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Fraser Field / North Shore Navigators

Built in 1940, Fraser Field has hosted Eastern League and independent baseball; it’s now home to summer-collegiate ball. FAST FACTS Year Built: 1940 Capacity: 3,804 Dimensions: 320L, 400C, 320R Parking: There is some limited street parking in front of the ballpark, but beware: there are some inconsistent restrictions on parking in the area, and the […]

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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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Doubleday Field / Cooperstown Hawkeyes

It is a relic of the myths surrounding the origins of America’s Pastime, a quaint village ballpark that for many years hosted a major-league exhibition game due to its proximity to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Still, Doubleday Field in downtown Cooperstown is a charming little ballpark that plays host to high-school, college and […]

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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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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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