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Baseball coming back to Albany

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Minor league baseball has struck out five times in Albany over the last 15 years.

The last four teams have all only played one season before folding or moving on to greener pastures.

The Peach State League is ready to bring the Albany Quails to the Eames Complex this summer.

The Quails would join Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins for the league's first season with most of the games for all four teams being played in Macon this year.

Co-owner Bill Larsen says that plan will save money and allow the league to grow slowly into other cities in the future.

Larsen says most independent leagues have failed because they have spread themselves too thin.

The Albany Quails will play just 15 games at the Paul Eames Complex this summer to give fans a taste of the league that will consist of undrafted players.

If all goes well this summer, Larsen says the league will have the Quails play a full 42 game home schedule in Albany next year.

Larsen says he will return to Albany next week to continue negotiations with the city for a lease this summer at the Eames Complex.

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