Minor league baseball returns to Kalamazoo

Aug 23, 2013

Battle Creek Bombers game in July 2013 (file photo)
Credit Joel Dinda / Flickr

Minor league baseball is coming back to Kalamazoo. City officials say they've signed an agreement to bring a team from the Northwoods League to the city in 2014.

The league that also includes the Battle Creek Bombers will pay Kalamazoo $35,000 a year to use Homer Stryker Field at Mayors Riverfront Park.

The Northwoods League features college players who want to maintain their skills over the summer.

A name for the new Kalamazoo team has not been announced. Kalamazoo lost its last minor league team in 2011 when the Kalamazoo Kings folded after a ten-year run. Before that the Kalamazoo Kodiaks played in the city.