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Indiana Insider Blog – Six Hoosier ballparks baseball fans must see

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Published on April 05, 2017 with No Comments

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The 2017 baseball season is rapidly approaching, and these six Indiana ballparks are great places to catch a game. Indiana has five minor league baseball teams, the Evansville Otters, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Gary Southshore Railcats, Indianapolis Indians and South Bend Cubs. All five ballclubs host home openers in April and May. Indiana is also home to two historic parks that if you haven’t visited, you’ve probably seen on the silver screen.

Victory Field in Indianapolis: The Indianapolis Indians’ home opener is April 6 at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. The ballpark has received numerous national accolades as one of the best minor league stadiums in the United States. The Indians led all of Minor League Baseball in attendance in 2016. and over the past four seasons, the team has either led Minor League Baseball in attendance or set a single-season attendance record every year.

Four Winds Field in South Bend: The South Bend Cubs host their home opener at Four Winds Field on April 8. As a part of the World Champion Chicago Cubs organization, the club will host World Champion Wednesdays this season. Every Wednesday night game, the South Bend Cubs will feature a giveaway item or special promotion that focuses on the first World Championship for the Cubs in 108 years. Each Wednesday will also spotlight a key moment from the World Series during the game, presented by Toyota.

Parkview Field in Fort Wayne: The Fort Wayne TinCaps host their home opener at Parkview Field on April 8. Parkview Field is annually rated among the best ballpark experiences in all of Minor League Baseball, and was honored by Stadium Journey in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The TinCaps were the recipients of Minor League Baseball’s 2016 John H. Johnson President’s Award. This is Minor League Baseball’s top honor for organizational excellence, awarded each year to just one out of the 160 teams across all levels of minor league baseball (Rookie Leagues to Triple-A).

 Bosse Field in Evansville: The Evansville Otters host their home opener at historic Bosse Field on May 5. Bosse Field is America’s third oldest ballpark that is still in use, behind only Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. The field was also the home of the Racine Belles in the movie “A League of Their Own.”

U.S. Steel Yard: The Gary Southshore Railcats host their home opener at U.S. Steel Yard on May 26. A day at U.S. Steel yard is non-stop fun, and that’s even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, Friday fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere.

League Stadium in Huntingburg: League Stadium was built in 1894 in Huntingburg and is the home of the Dubois County Bombers, a college summer league team, but it is better known as the home of the Rockford Peaches in “A League of Their Own.” The stadium has a vast history and hosted among others, hall of famer Satchel Paige in the early 1960s.The Bombers open their home slate on June 1.

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