Champion City Kings http://wyso.org en Springfield's Champion City Kings To Throw Out First Pitch Wednesday Night http://wyso.org/post/springfields-champion-city-kings-throw-out-first-pitch-wednesday-night <p>Clark County's new amateur minor league baseball team, the Champion City Kings, will open its season Wednesday night at Carleton Davidson Stadium in Springfield against the Chillicothe Paints.&nbsp; The franchise is expected to pump more than $2 million into the local economy.<br /><br />Springfield resident and former pro player Rick White is the general manager of the Kings. He says the Champion City Kings will offer fans a good time that's not hard on the wallet.<br /> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:05:46 +0000 Wayne Baker 50539 at http://wyso.org Springfield's Champion City Kings To Throw Out First Pitch Wednesday Night Amateur Baseball League Selects Springfield As Site For New Franchise http://wyso.org/post/amateur-baseball-league-selects-springfield-site-new-franchise <p>Clark County is getting a new amateur minor league baseball franchise. The team will be known as the Champion City Kings and will play a 60 game schedule starting in June of 2014, with 30 home games scheduled for Springfield's Carleton Davidson Stadium.<br /><br />The Champion City name comes from the 1800s, when Springfield's Glessner Company manufactured Champion brand farm equipment.<br /> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:40:08 +0000 Wayne Baker 41908 at http://wyso.org