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2021 Season Wrap-Up and a Look Ahead

Baseball season is over. The Atlanta Braves are the 2021 MLB World Series champions. 2022 schedules are starting to be released. And it’s time to officially wrap up the 2021 Independent baseball season.

2021 Season Champions:

MLB Partner Leagues

Atlantic League – Lexington Legends (Win in their first year in the league)
Atlantic League Official Press Release

American Association – Kansas City Monarchs (2nd championship in 4 years)
American Association Official Press Release 

Frontier League – Schaumburg Boomers (4th championship – the most in league history)
Frontier League Official Press Release

Pioneer League – Missoula Puddleheads (Win the first championship as a Partner league)
Pioneer League Official Press Release 

Other Independent Leagues

United Shore Pro Baseball League – Utica Unicorns (Win third straight championship)
USPBL Official Press Release 

Pecos League – Tucson Saguaros (Win back-to-back championships)
Tucson News Press Release 

Empire League – Saranac Lake Surge (First championship in franchise history)
Empire League Official Press Release 

Yinzer League – Killer B’s (win back-to-back championships – the only winners in the league’s two year existence in Washington, PA)

Southern Shores Pro League – S. Carolina Yankees (Inaugural season for the league)

2022 News

Atlantic League Adds a 10th Team

The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) announced it has added a 10th team for 2022. Referred to as the Kentucky team (KY), the club will be listed on the league’s official 24th Championship Series Season schedule.  

The club is owned by Lexington-based Stands LLC, which plans to announce a team name shortly. The club will play a full Atlantic League schedule while co-occupying the home of the defending ALPB Champion Lexington Legends. The two clubs will also play each other in select matchups. 

The Kentucky team will provide a 10th team and balanced schedule in the year in which a Staten Island club will join the eight existing Atlantic League clubs. A 10th city will join the league in 2023 when Hagerstown, Maryland, fields an Atlantic League club.

CLICK HERE to read more.

American Association Releases 2022 Schedule

The American Association of Professional Baseball has released the 2022 league schedule which includes the debut of a new member, division realignment, and a new playoff format. The American Association will play a 100-game season in 116 days. Opening Day is Friday, May 13 and the regular season will conclude on Monday, September 5 (Labor Day).

DOWNLOAD THE 2022 SCHEDULE HERE

The 2022 season will kick off with a full six-game slate on Friday, May 13 and will feature the first-ever game of the Lake Country DockHounds, who will face their cross-town rival Milwaukee Milkmen at the Milkmen’s home stadium in Franklin, Wisc. The DockHounds, based in Oconomowoc, Wisc., will open the newly-constructed Wisconsin Brewing Company Field on Friday, May 20 and host the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Pioneer League Releases 2022 Schedule, Add Two Teams

The Pioneer Baseball League (“PBL”) today announced its schedule for the 2022 Championship Season. The PBL expands to 10 teams in 2022 with the return of the Northern Colorado Owlz (formerly Orem Owlz) and the addition of a new team in Flathead Valley, MT.

“We’re very excited to begin the 2022 season after the historic year we just completed,” said Pioneer League Commissioner Jim McCurdy. “By adding two new teams in two new ballparks, the league is poised to build on its promise to sensibly expand throughout the Mountain States region.

CLICK HERE to read more and view entire schedule.

Yinzer League off-season

The Black Sox/Yinzer League are continuing their usual off season training including tryouts and scout days in Florida. The Black Sox Pro Baseball League will once again be having a barnstorming tour playing spring training games in various indy leagues around the country before the 2022 Yinzer League starts.

CLICK HERE for more info on the Black Sox.

Arizona Scouting League by Asian Breeze

Asian Breeze announces Arizona Scouting League

The ASL will try to have 60 total players (30 from Japan and 30 from the US). It will be a great opportunity for Japanese players looking to be seen in front of US scouts as well as US players who are looking for an opportunity to play overseas.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE LINK

Asian Breeze will host an inaugural tryout league “Arizona Scouting League” (The ASL) in Yuma, Arizona on February 2022. The ASL will connect players to both professional baseball leagues in Japan and U.S. for opportunities to sign for 2022 season.

The ASL will be held at Rays Kroc Baseball Complex in Yuma, Arizona. Three teams (60 players from U.S. and Japan) will be playing games for twelve days. All managers and coaches come from independent baseball leagues in Japan and US. Therefore, they will be able to sign players anytime during the league if they would like to. Also, MLB and NPB scouts come to be a part of the ASL. Therefore, the ASL will be the only league that will provide the opportunities to sign teams in the world.

■ Location and Date

Location: Yuma, Arizona / Rays Kcroc Baseball Complex

Dates: February 10th, 2022 – February 23rd, 2022 / 14 days

Schedule

February 2022

2/10 Thu Report date

2/11 Fri Evaluation / Draft

2/12 Sat Team Practice

2/13 Sun Opening Game (total 7- 9 games)

2/22 Tue Playoff

2/23 Wed Departure

■ Participating scouts, managers and coaches

-Japan-

Ibaraki Astro Planets -BC League –

Hinokuni Salamanders -Kyushu Asia League –

NPB -Nippon Professional Baseball-

more coming

-U.S.-

Gary SouthShore RailCats -American Association-

Ottawa Titans – Frontier League-

MLB

more coming

■ Qualification

Player has to be over the age of 16 after February 24th, 2022.

■ Registration Fees

Plan 1 $1,980.00 with housing (two players per room)

Plan 2 $1,300.00 without housing

      *Due by December 31st, 2021

《Fees cover》

・ Housing – hotel in Yuma – (not apply for Plan 2- $1300 without housing )

・ Two meals per day – breakfast at the hotel & lunch at the field –

・ Shuttle transportation – before and after the practices and games during the season –

・ Uniform – (Jersey, Pants, Hat, Shirt and Shorts

《Fees don’t cover》

・ Dinner.

・ Personal baseball gears – Glove, Cleats, Belt, Bats, etc

・ Transportation to and from Yuma, Arizona.

・ Gym membership.

*The minimum number of players required for the league is 30. If there are less than 30 players, the league will be cancelled and players will get full refund.

■ Registration Form

https://forms.gle/4E44CyM8V6pbQ7MS6

*Registration due by December, 31st 2021.

■ About Asian Breeze

Asian Breeze who hosts the ASL is the traveling baseball club that provides the opportunity to sign professional contracts for free agent players (25 players each year) throughout playing games against MLB organizations, Mexican baseball teams (LMB), Korean baseball teams (KBO) and more in Arizona from the end of February to mid-March. For the past two years of the program, Asian Breeze has had a total of 50 players from 5 countries and 15 players have singed professional contracts in 4 countries and another 15 players also got the opportunity to play for amateur leagues like summer league in US and Canada.

■Contact

Yumezo Densaki

Chief Operating Officer

Asian Breeze

(702)-624-0866

yumezo@asian-breeze.com