Rafters Hold 8th Annual Hot Stove Rendezvous Virtually

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Rafters are holding the 8th Annual Hot Stove Rendezvous virtually on Friday, January 29th.. The event will feature General Manager, Andy Francis, providing an overview of the 2020 season and an introduction into the 2021 season.

Topics discussed for the 2021 season include ballpark improvements, front office role changes, special events, and more. Francis will announce roster updates for the upcoming summer, both players and coaching staff. A sneak peek at various promotions will also be revealed.

Afterwards, a Q&A session will be held. Rafters fans are encouraged to send questions into the Rafters at A special guest will conclude the Hot Stove Rendezvous announcing a weekly promotion the Rafters will be running in February and March.

The virtual Hot Stove Rendezvous will be uploaded at 6:00pm on the Rafters website, as well as social media.

Witter Field is the perfect place for employee appreciation, family get togethers, church picnics, and more! For more information on the different group areas visit, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or visit Historic Witter Field. The Rafthouse is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street.


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 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. 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.