra attention to those in major league camps who were on the bubble of a $563,500 payday if they were […]

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

MARCH 13, 2020 MOORHEAD, MN – The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball continues to monitor the COVID-19 virus outbreak (Novel Coronavirus) and will take all necessary steps to protect our fans, players, umpires, and staffs in the 2020 season. The 2020 American Association season remains scheduled to begin on May 19. League officials will […]