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The youth baseball season begins Monday for League 42 in Wichita.

The non-profit baseball organization is based out of McAdams Park near downtown, but some games are moving to Linwood Park while crews finish field renovations at McAdams.

Construction delays due to high winds and cold weather forced organizers to push back opening ceremonies to next Monday.

Bob Lutz, the executive director of League 42, says renovation work at two ball diamonds is nearly complete.

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Mayor Jeff Longwell said Thursday that Wichita is in the final stages of talks to bring an affiliated baseball team back to the city.

After weeks of touting a major “baseball announcement,” Longwell said he can’t make the announcement everyone’s been waiting for—yet.

“If we were to name them today, we would jeopardize the process," he said during his address at the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Issue Forum.

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The city of Wichita hired a consulting group Tuesday to help attract a Major League-affiliated baseball team to the area for the first time in a decade.

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Only July 24, 1983, the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals played what has become known as the pine tar game. Playing at Yankee Stadium, the Royals were behind when George Brett hit a two-run home run. Or thought he did.

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Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The law has increased access to public buildings and worked to end workplace discrimination, but for some people, a stigma still exists. One man is hoping a simple Major League Baseball game will help.

Greg Smith is a person. He’s not a disability. And that simple idea is what he believes many people still have trouble understanding. He’s had muscular dystrophy his whole life, and lives in Mississippi.

NCAA Penalizes Wichita State Baseball

Jan 29, 2015
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The WSU baseball team has been penalized by the NCAA for failing to monitor the activities of a former administrative assistant who allowed players to buy apparel and accessories at a team discount. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...

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Wichita officials are working to appoint a board of directors to operate the National Baseball Congress World Series.

The city announced earlier this month they will take their tournament back from current operators, the Wingnuts independent league baseball team.

The city bought the tournament from Bob and Mindy Rich in 2007 to keep it in Wichita.

City Manager Robert Layton says profits generated by the tournament will go toward youth baseball programs.

Layton told the Wichita Eagle that the board appointments could be on a May council meeting agenda.

With apologies to Voltaire, let me just say: If sports did not exist, man would have to invent them.