Not long after the first town team in Minnesota was formed in Nininger City in 1857, other towns followed suit and soon organized into leagues. The first State Championship was claimed in 1867 when the North Star Club of St. Paul beat the Vermillion Base Ball Club, 43-35.

At first, semi-pro teams and soon fully professional teams were found across the growing towns of the state as civic leaders found paying talented young men to play ball in their town and provide entertainment was great for attracting settlers. Amateur teams also found their place and in 1924, the first Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament was played. The St. Paul Armours beat Stillwater for the title.

Amateur leagues spread throughout the state and more and more teams were added. Soon, younger players were competing for State high school, American Legion and VFW championships as well. Meanwhile, minor leagues also flourished.
We are currently creating a database to link you to these leagues and the teams that gave them life. It will take some time, but be patient and keep checking back with us.

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