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Published On: June 25th, 2014


Meet Rafters Infielder Michael Hurwitz

Since the Rafters are on the road for a few days, here is a chance for you to get more acquainted with some of the Rafters players. The next home game is Saturday against the Wisconsin Woodchucks with first pitch being at 6:05pm. It is also Duncan Disability Law First Aid Giveaway on Saturday, an event you will not want to miss.

Name: Michael Hurwitz
School: Illinois
Position: Infielder (2B)
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pleasant Plains, Illinois
Birthday: June 3, 1993
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 175
Throws/Bats: Right/Switch Hitter
Favorite Sports Movie: Sandlot
Best Sports Memory: Going to the Regional with my team.
Best Baseball Memory/Accomplishment: Making a regional with my team.
Pre-Game Rituals: I put my uniform on the same way every time.
Favorite App/Game: Stick Man Golf
Favorite Thing To Do In Free Time: Hunt
Most Played Song On Your IPod: Hey Brother – Avicii
Surprise Song On Your IPod: Any of the Pitch Perfect songs.
Dream Car: A nice truck.
Favorite TV Show: Dexter
Favorite Baseball Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Baseball Player: Derek Jeter
Favorite Band/Singer/Group: Avicii mixes
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Restaurant: Any place with sushi.
What are you looking forward to this year in Rapids?: Being able to play the best game in the world in front of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters fans.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 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<>.