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Three Under the Radar Baseball Events I’d Love to See

I love baseball. There is simply nothing like being at the ballpark watching a game as the sun is setting. I’ve been to my share of games over the years, but there are a few things in the baseball world I would love to see. Here are three baseball events that I’d love to see that might be a little under the radar for many baseball fans.

The Midnight Sun Game

The tradition of the Midnight Sun Game started in 1906 in Fairbanks, Alaska. The games is played through the hour of midnight but artificial lights are never used. During a few day each year, the summer solstice, there is no need. The light will fade midway through the game, but then it will come back as the sun never really sets providing light to play. This is very rare but with Fairbanks being only 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle, it is possible here.

The game will start at 10:30 and end around 1:30-2am.

Baseball ‘Round the Clock

Each year at the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series, Baseball ‘Round the Clock is hosted. It consists of 17 games in 56 hours over the course of a weekend. Contestants must register and once during each game at an unknown time a notification will be sent and they must check-in at a designated place. Prizes are given away to those who finish as well as a coveted t-shirt, but the people do it for more than that. The NBC World Series is the culmination of some of the best amateur and collegiate level baseball in the country.

Minnesota Townball

Townball, where a team represents a local town or city, is dying in the US but it is alive and strong in Minnesota. There are some 30+ leagues with over 300 teams competing in three different levels throughout the state. It is a throwback to the old days around the turn of the century when baseball was played for the love of the game. It still is there in Minnesota.

Is there an event you’d like to see?

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