America’s Pastime

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The Helena Brewers play a game against the Billings Mustangs, June 19, 2014

It is sometimes hard to imagine prospectors and cowboys playing baseball, but, in fact, Montanans have enjoyed baseball from the early days of the state (you can read more about Montana’s baseball history here).

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A baseball display at the Montana Historical Society Museum, in Helena

Today, four of the eight members of Pioneer League call Montana home. The Pioneer League is a rookie league–most of the players are signed right out of high school–and each team is affiliated with a Major League team. Montana’s teams are:

Missoula Osprey (Diamondbacks)

Billings Mustangs (Reds)

Helena Brewers (Brewers)

Great Falls Voyagers (White Sox)

The season runs from June to September and there are few better ways to spend a summer evening than watching one of Montana’s local teams. Several of Montana’s colleges also have baseball teams.

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The Helena Brewers play a game against the Billings Mustangs, June 19, 2014

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The Helena Brewers play a game against the Billings Mustangs, June 19, 2014

 

 

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