About the NWL

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The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 2021 season will mark the 28th season of the Northwoods League.  It is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind.

A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, more than 200 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC), Brandon Crawford (SFG), and Chris Sale (BOS). As well as current MLB All-Star Pete Alonso (NYM), and former MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (Retired), and Curtis Granderson (Retired).




Take the Northwoods League with you wherever you and your mobile device go, with the Northwoods League mobile app. You are never more than a click away from the latest news, stats, schedules, and more.  Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play today to download.

Never miss a minute of the action! All Northwoods League games are streamed live and on-demand through a four-camera HD broadcasting platform. Daily, half-season and full-season subscriptions are available through our hosting partner, Stretch Internet. Viewers can watch games via a computer, mobile device, or AppleTV.  Customer support for webcasting is available at help@stretchinternet.com.




Max Scherzer

It may well be one of the great success stories of American (and Canadian) baseball.” – Digitalballparks.com

For me, it was a time where I really got to break out and shine.” – 3-Time Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer (pictured right), on his experience playing in the Northwoods League for the La Crosse Loggers.

I credit a lot of my success to one of my pitching coaches I had in the Northwoods League. Without him doing a lot of those things for me I definitely wouldn’t be here [in MLB] today.” – Dan Jennings, P, Tampa Bay Rays.

It was one of the funnest experiences of my life.” – Chris Sale, P, Boston Red Sox, on his time playing in the Northwoods League.