On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Jayne and John Simmons, the long-time owners of the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, announced they are retiring from Frontier League baseball ownership. And no, they are not selling. And yes, this means the 2021 season was the last season the Miners will be playing in Marion, Illinois, for the FrontierContinue reading “Southern Illinois Miners will no longer exist in 2022”
The Evansville Otters and Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League played the traditional exhibition game at Paducah, Kentucky’s historic Brooks Stadium on May 22, 2021.
After a year of incredible feedback on my first piece and many changes within independent baseball, I decided to write a follow-up in the hopes of continuing to inform and spread the word of independent baseball.
Mike Pinto’s journey into independent baseball began when he stepped foot on the diamond as a coach for his son’s little league team. What started as a father teaching his son and teammates the game of baseball led to Pinto crouching behind home plate at Rent One Park, catching first pitches from his son andContinue reading “In the Dugout with Mike Pinto”
“The Frontier League began in 1993, to have a relationship with Major League Baseball, is one of the greatest moments in League history.”
Get to know Nolan Earley who plays for the Southern Illinois Miners.
Take a peek into the Frontier League, the largest independent baseball league in North America.