Elkhart Miracle moving home games to Elkhart Athletic Complex

ELKHART, Ind. -- After playing last season's home games at Northwood High School, the Elkhart Miracle will be moving its home schedule to the Elkhart Athletic Complex the team announced on Wednesday (Dec. 20).

“Our club had a great launch last year at Northwood’s Field of Dreams facility as we brought minor league baseball back to Elkhart County for the first time in 113 years," team President Craig Wallin said. "I’m really looking forward to playing at our new home in Elkhart."

The Miracle play in the Northern League which was originally founded in 1902 as an affiliate of Major League Baseball.

The league had a strong run until it went dormant in 1971.

In 1993, after being contacted by multiple Midwest cities that wanted to launch a minor league baseball team, Miles Wolff revived the old Northern League.

“I believe the new location is ideal for the franchise’s growth," said Northern League President Don Popravak. "Playing minutes from the central downtown area will attract an even larger fan base."

Although the league is not currently affiliated with MLB, there are 11 players who began their professional baseball careers in the Northern League enshrined in the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Over the last 30 years, over 25 Northern League prospects have reached an MLB team while more than 300 have played on MLB affiliated teams.

Last season Miracle shortstop Dawson Willis won the league’s Most Valuable Player award, and five other members of the team made the NL All-Star Team.

For more information on the Miracle, visit elkhartcountymiracle.com.

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