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Sports

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW TIEBREAKER RULES

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Beginning with the 2015 season, the American Association has announced the adoption of extra-inning tiebreaker rules to be used in all regular-season games, based upon existing International Baseball Federation and Can-Am League rules.

Starting in the 11th inning, the player in the batting order immediately preceding that inning's leadoff hitter will be placed on second base. The inning will otherwise proceed as usual, with each team getting a turn at bat.

SALVI SPORTS’ BALL CLUBS CLIMB INDEPENDENT ATTENDANCE RANKINGS AGAIN IN 2014

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Independent minor league baseball is still on the upswing in Chicagoland. The Gary SouthShore RailCats and Schaumburg Boomers, both owned by Pat and Lindy Salvi, showed attendance increases once again in 2014.

ATTENDANCE RECORDS ABOUND AS BOOMERS WIN BACK-TO-BACK TITLES

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The goal for every professional sports team is simple – welcome more fans and win the last game of the year. The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, clinched their second consecutive Frontier League Championship on September 17 capping off a dream season with an exclamation point.

BOOMERS WIN SECOND STRAIGHT TITLE

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The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, became just the third team in Frontier League history to claim back-to-back championships, taking down the River City Rascals 6-2 on Wednesday (9/17/14) to win the best-of-five series 3-1.

BOOMERS SET FRANCHISE RECORD FOR WINS

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The 2013 Frontier League Champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, recorded win number 60 on the season, rallying past the Normal CornBelters 4-2 on Wednesday (9/3/14) to set a team record for wins.

THIELEKE COACH OF THE YEAR; TLUSTY GROUNDSKEEPER OF THE YEAR

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The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, had two representatives receive end of the season Frontier League Awards with Hitting Coach C.J. Thieleke being named Coach of the Year and Mike Tlusty taking home Groundskeeper of the Year Honors, it was announced today (9/2/14).

BOOMERS RALLY TO EIGHTH STRAIGHT

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The 2013 Frontier League Champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, extended a franchise record winning streak to eight by rallying to a 5-3 road win over the Traverse City Beach Bums on Thursday (7/31/14).

RAILCATS OUTLAST WINGNUTS IN 14 WITH A 6-5 WALK OFF WIN

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The Gary South Shore RailCats outlasted the Wichita Wingnuts 6-5 in 14 innings Friday night and into the early minutes or Saturday morning at US Steel Yard. Rookie Adam Taylor had the game winning RBI single off of Wingnuts reliever Matt Robertson scoring RailCats pitcher Morgan Coombs who was inserted as a pinch runner in the walk off inning. The inning started with Jeremey Hamilton leading off with a double and Coombs running for the RailCats first baseman.