The St. Paul Saints is a baseball team based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Saints are independent from any Major League Baseball franchise and they play baseball games at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. The St. Paul Saints were founded in 1993 and played in the Northern League through 2005, when the team became a founding member of the American Association.
The St. Paul Saints baseball team has won four championships in the Northern League: 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2004. The Saints baseball team normally play to Midway Stadium capacity crowds of about 6,000 people at Midway Stadium, but recent success by the Minnesota Twins has lowered interest in the team, making the Saints a good option if you want to get great seating.
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St. Paul Saints tickets are also known to include over-the-top fan promotions and a trip to Midway Stadium St Paul is never dull. Some of the recent crazy giveaways include a rubber dog toy intended to poke fun at Michael Vick and a rubber boat poking fun at the Minnesota Vikings ?love cruise.?
Even though there is a Major League Baseball team across the river, the St. Paul Saints have been able to survive in the Twin Cities because of the open-air facility of Midway Stadium. Many Twins baseball fans feel indoor baseball is not the way the game should be played. A warm summer night is sometimes spent with St. Paul Saints tickets. Midway Stadium also offers greater space for tailgating fans. If you have never been to Midway Stadium, you are missing out on a great Minnesota baseball experience.
The St. Paul Saints left the Northern League on September 29, 2005. Other teams that joined them in the exodus from that league include the Lincoln Saltdogs, Sioux City Explorers and the Sioux Falls Canaries. Those teams join the Wichita Wingnuts, El Paso Diablos, Fort Worth Cats, Grand Prairie AirHogs, Pensacola Pelicans, and the Shreveport Sports.
The St. Paul Saints roster is always solid and the Saints club has had its share of stars in uniform. Rey Ordonez, Darryl Strawberry, Jack Morris and J.D. Drew all were big-league caliber players who suited up for the Saint Paul Saints at one point. The Saints even made history when Ila Borders became the first woman to pitch in a men?s professional baseball league. The Saints current manager is George Tsamis. Legendary actor Bill Murray is also a part owner. Buy St. Paul Saints tickets to enjoy baseball outdoors over these next couple of seasons until the Minnesota Twins Ballpark opens in 2010.