Tapping into Something Special: The Story Behind Five Tool Ale

The Northwoods League is a collegiate summer baseball league in the upper midwest made up of 20 teams and, as of this season, one craft beer. The league, whose alumni include Max Scherzer, Ben Zobrist, and Curtis Granderson, features teams like the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, Rochester Honkers, and Mankato Moondogs, to name a

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Bucking Trends: The Story Behind the Memphis Redbirds

In a minor league baseball landscape of increasingly outrageous logos and team names, the St. Louis Cardinals farm system is unusual. Three of the Cardinals’ six affiliates are named directly for their parent club, including Double-A Springfield, High-A Palm Beach, and Rookie League Johnson City. Two of the three Cardinal affiliates with unique names are the

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Big Little Logo: The Story Behind the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Whenever the term “oxymoron” comes up, “Jumbo Shrimp” seems to be the first example people can think of. “Jumbo” means big, “Shrimp” means little. In a way, the oxymoronic nature of the term makes it a perfect fit for the name of a minor league baseball team that plays in the biggest little

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