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Wake Forest Baseball Park / Wake Forest University

Baseball fans in North Carolina talk reverently about old-time Carolina League ballparks. Ironically, there aren’t many old-time Carolina League ballparks still in use as professional-baseball venues; Kinston is about it, really. Wake Forest Baseball Park, the former Ernie Shore Field and home of the Winston-Salem Warthogs, is now home to the Wake Forest University Demon […]

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Renovation, not replacement of Athletic Park likely course of action

Given the economy, the sentiment in Wausau is spending money on renovations to Athletic Park, the home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks, rather than replacing it.When Marathon County officials determined the concessions at Wausau’s Athletic Park, the home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks (summer collegiate; Northwoods League), needed upgrading to meet code, the team faced a tough […]

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Athletic Park / Wisconsin Woodchucks

Athletic Park is sometimes called the Wrigley Field of the Northwoods League, and the claim has a lot of merit. Like Wrigley, Athletic Park is old: the original grandstand dates back to 1936, and the stone wall surrounding the ballpark came a few years after that. Athletic Park is nestled in a residential area north […]

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Victoria TCL team formally announced; Pump Jacks to return

News from the Texas Collegiate League: More information on the new Victoria team, while the East Texas Pump Jacks confirm a return.Today the Texas Collegiate League formally announced what we reported yesterday: a new Victoria team is entering the summer-collegiate circuit. The team will be owned and operated by local businessperson Tracy Young. The new Victoria franchise […]

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Texas Collegiate League adds Victoria to roster

The summer-collegiate circuit expands to southeastern Texas.A Victoria team is slated to join the summer-collegiate Texas Collegiate League, as Victoria businessman Tracy Young is close to signing a lease for Lowe Park. The lease gives Young control of Lowe Park, which is also home to the University of Houston-Victoria team, for the summer-collegiate season. The […]

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Al Lang Field

Though it’s not quite the old ballpark it once was, Al Lang Field deserves a special place in the hearts and minds of baseball fans. It will more than likely be torn down in coming years to make way for either parkland or a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark. But if you find yourself in […]

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Frame Park ballpark approval down to the wire

A proposed Northwoods League ballpark for Waukesha’s Frame Park could be approved before the end of the year.Chad Bauer’s quest for a new Waukesha (Wis.) ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team could be finalized shortly, as two more approvals are all that’s needed before construction can start. The proposal is for a $2 million […]

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CICL, Prospect League to merge

The summer-collegiate Central Illinois Collegiate League is no more, as four teams are being absorbed into the startup Prospect League.The summer-collegiate Central Illinois Collegiate League is no more, as four teams are being absorbed into the startup Prospect League. In the West Division will be Quincy, Hannibal, Springfield, Danville, Dubois County and DuPage County; in […]

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Waukesha ballpark approved by Common Council

A proposed new ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team in Waukesha, Wis. was approved last night by Common Council. A proposed new ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team in Waukesha, Wis. was approved last night by Common Council. On an 11-3 vote the council approved the $2 million facility, which will hold roughly […]

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Northwoods League

Northwoods League history The Northwoods League is a college-level league with operations in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Ontario and Wisconsin. It began play in 1994 and was patterned after college-level leagues in New England (the Cape Cod League) and Alaska. The original Northwoods League featured teams in Minnesota (Rochester Honkers), Iowa (Dubuque Mud Puppies), and Wisconsin […]

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Mallards, Madison reach agreement on remodel of Warner Park

After years of negotiations the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the city of Madison have come to a tentative agreement on a renovation of Warner Park.After years of negotiations the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the city of Madison have come to a tentative agreement on a renovation of Warner Park. […]

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