Selig, Yount Set to Highlight NWL All-Star Festivities
Mequon, WI – On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 college baseball’s best players will take part in the 2014
Northwoods League All-Star Game presented by Fiduciary Management, Inc. The game will be hosted by the
Lakeshore Chinooks and will be played at Kapco Park on the campus of Concordia University. The All-Star
Festivities will kick-off with the All-Star Banquet on Monday night, July 21, 2014 to be held at the Ozaukee County
Fair Grounds in the Columbia St. Mary’s Center. The featured speaker will be the Commissioner of Baseball, Allan
H. “Bud” Selig. In addition to Commissioner Selig the teams will be introduced by the Honorary Managers, Jim
Gantner for the North Team and Robin Yount for the South Team. Live entertainment will follow the program.
“It’s an honor to be able to host the Northwoods League All-Star Game with all the tremendous talent on the field,”
commented Jim Kacmarcik, President of the Lakeshore Chinooks. “In addition, to be able to have Milwaukee
baseball icons, Commissioner Selig, Robin Yount and Jim Gantner involved in the festivities is really a blessing and
a treat for the fans.” Dick Radatz, President of the Northwoods League added, “We're excited to display our top
talent in our newest facility among so many distinguished guests."
On game day, Tuesday, July 22nd, the gates will open at 3:30pm. Players will rotate through the VIP Photography
Autograph Zone until 5:30pm. The Home Run Challenge will begin at 4:45pm and feature a unique format. Nine
players from each division will represent the North and South teams. Each player will receive six outs in their half
of the inning and a nine inning competition will take place. The team with the most Home Runs hit after the nine
inning exhibition will be declared the winner.
The actual Northwoods League All-Star Game Presented by Fiduciary Management, Inc. will begin at 6:45pm.
Honorary Managers for the game will be former big league players, Robin Yount and Jim Gantner both of whom
spent their entire playing careers in Milwaukee. Between the two of them they spent thirty-seven years in the
Majors. “It will be fun to get a chance to manage these young, talented players for the night,” said Yount.
Tickets for the All-Star Banquet are $60 per person and can be purchased by calling the Lakeshore Chinooks offices
at 262-618-4659, seating is limited. Tickets to the Tuesday Northwoods League All-Star Festivities including the
autograph session, Home Run Competition and the game are $15 for Reserved Box, $10 for Reserved Grandstand
and $7 for General Admission and can be purchased by visiting lakeshorechinooks.com or calling the Lakeshore
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the
Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League draws
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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League
Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan
Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are
viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube Channel.