3 More League Champions Added

Three more independent baseball league 2015 championship teams have been added to the list of historical independent league champions (since 1993).  Those teams include the Traverse City Beach Bums (Frontier League), Trois-Rivieres Aigles (Can-Am League) and the Laredo Lemurs (American Association). The updated list of historical independent league champions can be found here: http://www.independentbaseball.net/champions/   JJ Cooper of Baseball America … Continue reading

San Rafael Pacifics Win 2015 Pacific Association Championship

The San Rafael Pacifics won the 2015 Pacific Association championship with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning.  They defeated the Sonoma Stompers. Here is a recap of the championship game’s action: http://pacificsbaseball.com/index.php/press-submenu-box-submenu/game-recaps-2015/722-pacifics-walk-off-to-win-championship-2   Here is more information from the Stompers’ website: http://stompersbaseball.com/stompers-lose-heartbreaking-title-game-on-walk-off-single/   The Pacifics now have won back-to-back Pacific Association championships.  The team also won … Continue reading

NY Newts Win First NCBL Championship

The former Newburgh Newts, who became a road team during the season called the NY Newts, won the first North Country Baseball League championship.  Here is the Facebook post with some images: https://www.facebook.com/northcountrybaseballleague/posts/136553513351133   The team’s victory will be listed in the Champions section of this website. … Continue reading

Roswell Invaders Are 2015 Pecos League Champions

The Roswell Invaders defeated the Santa Fe Fuego this week in the 2015 Pecos League championship series.  The Invaders now have won three of the Pecos League’s five championship titles in the league’s history. Here are links to the final game recap and a picture of the team celebrating its championship victory: http://www.pecosleague.com/pecosleague.asp?page=28&article_id=1975 http://www.santafenewmexican.com/sports/invaders-handily-end-fuego-s-wild-season-claim-rd-league/article_d5f22718-a6b2-5664-9253-db8cbd452209.html   The Invaders are the first … Continue reading

Pitcher Gives Insights As To Playing Independent Baseball

Dylan Badura was a pitcher last year for the Tiffin Saints of the short-lived Ohio-area “Independent Baseball League”.  He currently is scheduled to be on the spring training roster of the Road City Explorers of the new East Coast Baseball League (ECBL). He wrote a brief article about life in the lower levels of the independent pro baseball industry, and … Continue reading

56 Year Old Knuckleball Pitcher Trying Out In Pacific Association

Here is an interesting story.  A 56 year-old pitcher is attempting to play in the Pacific Association by trying out for the Vallejo Admirals.  He talks about his journey with independent teams in the 1980’s (before the 1993 inception of independent baseball) and several other factors including his switch from outfielder to pitcher. This link will take you to the … Continue reading

Updated List Of 2015 Independent Baseball Teams

This year’s updated list of independent baseball teams reflects several changes across the industry.  Included are the three main “unknown variables” for this season:  East Coast Baseball League, Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League, and the Ozarks Professional Baseball League. Here is the updated list of teams for 2015 as of the time of this post: http://www.independentbaseball.net/teams/   Here are the … Continue reading

New Voices Covering The Independent Baseball Leagues

This offseason has seen an increase in activity on social media talking about the independent leagues.  There are active forum groups, Facebook groups, new bloggers covering the game and much more. This is both good and bad for the independent baseball industry IF the goals are to: see independent baseball players gain more legitimacy for their willingness to play in … Continue reading

Resources For Independent Baseball Updates During The Holidays

In addition to the OSC news updates on the sidebar of this website, there are several other places to get specific pieces of news from the independent baseball industry.  Some of them include player updates who are in winter ball, developmental league information, and the league/team websites themselves.  The latter can be found here:  http://www.independentbaseball.net/teams Here are some of those … Continue reading

Mid-October Recap For The Independent Pro Baseball Industry

A lot of industry insiders knew that this off-season promised to be one of the more intriguing ones in terms of business development, player numbers, front office changes, expansion, and more.  The last off-season which had this much potential for change was the 2010 off-season.  Going back in history, the end of the 2010 season saw changes affecting every league … Continue reading