BELOIT -- Fans can begin purchasing single-game tickets for the Beloit Snappers 2017 season beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27. Fans can secure their spot for any of the bobblehead giveaways, Saturday night firework shows and other high-demand promotional nights for the upcoming baseball season.
BELOIT -- Nobody appreciates history more than Kim Fischer. And nobody loves baseball, especially the minor league variety, more than the Chicago area native.
Fischer has lived in Huntley, Illinois, since 2004, a year after retiring from a career as a history teacher. He attended his first Midwest League game in 1990, watching the nearby Kane County Cougars.
“My friend said I would like it up in Beloit, so I attended a game up there,” Fischer said. “I slowly got more and more interested, but for me it got really big in the mid-1990s. I’m a lifelong (Chicago) Cubs fan, so I went over to Rockford a lot when their team played there. But I saw Beloit more and more, and then the Cubs left (for Peoria).
BELOIT -- The Beloit Snappers will celebrate their 35th anniversary season in 2016 when they kick off their schedule at home against the rival Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7.
The Snappers, who will be in their fourth year as an Oakland A’s affiliate in the Class A Midwest League, host the Rattlers the next evening and then finish off the home-and-home series with two contests at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.
However, the Snappers hope to get Stateline area fans excited about minor league baseball again with their 12th annual Hot Stove banquet. The event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Garden Hotel Conference Center, 200 Dearborn Ave. in South Beloit, Illinois. Activities begin at 5:15 p.m. and include a cocktail hour, buffet-style dinner, guest speakers and live and silent auctions.
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