ValleyCats Join Frontier League
The Tri-City ValleyCats have found their new home in the Frontier Professional Baseball League. Just months after finding out the ValleyCats would not be part of the MLB's new minor league plan they've become the 16th member of the Independent Frontier League.
The Frontier League now consists of 16 teams and plays a 96 game regular season that starts in May and ends in September with playoffs to follow. The now defunct New York Penn League where the Cats formerly played had 14 teams and a 76 game regular season. The Frontier League website describes the league as:
Founded for the 1993 season, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running independent professional baseball league. An official Partner League of Major League Baseball, the Frontier League features 16 clubs stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Frontier League annually moves the most players into Major League Baseball organizations of any of the independent leagues
I'm pretty excited to see exactly what we can expect on the field when it comes to the talent level in the Frontier League. We all know that the ValleyCats will make sure the off the field entertainment is top-notch. From South Paw the mascot and all his friends wandering the stands, the Mayor's race, and of course fireworks it will be the best show in town. Now we'll see how good the players can be. The League does boast a pretty solid list of Alumni that have made their way to MLB.
I'm just happy to know there will be baseball in the Capital Region as soon as this summer! VAMOS GATOS!!!