The Lancaster Barnstormers play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Atlantic League is an independent professional league that is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. Despite its independent status, the Atlantic league features a high level of play and sells about 50 contracts annually to major league organizations.
The Lancaster Barnstormers have played in the Atlantic League since the team's first season in 2005. Their home stadium is Clipper Magazine Stadium, which is in the northwestern part of the city.
The Barnstormers won league championships in 2006 and in 2014. As of 2015, the Barnstormers are managed by Butch Hobson, who was formerly a manager in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox.