Frontier League

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Frontier League

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Founded 1993
No. of teams 10
Country Flag of United States United States
Current champions Joliet Slammers
Official website

The Frontier League is an independent minor league which began play in 1993. Currently, the league has ten clubs located as far east as Pennsylvania and as far west as Missouri.

Current Teams[edit]

Current Frontier League Teams
West Division
Team Location Stadium Manager
Evansville Otters Evansville, IN Bosse Field Andy McCauley
Florence Freedom Florence, KY UC Health Stadium Dennis Pelfrey
Gateway Grizzlies Sauget, IL GCS Ballpark Phil Warren
River City Rascals O'Fallon, MO T.R. Hughes Ballpark Steve Brook
Southern Illinois Miners Marion, IL Rent One Park Mike Pinto
East Division
Team Location Stadium Manager
Joliet Slammers Joliet, IL Silver Cross Field Jeff Isom
Lake Erie Crushers Avon, OH All Pro Freight Stadium Cam Roth
Schaumburg Boomers Schaumburg, IL Schaumburg Baseball Stadium Jamie Bennett
Washington Wild Things Washington, PA Consol Energy Park Gregg Langbehn
Windy City ThunderBolts Crestwood, IL Standard Bank Stadium Brian Smith

League Champions[edit]

Year Winner Series Loser
1993 Zanesville Greys 2-0 Ohio Valley Redcoats
1994 Erie Sailors 2-0 Lancaster Scouts
1995 Johnstown Steal 2-0 Zanesville Greys
1996 Springfield Capitals 2-0 Chillicothe Paints
1997 Canton Crocodiles 2-0 Evansville Otters
1998 Springfield Capitals 2-1 Chillicothe Paints
1999 London Werewolves 2-0 Chillicothe Paints
2000 Johnstown Johnnies 3-1 Evansville Otters
2001 Richmond Roosters 3-0 Chillicothe Paints
2002 Richmond Roosters 3-1 Washington Wild Things
2003 Gateway Grizzlies 3-0 Evansville Otters
2004 Rockford Riverhawks 3-0 Evansville Otters
2005 Kalamazoo Kings 3-2 Chillicothe Paints
2006 Evansville Otters 3-0 Chillicothe Paints
2007 Windy City Thunderbolts 3-2 Washington Wild Things
2008 Windy City Thunderbolts 3-0 Kalamazoo Kings
2009 Lake Erie Crushers 3-2 River City Rascals
2010 River City Rascals 3-1 Traverse City Beach Bums
2011 Joliet Slammers 3-1 River City Rascals
2012 Southern Illinois Miners 3-1 Florence Freedom
2013 Schaumburg Boomers 3-0 Lake Erie Crushers
2014 Schaumburg Boomers 3-1 River City Rascals
2015 Traverse City Beach Bums 3-0 River City Rascals
2016 Evansville Otters 3-2 River City Rascals
2017 Schaumburg Boomers 3-1 Florence Freedom
2018 Joliet Slammers 3-2 Washington Wild Things

Notable League Alumni[edit]

Cities Represented[edit]









West Virginia[edit]


Road Teams[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mike Shannon: Everything Happens in Chillicothe: A Summer in the Frontier League with Max McLeary, the One-Eyed Umpire, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2004.

External Links[edit]

|League website