Independent baseball, as we know it today, began in the summer of 1993. Here is a fun trivia question: Name the original two leagues and the teams in them:
- Northern League: Duluth-Superior Dukes, Rochester Aces, Saint Paul Saints, Sioux City Explorers, Sioux Falls Canaries, Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks
- Frontier League: Chillicothe Paints, Kentucky Rifles, Lancaster Scouts, Ohio Valley Redcoats, Portsmouth Explorers, Tri-State Tomahawks (folded mid-season), West Virginia Coal Sox (folded mid-season), Zanesville Greys
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