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The Prospect League is an eleven team Summer Collegiate Baseball league affiliated with the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball. For 45 years, the league operated as The Central Illinois Collegiate League. Founded in 1963 as the charter member of the NCAA Certified Summer Baseball Leagues, The CICL maintained NCAA certification for 41 years before the NCAA ended their program. The Prospect League is one of the oldest Summer Collegiate Leagues in the country. In 2008, the CICL was operating with only four teams, but expanded to eleven teams and took on the name of the Prospect League to begin the 2009 season. The Prospect League includes several former indpendent professional baseball teams and continues the standard of excellence set forth by the CICL in providing a venue for college players who wish to develop their skills to enter the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft to play baseball in an environment of high level competition.

The CICL is partially financially funded by Major League Baseball (MLB). As a non-profit, 501c3 corporation, the CICL mostly depends on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations in the teams’ communities.

[edit] CICL Teams merged into the Prospect League

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Central Illinois Collegiate League Teams
Team Location Stadium
Danville Dans Danville, IL Danville Stadium
Dubois Bombers Huntingburg, IN League Stadium
DuPage Dragons Lisle, IL Benedictine Sports Complex
Quincy Gems Quincy, IL Quincy Stadium

[edit] Current Prospect League Teams

2009 Prospect League Teams
West Division
Team Location Stadium
Danville Dans Danville, IL Danville Stadium
Dubois County Bombers Huntingburg, IN League Stadium
Dupage Dragons Lisle, IL Benedictine Sports Complex
Hannibal Cavemen Hannibal, MO Clemens Field
Quincy Gems Quincy, IL Quincy Stadium
Springfield Sliders Springfield, IL Robin Roberts Field
East Division
Team Location Stadium
Butler BlueSox Butler, PA Pullman Park
Chillicothe Paints Chillicothe, OH V.A. Memorial Stadium
North Coast Knights Lorain, OH The Pipe Yard
Richmond RiverRats Richmond, IN McBride Stadium
Slippery Rock Sliders Slippery Rock, PA Jack Critchfield Park
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