Published On: December 8th, 2020

The 28th season of Northwoods League baseball to begin on May 31

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League released its complete schedule today for the 2021 season. The schedule features 22 teams, each playing 72 regular season games.

“On behalf the league, we are excited to announce the complete 2021 schedule,” said Northwoods League President/Commissioner Ryan Voz. “The league prevailed this past summer with much patience, effort and safety made by everyone. The 2021 season will commence and shine as we celebrate the 28th season on Memorial Day.”

The Northwoods League, the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, will begin summer collegiate baseball’s most extensive schedule on Monday, May 31.

“Today is the first step forward to achieving normalcy and with hope to mirror the 2019 season as a league,” said Voz. “Next summer will again give players the experience they are deserving, while also providing much needed entertainment for fans in our 22 markets.”

The League, which plays two halves to determine playoff participants, will end the first half of play on July 6 with the second half beginning the following day. The League will continue with the same playoff format that was adopted for the 2019 season. First and second half sub-divisional winners in the Great Lakes and Great Plains division will be eligible for the playoffs. In the event the second half sub-divisional winner also won the first half, the team in the sub-division with the highest overall winning percentage will also make the playoffs. The two playoff eligible teams in each sub-division will compete in a best of three Sub-Divisional Series. The two Sub-Divisional Series winners will then play a one-game Divisional Championship Game. Then the two Divisional Game winners will play a one-game League Championship.

The Major League Dreams Showcase will take place for its eighth year, and first year in La Crosse, on August 3. The Northwoods League All-Star Game will take place on July 20 in Mankato.

Full league schedules can be found by clicking view all dates at or by going to and downloading PDF versions of the Great Lakes and Great Plains Division schedules.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed 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 245 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 or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

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