St. Cloud Rox (collegiate summer baseball)

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St. Cloud Rox
Team Logo
Information
League Northwoods League (North Division)
Location St. Cloud, Minnesota
Ballpark Joe Faber Field
Year founded 1997
League championships River Bats: (1998, 2000, 2007)
Division championships River Bats: 4 (Total: 2003
First Half: 2004, 2005, 2007)
Rox: 1 (Total: 2015)
Former name(s)

St. Cloud Rox (2012–present)

St. Cloud River Bats (1997–2011)
Colors

light blue, navy blue, grey &

red
Mascot Chisel
Ownership Rox Local Group: Gary Posch, Joe Sexton, Scott Schreiner
Manager Augie Rodriguez (Augusta St.)
Media St. Cloud Times WJON
Website stcloudrox.com

The St. Cloud Rox are a baseball team that play in the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. Their home games are played at the Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud, Minnesota. As of April 9, 2015, 123 former Northwoods League players have gone on to play Major League Baseball. Most notable: Curtis Granderson, Andre Ethier, Jordan Zimmerman, Chris Sale, Max Schwezer, Juan Pierre, Jeff Weaver, & Pat Neshek

Previous NWL team in St. Cloud. St. Cloud River Bats (1997–2011)[edit]

File:Northwoods league logos
St. Cloud River Bats logo

St. Cloud, Minnesota has hosted baseball for decades at a variety of play levels. The most recent history takes place in the Northwoods League. In 1997, one of the founding franchises, the Dubuque Mud Puppies, relocated to St. Cloud, Minnesota and became the St. Cloud River Bats.[1] The St. Cloud River Bats were a premier team in the Northwoods League, winning 3 league championships, one North Division overall championship, and 3 First Half North Division pennants.

Return of the Rox[edit]

In February 2012, the Northwoods League sold the team rights to a local interest group while reserving the rights to the name and logo. The St. Cloud franchise played the 2012 season as the St. Cloud Rox, hearkening back to a popular minor league team that played in the city until 1971.[2]

Radio broadcasts[edit]

Rox games can be heard on 1390 KXSS.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pointstreaksites.com/view/northwoodsleague/about-nwl/history-11
  2. ^ "The Rox Name Returns for New St. Cloud Franchise". News. St. Cloud Rox. 28 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 11 March 2012. This team name had been in use previously by a team who was part of the Northern League. They were in operation from the mid 1940's until 1971 and even featured Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock. The Rox lead the North Division in attendance in 2012 with over 55,000 fans attending Rox games. 

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