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M.I.N.K. Collegiate Baseball League

The M.I.N.K. Collegiate Baseball League is a collegiate summer baseball league consisting of eight teams. Currently, seven teams are from Missouri and one from Iowa. The league was formed in 2009 and is affiliated within the National Baseball Congress.

M.I.N.K. Collegiate Baseball League
SportBaseball
Founded2009
PresidentBob Steincamp[1]
No. of teams8 (as of January 1, 2019)
Countries United States
ContinentNorth America
Most recent
champion(s)
Sedalia Bombers
Official websitehttp://www.minkleaguebaseball.com

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League NotesEdit

The league includes the following teams for 2019: Chillicothe Mudcats, Clarinda A's, Jefferson City Renegades, Joplin Outlaws, Nevada Griffons, Ozark Generals, St. Joseph Mustangs and Sedalia Bombers.[2]

The MINK name derives from an early minor league baseball league that disbanded in 1913 of the same name. That league used the acronym M.I.N.K., as teams were represented by Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.[3][4]

The MINK League hosts an annual All-Star game. The 2018 game featured a Home Run Derby and was held in Joplin.[5]

The Carroll Merchants moved from the MINK to the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League after the 2015 season.[6][7] The Branson Merchants, Excelsior Springs Cougars and the Ohmha Diamond Spirit are other former league teams.[8][9]

The league notes that: "All MINK Baseball League players are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility. Each team is operated in a similar to a professional minor league baseball team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wood bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing an intense summer league schedule."[10]

Prior to the M.I.N.K., the Clarinda A's won the 1981 National Baseball Congress World Series. The Nevada Griffons were runners up in 1997 & 1998.[11][12]

2019 Team Location Stadium Website
Chillicothe Mudcats Chillicothe, Missouri Shaffer Stadium http://www.chillicothemudcats.com
Clarinda A's Clarinda, Iowa Eberly Field http://www.clarindaiowa-as-baseball.org
Jefferson City Renegades Jefferson City, Missouri Vivion Stadium http://www.jeffcityrenegades.com
Joplin Outlaws Joplin, Missouri Joe Becker Stadium http://www.joplinoutlaws.com
Nevada Griffons Nevada, Missouri Lyons Stadium http://www.nevadagriffons.org
Ozark Generals Springfield, Missouri Meador Park http://www.generalsbaseballclub.com
St. Joseph Mustangs St. Joseph, Missouri Phil Welch Stadium http://www.stjoemustangs.com
Sedalia Bombers Sedalia, Missouri Liberty Park Stadium http://www.sedaliabombers.com

Map of teamsEdit

 
 
Chillicothe Mudcats
 
Clarinda A's
 
Jefferson City Renegades
 
Joplin
 
Nevada
 
Ozark
 
St. Joseph Mustangs
 
Sedalia
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Current team locations:
  2019 MINK Teams

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MINK Summer College Baseball League". Minkleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ "MINK Summer College Baseball League Teams". Minkleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ "MINK League - BR Bullpen". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ "MINK Summer College Baseball League Contact Information". Minkleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "MINK Summer College Baseball League All Star Game". Minkleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Carroll Merchants". TeamPages.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "MINK League - scoreboard". Pointstreak Sports Technologies. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  9. ^ "MINK League - scoreboard". Pointstreak Sports Technologies. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  10. ^ "MINK Summer College Baseball League". Minkleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/M.I.N.K._Baseball_League
  12. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/National_Baseball_Congress_World_Series

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