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Future of MiLB teams in Auburn, Batavia still unclear

Future of MiLB teams in Auburn, Batavia still unclear
There is still a coalition of leaders and locals working to save professional baseball in Upstate New York. According to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer the Major League Baseball has agreed to keep the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. They were among the original 42 teams that would no longer have an affiliate at the next-level. In the Finger Lakes, the Auburn Doubledays... more

Congressional task force continues push to save MiLB baseball teams like Doubledays

Congressional task force continues push to save MiLB baseball teams like Doubledays
Members of Congress are throwing their support behind local baseball. Several Minor League Baseball teams are at risk of being eliminated under a plan, which was originally published by the New York Times in 2019. The Auburn Doubledays are among the teams that would lose their Major League ties severed. The resolution was introduced by Representatives Mike Simpson (R-NY), Max... more

Auburn Doubledays general manager resigns

Auburn Doubledays general manager resigns
For the second time in two months, the Auburn Doubledays’ general manager is stepping down. Bob Scarbrough, who was named general manager after Adam Winslow’s departure in November, resigned effective Jan. 24. Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert confirmed Scarbrough is leaving, but declined to comment further because he hadn’t informed the city council. Read more from AuburnPub.com more

Facing elimination, Auburn Doubledays praise effort to save minor league ball

Facing elimination, Auburn Doubledays praise effort to save minor league ball
Auburn Doubledays General Manager Bob Scarbrough is praising Congressional efforts to save 42 minor league franchises from potential elimination. The bipartisan Congressional effort called the “Save Minor League Baseball Task Force” is being led by Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and David McKinley (R-WV). 104 other Representatives including Anthony Brindisi, Elise Stefanik, John Katko, and Tom Reed have also signed on.... more

Auburn Doubledays GM stepping down to take new opportunity

Manager of Auburn Doubledays stepping down to take new opportunity
The General Manager of the Auburn Doubledays, Adam Winslow, will be leaving his position. In the interim, Assistant General Manager Bob Scarbrough will take on the role of Interim General Manager. Assistant General manager David Lindberg will expand his current role, as well. In a statement, Winslow said, “An opportunity has been presented to me and in the best interest... more

MiLB says goal is to keep teams like Auburn Doubledays

MiLB says goal is to keep teams like Auburn Doubledays
A spokesperson for Minor League Baseball said the goal is to make sure it keeps all 160 teams it currently has in its system – including New York organizations like the Auburn Doubledays, Batavia Muckdogs, Binghamton Rumble Ponies and Staten Island Yankees. He also acknowledged those teams could be threatened by a proposal from the major leagues but said negotiations... more

Senator Schumer working to save Auburn Doubledays: ‘I’m calling Major League Baseball’

Sen. Schumer urges MLB Commissioner to reconsider minor league plan
The top ranking Democrat in the United States Senate is going to bat for the Auburn Doubledays. Senator Chuck Schumer is strongly opposed to a reported plan from Major League Baseball to restructure the minor leagues. It’s been reported MLB would dramatically reduce or significantly restructure the number of Upstate franchises that share an affiliation with a Major League club.... more

Hochul joins chorus of opposition to plan that would pull MLB affiliation in Auburn

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From a governmental standpoint, there is not much lawmakers at any level can do about a proposed plan to contract Major League Baseball’s minor league system – that doesn’t mean they’re not trying. The 30 big league teams and 160 minor league organizations have an agreement that governs their structure and expires at the end of 2020. The new proposal... more

Schumer says he’ll advocate for NY to keep MLB affiliated teams

Report names Auburn as one of the cities that could lose M.L.B affiliation under new deal
With NY Baseball Teams In Danger, Schumer Hopes To Help – Tuesday, 11/19 At least four minor league baseball organizations in New York appear to be in danger of losing their affiliation with Major League teams. The MLB proposal to contract its minor league structure has been reported by several outlets over the last few days. The New York Times listed the... more

Auburn could lose Doubledays if new agreement between MiLB, MLB inked

Auburn could lose Doubledays if
The city of Auburn could be losing professional baseball – if an agreement between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball is adopted as reported by the New York Times and Baseball America. An existing agreement expires at the end of 2020. However, the goal of the newly drafted agreement calls for a reduction of teams. Overall, the number of... more

Doubledays wrap up season with Labor Day loss to Batavia at Falcon Park

Doubledays wrap up season with Labor Day loss to Batavia at Falcon Park
The Doubledays (30-46) were unable to play spoiler for the Muckdogs (41-35) on Monday. Their 7-0 loss not only ended Auburn’s season, but also clinched Batavia’s first playoff appearance since 2010. Lucas Knowles – the owner of a 2.57 ERA before today’s matchup – was hit hard early on against the Muckdogs. After allowing only two hits the entirety of... more

Doubledays Fall, 7-1, to Crosscutters

Doubledays Fall, 7-1, to Crosscutters
The Doubledays couldn’t make it two in a row after taking the latter game of Wednesday night’s doubleheader against the Crosscutters. A late-inning implosion on the mound led Auburn to fall, 7-1, (27-45) to Williamsport (31-41) on Thursday. Piggybacking starters didn’t go as expected for the Doubledays. Sterling Sharp — pitching in his second rehab outing with Auburn after injuring... more

Doubledays salvage one win at State College, return to Falcon Park Wednesday night

Doubledays salvage one win at State College, return to Falcon Park Wednesday night
On the cusp of losing their eighth straight contest after getting the short end of the stick during Sunday’s doubleheader against the Spikes, the Doubledays made sure they were heading into the All-Star break on a winning note. Auburn (22-40) came out on top of Monday night’s pitching duel against State College (33-31), shutting out the opposition for eight innings... more

Doubledays drop Sunday doubleheader to Spikes

Doubledays drop Sunday doubleheader to Spikes
The Doubledays found themselves in a prime position to take the first game of a doubleheader against the Spikes on Sunday. Though Fausto Segura had surrendered a two-run home run to cut Auburn’s lead to one in the seventh (and final) inning, his phenomenal track record this season proved that he was more than qualified to finish it. But, as... more

Doubledays drop fourth straight, 3-2, to Crosscutters

Doubledays drop fourth straight, 3-2, to Crosscutters
The Doubledays (21-37) dropped game 2 of their series against the Crosscutters (24-36) on Tuesday, 3-2, as their offense failed to get rolling against Williamsport’s arms. The game started off fast as both teams exchanged single runs in the first inning. Corbin Williams and Nate Fassnacht — who led off the contest with back-to-back singles — advanced on a sacrifice... more

Doubledays 2-hit by Williamsport on Wednesday night at Falcon

Doubledays 2-hit by Williamsport on Wednesday night at Falcon
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the crowd at Falcon Park erupted as Jeremy Ydens poked a soft line drive into left field for a hit. The Doubledays were still trailing and nothing particularly big happened on the bases, but Ydens’ bloop single erased what would have been the second one-hitter thrown against the Doubledays in... more

Doubledays drop rubber game against Black Bears

Doubledays drop rubber game against Black Bears
The Doubledays (21-35) fell to the Black Bears (31-25) in a rain-shortened affair on Tuesday, dropping the rubber game to West Virginia in eight innings, 7-2.  Auburn starter Niomar Gomez struggled on the mound against the West Virginia offense. After allowing just one run over five strong innings his last outing against State College, Gomez was hit early and often... more
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