Slippery Rock in baseball's lineup Slippery Rock in baseball's lineupPA ball yard.
Town welcomes a minor league in need
Thursday, January 11, 2007
By Milan Simonich, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Small towns often court baseball's minor leagues, dipping into tax money to build stadiums for wealthy team owners.
For one season at least, Slippery Rock has bucked the trend.
The university town, with just 5,400 permanent residents, will play host this summer to an independent professional team from the Frontier League. Slippery Rock will not shell out so much as a nickel for the team or its ballpark.