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Quack-To-Quack: Ducks Were The 2013 Atlantic League Champions!

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots in Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series. The Ducks won the best-of-five series three games to two and were the 2013 Atlantic League Champions!

This is the third Atlantic League Championship in Ducks history and the second consecutive Atlantic League title. The Ducks won their first Championship in 2004 with a three-game sweep of the Camden Riversharks and won their second in 2012 with a 3-2 series victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers. The Ducks have now won the second-most Championships in Atlantic League history behind the Somerset's five titles.

Long Island DucksIf you’re here on Long Island, chances are you’ve heard of the Long Island Ducks, Long Island’s own baseball team. The "Ducks” were founded in 2000 and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip. Rather than being an “MLB” affiliated team, the Ducks are in the Liberty Division of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. In fact, the Long Island Ducks were League Champions in 2004, 2012, and 2013 and they were the Division Champions in 2004, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Even if you’re not nuts about baseball, as so many people are, there’s a lot to like, even love, about the Long Island Ducks. First, there’s the field they play at, Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip. It’s centrally located, you won’t hit much traffic getting to or from the field and parking is FREE and readily available. If you’ve gone to a Mets or Yankees game, you know how important these things can be.

Bethpage Ballpark itself is downright cozy seating 6,002 fans compared to the typical 40,000 to 50,000 seats at a Major League ballpark. If you’ve ever attended a Spring Training game in the Majors, you already know what it’s like at Bethpage Ballpark. There are no “nosebleed” seats where you need binoculars to see what’s going on out on the field. In fact, there aren’t any bad seats at all. As you can see from the photos below and seating diagram, all of the seating is close in where you can really see the action.

Bud Harrelson, former NY Mets shortstop on the 1969 World Series Champions, along with Frank Boulton and Seth Waugh are the owners of the Ducks. Having attended many Ducks games over the past ten or so years, it’s clear to us their goal is fun, affordable, entertainment. You can buy individual game tickets as well as season tickets and 10-game
Long Island Ducksmini plans along with group tickets. Groups can enjoy the Smokin’ Al’s Party Deck, Picnic Area and Luxury Suite opportunities at the ballpark, and fans can celebrate their Birthday Party with the Ducks as well! There’s a “Kids Club” program and even baseball clinics for the kids. As you can see, a day at a Ducks game is about a lot more than baseball.

I think it’s also important to mention the many contributions the Ducks make to our Long Island community.
Long Island DucksQuackerJack, the team’s mascot, is constantly on the move making appearances around Long Island to support a wide array of children’s programs and community fundraisers. The QuackerJack Foundation, the charitable arm of the Long Island Ducks, contributes to thousands of non-profit and like organizations each year while bringing awareness to worthy programs and causes in need of assistance on Long Island. The Ducks maintain a Speakers Bureau and they promote and participate in many environmentally conscious programs through the team’s “Go Green” initiative.

So, isn’t it time to take in a ballgame? Here’s this season’s schedule and Bethpage Ballpark’s seating diagram. We’ll be adding information from time to time about how the season is going for the Ducks and special events that are taking place. Why don’t you come on out and join us for some fun?


 2018 Season Schedule
Bethpage Park Seating Diagram
Individual Game Tickets
The Scoreboard
The Roster
The Official Long Island Ducks Website
Driving Directions


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3 Court House Dr.
Central Islip, NY 11722

phone : 631-940-3825



Driving Directions to Bethpage Ballpark
From LIE West of Sagtikos Parkway:
Take Sagtikos Pkwy. south to Southern State Parkway east. Southern State Pkwy. East to Exit 43A, County Road 17 north. Follow signs on CR 17 to Ballpark.

From LIE East of Exit 58:
Take Exit 58 south on Old Nichols Road. Across Route 454, Old Nichols Road becomes County Road 100, Suffolk Avenue. Continue on CR 100 to Lowell Avenue south. Lowell Avenue south to Eastview Drive-make right. Follow signs to the Ballpark.

From North:
Take Route 111 south to County Road 17, Wheeler Road (Wheeler Road becomes Carleton Avenue). Take Carleton Avenue south. Follow signs to the Ballpark.

From Southern State Pkwy. West of Exit 43A:

Take Exit 43A to County Rd. 17, Carleton Avenue North. Follow signs to Ballpark.

From Southern State Parkway and Route 27 East:
Take exit 46 on Route 27 (SSP West) to Exit 43A to traffic signal. At traffic signal, go straight across Spur Drive North onto Eastview Drive. Follow signs to Ballpark.



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