The Beloit Snappers, a Single A affiliate of Milwaukee, play at Pohlman Field which was built in 1982, seating 3,500. Pohman Field is named for Harry C Pohlman who was Beloit's "Mr. Baseball". This franchise is community owned. This is an older stadium, but a good place to watch baseball. There are seven rows of seats in front of seven rows of bleachers with backs in the main seating area. The bleacher seating area is covered. On each side of the main seating area are two sections of bleachers without backs. There is a party deck down the 1st baseline. There is a deep foul area with the bullpens set out away from the fencing in front of the bleacher sections in the grass. The Snappers were playing the Clinton Lumberkings and were successful winning 4-2. The box was Lumberkings R-2, H-6, E-1 and Snappers R-4, H-9, E-2. The field lines are RF & LF-325' and a shorter than normal CF-380'. On the Snappers team this year are Tony Gwynn, Jr. playing center field, Prince Fielder, son of Cecil Fielder playing first base, and Rickie Weeks, the #2 overall draft pick this year playing second base. Tony is the left handed hitter who is swinging in the one picture. Cecil hit a 91mph fastball home run over the right centerfield wall. We were sitting behind some scouts who had a radar gun checking out the pitchers. It was interesting listening to their conversations. Snappy the turtle is the mascot. Andrea collects turtles, so had to have a picture with Snappy and of his quilt-like back. We would like to thank Brian Barkowski, Director of Sales, for setting aside some great seats for us and providing Jim with a Mid-West League game baseball. Jim finally caught a t-shirt thrown into the crowd. One of the better ones we have seen with a team logo on the front. Monday is $.99 12oz Miller Beer. There is a limited concession menu, but quite satisfactory with good prices. It was a gray and threatening evening. 2007 affiliated with Minnesota Twins. 2013 changed affiliation Oakland Athletics.
Attractions
The Angel Museum housed in a renovated historic church built by Italian immigrants, features more than 6,500 angels. Fee.