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Council takes swing at pro baseball

Authorized was a lease for Al Burns Field and a cereal-malt beverage license

Shown is Al Burns Field in Great Bend. It will be the home of the Great Benders, a Pecos League professional baseball team.

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 It was a swing and hit for Pecos League baseball Monday night as the City Council backed the establishment of professional team in Great Bend.

The team name will be the Great Benders and it will play ball at Al Burns Field located in Veterans Memorial Park. The team colors would be purple and orange.

This was made possible after the council approved a facility-use agreement with the league allowing it to use the ball diamond for its 2016 season at a cost of $1,500. Also approved was a cereal-malt beverage ordinance that would allow the sale and consumption ...

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