The 18th team in our #SummerOfBaseball series is from the Independent Atlantic League – the Lancaster Barnstormers!
The Barnstormers are the defending 2014 Atlantic League champions and play at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster Pennsylvania. The team was founded in 2003 and played their first season in 2005 under the management of former New York Met Tom Herr and is currently managed by former Major Leaguer Butch Hobson.
The Atlantic League is widely acknowledged as the top Independent League and many major leaguers have gone through the league’s ranks. Notable major leaguers who have played for the Barnstormers indluce Pat Misch, Casey Fossum, Luke Hughes, Ben Francisco, Chris Schwinden, Cory Wade, Ryan Braun (the other one), Antonio Alfonseca, and Jose Cabrera.
If you’re in Lancaster, go catch a Barnstormers game – the Atlantic League season runs from April to September. Check out their website lancasterbarnstormers.com and give them a follow on twitter at @gobarnstormers
Thanks for sending in a ball and participating in #SummerOfBaseball