De Pere Dodgers Join Wisconsin State League
December 1, 2015
The Wisconsin State Baseball League welcomed the De Pere Dodgers into its fold for the 2016 season, marking the first time a Green Bay area team will compete in the league since 1999, the final year of the Green Bay Billys.
The Wisconsin State Baseball League welcomed the De Pere Dodgers into
its fold for the 2016 season, marking the first time a Green Bay area team will
compete in the league since 1999, the final year of the Green Bay Billys.
The addition of
the Dodgers also marks the return of one of the league’s charter members.
Dennis Ruh will be
heading the Dodger operation. He headed
up the Green Bay Blue Ribbons in both the club’s and the league’s first year,
1970. Ruh’s Ribbons had remarkable
success in the highly competitive league, winning 13 titles in their 26 years.
The Dodgers will
play at the West De Pere High School field.
“We wanted to provide a place where Northeast
Wisconsin college age and older players have a team to play for in what I think
is the most competitive league in the Midwest,” Ruh said.
The Dodgers will
play a 30-game schedule in the league. It will be confirmed at the Jan. 30
league meeting. Other clubs in the
league are the Addison (IL), Braves, Kenosha Kings, Lombard (IL) Orioles, Oshkosh Giants, Sheboygan A’s and West Allis Nationals.
West Allis is also
playing its first full season in the league. The Nationals were part of the
league during last year’s experimental scheduling season which called for fewer
games for teams that played in multiple leagues. The Nationals organization is run by Steve
The Dodgers logo and website information will be released later in the offseason.
The Wisconsin State League is one of the premier semi-professional/amateur baseball leagues in the mid-west. In operation since 1970, the Wisconsin State League is a highly competitive league that features many of the midwest's top current and former collegiate athletes, as well as many former professional baseball players. Keep up to date on everything happening in the Wisconsin State League by following the league online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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