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July 28, 2005
by Sarah Baldwin

Albany-- Albany's last attempt at hosting a professional baseball team was short lived.

The South Georgia Waves, a minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, got out of their three-year contract after only one season in 2002.

The South Coast League contacted the city this week identifying Albany as one of the potential locations it would like to place a team.

City officials say they will discuss the offer with the league.

"We again will look at the terms of the lease, if we get that far in the discussions, and ensure that we make a sound business decision on behalf of the citizens of this community," said Assistant City Manager Kevin Hogencamp.

The league is interested in leasing field one at Paul Eames Sports Complex. If the team decides to come to Albany, it is slated to start playing in May 2007.

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