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Witter Field

Witter Field was home to the Wisconsin Rapids Twins (and, before that, the Senators) of the Midwest League from 1963 to 1983. This ballpark is still in use for school and Legion ball. The current metal grandstand was constructed between the 1949 and 1950 seasons, replacing a wooden stand.

While most sources list the construction date of Witter Field as 1941, this is probably inaccurate--particularly since the facility's name dates from 1940. I've seen some evidence that there was a predecessor ballpark, likely named Lincoln Field (or the Lincoln Field Ballpark), at the same location.

Witter Field hosted Midwest League All-Star Games in 1967, 1972, and 1973.


[Witter Field; Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin]
Photograph by Adam Kleba, August 23, 2002.


Source of Name: Named to honor Isaac P. Witter, for contributions he made to the recreational facilities in Wisconsin Rapids--especially to the city park which hosts the ballyard. The field's name was changed on August 6, 1940.



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  Left Center Right Seating
  320  385    320   3,000  (1979)
  320  385    320   4,800  (1978)
  320  385    320   3,000  (1973)
  320  385    320   4,500  (1972)
  320  385    320   3,000  (1967)
  320  385    320   3,100  (1964)
  330  380    330   2.800  (1963)

Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1983        51,717
  1982        37,748
  1981        43,509
  1980        47,899
  1979        41,239

My thanks to Paul Spyhalski for sharing the information from the 1978 Wisconsin Rapids Twins scorebook.




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