Interested in Prairieland 3? Let us know soon!

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The Prairieland 3 APBA Baseball Tournament is three weeks away!  This year’s tournament theme is the Golden Age  Participants can select any team from 1920 to 1960 which did not participate in the World Series.


April 28th, 2018
Location: The Ramada Inn, Springfield Illinois
3281 Northfield Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62704
Conference room, second floor.
First Pitch: 9am
Phone # 217-523-4000
Cost: $20

So that organizers have time to formulate divisions and a tournament schedule, we would like those who interested and haven’t signed up yet to do so soon.  Please email me by Wednesday April 11 if you want to take part in Prairieland 3.  You can also join Eric Berg’s Red 11 Praireland 3 Facebook event.

Right now, we have a total of 26 participants signed up for the tournament!  Here are the current participants and their selected teams:

Janes Welch 1947 Boston Red Sox
Rob Spatz 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers
Joe Schall 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers
Kurt Bergland 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers
Dick Butler 1927 Chicago Cubs
Dave Rueck 1930 Chicago Cubs
Dave Kagel 1920 Chicago White Sox
John Gedwill 1954 Chicago White Sox
Todd Daniels 1923 Cleveland Indians
Dave Chestnut 1954 Milwaukee Braves
Bob Eller 1956 Milwaukee Braves
Tom Fulton 1931 New York Giants
Jeff Boeding 1930 New York Yankees
Chris Strangeman 1931 New York Yankees
John Roels 1927 Philadelphia Athletics
Kyle Daniels 1928 Philadelphia Athletics
Thomas Nelshoppen 1930 Philadelphia Phillies
Ryan Daniels 1924 Pittsburgh Pirates
Mark Dyel 1922 St. Louis Browns
Scott Dike 1922 St. Louis Cardinals
Quinn Naugle 1952 St. Louis Cardinals
Eric Berg 1930 Washington Senators
Eric Ney
Bob Spatz 1960 Chicago White Sox
Mike Hill
Earle Shamblin 1957 Chicago White Sox

There are plenty of great teams left.  Let’s make it an even 30!

You can find the tournament rules here.  Next week when we have the final registrant roster set, we will begin the process of setting up up divisions.

Really looking forward to this and I’m hoping to see you there!

Thomas Nelshoppen

I am an IT consultant by day and an APBA media mogul by night. My passions are baseball (specifically Illini baseball), photography and of course, APBA. I have been fortunate to be part of the basic game Illowa APBA League since 1980 as well as the BBW Boys of Summer APBA League since 2014. I am slogging through a 1966 NL replay and hope to finish before I die.

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