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Encyclopedia > Northwoods League
Northwoods League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1994
No. of teams 14
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Canada Canada
Most recent champion(s) St. Cloud River Bats
Official website www.northwoodsleague.com

The Northwoods League is an SCBA (Summer Collegiate Baseball Association) sanctioned summer baseball league comprising teams of the top college players from North America and beyond. All players in the league must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate. Players are not paid so as to maintain their college eligibility. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Northwoods League. ... Image File history File links NorthwoodsLeague. ... This article is about the sport. ... // February 20 — In Boston, Massachusetts, Irelands 41-year-old Eamonn Coghlan becomes the first man over the age of forty to run a sub-four minute mile when he clocked 3min. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The St. ... This article is about the sport. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Teams are run similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats and minor league specification baseballs. The Northwoods League draws more fans to its games than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League.


Several of the teams in the league play in ballparks formerly occupied by professional clubs from the Midwest League and the Northern League. The wooden bat circuit allows communities deemed too small for pro ball to continue to enjoy high quality, competitive baseball during the summer months. The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... This article refers to the modern Northern League. ...


Northwoods League Umpires In addition to being a league for player development, it also hires umpires from the two Professional Umpire Schools. The reason is to aid in their development into The Minor League system and help them move their way up the ranks to Major League Baseball. To this day, The Northwoods League has seen over 60 umpires make it as far as AAA. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Northwoods League. ...

Contents

Teams for the 2007 season

North Division

The Alexandria Beetles are a summer college-level baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Alexandria, Minnesota . ... Alexandria is a city in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Mills Field is a stadium in Brainerd, Minnesota. ... Brainerd is a city located in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. ... The Duluth Huskies are a college-level summer baseball team based in Duluth, Minnesota. ... Wade Stadium is a baseball field located at Grand Ave & 34th AW in Duluth, Minnesota. ... Duluth is the county seat of St. ... The Mankato Moondogs are a summer college-level baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Mankato, Minnesota . ... Franklin Rogers Park is a stadium in Mankato, Minnesota. ... Mankato is a city in Blue Earth County¹, Minnesota with a population of 32,427 as of the 2000 census². It is the county seat of Blue Earth County, and is located along a large bend of the Minnesota River at its confluence with the Blue Earth River. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Mayo Field is a stadium in Rochester, Minnesota. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Olmsted Founded 1854 Mayor Ardell Brede Area    - City 103. ... The St. ... Red River cart at Saint Cloud St. ... The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a summer college-level baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Thunder Bay , Ontario , Canada . ... Port Arthur Stadium is a stadium in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Settled 1679 as Fort Caministigoyan See histories of Port Arthur and Fort William Amalgamation 1 January 1970 Government [1][2]  - Type Municipal Government  - Mayor Lynn... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked...

South Division

The Battle Creek Bombers are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, an NCAA summer baseball league. ... C.O. Brown Stadium is a baseball stadium in the United States located in Battle Creek, Michigan. ... “Battle Creek” redirects here. ... The Eau Claire Express is a Northwoods League baseball team. ... Carson Park is a park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. ... Location within the state of Wisconsin. ... The Green Bay Bullfrogs are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, an NCAA summer baseball league. ... Joannes Field is a stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... It has been suggested that Green Bay Police Department be merged into this article or section. ... The La Crosse Loggers are a summer college-level baseball team playing for theNorthwoods League in La Crosse, Wisconsin . ... Copeland Park, also referred to as The Lumber Yard, is a stadium in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ... Location in the state of Wisconsin Coordinates: , Counties Government  - Mayor Mark Johnsrud Area  - City 57. ... The Madison Mallards are a college-level summer baseball team based in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Warner Park baseball game Warner Park is a community park in northern Madison, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... The Waterloo Bucks are a college-level summer baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Waterloo, Iowa . ... Riverfront Stadium is a stadium in Waterloo, Iowa. ... Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, an NCAA summer baseball league. ... Athletic Park is a baseball stadium in Wausau, Wisconsin. ... Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. ...

Potential expansion

Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh County Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City  27. ... Pewaukee is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett (D) Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ...

Notable Northwoods League Alumni

Major Leaguers

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Others

The La Crosse Loggers are a summer college-level baseball team playing for theNorthwoods League in La Crosse, Wisconsin . ... Len Kasper with Bob Brenly during a broadcast. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... Ronald Ron Clyde Gardenhire (born October 24, 1957 in Butzbach Hesse, West Germany) is a manager in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins in the American League. ... The St. ... Gary Joseph Gaetti (born August 19, 1958 in Centralia, Illinois), nicknamed G-Man (Rat during his earlier days), is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1981-90), California Angels (1991-93), Kansas City Royals (1993-95), St. ... The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a summer college-level baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Thunder Bay , Ontario , Canada . ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The St. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... The Waterloo Bucks are a college-level summer baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Waterloo, Iowa . ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944, in San Diego, California) (nicknamed Puff) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and... The Alexandria Beetles are a summer college-level baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Alexandria, Minnesota . ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... The Waterloo Bucks are a college-level summer baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Waterloo, Iowa . ... John T. Shelby (born February 23, 1958, in Lexington, Kentucky) was a Major League Baseball player from 1981-1991. ... The Alexandria Beetles are a summer college-level baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Alexandria, Minnesota . ... Frank John Viola, Jr. ... The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a summer college-level baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Thunder Bay , Ontario , Canada . ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... James Francis Jimy Williams (born October 4, 1943 in Santa Maria, California) is a former manager in Major League Baseball. ... The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, an NCAA summer baseball league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Other nicknames True Blue Brew Crew, The Brew Crew, The Crew, Beermakers Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970–2000) Sick... Edgar Frederick (Ned) Yost (born August 19, 1955 in Eureka, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and the current manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. ...

References

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
nwlfan.com: Your Complete Guide to the Northwoods League! (4012 words)
The Northwoods League and ESPNU have reached a two-year agreement, with a mutual option on a third year, to televise Northwoods League games nationally beginning 2007.
Plans to bring a summer-collegiate Northwoods League baseball team to Green Bay next summer took another step forward Tuesday night when the city Park Committee voted to send a proposed lease for Joannes Field to the City Council for a vote on Tuesday.
No stranger to the Northwoods League, Stahl was the assistant coach for the Brainerd Blue Thunder in 2005, and with the Huskies in 2006.
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