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Golden Baseball League Sells Fullerton Flyers to Orange County Group
New Owners Include Actor James Denton of Desperate Housewives
(Pleasanton, CA. March 19, 2007) The Golden Baseball League, a professional
independent minor league, is pleased to announce that the Fullerton Flyers
Professional Baseball Club has been sold to an Orange County, CA. based
investment group organized as the Fullerton Flyers LLC for a seven-figure
purchase price. The new ownership group is headed by President Alan Mintz,
longtime Orange County resident and an experienced owner of minor league sports
franchises, and fellow managing partners Harris Tulchin and Bob Young, both
prominent entertainment attorneys. Also, included in the ownership group is
actor James Denton, who stars as Mike the Plumber on the hit television show
28 March 2007
Professional Baseball Team in Orange County Changes Name
Flyers now known as Orange County Flyers Professional Baseball Team
Fullerton, CA. March 28, 2007) Last week the Golden Baseball League sold the
Fullerton Flyers to a local, Orange County-based investment group, headed up by
Entrepreneur Alan Mintz from Newport Coast, CA. Mintz, CEO of publicly
traded Buckeye Ventures Inc ., is an experienced minor league baseball owner and
was a producer on the feature film, Rudy. Today, Mintz and partners,
entertainment attorneys Harris Tulchin and Bob Young have changed
the team identity to the Orange County Flyers. The team colors and logo will
remain the same, with the exception of the name "Fullerton" being
replaced by "Orange County" on all logos, team letterhead, etc. They
will also continue to play at Goodwin Field on the Campus of Cal State
"We have been discussing this idea for months (during the sales
process)," Mintz stated. "We believe it allows us to expand our reach
and introduce our brand to the rest of the 3 million residents of this great
county. The community of Fullerton has been outstanding for the first two
seasons for the Flyers, and we are excited to keep the team right here. This
simply gets us into the mind set of the rest of the county that we are, indeed,
Orange County's professional baseball team."
With the addition of several local investors, including actor James Denton
from the hit ABC TV Show Desperate Housewives, the Flyers are infusing a new
energy and excitement into the area.
The move to the Orange County Flyers name is indicative of the goal that the
Flyers have of growing into the premier family entertainment option in Orange
County, and into one of the finest independent professional baseball entities in
"The communities around us have been wonderful in their support of the
Flyers so far," explained Flyers 3rd year General Manager Ed Hart.
"We could not have asked for more from the residents and businesses in this
area, and are excited to include the 3 million residents of Orange County now.
Starting out with the Fullerton name was huge for us because so many people
across the country know Fullerton as a baseball town, thanks to the tremendous
success of the Cal State Fullerton baseball team. Now it is time for us grow up
and form our own identity."
The Flyers will also drastically enhance their reach into the Hispanic and Asian
communities in the area, as well, with regular heritage nights, authentic food
options, and player appearances in those communities.. Over 1 million of Orange
County's residents are Hispanic or Asian.
For the 2008 season, the Flyers were coached by Gary Carter
and the team won the championship!
At the home opening game for
the 2009 season, the championship rings were given to the team members.