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ATLANTIC LEAGUE CLUBS INTRODUCE BALLPARK PASS

(Feb. 2, 2022, New York) – The Atlantic League (ALPB) and its clubs today announced the introduction of Ballpark Pass, a new concept which will allow any full season ticket holder entry to any ballgame at any park throughout the Atlantic League. “Our clubs are universally excited about the potential of Ballpark Pass,” said ALPB President Rick White. “We treasure season ticket holders and Ballpark Pass will add tremendous value to their tickets, especially those in areas where teams are in close proximity, or for those who wish to explore other ALPB communities. A York Revolution season ticket holder can...

ATLANTIC LEAGUE RESTORES 60’6” PITCHING RUBBER DISTANCE

Successful Automated Ball - Strike Technology Migrates to Affiliated Minor League (January 13, 2022, New York, N.Y.) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) announced today that it will return the distance of the pitching rubber to its conventional 60’6” and will resume having home plate umpires call balls and strikes for the 2022 ALPB Championship Season. The Atlantic League has used the Automated Ball-Strike (ABS) system since the second half of its 2019 season and throughout the 2021 campaign as part of its innovative Test Rules and Equipment Partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB). Following the ALPB experiment...

EDWIN ESPINAL HEADLINES FIRST WAVE OF 2022 DIRTY BIRDS’ ROSTER

The Charleston Dirty Birds announce seven new players joining the 2022 roster. Popular first baseman/DH Edwin Espinal *is returning to the Dirty Birds for the 2022 season. Espinal returned to Charleston for the 2021 season after playing for the former West Virginia Power in 2014. Espinal had a productive first season as a Dirty Bird in 2021, slashing .307/.355/.444 while playing stellar defense at first base. He will be joined by pitcher and utility player, *Matt Harrison, a Charleston native who graduated from Nitro High School and played for West Virginia State University before joining the Dirty Birds’ 2021 roster....

BILLY HORN NAMED CHARLESTON DIRTY BIRDS MANAGER

CHARLESTON, W.V. (December 7, 2021) - The Charleston Dirty Birds announced today that Billy Horn will be the Manager of the Dirty Birds for the 2022 season. “We are thrilled to have someone with Billy’s experience and stellar reputation at the helm of the Dirty Birds for the 2022 season” said Chuck Domino, President of the Dirty Birds. “Billy was at Appalachian Power Park several times as a coach with the High Point Rockers last season and he always conducted himself in a professional manner” Domino added. “Billy is the perfect fit to run this team. He embodies Atlantic League...