Milkmen mascot Bo Vine

Sunday, September 6, 2020

If you read my about me page, you may have passed over that I interned for a team called the Milwaukee Milkmen. Now you still may be wondering, who are the Milkmen? They are a professional baseball team located in Franklin, WI which is 25 minutes west of the city of Milwaukee. The Milkmen compete in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. None of the twelve teams are associated with any major league team but players in this league bounce back and forth from the big league. Last summer the Milkmen joined the AA playing at a brand new stadium in front of a very excited fan base. Sadly, their first season wasn’t a very big success as the team went 38-62 landing themselves in last place. Due to COVID-19, the organization wasn’t sure if the 2020 season was going to happen. Luckily the AA was able to pull half the teams in cities that were allowed to play at the time, to have a crunched season. What is unique about this season is that since half the teams in the league aren’t playing, the playing half of the league had a draft for the other players. So ultimately between the six teams, they were all loaded with some of the best players in the league. It was full steam ahead from there to play 60 games from July to the beginning of September with having every Monday off. So July 3rd was opening day for the Milkmen as they faced their rival the Chicago Dogs for the first of many rubber matches. 

Attached below the picture is some of their social media sites for more information about the Milkmen! Feel free to leave questions or comments below!

Franklin Field in Franklin, WI