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Published On: July 10th, 2017


Sue Nelson will play organ at the July 13 game against Waterloo

(Rochester Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers are proud to announce that Minnesota Twins’ organist, Sue Nelson, will be playing the organ at Mayo Field Thursday, July 13. The Honkers will be taking on the Waterloo Bucks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Nelson has been the organist for the Twins since 1998. She was also the organist for the Minnesota North Stars from 1981 to 1992.

“I like to play for baseball games,” Nelson said. “There are always people there that are glad to see me.”

Nelson is excited to make the trip down to Mayo Field to play for the Honkers game.

“I like the park; there are so many people [from Rochester] that I talk to at the Twins’ games,” Nelson said.

July 13 is Field of Future Stars Night at Mayo Field, presented by Meshbesher & Spence. All RYBA, RYSA, RYHA, girls’ softball, and Miracle League players that wear their uniform tops will receive a free general admission ticket.


The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.