All matches of the Friday amateur tournament are moved to Sunday

The Miesville Mudhens had a 5-0 lead in 4 innings against Chaska on Friday night before the game was called off due to the weather. The game was played at Chaska Athletic Park with recognition from the 1971 Chaska State Class B Amateur Baseball Champions.

The matches of Waconia and Hamburg have also been called and will take place on Sunday evening at their premises. Young America and St. Clair had just started in Waconia and Maple Lake vs. Milroy was scheduled in Hamburg.

The Minnesota Baseball Association State amateur baseball tournament record for fans on the last day was set in 1953 in New Ulm when 7,728 fans showed up.

New Ulm or Sleepy Eye were not in the title matches that year.

Class AA Austin beat Litchfield 8-1, Class A Delavan 5 Little Falls 3, Class B Rollingstone 7 Holdingford 1.

That year, a tournament record that has never been broken came when all teams combined to form 39 trebles. There had to be a number of quick guys competing that year.

Remember that television was not as prevalent in society in 1953. I do not know if this number will be revisited.

The largest total attendance was in 1950 in St. Cloud when 35,318 people watched Fergus Falls defeat Austin 3-0 for the Class AA title.

LeCenter beat Winsted 4-3 in Class A and Lester Prarie beat Duluth Teve 2-0.

Springfield, Milroy and Shakopee were the venues for the 2020 tournament held during the COVID pandemic. 14,349 was the total attendance figure according to MBA records.

Chanhassen hopes to clinch his 4th consecutive Class B title this year. Albert Lea holds the record for the most consecutive championships with 5 from 1944 to 1948, the year KDHL was broadcast on the air.

Claremont once declared and set a tournament record they didn’t want to be involved in. They were involved in the first game of the state tournament called by the 10 point rule.

In 1930, Claremont lost to LeSueur 15-0.

MBA records do not show Claremont’s nickname (eg: Eagles, Prarie Chickens, Parrots). If anyone knows, please let us know.

The high school team was called the Parrots when I first moved to Faribault, Minnesota. in 1987. In 1991, West Concord, Claremont and Dodge Center formed the Triton School District.

Speaking of Dodge County. Hayfield made a trip to the state amateur baseball tournament in 2011. West Concord had teams there in 1940 and 1941. Kasson made trips in 1966, 2007 and 2010. Dodge County competed in 2017. Dodge Center has sent teams in 1942, 1999, 2003 and 2004.

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