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DOWN ON THE FARM: MAJOR HAPPENINGS IN THE MINOR LEAGUES

     NORTHERN LEAGUE EXPANDS BY TWO:  The Northern League
announced that Madison, WI and Fargo, ND have been awarded
franchises and will begin play next season.  Fargo recently
approved a financing plan for a new $4M ballpark to be built on
the campus of North Dakota State.  The stadium will be completed
for the '96 season.  The Madison team will play in Warner Park,
which has been the home of minor league baseball before.
Ownership groups for the team will be announced by September
(Northern League).
     NOT JUST RUN OF THE MILL:  The AA Reading Phillies did
something a little different with their team picture this year.
Instead of the traditional picture, the team brought in a truck
and fork lift from one of their sponsors, "84 Lumber."  The
picture was then taken with the players leisurely sitting on and
around the truck and on the fork lift (Phillies).
     YOU COME HERE OFTEN?  The AAA Buffalo Bisons hosted "Singles
Nights" on August 4 and will do so again on August 25 for fans
wanting to meet new people or make new friends.  The seating will
be "guy-gal-guy-gal" and women will be able to pick up a free
rose during the game (Bisons).
     GOOD STUFF, REAL CHEAP:  The AA Chattanooga Lookouts will
host Used Car Night on August 18.  Nine used cars will be donated
by local car dealerships and given away every half-inning.  Fans
will be able to enter their name as they walk in to the stadium
and winners will be chosen through a raffle (Lookouts).
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