Story About Independent Baseball In Sioux City

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Here is an interesting story about independent minor league baseball in Sioux City:


What is interesting is Sioux City’s place in independent baseball history.  The team has been around since the current inception of independent baseball in 1993 (the original version of the Northern League:  http://www.northernleague.com/league-history.php).  While most people focus on the business success of the St. Paul Saints, largely acknowledged as the most successful independent baseball team, Sioux City is the only other team to have stayed as an independent baseball team since the 1993 inception; yet it has not enjoyed the same level of media attention or success as the Saints.

For those wondering, none of the 1993 Frontier League teams still exist today (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/league.cgi?id=11609); and the largely successful Winnipeg Goldeyes (Northern League) team actually started in 1994, replacing the 1993 Rochester (MN) Aces.

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