Minnesota town team locales

  • Updated: July 5, 2014 - 6:17 PM

A handful of other great Minnesota town team locales, among dozens, as described by Patrick Reusse:

MILROY

This village of 250 near Marshall started town ball in 1947 as the Irish, won a state title in 1954 and had a name change to the Yankees. The Dolan family was synonymous with Milroy baseball for generations. In 2009, Bob Dolan brought back the Irish as a second team for Milroy and was the prime mover in getting a new ballpark — Irish Yard — built in the countryside. Meantime, the Yankees still play in the Milroy Ballpark in town.

NEW ULM

The Brewers were major players in the post-World War II days of “fast’’ baseball in Minnesota, when outside pitchers and sluggers were hired for the summer at substantial cost to a town’s baseball boosters. There have been great hometown players from the city, of course, starting with Terry Steinbach and his brothers. This is the 75th anniversary season for Johnson Park, the home to both the town-ball Brewers and Kaiserhoff, and the city’s other baseball entities.

CHASKA

The Chaska Cubs are having another outstanding season, even though the Minnesota River once again took control of Chaska Athletic Field — an outstanding ballyard when the water isn’t up to the grandstand. The Cubs have developed a big rivalry with the nearby Victoria Vics, and what makes it even better is that Bob Poppitz manages the Cubs and his brother Mike manages the Vics. And Mike isn’t timid about dipping into the pool of talent that came up through the Chaska ranks.

DUNDAS

This little stop on the road outside Northfield bills itself as “the Town of Baseball.’’ Again, there’s much competition for this title in the area, but the Dukes have been state champs and state contenders for decades now. Best story: The Dukes had numerous bulky sluggers for years, and that bulk was accentuated with their orange jerseys. Memorial Park was being rebuilt, leaving the boards of the grandstand in a heap. A visiting player arrived, saw the rubble and said: “What happened … you fellas try to take a team picture?’’ ARLINGTON

You can go north from Arlington to Jordan, or west to Brownton, or a stone’s throw away to Green Isle, and stop most anywhere to find a great town-ball burgh. The dynastic runs and roll call of fantastic players — Stoll, Odegaard, O’Brien, Driscoll, Klunder and on — might never return with the Arlington A’s, but you can still find a neat ballpark near a city water tower designed as a baseball.

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Detroit 4
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San Francisco 8
Los Angeles 6 FINAL
Chicago WSox 1
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Loyola Marymount 68
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(18) Texas A&M 57
Morehead St 66 FINAL
Tennessee St 81
George Mason 43 FINAL
Saint Josephs 71
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East Tenn St 73
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Appalachian St 61
TX-Arlington 66 FINAL
Georgia Southern 41
SC State 57 FINAL
Bethune-Cookman 56
Delaware State 51 FINAL
Coppin State 80
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Santa Clara 66
Norfolk State 49 FINAL
Hampton 64
Florida Atlantic 56 FINAL
UAB 59
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NC Central 46
Savannah State 72 FINAL
Florida A&M 51
Virginia Tech 51 FINAL
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Nicholls 53
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Missouri 64
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Arkansas State 70
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Stephen F Austin 56
Alabama A&M 58 FINAL
Jackson State 66
Alabama State 68 FINAL
Grambling 62
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Texas Southern 73
Ark-Pine Bluff 0 Postponed
Miss Valley St 0
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Incarnate Word 62
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Northern Iowa 69
Bradley 70 FINAL
Drake 86
Presbyterian 62 FINAL
High Point 75
Vanderbilt 61 FINAL
(12) Kentucky 67
Idaho State 58 FINAL
Eastern Washington 62
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USC 50
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Idaho 63
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Minnesota 54
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Cal State Fullerton 36
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CS-Northridge 37
Hawaii 30 2nd Half
UC Santa Barbara 23
UC Davis 25 2nd Half
UC-Riverside 32
Northern Ariz 36 2nd Half
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