The NWL and the Kingfish Announce Plans for 2020 Season
The Kingfish and a second Kenosha based Northwoods League team will start July 15
Rochester, Minn. –The Northwoods League and the Kenosha Kingfish are happy to announce that the Kingfish will be taking the field this summer in front of fans at Simmons Field.
The Kingfish will bring Northwoods League baseball back to the Kenosha community starting on July 15th by creating a two-team, Kenosha based series with the Kingfish playing against a second, to-be-announced Kenosha-based Northwoods League opponent. With approval from the Northwoods League, the two teams will play 26 games from July 15th through August 22nd. Schedule to be finalized later this week.
“Challenging times call for creative solutions and we’re proud to be able to work with the Northwoods League and Kenosha Public Health to create a safe path for baseball to return to the community this summer,” said Kingfish COO Conor Caloia. “The Kingfish are part of the fabric of summer in Kenosha and even though this won’t be a typical summer, we’re proud that we can bring affordable family fun and great baseball back to Simmons Field.”
There will be a brief “Name the Team” contest for the new Kenosha team on Kingfishbaseball.com where fans can submit name ideas for the new team. Anyone who submits the winning name will win a prize courtesy of the team.
“The Northwoods League is excited to see this new development in Kenosha and we commend their staff for working to make this happen,” said Northwoods League, Great Lakes Division President, Matt Bomberg. “We look forward to welcoming Kingfish fans back to Simmons Field for a safe, fun and unique season starting in July.”
New protocols and procedures will be in place to ensure the safety of all who enter Historic Simmons Field’s gates, including dramatically reduced capacity. The Kingfish will release their complete COVID-19 Readiness Plan on Kingfishbaseball.com in the coming days, or fans can call the Kingfish front office with specific questions at 262.653.0900.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now entering its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.