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Axios – New Pro Softball Team Announced for Austin

A former Major League Baseball player and a professional wrestler are teaming up to bring a pro softball franchise to Austin.

Driving the news: The Texas Smoke will be the fourth franchise in Women’s Professional Fastpitch.

  • The league replaces National Pro Fastpitch, which shuttered in 2021 after two decades due to COVID-induced financial losses.

What’s happening: The squad is owned by (married couple) former Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and pro wrestler Jade Cargill.

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