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Fans find fun at Clippers games

Fans find fun at Clippers games

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Fans turned out for the inaugural year of the Martinez Clippers professional baseball team, sticking by the players during the early losses and enjoying the turnaround that started stacking more games in the win column. Some say they’re going to miss going to the Waterfront Park ball field now that the regular […]

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Martinez gains new Main Street Director, Peterson joins Clippers

Martinez gains new Main Street Director, Peterson joins Clippers

| September 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Main Street Martinez has a change of leadership, although longtime executive director Leanne Peterson hasn’t gone far. Peterson has joined the Martinez Clippers as its director of Community Partnerships, and joined the ball club June 1. “I have a lot of respect for the Clippers’ owners, and I love the idea of […]

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Clippers ride big inning to capture game one of season finale

Clippers ride big inning to capture game one of season finale

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The final home series for the Clippers started out with a bang – an eight-run, fourteen-batter second inning paved the way to a 12-5 Martinez win over the Pittsburg Diamonds. The win pushes Pittsburg into fourth place in the Pacific Association, one game back of the streaking Vallejo Admirals. Two three-run homers […]

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Clippers fighting to finish season strong

Clippers fighting to finish season strong

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– As the final week of regular season play winds down, Martinez Clippers manager Dan Parker is pleased with his new team’s progress since he was brought on board July 10. Fans are noticing, too. The brand-new team ranks third in attendance in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, its parent independent […]

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Joltin Joe’ on display for A’s-Yankees game

Joltin Joe’ on display for A’s-Yankees game

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Fresh from taking a second-place prize at the recent Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance boat show, Martinez’s “Joltin Joe” boat that once belonged to baseball legend and native son Joe DiMaggio is going to the big leagues. At the Sept. 5 game between the Oakland Athletics and DiMaggio’s former team, the New York […]

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Clippers players happy to be part of Martinez baseball history

Clippers players happy to be part of Martinez baseball history

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez earned its place in baseball history with men’s and women’s teams long before the first pitch of the May 31 season opener for the Clippers independent league ball club. The city is known throughout the sport as the birthplace of New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio, whose nickname, “The Yankee Clipper,” […]

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Fun at FanFest …

Fun at FanFest …

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leo Clauson, 5, of Martinez, wins a ball signed by the entire Martinez Clippers team at the ball club’s first day of Fanfest, Thursday at Waterfront Park. (DONNA BETH WEILENMAN/MARTINEZ NEWS-GAZETTE)

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Joey Mellows travels from England to see Clippers play

Joey Mellows travels from England to see Clippers play

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Joey Mellows, right, with artist and traveling companion Andy Brown at a recent Martinez Clippers game. Here is a story on Brown, who paints the ballparks he visits with Mellows. MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers games have drawn baseball fans from past Sacramento and from such other Bay Area cities as Sunnyvale and Livermore. But […]

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Clippers showing progress at midseason

Clippers showing progress at midseason

| July 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Clippers struggled their inaugural opening night May 31 against the Sonoma Stompers, falling 13-2. By July 10, the team had a new field manager, Dan Parker, who traded his usual summer off from his head coach job for the Napa Valley College Storm. In his debut, the Clippers threatened the […]

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Chris Powell promoted to Frontier League as Clippers say goodbye to starter

Chris Powell promoted to Frontier League as Clippers say goodbye to starter

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just six starts into his tenure in the Pacific Association, RHP Chris Powell is headed to the Schaumburg Boomers of the independent Frontier League after posting a 2-1 win-loss record and a 5.35 ERA with the Martinez Clippers. Chris Powell is the first Clippers player to be promoted in franchise history, as he joins his […]

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