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Akron Racers Set to Celebrate 15th Season of Play in 2016

February 5, 2016 - AKRON, OH - As the oldest existing member of the NPF, the Akron Racers are preparing to celebrate their 15th season of play in 2016. Akron revealed today, a unique must-have for all Racer fans, a special logo that will be placed on Akron's game jerseys this season, as well as on replica jerseys and other apparel soon to be available online at akronracers.org. The celebration of this proud historic franchise will be a year-long tribute to coaches, players and fans of the Racers throughout the ... Full Story

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Dustin Combs Returns to Racers for a Third Season

February 4, 2016 - AKRON, OH - The Akron Racers announced today that they have extended the contract of Assistant Field Manager, Dustin Combs for the 2016 season. This season will mark his third tour of duty with the Racers. "Consistency has been a prerequisite in our desire to stabilize our coaching staff," commented Joey Arrietta, the Racers GM. "We have been able to accomplish that goal these past two seasons and I look forward to maintaining that in 2016 with Brian Levin and now, Dustin." In his first se... Full Story

RubberDucks Release 2016 Promotional Calendar

February 3, 2016 - (AKRON, OHIO) - This summer, there will be more excitement and fun at Canal Park than just the 2016 Eastern League All-Star Game, as the Akron RubberDucks today announced its 2016 promotional calendar for its 71 regular-season home games. After winning last season's Larry MacPhail Award as Minor League Baseball's top promotional team, the RubberDucks plan on defending its title in 2016 with a creative promotional calendar packed with ties to Northeast Ohio, 21 fireworks shows, premium giveaway... Full Story

Racers Extend Tysarczyk for 2016 Season

February 2, 2016 - AKRON, OH - The Akron Racers have extended the contract of Cassie Tysarczyk for the 2016 season, the team announced today. "Every team needs a player who will flat-out do whatever needs to get done and Cassie that kind of athlete," remarked GM, Joey Arrietta. "Her exceptional work ethic and commitment is unquestionable." Tysarczyk joined the Racers last season after playing her rookie season with the USSSA Pride. Tysarczyk scored six runs in 11 games in 2015. Tysarczyk drew four walks in 1... Full Story

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