Stearns History Museum Offers Area Tour of Town Ballparks
June 28 @ 1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Discover the stories of our “Fields of Dreams” on Friday, June 28, during a Stearns History Museum tour of small-town amateur ballparks. Stearns County Commissioner Jeff Mergen, coach of the Farming Flames, will guide attendees through some of the best ball diamonds in Central Minnesota, imparting stories and sharing their histories. You’ll also stop by Trappers Pub & Grub in Farming for dinner before catching a game in which the Farming Flames take on the Greenwald Cubs.
Stearns County has been a hotbed for amateur baseball since the 1860s and continuously leads the state annually in regional attendance. Big Leaguers whose journey took them through Stearns County ballparks include Eldon “Rip” Repulski, Greg Thayer, Jim Eisenreich, and the Thielman brothers – Jake and Henry.
The bus leaves the Museum at 1:30 p.m. Attendance is limited, so reserve your spot today! Contact the Museum at (320) 253-8424 to register or for more information. Participants will be responsible for the cost of their meals, and the bus will leave the game for the Museum no later than 10 p.m. You also may register via the museum’s website.