Prairieland 3 team selection draft order released! [updated]

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Prairieland veterans Jim Welch and Bob Eller face off in 2017.

Hi APBA Fans,

The Prairieland 3 APBA Baseball Tournament team selection draft order is set!

First, the 411 on the tourney:

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


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Eric Berg pulling a team out of a hat during the high tech draft order process.

The rules are listed here.  For those who have played at Prairieland before, the only major difference is that we are NOT using the DH.  Since this is a Golden Age tourney, the pitchers will bat.

Which teams will we be using?  We’ll be choosing from teams between 1920-1960.  Eric Berg literally put managers’ names in a hat and picked them out (yes, there is a video of this).

Here is the order the managers will be choosing the teams.  Team selection will commence soon!!  Thanks to Eric and Todd Daniels for the help on this!

[I am updating this list as each manager chooses their team]

  1. Kyle Daniels: 1928 Philadelphia Athletics
  2. Chris Strangeman: 1931 New York Yankees
  3. Dave Rueck: 1930 Chicago Cubs
  4. Todd Daniels: 1923 Cleveland Indians
  5. Joe Schall: 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers
  6. Tom Fulton: 1931 New York Giants
  7. James Welch: 1947 Boston Red Sox
  8. Eric Ney: TBA
  9. John Gedwill: 1954 Chicago White Sox
  10. Mark Dyel: 1922 St. Louis Browns
  11. Dave Kagel: 1920 Chicago White Sox
  12. Thomas Nelshoppen: 1930 Philadelphia Phillies
  13. Jeff Boeding; 1930 New York Yankees
  14. Kurt Bergland: 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers
  15. Quinn Naugle: 1952 St. Louis Cardinals
  16. John Roels: 1927 Philadelphia Athletics
  17. Eric Berg: 1930 Washington Senators
  18. Rob Spatz: 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers
  19. Dick Butler: 1927 Chicago Cubs
  20. Bob Eller: 1956 Milwaukee Braves
  21. Ryan Daniels: 1924 Pittsburgh Pirates *
  22. Scott Dike: 1922 St. Louis Cardinals *
  23. Dave Chestnut: 1954 Milwaukee Braves *

* post-draft selection

If you did not register and are interested in participating in the Prairieland 3 tourney, it’s not too late!  Shoot me an email and let me know.  Once the initial draft is over, it is first come, first serve.

If you did register and your name is on this list, sit tight.  We’ll be starting the draft soon and you should be hearing from us soon (if you’re on Facebook, follow Eric’s Red 11 Facebook page).

Good luck on your choices, gentleman!

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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