Wisconsin Woodchucks Release 2020 Schedule
Wausau, WI — The Northwoods League released its complete schedule today for the 2020 season. The schedule features 22 teams, each playing 72 regular season games.
“There are so many components that go into delivering an exciting and entertaining Northwoods League baseball season, and a key one is the creation of the League’s game schedule,” said Northwoods League President and Commissioner Gary Hoover. “Once it is created you can’t help but to start counting the days until baseball season starts again.”
The Northwoods League, the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, will begin summer collegiate baseball’s most extensive schedule on Tuesday, May 26.
The League, which plays two halves to determine playoff participants, will end the first half of play on June 30 with the second half beginning the following day. The League will continue with last year’s same playoff format. First and second half sub-divisional winners in the Great Lakes and Great Plains division will be eligible for the playoffs. In the event the second half sub-divisional winner also won the first half, the team in the sub-division with the highest overall winning percentage will also make the playoffs. The two playoff eligible teams in each sub-division will compete in a best of three Sub-Divisional Series. The two Sub-Divisional Series winners will then play a one-game Divisional Championship Game. Then the two Divisional Game winners will play a one-game League Championship.
The Major League Dreams Showcase will take place for its eighth year on August 4, 2020. The Northwoods League All-star Game will take place on July 21. The locations of the Major League Dreams Showcase and the All-Star Game will be announced at a later date.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will open their 27th season at Athletic Park with a six game homestand starting on Saturday, May 30th against the Battle Creek Bombers. The Woodchucks have a 72 game schedule with 36 home games, spread out evenly throughout the summer months. The Woodchucks will end of the season with a five game homestand from Wednesday, August 5 through Sunday, August 9. View the full season schedule here.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are excited to offer many great ticket options for our fans once again for the 2020 season. The Kwik Trip 5-Game Packs will be available again this year, as well as Season Tickets, Half Season Tickets, Flex Plans and options for groups. Ticket packages will be going on sale in the coming weeks. For more information, call the Woodchucks Ticket Sales team at 715.845.5055 or stop by the Woodchucks Front Office at 2401 N. 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403. Single game tickets will go on sale in April of 2020.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 26-year old summer collegiate 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 230 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including 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-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.