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Town of Cassel centennial
(1891-1991)

Baseball in Cassel,   pp. 69-73


Page 72

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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