Wisconsin's largest adult amateur baseball league. The league
started in 1929 and now has grown to 46 teams in south-central
The Ashippun Trap
Doug Welch, manager of the Milton Raptors in the Home Talent Night League, has written an exciting new baseball novel that captures the essence of 1960s-era amateur baseball hustlers and the final season of the Braves in Milwaukee.
The Ashippun Trap A Novel of Baseball and the Milwaukee Braves Final Season, set in Southern Wisconsin’s Rock River amateur baseball league in 1965, was released in January by Texas book publisher Black Rose Writing. The book blends baseball fiction with baseball fact to paint a portrait of life in the Rock River League when teams in small towns such as Ashippun, located near Oconomowoc, routinely drew several hundred fans each Sunday. The popularity of small-town baseball often blurred the lines between amateur and pro players and Rock River League players and team managers could hustle the game for their own financial gain.
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Itís Just a Game is the debut book from author
Brian Carriveau. Written about the Home Talent League amateur
baseball circuit in Wisconsin, Itís Just a Game
is being published by Winners Success Network with a release date
of May 2012 and can now be ordered at BrianCarriveau.com.
About the book:
Meet the people that kindle the flame of baseball as Americaís
pastime in Itís Just a Game.
Theyíre not just baseball players. From blue collar to
white collar, theyíre police officers, teachers, delivery
drivers, insurance salesmen, and people you meet on the
street every day. On their evenings and weekends, they spend
their time chasing the goal of every player in Wisconsinís
Home Talent League, to win a championship.
Trying to execute the perfect sacrifice bunt is only part
of their worries. Life doesnít stop for baseball. Along
the way, they deal with everything from small-town politics
to the death of a loved one. But the one thing they all
have in common is the love of the game.
pro's play for the money, and player's in the minors play for
possible fame, but Wisconsin Amateur Baseball player's play for
the "love" of the game."
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