Muckdogs, Dwyer get new life

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 January 2021 at 10:11 am

For area high school baseball teams and fans Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium has been a very popular location especially for sectional and regional playoff games.

However, the future of the stadium was in doubt when Major League Baseball’s reorganization of its minor league system several months ago resulted in the folding of the New York Penn League of which Dwyer’s primary tenant – the Batavia Muckdogs – was a member.

The immediate future of the stadium and the Muckdogs received a very positive boost though when City of Batavia officials announced that the Muckfdogs would be a member of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League with Dwyer as the team’s home field.

The agreement will have the new owners of the Muckdogs taking care of the management and maintenance of Dwyer and that other events including high school and youth league games will be held at the stadium.

The league’s teams, whose rosters are comprised of college players still with NCAA eligibility, are all based in New York State.

The league plays a May through August schedule.