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Founded in 1994, and comprised of the some of the top college players from across the country, the Northwoods League is one of the nation's premier Summer Collegiate Baseball leagues. Sanctioned by the Summer Collegiate Baseball Association, all players are NCAA eligible and are unpaid in order to maintain their eligibility.

Each team is operated in a similar manner to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.

Several Northwoods League teams play in ballparks formerly occupied by professional clubs from the Midwest League and the Northern League. The Northwoods League allows communities throughout the U.S. and Canada deemed too small for pro ball to continue to enjoy high-quality, competitive baseball during the summer months.

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[edit] Current NWL Teams

Northwoods League Teams
North Division
Team Location Stadium
Alexandria Beetles Alexandria, MN Knute Nelson Memorial Stadium
Brainerd Blue Thunder Brainerd, MN Stewart C. Mills Field
Duluth Huskies Duluth, MN Wade Stadium
Mankato MoonDogs Mankato, MN Franklin Rogers Park
Rochester Honkers Rochester, MN Mayo Field
St. Cloud River Bats St. Cloud, MN Dick Putz Field
Thunder Bay Border Cats Thunder Bay, ON Port Arthur Stadium
South Division
Battle Creek Bombers Battle Creek, MI C.O. Brown Stadium
Eau Claire Express Eau Claire, WI Carson Park
Green Bay Bullfrogs Green Bay, WI Joannes Stadium
La Crosse Loggers LaCrosse, WI Copeland Park
Madison Mallards Madison, WI Warner Park a.k.a "The Duck Pond"
Waterloo Bucks Waterloo, IA Riverfront Stadium
Wisconsin Woodchucks Wausau, WI Athletic Park

[edit] Former Northwoods League Teams

[edit] NWL Alumni Currently on a Major League Baseball 40-Man Roster (as of March 2007)

Northwoods League Alumni
Player NWL Team MLB Team
Clint Barmes Kenosha and Waterloo Colorado Rockies
T.J. Bohn Brainerd Seattle Mariners
Mike Burns Brainerd Boston Red Sox
Chris Demaria St. Cloud Milwaukee Brewers
Andre Ethier Rochester Atlanta Braves
Dave Gassner Wausau Minnesota Twins
Tom Gorzelanny St. Cloud Pittsburgh Pirates
Curtis Granderson Mankato Detroit Tigers
Bobby Kielty Kenosha Oakland Athletics
Mark Lowe Wisconsin Seattle Mariners
Paul McAnulty Mankato San Diego Padres
Pat Neshek Wisconsin Minnesota Twins
Juan Pierre Manitowoc Chicago Cubs
Robb Quinlan Dubuque Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Erasmo Ramirez Kenosha Texas Rangers
George Sherrill Kenosha Seattle Mariners
Ryan Spilborghs Madison Colorado Rockies
Jeff Weaver Dubuque St. Louis Cardinals
Josh Willingham Waterloo Florida Marlins
Ben Zobrist Wisconsin Tampa Bay Devil Rays

[edit] Related Links

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