This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Field of Dreams, the highly-acclaimed baseball movie based on the W.P. Kinsella novel “Shoeless Joe” about an Iowa farmer who builds a baseball field where the ghosts of baseball players in the early 20th century come out of the cornfields to play ball.
Blaine (21-4, 9-2) scored five times in the seventh inning for a 9-4 win at rival Coon Rapids in Metro Minny League play July 9.
Paul Perez was more than a lifelong member of the athletic community in Coon Rapids.
Perez, 59, was heavily involved in the Coon Rapids Athletic Association and Coon Rapids National Little League as coach, official and administrator for more than four decades. He died as a result of diabetes complications June 30.
More than two dozen alumni of the Anoka Post 102 Legion baseball team converged on Castle Field for a friendly game ahead of Fourth of July fireworks July 3.
Now in the 10th season, the Coon Rapids Redbirds seem to have found the right combination of age and experience to make a run at its first state tournament entry since 2008.