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2017
 @ 
Waupaca Lakemen
1 - 5
1994
 @
Waupaca Lakemen
 
1991
 vs.
Clintonville A's
1987
@
Waupaca Lakemen
 
1986
 vs.
Clintonville A's
2 - 5 in 10 Innings
1978
 vs.
Waupaca Lakemen
1966
 vs.
Menominee
 
 
 B'wood
Aniwa
 Eland
Elderon
Polar
Hatley
 Wittenberg
1966
2001
 
1955
1973
1974
1950
1978
2005
 
2008
1983
1972
1986
2009
 
1984
1987
2012
 
1989
1991
 
2013
 
 
1990
1994
 
2015
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 

*Bold numbers = Grand Championships

2017 vs Waupaca Lakemen

Back Row (L to R): Tom Resch, Tim Rew, Austin Reed, Corey Krull, Tyler Carlson, Zach Bembenek, Jason Rieck

Front Row (L to R): Jer Praslowicz, Brandon Resch, Jake Piotrowski, Gus Turner-Zick, Brady Erickson

Missing: Kersey Resch, Noel Winch, Tyler Frafjord

1994 vs Waupaca Lakemen

Back Row (L to R): Al Resch, Mark Metropulos, Mike Bricko, Rich Resch, Rob Weise, Brad Resch
Front Row (L to R): Matt Alwes, Waylon Resch, Jeremy Praslowicz, Shane Mesenberg, Travis Clark

1987 vs Waupaca Lakemen

Back Row (L to R):
Jeremy Praslowicz, Rob Weise, Neil Drews, Dick Timm, Mike Vliestra, Mike Bricko, Dave "Lefty" Resch, Rich Resch, Manager Dave Resch
Front Row (L to R):
Matt Alwes, Steve Meyer, Scott Writz, Perry Meverden, (Batboy) Jason "Pee Wee" James, Pete Knoble, Mark Metropolus, Brad Resch
#
  Year
 Champion
 Runner-Up
 1
  1946
  Leopolis
  New London
 2
  1947
  Gresham
  Big Falls
 3
  1948
  Big Falls
  Gresham
 4
  1949
  Big Falls
  Neopit
 5
  1950
  Wittenberg
  Clintonville
 6
  1951
  Gresham
   Weyauwega
 7
  1952
  Morris
  New London
 8
  1953
  Tigerton
  Waupaca
 9
  1954
   Scandinavia
  Bonduel
10
  1955
  Morris
  Elderon
11
  1956
  Clintonville
  Waupaca
12
  1957
  Clintonville
  Eau Claire Dells
13 
  1958
  New London
  Clintonville
14
  1959
 Waupaca
 Clintonville
15
  1960
 New London
 Caroline
16
  1961
 Clintonville
 Waupaca
17 
  1962
 Clintonville
 New London
18 
  1963
 Clintonville
 New London
19
  1964
 Marion
 Clintonville
20 
  1965
 Marion
 Waupaca
21 
  1966
 Menominee
 BIRNAMWOOD
22
  1967
 Gresham
 Clintonville
23 
  1968
 Clintonville
 Marion
24 
  1969
 Symco
 Almon
25 
  1970
 Star Neva
 Waupaca
26
  1971
 Star Neva
 Waupaca
27
  1972
 Waupaca
 Wittenberg
28
  1973
 Marion
 Polar
29
  1974
 Waupaca
  Hatley
30
  1975
  Clintonville
 Almon
31
  1976
 Waupaca
 Antigo
32
  1977
  Waupaca
 Antigo
33
  1978
  Waupaca
  BIRNAMWOOD
34
  1979
 Waupaca
 Monico
35
  1980
 Waupaca
 Monico
36
  1981
 Deerbrook
 Clintonville
37
  1982
 Waupaca
 Deerbrook
38
  1983
 Shawano
 Polar
39
  1984
 Wittenberg
 Bowler
40
  1985
 Rhinelander
 Waupaca
41
  1986
 Clintonville
 BIRNAMWOOD
42
  1987
 Waupaca
BIRNAMWOOD
43
  1988
 Waupaca
 Little Falls
44
  1989
 Scandinavia
 Wittenberg
45
  1990
 Plover
 Wittenberg
46
  1991
 Clintonville
BIRNAMWOOD
47
  1992
 Little Falls
 Plover
48
  1993
  Menominee
 Tigerton
49
  1994
 Waupaca
 BIRNAMWOOD
50
  1995
 Menominee
 Leopolis
51
  1996
 Little Falls
 Clintonville
52
  1997
 Little Falls
 New London
53
  1998
 Marion
 Little Falls
54
  1999
 Clintonville
 Little Falls
55
  2000
 Little Falls
 Plover
56
  2001
 Plover
 Aniwa
57
  2002
 New London
 Little Falls
58
  2003
 Plover
 Clintoville
59
  2004
 Tigerton
 Clintonville
60
  2005
 Clintonville
 Aniwa
61
  2006
 Little Falls
 Clintonville
62
  2007
 Litte Falls
 Waupaca
63
  2008
 Clintonville
 Elderon
64
  2009
 Marion
 Elderon
65
  2010
 Waupaca
 Tigerton
66
  2011
 Waupaca
 Tigerton
67
  2012
 Neopit
 Elderon
68
  2013
 Clintonville
 Elderon
69
  2014
 Tigerton
 Plover
70
  2015
 Clintonville
 Elderon
71
  2016
 Gresham
 Tigerton
72
  2017
 Waupaca
 BIRNAMWOOD
73
  2018
Little Falls
Waupaca
74
  2019
Waupaca
Litte Falls
-
  2020
CORONA
VIRUS WON
75
  2021
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BIRNAMWOOD,-----AB---R---H--PO---A

