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Mickey Graham Named NWL Executive of the Year, Traverse City Voted Top Organization of 2019

PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced that Mickey Graham, GM of the 2019 Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series Champion Traverse City Pit Spitters, has been named the 2019 Northwoods League Executive of the Year. The award, which was decided by a vote of team officials at the League’s annual fall meetings last week in Rochester, MN is given annually to the League’s outstanding executive. In another vote, the Traverse City Pit Spitters were awarded the Organization of the Year award.

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Pit Spitters Unveil List of Potential New Food Items, Fans Encouraged to Vote

For the past two weeks, the Traverse City Pit Spitters (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) have been soliciting ideas for new food items to be served this season and now, the list has been whittled down to the top seven ideas.  From Tuesday, April 23rd through Friday, May 3rd fans will be able to vote on their favorite potential new food item by clicking here.  See options below:

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It’s the ‘Traverse City Pit Spitters’

PRESS RELEASE – Have you seen a pit being spit? Have you tried to spit a pit? Have you succeeded in spitting a pit? We have done all of these and we liked it so much we’re naming the team in honor of this grand tradition. The Traverse City Pit Spitters are coming to town!

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Traverse City Team Name and Logo to be Unveiled Jan. 29

Traverse City’s newest baseball team will reveal its mascot and logo in an event next Tuesday.  The unveiling — which is open to the public — will occur at the State Theatre on Jan. 29 at 11:30 a.m.  The final six names in contention are the Black Pearls, Dogmen, Dune Bears, Pit Spitters, Sasquatch and Tree Shakers.  Read more here.  View event notice here.

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Traverse City Baseball Unveils Six Possible Names to Re-Brand the Franchise

Traverse City Baseball has announced six finalists for the “Name the Team Contest” ahead of its inaugural Northwood League (Summer Collegiate) season.  After receiving more than 3,000 submissions, the ownership is now inviting fans to choose their favorite.  The options are the following: Black Pearls, DogmenDune Bears, Pit Spitters, Tree Shakers, and Sasquatch.  Read more and vote here.

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Wuerfel Talks About Sale of Beach Bums, Switch to Northwoods League

John Wuerfel wasn’t going to sell to just anybody.  The Traverse City Beach Bums (Independent, Frontier League) co-owner — or now former co-owner — sold the franchise he and his wife Leslye helped nurture for the last 13 years.  Read more here.

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Traverse City (MI) Joins Northwoods League, Re-Branding Contest Underway

PRESS RELEASE – Traverse City, Michigan – Exciting changes are coming to the Traverse City sports and entertainment landscape! Traverse City Baseball, a group of investors lead by the West Michigan Whitecaps, have purchased Wuerfel Park and will begin play as a Northwoods League affiliate in May of 2019.

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