Michael E. Mayden
National Urban Professional Baseball League
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL RETURNS TO USA STADIUM IN MILLINGTON, TN
Pictured: (Seated L-R) Mayor Terry Jones, Coach Michael Mayden (Standing L-R) - Larry Dagen, Don Lowry, Dianne Baker, Al Bell, Johnny Ray, Tommy Rogers, Thomas McGhee and Kate Armitage
MILLINGTON, TN (April 4, 2017) - We are pleased to announce that the National Urban Professional Baseball League will be bringing a Professional Baseball Team to USA Stadium in Millington, Tennessee in the spring of 2018. The league is open to baseball players 17 years old and older who have baseball talent. The participants will be paid. The National Urban Professional Baseball League will offer an eight week fall league in Arizona, September through October 2017. Tryouts for the teams will begin in May, 2017. The creation of this professional Baseball League is designed to provide family entertainment and honor the history and memories of past African America baseball players.
This league in “NO WAY” will be limited to only African America players. The NUPBL will seek out the best baseball players from across the United States and the World regardless of their ethnic backgrounds. Teams will be formed by selecting players from across the United States and the World to makeup these teams by way of open try-outs. All baseball players interested in trying out for a team should visit our website for registration information at www.urbanbaseball247.com or call (773) 517-2175.
“We want this team to capture the hearts and souls of the people of State of Tennessee and mostly importantly the hearts and the souls of the People of Millington, Tennessee and the surrounding communities. We are looking for excitement, enthusiasm and support for this team from the East, the West, the North and the South,” said Coach Mike Mayden.
“The City of Millington welcomes the National Urban Professional Baseball League to USA Stadium in Millington,” said Terry Jones, Millington Mayor. “Millington has an extensive baseball history. We look forward to adding the National Urban Professional Baseball League to our proud baseball history,” said Mayor Jones. The professional baseball league will supplement an already impressive USA Stadium tournament schedule, resulting in a positive economic impact on the area, increased visitors and more opportunities for affordable, family friendly fun in Millington.
GENERAL LEAGUE INFORMATION:
Ninety game schedule
May through August in addition to league play-offs
45 away games/45 home games
6 games per week
15 three game home stands
Teams located within 250 - 350 miles
Team (s) will consist of
1 team manager
24 players per team
The league is open to baseball players 17 years old and (that have completed or will be completing their H.S. eligibility).
All participants will receive monetary compensation
Tryouts for each team will begin in May, 2017
We will offer an eight week fall league in Arizona, to be held in September, 2017 through October, 2017.
The league starts in the spring of 2018.
ABOUT MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE
Located just minutes from Memphis, Millington enjoys an exceptional quality of life for an estimated 11,000 citizens. Quality education, recreation and economic growth make Millington a great place to live, work and play. Millington is home to the Millington Municipal School District as well as a variety of public and private, faith based schools and various colleges, universities and technical institutions are in the area. In 2004, The University of Memphis opened its Millington Campus and offers undergraduate and graduate courses in numerous fields of study. Millington is home to Naval Support Activity Mid-South, Ingram Micro, Memphis International Raceway, USA Stadium, Mirimichi and other golf courses providing opportunities for economic growth and world-class recreation. Millington’s West Tennessee Regional Business Center, a publicly owned business and industry center, features 1900 acres of prime industrial space with easy access to the Millington Regional Jetport and the Canadian National Railroad. True intermodal transportation and shipping, makes Millington the perfect place for business. Widely known as “Flag City, USA,” Millington offers the very best of the Mid-South.