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Town Ball Parks of Minnesota

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Border to border, Minnesota has over three hundred town ball (amateur) baseball teams. Town Ball Parks of Minnesota takes the reader on a tour of the state’s most revered ballparks, ranging from a multi-million dollar complex in the Twin Cities to a rural field at the end of a dirt road—arguably the most remote ballpark in the state.

Over the course of several years and thousands of miles, the author traveled the state to visit these ballparks, then selected twenty-seven unique, historic and beloved ballparks. The result is a book on town ball unlike any other publication.

Town Ball Parks of Minnesota features five hundred photographs selected from over twenty thousand images, together with entertaining stories about the teams, the ballparks and the towns. For those readers who grew up with town ball, this book will highlight the sport they know and have loved for generations. For those unfamiliar with town ball, the book will afford you a glimpse into why these ballparks are considered some of the state’s greatest sports treasures.

Ready to come along on the tour? This is a trip worth taking. 

Town Ball Parks of Minnesota Book Sellers

Barnes & Noble (all locations)

Majestic Twins Clubhouse Store, Target Field

Dassel History Museum

Wally's Sports & Clothing, Chaska

The General Store, Minnetonka

Baseball 365, Bloomington

Red River Inn, Cold Spring

St Paul Saints Gift Shop, CHS Field\

Goodthings, White Bear Lake & Maple Grove

Bibelot, all locations

MN History Center, St Paul

Unearthed Arts, Waconia

Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior 

Lake Country Booksellers, White Bear Lake

 

Featured Ballparks

Arlington

Belle Plaine

Bird Island

Cannon Falls

Chaska

Cold Spring

Dassel

Delano

Dundas

Fairfax

Gaylord

Granite Falls

Hamburg 

Hinckley

Jordan

Loretto

Marshall

Midway

Miesville

Minnetonka

New Ulm

Pearl Lake

Red Eye

Red Wing

Rochester

Union Hill

Waseca

The Author

Todd Mueller is a St. Paul native who, as a youngster, wore a Minnesota Twins uniform with block lettering ironed on by his mother. His number seven was a tribute to his favorite Twin, centerfielder Lenny Green.

Todd’s career was in communications and marketing, most recently as a marketing executive at a top twenty Minnesota company. He resides in a suburb of St. Paul. This is Todd’s first book.

Principal Photographers

Patrick Kelley

Patrick has received many photography awards, including several honors from National Geographic. A Minnesota native, he lives on the island of Kauai where he runs several businesses, including Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops.

Wayne Davis

Wayne is a power sports photographer based in Minneapolis. His work has been featured in magazines like ESPN, American Biker and Dirt Wheels. He was inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame for his three decades of photography. He also is passionate about baseball and relished the opportunity to shoot these ballparks. 

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