Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc Purchases Waterloo Bucks
Bucks to Enter 21st Season of Play under New Ownership
Waterloo, IA – The sale of the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League to The Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. (d.b.a. Cedar Rapids Kernels) is official. Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. President Gary Keoppel, Kernels General Manager Doug Nelson and Waterloo Bucks General Manager Dan Corbin were on hand for the official signing today.
“Waterloo has a tremendous baseball history, the team receives excellent support from the community and is close enough to Cedar Rapids to share resources,” said Cedar Rapids Ball Club’s president, Gary Keoppel.
“The Waterloo Bucks will remain in Waterloo and continue to play at Riverfront Stadium in the Northwoods League,” added Kernels General Manager Doug Nelson. “Dan Corbin has built an excellent front office team, our plan is not to mess with a winning formula,” concluded Nelson.
“For years the Waterloo Bucks have provided the people of the Cedar Valley with wholesome, family entertainment and we feel this will only strengthen with the addition of the resources we are able to share with the Kernels,” said Dan Corbin, Bucks General Manager.
During the next several months a detailed plan will be developed for the 2015 season. It’s anticipated that the team will become more active in the community, make improvements to Riverfront Stadium and enhance the promotions during the games all to create an even more enjoyable fan experience for the people of the Cedar Valley.
For questions or more information please contact Doug Nelson at (319) 896-7617 or Dan Corbin at (319) 232-0500.
The Bucks 2014 season is complete, with the team finishing the year with the third-best record in the Northwoods League. The Bucks will be back in action in late-spring of 2015. The 2015 NWL schedule is expected to be released this fall. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks in the off-season by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com.
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The Waterloo Bucks 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 is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 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. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com.