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Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2015

Capstone Advisor

Prof. Rodney Paul

Honors Reader

Prof. Patrick Ryan

Capstone Major

Sport Management

Capstone College

Sport and Human Dynamics

Audio/Visual Component



professional baseball, Auburn, New York

Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Sports Management


Professional baseball has been played in Auburn, New York, since 1958, but over the last few years, the team has experienced a period of financial losses. The biggest hit was in 2013, when the team lost $125,000. The City of Auburn, which owns the team, no longer has the money to support the franchise, so in order to keep baseball in Auburn, the team must become self-sufficient. Auburn is the second-smallest market in the league, so the community needs to get behind the team in order for it to stay in operation. New management came in for the 2014 season and turned the operation around, losing only $5,000 for the year. Data were collected over the course of the season on a number of different variables, and those variables were regressed on dependent variables to see what significantly impacted points of interest for the team. The goal of this research was to use the results generated from the statistical procedures to isolate trends in the data, in order to capitalize on them to create a better approach moving forward. Keeping the franchise in Auburn is the ultimate goal of the project, and implementing the results will be the first step on the way to accomplishing this goal.

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