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GARY ALLAN COMING TO THE CORN CRIB IN NORMAL
Allen Concert Scheduled for June 20
Normal, Ill. - The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, are proud to make…

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Geek-Out: 1910 “Yankees”

August 10, 2013 – 5:21 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
All it takes is looking at the tag inside the cap to see what American Needle called these great combed-cotton caps they used to make.…

‘Belters fall to Boomers

August 9, 2013 – 10:29 pm |

NORMAL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, extended their season-long losing streak to six games with a back-and-forth 5-4 loss to the Schaumburg Boomers on Friday night…

Geek-Out: 1918 Indians combed-cotton cap

August 9, 2013 – 2:33 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Another of my American Needle combed-cotton “easy-fitted” caps they stopped making about a dozen years ago — the 1918 Cleveland Indians.
Not sure of the…

CornBelters’ catcher picked up by Rockies

August 8, 2013 – 4:38 pm |
CornBelters’ catcher picked up by Rockies

NORMAL, IL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have sold the contract of rookie catcher Alex San Juan to the Colorado Rockies organization. Prior to joining the…

Throwback Thursday Geek-Out: 1912 Brooklyn Dodgers

August 8, 2013 – 4:35 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
About half my Geek-Outs qualify as “Throwbacks,” I’d imagine. So what makes this one so special — other than the fact it’s happening on a…

CornBelters add two to roster

August 8, 2013 – 9:23 am |

NORMAL, IL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have signed experienced outfielder, Rogelio Noris, and experienced infielder, Aaron Dudley. Both have been playing professional baseball since 2007…

Geek-Out: DIY ’76 Dick Allen Phils helmet

August 6, 2013 – 9:09 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Got some birthday cash last week, knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Make my latest bad@$$ helmet. As a tribute to one…

CornBelters end road trip with loss

August 5, 2013 – 10:15 pm |

MARION, Ill. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, lost a tight contest and dropped their third straight with a 3-1 defeat to the host Southern Illinois Miners…

Geek-Out: My two ’46 Red Sox caps

August 5, 2013 – 9:12 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Gonna feature two caps today, since I missed the entire weekend (hey, it was another busy one!). And I’m keeping with the throwback theme.
Here…

New podcasts and network to debut on August 12

August 3, 2013 – 10:55 pm |

CornbeltBaseball.com editor Jack Warren announced this week that parent company Cornbelt Sports is launching two new podcasts. Cornbelt Sports currently produces the flagship podcast for CornbeltBaseball.com, Cornball: Diamond Chatter with…

‘Belters drop series opener at Southern Illinois

August 3, 2013 – 10:51 pm |

MARION, Ill. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, dropped the opener of a series at Southern Illinois 4-2 on Saturday night at Rent One Park. The CornBelters…

‘Belters halt streak with big win in Florence

August 2, 2013 – 9:23 pm |

FLORENCE, Ky. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, broke a four-game losing streak in explosive fashion with an 8-3 win over the Florence Freedom on Friday night…

Friday Geek-Out: ’76 Phils — yes, another pillbox!

August 2, 2013 – 3:19 pm |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
Another pillbox! Another American Needle-made Mitchell & Ness cap! And eyelets! YES, GLORIOUS, USELESS EYELETS!
I admit the Phillies’ current uniform — the ones they’ve…

(Belated) Throwback Thursday Geek-Out: ’77 Pirates pillbox

August 2, 2013 – 8:02 am |

By Tom Jackson
Cap Geek
First: My apologies for the tardiness of this Geek-Out. I was having trouble uploaded the pics via our server — probably my own fault, maybe…

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