New indy league to start today
Today a new independent league will start. The United Shore Professional Baseball League will tee off at Jimmy John’s Field, a ballpark built especially for the new league.
This stadium will be the home to the three inaugural teams: The Utica Unicorns, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers and the Eastside Diamond Hoppers.
The founder and owner of the league is former Fort Wayne Wizards (now the fort Wayne TinCaps) owner Andy Appleby. According to Appleby, each league is as strong as its
weakest owner. Therefore Appleby owns all teams, even when the league will expand in the coming years.
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