Jay Acton, former
President of the North East League has
started the New York State League, for first year, undrafted players. Click here for
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the New Jersey Jackals are the 1998 Northeast League Champions. Not
are they the first team outside the State of New York to win the
but they are the first team to be in the finals from outside the state.
Ex-Newburgh Nighthawk Joel Bennett is 10-0 with the Rochester Redwings.
He got called up to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, July 14th 1999
[Notes from previously years of
The Landsharks played in Little Falls in 1995 due to Torrington's, CT
to build a stadium for the 1995 season.
Cooperstown vetoed a plan to move a team into Doubleday field for the
season. This would have been the first team to play in the stadium
using Doubleday as a permanent home field.
Mohawk Valley and Adirondack's playoff game in 1995 was played in Glens
Falls due to the poor attendance of Little Falls even though M.V. had a
far better record.
The Glens Falls Redbirds led the NY-Penn league in attendance in 1993
moved to N.J. because this was the plans for the team by the parent
using Glens Falls while the stadium got built.
In 1986 the A-C Yankees were the only team in the EL to be over 100,000
fans with around 316,000 in attendance, but when they moved in 1994,
were last in the league with close to 112,000.
The Waterbury Spirit were originally going to be called the Wizards,
the Fort Wayne wizards balked at the name and were going to file a
This prompted Waterbury to come up with a new name.
March 1995: Meanwhile
Bethel, the president of a newly formed Independent Northeast Baseball
Jay Acton, is eying the 37-acre field on Hurd Road and West Shore
site of the original 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, as a
playing field for one of the nine teams in his fledgling,
league. "It's big enough, it's close enough and it has an aura about it
like none other," says Acton. "I'll call the team 'The Aquarians' or
Woodstockers."' At press time, this idea for the site was still in
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