Cardinals' Assistant General Manager John Mozeliak attended the press conference in New York and said, "The club is pleased to be able to remain in the New York-Penn League. Batavia has always been a place our clubs have enjoyed playing at as visitors, so it will be nice to call Dwyer Stadium home." Mozeliak added, "We hope this two-year agreement is just the first of many years to come between the Cardinals and the Batavia organization."
St. Louis played at Augusta, New Jersey, from 1994-2005 until that team was purchased prior to this season and moved to University Park, PA., to become the State College Spikes. The State College club went 39-36 and finished in third place in the Pinckney Division, 3.5 games behind Auburn.
A rich tradition of baseball surrounds the Batavia club, as the city has hosted minor league baseball almost continuously since 1939. Batavia had been home to the Philadelphia Phillies short-season club for the past 19 years (since 1988).