Futures Collegiate Baseball League Commissioner, Chris Hall, announced the North Shore Navigators will be added as the league’s newest franchise.
The Navigators, based out of Lynn, Ma, will be owned and operated by Pat and Lindy Salvi. The Salvi’s hope to bring the same family-friendly and affordable entertainment to the North Shore that has made their other teams, including the professional Gary SouthShore Rail Cats, so successful. While they thrive for success on the field, their community outreach and positive impact left are unparallel.
“What Tim Haley (the pervious Navigators owner) has done for the North Shore community has been great,” said Pat. “I will personally make sure this is not just continued, but expanded upon. The Navigators will not just be a success on the field, but also a thriving part of the great North Shore community and I feel we have the resources and experience to do just that.”
“Frasier Field (home of the navigators) as well as the North Shore community has a vast history of baseball excellence,” said Chris Hall, commissioner of the FCBL. “As a league we are excited to have such devoted owners as the Salvi’s heading up the franchise and we feel the North Shore Navigators will be an excellent addition to the Futures League.”
The Navigators join an impressive FCBL owner/operator group that includes Chris Carminucci and the Carminucci Sports Group, who operate the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, Torrington Titans and the Brockton Rox, the Goldklang Group, who own and operate the Pittsfield Collegiate Baseball team as well as the Charleston Riverdogs, Hudson Valley Renegades, Fort Myers Miracle and the St. Paul Saints, Drew Weber, who owns and operates the Red Sox short-season class A affiliate Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox) as well as the Nashua Silver Knights, Dave Hoyt who owns the Seacoast Mavericks in addition to USA Training Centers in Newington, NH, John Morrison who owns and operates the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs in addition to his local business Fosta-Tek.
The FCBL provides student-athletes from New England and New England Colleges the opportunity to compete and play with the elite players from across the country and to promote them to MLB organizations. Each roster must have at least half of its players from New England or from a New England University/College. In addition, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League will provide a family friendly, affordable, and fun experience for the communities that we play in, in a minor league style setting. You can visit the league’s website at www.thefuturesleague.com.