The Mallards announced Thursday the team has published it’s first-ever book in time for the holiday season. The book, titled “Baseball Like It Oughta Be: Memories From the First Million Fans” remembers all of the collegiate players who called Madison home each summer, but, most importantly, serves as a reminder that Mallards baseball wouldn’t be where it is today without the undying support of its fans and surrounding communities. It also features the first-ever assembled position-by-position Mallards All-Time Team showcasing the most accomplished players in team history.
Among the items featured in the colorful 36-page scrapbook-style publication include:
•A recap of the team surpassing the one million mark in franchise attendance when lucky 11 year old John Olsen walked through the “Duck Pond” entrance on August 9, 2007.
•Memories from the 2004 Northwoods League championship season and last year’s record 16-game winning streak.
•A complete list of Mallards alumni and the highest level each player reached that played professionally.
•Never-before-seen photographs from owner Steve Schmitt and longtime volunteer Jim Addis.
•A collection of hilarious comics drawn by fan John Kovalic.
Books can be purchased for 10 dollars at the Mallards ticket office, East & West Towne Mall, and for 12 dollars (includes shipping) on the team’s website www.mallardsbaseball.com.