Rafters Opening Day Only 14 Days Away


Former Twin Gary Gaetti to make appearance on Opening Day

Wisconsin Rapids, WI- Spring is turning into Summer, the school year is coming to an end, and Rafters baseball is just around the corner. The Rafters home opener is in sight with the first home game of the season just 14 days away! The Rafters initial plan was to have an appearance by former Wisconsin Rapids Twins player and manager Charlie Manual, but due to a scheduling conflict he is unable to make his way to Wisconsin Rapids. Instead, the Rafters will be joined by Twin great, Gary Gaetti.

This is going to be an exciting season with it being the 10th Year Anniversary of the Rafters organization. The promotional schedule is packed full of fun and entertainment. To start it off, fans will receive their Al’s Auto Glass Magnet Schedule and be able to meet former Wisconsin Rapids Twin, Gary Gaetti.

The Twins Hall of Famer, Gaetti played in the Major Leagues from 1981 to 2000 with six organizations. He was 2-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove Winner, and a World Series Champion. Gary Gaetti is known by local fans for his time spent in Wisconsin Rapids in 1980. Gaetti is one of the best players to come through Witter Field and will be throwing out the first pitch of the season to kick off the 10th year of the Rafters.

Want to attend a Rafters game this season! Rafters 9-Game Ticket Packages are on sale now! For more information on all Rafters ticket offerings visit, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or come visit us over at historic Witter Field. The Rafthouse is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street in Wisconsin Rapids.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. 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 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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 Rafters as your favorite team.