“In case you haven’t noticed…”
There’s a pretty good brand of baseball being played in Brookings outside of the youth ranks.
And in the words of Bob Uecker playing the character of Cleveland Indians radio broadcaster Harry Doyle in the Major League movie series, “…and judging by the attendance you haven’t….”
The Brookings Cubs amateur baseball team opens its 2021 season this Saturday night hosting the Pipestone A’s, the first of 15 scheduled home regular-season games.
Additionally, Brookings is hosting a twelve-team home tournament May 21-23 and has the privilege of being the site of the first round of the Class “A” state tournament August 6-8.
The Cubs are the townball team of Brookings and have represented the city since before World War II. The team generally is made up of many of the same faces that donned red and black as Bobcats and maroon and gray as Bandits during their youth playing days.
The 2021 squad features a 22-player roster, 15 of whom are Brookings High School graduates. Many went on to play college-level baseball.
Brookings is coming off a highly successful 2020 season where it finished 23-4 but came up short in the Class “A” championship game.
The Cubs are an entirely self-funded team and are unaffiliated with the Friends of Brookings Baseball who administers youth baseball in Brookings.
The team relies on player dues, sponsorships, and fundraising to keep taking the field.
The team welcomes you and your family to Bob Shelden Field this coming season. Single-game admission is just $5 per adult; children age 17 and under are free. Season passes are available for $30.
Concessions will be available, and the Cubs also staff beer sales during all home games.
The team is also hosting a youth camp in May for all area youth in grades 1-6.
For more information on the Cubs, including the team roster, schedule, and how to become a sponsor, visit www.brookingscubs.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @brookingscubs.