Officials announced the formation of the new Diamond League of Professional Baseball yesterday, the Atlantic League “feeder league” that has been rumored since last year.
Atlantic League CEO Frank Boulton is also the new league’s CEO and Long Island Ducks President and General Manager Michael Pfaff is its executive director.
The Diamond League plans to field six teams and play a 60-game schedule next year, with host cities selected by August 15th.
Players must be between 21 and 26 years old and may not have five or more years of professional experience to be eligible to play in the Diamond League, according to the announced roster rules.
What are your thoughts on this new independent league? Which cities would you like to see receive teams?