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Harry C. Pohlman Field at Telfer Park

originally Telfer Park

Pohlman Field has hosted the Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League since the team joined the MWL in 1982. The facility was new in 1981. The Pohlman Field name was added for the 1987 season.

Telfer Park hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 1986.


[Harry Pohlman Field; Beloit, Wisconsin]
Photograph by Jeff Sinkovec, August 2, 2003.


Source of Name: Harry Pohlman was a long-time coach in the Beloit school system and in American Legion baseball. He was also an original member of the Beloit Brewers board of directors.



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Directions

  • I-90 to Exit 185-A (Milwaukee Road)
  • Right on Cranston Road, two miles to ballpark (on right)

Or follow these directions from the Snappers Website.


Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  325  380    325   3,100  (1983)
  325  380    325   3,800  (1986)
  325  380    325   3,100  (1990)
  325  380    325   3,200  (1991)
  325  380    325   3,501  (1997)
  325  380    325   3,500  (2000)
  325  380    325   3,501  (2001)
  325  380    325   3,500  (2002)

Park Effects

The Stats 1998 Minor League Handbook indicates that Pohlman Field favors hitters, but only slightly. Home run counts are inflated a bit. (4 years' data.)


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1982     81,512
  1983     91,448
  1984     92,474
  1985     93,638
  1986    101,127*
  1987     87,419
  1988     96,616
  1989     93,166
  1990     95,876
  1991     77,487
  1992     60,999
  1993     65,728
  1994     60,650
  1995     60,816
  1996     73,633
  1997     81,564
  1998     61,108
  1999     54,689
  2000     69,208
  2001     69,682
  2002     74,096
  2003     96,424
  2004     96,681
  2005     93,399
  2006     84,547
  2007     82,819
  2008     82,456
  2009     83,480


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