Great Central League

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The Great Central League was a short-lived baseball league of four teams that played baseball in the upper Midwest of the United States in 1994. The league and four teams were owned by Minneapolis-based strip club owner, Dick Jacobson, who previously attempted to purchase the Rochester Aces of the Northern League.[1][2]

In an effort to bring notoriety to the league, Jacobson signed Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame member George Scott as manager for the Minneapolis Millers. However his presence from the dugout did not help the team or league draw larger crowds to games.[2] The league folded before holding a championship game because it was underfunded, use facilities ill-equipped for professional baseball, and was run by inexperienced management.[2][3]



Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Lafayette Leopards 44 24 .647 0 11,682 Jim Gonzales
Champaign-Urbana Bandits 31 26 .559 7.5 NA Brett Robinson
Minneapolis Millers 30 33 .476 11.5 3,000 George Scott
Mason City Bats 19 41 .317 21 NA Tom Walechi


External links[edit]

Baseball Reference page