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Thieleke not returning to Mallards

One of the longer runs in summer collegiate baseball ended today when the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) announced that Field Manager C.J. Thieleke will not have his contract renewed for the 2011 season.   Madison recently finished the 2010 Northwoods League season with a 41-29 record. Thieleke compiled a 230-178 regular season record […]

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Joannes Stadium / Green Bay Bullfrogs

Mark Twain once remarked, “Clothes make the man.” While this statement is often true when it comes to ballparks, such is not the case at Joannes Stadium. Through no fault of their own, the Green Bay Bullfrogs’ home field has little outside beauty connected to it. There are no trees swirling behind an outfield fence. […]

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New Bullfrogs ballpark on hold

A lack of funding is forcing owner Jeff Royle to put a new Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) ballpark on ice. Royle has proposed a new downtown ballpark on the Fox River that could serve as a community resource, hosting other events. He’s asking the city for land but has been working on […]

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Franklin Rogers Park / Mankato MoonDogs

Franklin Rogers Park is one of those older ballparks you can find scattered across the United States: too small to house a minor-league baseball team but large enough to attract the attention of entrepreneurs looking to bring in a summer collegiate team. Such is the case with Franklin Rogers Park, home of the Mankato MoonDogs. […]

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Bullfrogs pitching new Green Bay ballpark

The Northwoods League team has already outgrown Joannes Stadium and is looking at downtown sites for a new home.The Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) have already outgrown Joannes Stadium and is looking at downtown sites for a new home. Joannes Stadium is, quite honestly, a bare-boned facility with little in the way of […]

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Carson Park / Eau Claire Express

Carson Park, currently the home of the Eau Claire Express of the Northwoods League, is one of the more historical parks in the Upper Midwest. It was home to the Eau Claire Bears of the original Northern League, and some future major leaguers spent time there, including future Hall-of-Famer Henry Aaron. A statue honoring Aaron […]

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Wade Stadium / Duluth Huskies

Is there a better place on the planet to watch a ballgame? Forget about Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park — give us the simple joys of a Duluth Huskies game at Wade Stadium. Sure, there’s no exploding scoreboard, no sideshows like trained pigs or Norwegians, no nuns dispensing massages. But the Wade — which faced […]

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Dick Putz Field / St. Cloud River Bats

Dick Putz Field was originally built as the home of the St. Cloud Rox of the original Northern League, with the team playing in the unfinished facility in 1971. When that circuit folded, the ballpark served the needs of St. Cloud’s many amateur, Legion, high-school and college teams. For them, a 2,000-seat ballpark was more […]

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