Town of Cassel centennial
Baseball in Cassel, pp. 69-73
After WWII Bill Voigt's of Rib River Ballroom located in the Town of Cassel sponsored the baseball team for many years playing in the County League on the Marathon City Diamond. This team was one of the top teams in the league winning the championship several years. In the 40's and 50's interest in baseball reached an all time high. Sixteen teams competed in the County League with an Eastern and Western Division, but when the old timers began to retire from base- ball the younger generation never followed up and interest began to wither and finally went out of existence. The affluent society of the 1970's and years following with the automobile, boats, cottages and the involved society didn't have time for a leisure Sunday afternoon baseball game so the teams and leagues in the area disbanded. In the 1990's it looks like the slow pitch softball played week nights and little league baseball which have become popu- lar in the last decade will continue into the next century.
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