The Frontier League, based in Sauget, Illinois, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern United States and Western Pennsylvania. It operates mostly in cities not served by Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either. Though not part of the official minor league system, its level of play is considered comparable to low A-level. The league was formed in 1993.

Franchises as of 1 July, 2016Edit


Frontier League
Division Team First Season City Stadium Capacity
East Joliet Slammers 2011 Joliet, Illinois Silver Cross Field 6,016
Lake Erie Crushers 2009 Avon, Ohio All Pro Freight Stadium 5,000
Schaumburg Boomers 2012 Schaumburg, Illinois Schaumburg Baseball Stadium 7,365
Traverse City Beach Bums 2006 Traverse City, Michigan Wuerfel Park 4,660
Washington Wild Things 2002 Washington, Pennsylvania Consol Energy Park 5,000
Windy City ThunderBolts 1999 Crestwood, Illinois Standard Bank Stadium 3,200
West Evansville Otters 1995 Evansville, Indiana Bosse Field 5,181
Florence Freedom 2003 Florence, Kentucky UC Health Stadium 4,500
Gateway Grizzlies 2001 Sauget, Illinois GCS Ballpark 6,000
Normal CornBelters 2010 Normal, Illinois The Corn Crib 7,000
River City Rascals 1999 O'Fallon, Missouri CarShield Field 5,150
Southern Illinois Miners 2007 Marion, Illinois Rent One Park

1993    Ashland Ky, Chillicothe Oh, Lancaster Oh, Paintsville Ky, Parkersburg WV, Portsmouth OH, Wayne WV, Zanesville OH

1994    Erie Pa and Newark Oh, enter the league and Ashland and Wayne left the league.

1995    Evansville In, Johnstown Pa and Richmond IN enter the league and Erie, lancaster and Painstsville left the league.

1996    Kalamazoo Mi and Springfield Il enter the league and Newark and Portsmouth left the league.

1997    Canton Oh enter the league and Zanesville has left the league.

1998    No Teams enter or left the league

1999    Crestwood Il, Huntingburg In, London On and O'fallon Mo enter the league and Kalamazoo and Parkersburg has left the league.

2000    No Teams enter or left the league

2001    Sauget Il and Kalamazoo Mi enter the league

2002    Rockford Il and Washington Pa enter the league and Springfield and London has left the league.

2003    Columbia Mo, Florence Ky and Kenosha Wi enter the league and Canton Huntingburg and Johnstown has left the league

2004    Springfield Mo enter the league and Kenosha has left the league.

2005    Road team( Ohio Valley) enter the league and Springfiled (MO) has left the league.

2006    Traverse City Mi enter the league and Columbia, Richmond and Ohio Valley has left the league

2007    Marion Il and Slippery Rock Pa enter the league

2008    Road team -Midwest enter the league and Slippery Rock has left the league

2009    Avon Oh, and Ypsilanti  Mi enter the league and Chillicothe and Midwest Left the league

2010    Normal Il and Waterford Township enter the league and Rockford and Ypsilanti has left the league

2011    Joliet Il and Rockford Il has enter the league and Kalamazoo and Watertord Township has left the league.

2012    London On and Schamburg Il enter the league

2013    Road Team-Frontier has enter the league and London has left the league.

2014    No teams enter or left the League

2015    No teams enter or left the League

2016    Road Team-Frontier and Rockford has left the league

2017    No Teams enter or left the league

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