ABOUT THE ACES

Amateur baseball has a long history in Red Wing, dating back to the inception of its first amateur team in 1870. In 1909, Red Wing was briefly home to a professional club: the Red Wing Manufacturers in the Class D Minnesota-Wisconsin League. The team folded two years later and baseball was absent until the reemergence of an amateur team in 1916. Twenty years later, the enthusiastic support of the city propelled the hometown team (sponsored by Schacht's Insurance) to their crowning as the 1935 Minnesota Amateur Baseball State Champions. Eleven years later, the team finally donned the nickname fans know and love: the "Aces". The arrival of the Twins in Minnesota stunted the presence of amateur baseball in the sixties, however, and the Aces dissolved in 1965.

     

The present day Red Wing Aces were reborn in 1971 when a group of aspiring players made the effort to re-organize the association. Since this final reincarnation, your Red Wing Aces have now appeared in 24 State Tournaments and won 3 State Championships. Today the Aces are members of the Classic Cannon Valley League and Region 5C  of the Minnesota Baseball Association. All Aces home games are played at the Red Wing Athletic Field - better known locally as "The Ath". Considered one of the premier fields in the state, it has been the host of the 1985, 1991, 2001 and 2006 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournaments.

 

If you're tired of paying top dollar to watch overpaid athletes play drawn-out games in crowded cities, head over to the Ath to watch members of your community play for the love of the game. That's  the way baseball was meant to be played. Admission to non-league games is free and while there is a minimal charge for league games, area businesses, who serve as our Ticket Sponsors, distribute free tickets at their locations. There is a link to a full list of these Ticket Sponsor locations on the Home page of this website.

 

So grab a treat - or meal - at the concession stand and take in a game from the grandstand, the bleachers beyond centerfield, or camp out on the hill. Take your family and friends out for a night at the ballpark this summer and we'll see you there!

Hall of Famers

Dewey Tauer

Mike Barry

Dave Odman

Russ Fetcher

Danny Plein

State Championships

1935

 

1974

 

1990

 

1993

Retired Numbers

#2 - Mike Barry

#8 - Danny Plein

#9 - Dewey Tauer

#15 - Jay Bohmbach

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