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La Porte on Track for Minor League Baseball

(La Porte, IN) - Baseball players with dreams of playing in the major leagues could be taking the field in La Porte.


The city has approved a “memorandum of understanding” signed by the independent Northern League to officially declare its intention to establish a team here.


The minor league organization already has active teams in places like Crown Point, and wants to add La Porte to its competitive line-up. Right now, the teams consist of both professionals and collegiate players.


Mayor Tom Dermody said it makes sense for a team to be here considering La Porte is the “baseball capital of Indiana.”


“They want to be in La Porte.  We’ve been discussing for about 11 months now and it was time to sign. They’re excited,” he said.


Dermody said the Northern League recently took similar action for a team to be established in Elkhart. 


The next step is to find an owner or ownership group.


“Anybody interested in always wanting to own a minor league baseball, now is the time to get involved,” he said.


Dermody said the name of the team and where it would play are still among the topics that won’t be decided until there’s an owner. He said the hope is to have a Northern League team in La Porte playing competitively next season.

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