Blake Gailen Earns Independent Leagues Player Of The Year Honors
After hitting .338/.415/.534 for the Atlantic League's Lancaster Barnstormers, Blake Gailen is our 2012 Independent Leagues Player of the Year.
San Rafael’s Maikel Jova Put Life On Line For Baseball
San Rafael's Maikel Jova left his family behind and risked his life to keep baseball career alive.
Former Minor League Outfielder Makes Indy Move To Mound
Ben Klafczynski's unexpected velocity is giving him a second baseball career.
Roger Clemens Is Returning To Baseball
Almost five years after he threw his last big league pitch, 50-year-old Roger Clemens is donning a pro baseball uniform again.
Indy Ball Players Aren’t Playing For The Pay
For many independent leaguers, the summer job as a baseball player is something that doesn't pay the bills.
Atlantic League Builds On Success With Westward Move
As it celebrates its 15th year, the independent Atlantic League is spreading out beyond its Northeast footprint.
2011 All-Independent Leagues Team
Our picks for the best in independent leagues in 2011.
2011 Independent Leagues Player Of The Year: Chris Colabello
Chris Colabello is the 2011 Independent Leagues Player of the Year.
2011 Independent League Top 10 Prospects Chat
JJ Cooper answered independent league questions on Oct. 11
2011 Independent League Top 10 Prospects
It's a pretty bleak year for scouting independent baseball. The shift to more veteran-laden independent league lineups, a reduced number of independent league teams and an increased number of affiliated teams that scout independent baseball have left the shelves as bare as a Toys-R-Us on Christmas Eve. This year's list lacks the clear-cut No. 1 prospect of past years when prospects like Daniel Nava or Reynaldo Rodriguez were clearly at the top of the list.
Life On The Road For Indy Players Isn’t Easy
The San Angelo Colts life on the road is filled with long bus rides and and ever-changing roster.
Chico’s Jason Stevenson Happy For A Second Chance
Jason Stevenson needed a second chance after giving up on the game years ago.
Money Troubles Doom Lake County Fielders’ Season
The Lake County Fielders' shotgun marriage with the North American League is getting rockier by the minute.
Normal’s Ryan Sheldon Doesn’t Let Bad Break Stop Him
Ryan Sheldon's baseball career was supposed to have ended years ago. Don't tell that to the rest of the Frontier League, where Sheldon went 9-5, 2.21 last year as a rookie. After developing a cutter midway through the season, he had a 0.47 ERA for the rest of the season.
Affiliated Clubs, Indy Ball Teams Face Off
At the business level, Organized Baseball and independent baseball are much like Bobby Cox and umpires—they just don't mix. But when you move down to the level of the players and coaches, it's a different story. Baseball is baseball, and as a pair of North American League teams found during spring training, teams like competition, even if it's spanning the gulf between affiliated and indy ball.
Independent Leagues Ready For Season After Wildest Winter
As the 2011 independent leagues seasons begin, teams and leagues are still recovering from what was the wildest winter in indy ball history.
Dillas Roll To Third Straight United League Title
Brady Bogart has a soft spot for the underdog, because he remembers being in that position himself.
Independent Leagues Top 10 Prospects Chat With JJ Cooper
JJ Cooper chatted about indy prospects on Oct. 14.