CBC’s Single A Baseball Team To Move to Myrtle Beach
Tuesday, June 24th was a big day for CBC’s sports division, the City of Myrtle Beach, and Horry County, SC. A group gathered at 21st Avenue North to sign the deal which will move CBC’s Class A Baseball franchise to Myrtle Beach in 1998.
Edgerton Burroughs, Chairman, Burroughs & Chapin; Myrtle Beach Mayor, Robert M. Grissom; Horry County Commissioner, Joey McNutt; Deric Ladnier, Director of Minor League Operation with the Atlanta Braves and Mike Hill, VP and General Counsel for CBC at the signing in Myrtle Beach.
The Class A team, currently the Durham Bulls, is moving to make room for the Triple A team that is coming to the Bulls name and stadium. The Bulls will become the Triple A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Although an official name has not been selected for the Myrtle Beach team, it will maintain its affiliation with the Atlanta Braves.
Edgerton Burroughs, Chairman of the Board of Burroughs & Chapin Company announced the company approved an agreement to provide 20 acres of land for Myrtle Beach’s new minor league team stadium located across from Broadway at the Beach. Burroughs said the company had decided to give up the land because, “This is something that is good for our community, not only for the residents, but for the tourists, who are the lifeblood of our community.”