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On June 1, 2001, former MLB pitcher Goose Gossage threw out the first pitch in the life of the Alexandria Beetles. Since that point numerous celebrities, including the oldest living hall-of-fame inductee Bob Feller, and local fans alike have grace the Beetles home games with their presence. Some of these being state representatives in Congress, others being former Major League stars, but mostly people who just have a love for baseball.

Based out of Alexandria, MN, the Beetles are a Summer Collegiate Baseball which is dedicated and designed to provide minor league level competition for NCAA players that wish to continue on into professional baseball. The Alexandria operate in the model a Minor League team: playing nightly before fans in stadiums which seat thousands, using wood bats and minor league specification equipment, and experiencing road trips between games. The Beetles actively recruit, and have hosted some of the premier collegiate athletes from throughout the United States and Canada. Like all other summer collegiate players, Beetles athletes are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility, and live with host families in the same manner as Single A and Independent League players.

Great things continue to happen for the Beetles. Since that first season in 2001, the popularity of the Beetles continues to grow and the level of talent on the field outdoes itself year after year. The average attendance at Knute Nelson Memorial Park has risen steadily from 600 in 2001 to 1,119 fans per game in 2008.

[edit] 2009 On-Field Staff

[edit] Beetles Alumni Drafted into Major League Baseball

[edit] Beetles in Affiliated Minor League Baseball

[edit] Beetles Alumni in Independent Professional Baseball

[edit] Beetles Alumni in International Professional Baseball

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