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PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Plattsburgh baseball club of the Empire League has announced the new name for the team. The name was suggested and voted by fans and supporters of the local baseball team.

The team will be called the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds which symbolizes the military history  in the Plattsburgh community. The Empire League heavily supports military, police, fire fighters, first responders and law enforcement. The league and the Thunderbirds will be  giving away free tickets to all   military, police, fire fighters, first responders and law enforcement personnel during every Monday game and has labeled the day, Military Mondays.

The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds will be a part of one of the best  pro baseball developmental organizations in the country.

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TAMPA, FL –  Empire Leagues number 2 prospect from the New Hampshire Wild, Joshua Lavender, has been sent to the Quebec Capitales of the CanAm League.

Lavender played 3rd base and 1st base for the Wild posting up a .343 batting average  hitting 2 home runs while driving in 33 runs in just  42 games played.

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Sports Industry Opportunity

Tampa, FL – The Empire League offices have now open internship opportunities for Sports Industry,  Sports Management, and Sports Marketing majors .
It’s That time of the year again, we are now officially preparing for our 2019 season and have started the process of looking for driven individuals looking to break into the Sports industry. College Students, if your dream is to some day work for a Major League Professional Sports organization, chances are they will require two years of experience. Over the last 4 years the Empire League has had front office interns and members move on to get jobs in Major League organizations as Scouts, sales reps, marketers, and many other front office positions. This summer opportunity could be the best experience and internship credit available for sport industry seekers.
If you are interested in one of our front office positions and internships, now is the time.  Please send us your information to or apply below!
We are looking to fill, Team Leader, field operations, scoreboard handlers, Tickets, and entertainment personnel, along with sales and marketing staff members.


TAMPA, FL –  The Empire Leagues most valuable player in the 2018 season, Michael Deeb, has officially signed with the Chicago White Sox.

Deeb joins the Elite group of players in the Empire League who have moved on to sign with Major League Baseball organizations. The Plattsburgh RedBirds first baseman joins former RedBird and 2-time Empire League Champion Tarik El-Abour as the 2nd player to sign in 2018.

Deeb was named league MVP after posting monster numbers  hitting .352 with  3 Home Runs and a league leading 43 RBIs.

His work ethic, desire to learn and be coached to go along with his size and power have helped him accomplish his goals.

Deeb spoke with EPBL Representatives and said, ”  Thank you. It wouldn’t have happened without you guys. The area scout that sent film of a few  workouts to their director said it wouldn’t have happened if i didn’t put up the numbers in the Empire League.”

“This is why the Empire League  exists. This league  is simply for players to have an opportunity to put up numbers, expose themselves and move on to the reach their dream. We are not the dream, we are that stepping stone into reaching that dream. ” – Director of Baseball

The Empire League congratulates Michael Deeb as he prepares for the next level in affiliated baseball with a class organization like the Chicago White Sox.

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TAMPA, FL – The Irish International Baseball Organization has made official the acceptance of the Empire Organization select teams to participate in the Ashbourne International games during the summer of 2019. These type of tournaments have a major purpose because they serve as preparatory and pre qualifying games for authorized National programs looking to qualify for the next Olympic Games in the sport of Baseball.
This gives the Empire 2019 Scout Camps another great objective which are to not only give a introductory Pro opportunity to players but also to establish two rosters representing North America and Puerto Rico.

Front office officials and Directors are excited to announce this additional event participation in 2019. It will be another great way for players to show their talent at an international level as there are Professional Leagues in all parts of the World from Europe to Australia that players can play on if a door is not open in America.

The Empire League  2019 Independent Baseball Showcase/Spring Camp  early Acceptance and  Registration  period  is   now open.   This allows for players  accepted into  Spring training to have half of the Registration and housing fee  paid by  an EPBL Sponsor. Players total cost for this big camp during this period from November 15th to December 31st is only $595.  A value of $1,190 for half off. This period ends on December 31st and prices will continue at regular cost January 1, 2019.   Spots can be secured with a deposit of  $175 and deposits are  ONLY  fully refundable if a player signs a Pro Baseball contract with any affiliated MLB organization or any of the Federation Leagues such as   the Frontier,  CanAm, American Association, and the Atlantic League. Otherwise the deposits are NON REFUNDABLE.

To apply for acceptance into the Empire League, simply fill out the form by clicking here. If accepted, you will be provided with an email from EPBL.

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