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Town Ball Tuesdays

Dispatches From Minnesota's Baseball Backroads

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Youth & Family Townball Showcase

We've worked to plan a great event this summer! Check it out: The Park National League, Minneapolis Park and Recreation, and Town Ball Tuesdays present the first Youth & Family Townball Showcase at Historic Parade Stadium on Monday, July 8th,... Continue Reading →

Dassel – Saints Field

The town of Dassel is a sort of hiccup one would typically pass by while taking US 12 west to Willmar and points beyond, or when paying a visit to neighboring Darwin's curious Twine Ball roadside attraction. I know, as... Continue Reading →

Hutchinson – Veterans Memorial Field

Hutchinson wasn't off to a good start as co-host of the 2016 state amateur tournament. Drenching storms in the area had rendered Veterans Memorial Field unplayable during the tournament's opening weekend, forcing games to be moved to Litchfield and ultimately... Continue Reading →

Litchfield – Optimist Park

I love ironic humor. A well-timed pie to the face makes for a great laugh, but a cleverly composed bit of irony produces a rare, guilty sort of chuckle unlike other brands of comedy. I also believe strongly in charity,... Continue Reading →

Chaska – Athletic Park

Chaska Athletic Park has great significance to both me, personally, and to Town Ball Tuesdays, as an institution. For myself, it was the first really wonderful park I had a chance to play in after returning to baseball following a... Continue Reading →

Shakopee – Joe Schleper Stadium

When folks in Minnesota think about Shakopee, the Valley Fair amusement park and Canterbury horse racing track usually come to mind well before any thoughts of baseball. A populous community sandwiched between the Minnesota River and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community... Continue Reading →

Victoria – Poppitz Field

The route west from the Twin Cities along Minnesota State Highway 5 takes you to some of the state's most storied baseball towns and their cathedrals: Gaylord, Arlington, Green Isle, Hamburg, and Young America and the slick, modern stadiums of... Continue Reading →

Loretto – Arnold Klaers Field

Never seeming to be able to get my fill of live baseball, I made the short jaunt out to Loretto to catch the Larks hosting the Maple Lake Lakers in the 2016 Region 12C Tournament. This would be a solo... Continue Reading →

St. Anthony Village – Palm Field

Being familiar with many of the metro-area fields used by the Class A teams, and having played on a number of them myself, Marty and I knew that there was good baseball to be seen at these games, but found... Continue Reading →

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