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Northwoods League eyes westward expansion

Northwoods League President Dick Radatz, Jr. confirms his interest in putting a team in Bismarck Municipal Ballpark after renovations are completed, as the circuit explores a westward expansion. Currently the summer-collegiate Northwoods League is centralized in Minnesota and Wisconsin, with single teams in Michigan, Iowa and Ontario. While there are expansion opportunities in the existing […]

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Bismarck Municipal Ballpark to be renovated this summer

Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, which has seen plenty of history (including the likes of Satchel Paige and Ray Dandridge gracing the playing field) over the years, will be upgraded this season — to the tune of $1.5 million. The ballpark currently seats 800 in a run-down grandstand. The project, funded with private donations and administered by […]

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Satchel Paige, Bismarck and Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

The Bismarck (N.D.) Park Board is debating whether to rename Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, the city’s home to baseball since 1921, after the legendary Satchel Paige. The story behind the request is a fascinating chapter in baseball. Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, had quite the storied career: the greatest […]

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