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Auburn City Council serves up $150,000 loan to Doubledays

Auburn officials hope that the city’s latest loan to the Auburn Doubledays will be the last. Members of the Auburn City Council voted unanimously Thursday to authorize a $150,000 interest-free loan for the Doubledays, the short-season Class-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The loan, which will come from the city’s fund balance, is pending the approval of... more

Auburn officials consider change to Doubledays ownership, swear in new city manager

Officials are considering a proposal that would transfer ownership of the Auburn Doubledays from the city to a limited liability corporation. The Auburn Doubledays compete in the New York-Penn League as a Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The city of Auburn assumed ownership of the franchise in 1982, but budget constraints have officials saying the city can... more

Washington Nationals extend agreement with Auburn Doubledays

The Washington Nationals have extended an agreement to retain the Auburn Doubledays as one the club’s Minor League Baseball affiliates for another two years. The Nationals announced the move Tuesday to renew its player development contracts with both the Doubledays, which plays in the New York-Penn League, and the single-A Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League. The move means that... more

Auburn Doubledays attendance continues to trend upward

The Auburn Doubledays are one of only two New York-Penn League franchises to boost attendance for a third-straight season in 2016. A total of 52,811 fans attended 37 home games at Falcon Park this season, an average of 1,427 per contest. The Doubledays, Class A affiliate of Washington, averaged 1,408 in 2015, 1,240 in 2014 and 1,158 in 2013. Read... more

Auburn Doubledays end 2016 season with loss to Batavia

Auburn Doubledays end 2016 season with loss to Batavia
It wasn’t a September to remember for the Auburn Doubledays. Auburn dropped all five of its games in the season’s final month, including a 4-3 loss at Batavia on Monday to wrap up the season with a 28-47 record. On Sunday, the Doubledays dropped a 6-5 decision as the Muckdogs rallied from a 5-0 deficit. Read More at AuburnPub.com more

Former Auburn Doubledays manager Manny Acta returns to MLB

Former Auburn Doubledays manager Manny Acta returns to MLB
Manny Acta is back in Major League Baseball for the first time since the end of the 2012 season, but he hasn’t been away from the game he loves.Manny Acta is back in Major League Baseball for the first time since the end of the 2012 season, but he hasn’t been away from the game he loves. READ MORE more