J. Koerner, rf---3---2---0---0---0

Haley, cf---4---1---1---1---0

Umland, c----5---1---3---6---5

Meyer, 2b---5---0---1---4---5

M. Koerner, 3b---4---0---0---1---2

Krubsack, 1b---4---0---0--14---0

Fremming, ss---3---2---1---1---1

Mortonson, lf---3---0---0---0---0

Brunner, p----3---3---2---0---4

D. Brubaker, rf---1---0---0---0---0

Beversdorf, lf---1---0---0---0---0

Totals,-----36---9---8--27--17


ELDERON,-----AB---R---H--PO---A

Lukasko, cf---3---1---0---1---0

D. Wolff, 2b---4---1---2---0---2

L. James, ss---4---0---2---2---2

R. Elliott, lf---4---1---1---3---0

A. Elliott, 3b---4---0---1---1---2

Hanke, rf---4---0---1---1---0

J. Spranger, c----4---0---0--11---0

Swez, 1b---4---0---0---8---1

Thomsen, p----1---0---0---0---4

L. Spranger, cf---1---0---0---0---0

Karscheney, p---1---0---1---0---1

Totals, ----33---3---8--27--11


Birnamwood---110-032-002=9-8-1

Elderon---300-000-000=3-8-3

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Results Of Games

Wittenberg, 17, Rosholt, 9

Birnamwood, 9, Elderon, 3

New London, 3, Waupaca, 1

Manawa, 10, Iola, 7

Scandinavia, 24, Clintonville, 0

The BABA (Badger Amateur Baseball Association) was born April 03, 1946 at a meeting held at the Clintonville City Hall.  Nearly 150 people attended the meeting, which was presided over by Mr. A.N. Brunner of Leopolis.  A new organization was being formed.  That organization, the dream of Brunner, brought together the Wolf River League, the Shawano County League, and the Little Wolf League. 


Four divisions comprised the B.A.B.A. in 1946.

The Southern Division
        Shawano, Clintonville, Marion, New London, Waupaca, Manawa, Iola, Scandinavia, and Weyauwega.
The Western Division
         Leopolis, Tilleda, Bowler, Morris, Tigerton, Caroline, Marion, and Neopit.
The Eastern Division 
        Bonduel, Cecil, Gillett, Pulaski, and Krakow.  
The Northern Division 
       Wittenberg, Birnamwood, Eland, Hately, Galloway, Elderon, Almon, and Rosholt.

At that meeting A.N. Brunner was elected Commissioner.

Albert “A.N”. Brunner was born in 1894.  At the age of 17 he began his baseball career.  That playing career spanned 23 years.  A.N. Brunner loved the game of baseball.  In 1925 the Shawano County League was formed.  Elected as its first President was A.N. Brunner.  He held that post until it merged with the Wolf River and Little Wolf League to form the B.A.B.A. in 1946.  Mr. Brunner held the post of B.A.B.A. Commissioner until his death in 1973.  All in all A.N. Brunner was involved in area baseball for about 62 years.  In 1976 the Leopolis Baseball Team dedicated their baseball park as “A.N. Brunner Field.”   

 

The basic by-laws of the B.A.B.A. have not changed much since being put together in 1946.  The league was formed on the premise that the league would be comprised of amateur baseball players.  And those players would be local.  Teams were not allowed to bring in “ringers” from outside the boundaries of the B.A.B.A.  A.N. Brunner wanted ALL teams big or small to have a chance at the end of the season to win the championship.  Teams could only list players from a radius of 10 miles from their ballpark, unless they were granted a release by the other B.A.B.A teams.  A practice still in place today.  Mr. Brunner was also a promoter of the league.  Early records indicate his displeasure with several teams when they failed to get box scores in to secretary Melvin Lemke on time so they could be published in the area newspapers.  Notes say Leopolis was a big violator of that rule.  That frustration still haunts the B.A.B.A leaders in 2009.

Mr. Brunner demanded that managers and team leaders know the rules.

 

As the 2011 season sets to begin this year the four divisions that make up the B.A.B.A are as follows:  

Eastern Division:

        Clintonville (2008 Champions), Gresham, Marion, Menominee, Shawano, and Neopit.  

Western Divison:

        Bowler, Caroline, Leopolis, Little Falls, Tilleda, and Tigerton. 

South Central Division:

        Plover, Scandinavia, Manawa, New London, Lanark, Waupaca (2010,2011 Champs), Weymont, and Rosholt.  

Northern Division:

        Birnamwood, Almon, Eland, Aniwa, Wittenberg, Hately, and Elderon. 

 

Craig Brei is the Commissioner of the B.A.B.A.  The Vice Commissioner is Nate Krake, Anthony Buss Jr. North President, Dave Peterson South/Central President, and Joe Kristof is East/West President.

 

Many teams will hold Hall of Fame ceremonies throughout the season this year.  Those games are indicated by (HOF) next to the game.

 

This summer come out to one of the parks in the B.A.B.A. Admission is STILL only $2.00 per adult.  Kids get in the games free.  Where baseball is still viewed as a game, not a business as some of the multi-millionaire professional players like to call it.  Sit back and listen to the some of the old timers in the stands talk about their playing days.  Smell the fresh cut grass, the popcorn being popped, and the unforgettable fragrance of steaming hot dogs topped with kraut.  Maybe just for a few hours you can relax and let the game of baseball take you back to the days of your youth.  When things seemed much simpler.  When the joints didn’t ache so much.  And just maybe you’ll leave the park with some newfound friends. text

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