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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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Klamath Falls Gems slated to join WCL in 2011

The Klamath Falls Gems will begin play next season as the 10th team in summer-collegiate West Coast League, playing at historic Kiger Stadium. Klamath Falls, Oregon will join the West Coast League for the 2011 season, becoming the 10th active franchise.  Klamath Falls Gems Baseball, LLC, will operate the summer-collegiate team, according to WCL president […]

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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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Damaschke Field / Oneonta Outlaws

Most in baseball remember Damaschke Field as the former home of the NY-Penn League’s Oneonta Tigers, a place with strong community ownership and no beer sold at the ballpark. Things have changed: the ballpark was renovated in 2007, the Tigers now are in Norwich, and a summer-collegiate team has taken up residence. One thing remains […]

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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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Finch Field / Thomasville HiToms

Finch Field has been the home of Thomasville baseball since 1937, when the Thomasville Chairmakers posted a 63-48 record in the Class D Carolina State League, Since then, the ballpark has hosted teams in the North Carolina State League and the Carolina League, where current Florida skipper Jack McKeon won a championship in 1968. Today, […]

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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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