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November 2015
Frisbie

TEXAS NAMES JAMES FRISBIE AS CLUB’S MANAGER

Grand Prairie, Texas –Southern Independent Baseball has named James Frisbie as the new Texas team manager, the club announced on Friday. The managerial addition comes shortly after last week’s news that the Grand Prairie AirHogs and Amarillo Thunderheads will temporarily unite for the 2016 season. Frisbee joins the ball club after three seasons with the Rockford Aviators,...
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ESPINOSA STARTS NEW CAREER AS INDY SCOUT

Independent Baseball Chatter – By Bob Wirz David Espinosa finished his 15-year playing career this season, and already has launched a new one as Independent League Coordinator for the Miami Marlins. “I am in charge of scouting and networking all the Independent leagues, ” the 33-year-old Venezuelan native said, with added duties of coaching during...
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BUCS PURCHASE PITCHER OF THE YEAR JOHNSON

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Sioux City Explorers RHP Patrick Johnson, the American Association’s 2015 Pitcher of the Year, was purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization on Friday. In 20 starts for the Explorers in 2015, Johnson put together one of the most impressive seasons in league history, going 15-1 with a 2.08 ERA, third-best in...
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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION RELEASES 2016 SCHEDULE

help sans-serif; color: #000000;”>Durham, N.C. – American Association commissioner Miles Wolff released the league’s 2016 schedule on Thursday, November 19. Clubs will play 100 regular-season games from May 19 to September 5. Twelve teams will take part in the AA’s eleventh season, and for the first time since 2011, no interleague games against clubs from the Can-Am...
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GARY’S MAHONEY TO JOIN YANKEES’ ORGANIZATION

Durham, N.C. — The American Association announced on Wednesday that the contract of Gary SouthShore RailCats INF Spencer Mahoney has been purchased by the New York Yankees’ organization. The Yankees intend to convert Mahoney into a righthanded pitcher. Mahoney spent his first season in professional baseball in 2015, splitting time between the RailCats and Schaumburg of...
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FORMER AIRHOG CHRIS MARTIN HEADS TO KOREA

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Chris Martin‘s season started strong out of the parent New York Yankees’ bullpen when he pitched 12 times in April (0-0, 2.45, 1 save, 13 strikeouts in 11.0 innings).  He was up and down the rest of the year when his earned run average ballooned to 5.66 for...
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HOCHEVAR WINNER IN WORLD SERIES FINALE

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Chances seem remote it was not foremost on his mind during the Kansas City Royals’ climactic World Series victory Sunday night, but winning pitcher Luke Hochevar nevertheless brought more prestige to the American Association because the first line on his professional pitching resume will always detail the results...
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