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PLAY BALL! Atlantic League Announces Start Of 2021 Season

ALPB to Start Championship Season on Friday, May 28, 2021

(February 2, 2021, Lancaster, Pa.) – The Atlantic League announced today that it will open its 23rd official Championship Season on May 28, 2021.

As they work with team executives on additional details of the 2021 season, including COVID-19-related safety protocols, league officials said they were eager to announce the season’s start date.

“Our priority is protecting public welfare, and we still have much to do,” said ALPB President Rick White. “The league is finalizing the

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Gastonia Professional Baseball Announces Team Name, Unveils Brand

Gastonia Professional Baseball Announces Team Name, Unveils Brand

Club Inspired by City’s Unique Assets, Personality, and History

Gastonia, NC – January 13 Gastonia Professional Baseball unveiled its club name and brand marks in a virtual press announcement via Zoom and Facebook Live today. The team, which was introduced into the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) in July 2020, will be known as the Gastonia Honey Hunters, aligning the City of Gastonia’s unique brand attributes with those of the world’s most fearless animal, which will be the primary element

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Atlantic League, Prospect Dugout Announce Spring Pro Baseball Tryout Camp

Professional Showcase Camp Slated for March 19-21 in Viera, Florida

(December 23, 2020, Lancaster, Pa.) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and Prospect Dugout announced today plans for their spring Professional Baseball Tryout Camp.

Held at the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida, from Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21, 2021, the camp will mark the third tryout conducted by the two organizations, whose 2019 and 2020 events sold out quickly. Nearly 60 contracts were awarded during those previous events.

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Gastonia Professional Baseball Announces Team Name Finalists

Gastonia, NC – October 8 Gastonia Professional Baseball announced today it has selected its final five considerations for the team
name. Through online submissions collected from August 14-31, members of the community submitted over 700 team names they
felt best reflected the City’s unique assets, history and personality. Following a comprehensive discovery process in reviewing the
submissions, club leadership narrowed the list to its final five: Gastonia Fire Ants, Gastonia Hogzillas, Gastonia Honey Hunters,
Gastonia Hotshots, and Gastonia Uppercuts.

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City of Gastonia and Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Announce Franchise Agreement and Ballpark Management Team

Gastonia, NC – July 28, 2020 – The City of Gastonia announced today it has entered into an agreement with the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) and an ownership group led by Brandon Bellamy, CEO of Velocity Companies, Inc., as the League’s newest club owner. Bellamy becomes the only African American majority owner of a professional baseball club since the Negro Leagues. In partnership with the City of Gastonia, Bellamy and The Velocity Companies will collaborate on economic development projects tied to the City’s 5,000-seat multi-use ballpark, inclu

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Gastonia Pro Baseball Launches ‘Name the Team Contest’

Gastonia, NC –August 14, 2020 –The newest club in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball(ALPB), located in Gastonia, NC announced today the launch of its “Name the Team Contest,”which encourages fans to submit names for consideration as the club builds its brand identity. Submissions can be made at www.GastoniaProBaseball.comnow through August31. Fans are encouraged to consider factors relative to the City of Gastonia, including its historical significance, roots in baseball, local geography, work ethic and culture, the community’s personality, and other elements unique to the city and its people. The naming contest and subsequent brand development will render elements such a

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