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CornBelters win fourth straight

August 21, 2013 – 9:25 am |
NORMAL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, earned their fourth straight victory and snapped the Lake Erie Crushers’ 11-game win streak with a 4-1 triumph on Tuesday …

Geek-Out: ’17 “Stars & Stripes” Sox adjustable

August 20, 2013 – 7:27 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek The ’17 World Series “Stars & Stripes” logo cap First of all, apologies for the extended pause in Geek-Outs. We’ve been getting almost our entire…

‘Belters complete sweep of Aviators

August 19, 2013 – 2:11 pm |
NORMAL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, completed a three-game sweep of the Rockford Aviators with a 13-3 win on Sunday night at The Corn Crib. The…

‘Belters top Aviators, 3-2

August 17, 2013 – 9:59 pm |
NORMAL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, clinched their first series win since late July with a 3-2 win over the Rockford Aviators on Saturday night at…

Top Coach – Mark Kingston interview

August 17, 2013 – 3:07 pm |
Our latest Top Coach podcast ought to be of particular interest to local baseball fans, as we made the trek over to the Horton Fieldhouse office of Illinois State University…

CornBelters open homestand with win

August 16, 2013 – 10:37 pm |
NORMAL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, let an early lead slip away but surged back for an 8-6 win over the Rockford Aviators on Friday night…

Geek-Out: ’30 Phillies adjustable

August 16, 2013 – 7:19 pm |
Nice cap… huge P though…. By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Here’s one a LOT like yesterday’s Reds cap. American Needle, big bulgy logo, year on the back. Cotton not exactly…

Top Coach Podcast – Wynn Fletcher

August 16, 2013 – 10:57 am |
Check out the latest from the Top Coach Podcast. It’s an interview with Central Alabama Community College head coach Wynn Fletcher. CornbeltBaseball.com editor and Top Coach host, Jack Warren, reports…

CornBelters fall to Miners, 9-2

August 16, 2013 – 10:38 am |
MARION, Ill. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, gave up two big innings and lost a lead as they fell 9-2 to the Southern Illinois Miners on…

Geek-Out: ’61 Road Reds with Chicken!

August 15, 2013 – 9:38 pm | 3 Comments
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Yes, that is the FAMOUS CHICKEN’s autograph! Yes, yet another combed-cotton American Needle cap — I’m on to all the OTHER adjustable versions of mine!…

‘Belters end streak with 6-0 over Miners

August 15, 2013 – 8:04 pm |
MARION, Ill. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, exploded early on offense, received a complete game from Michael Schweiss and broke a ten-game losing streak with a…

Geek-Out: Combed-cotton 1913 Giants “Stars & Stripes”

August 14, 2013 – 9:45 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Starsy-stripesy! The first time a Major League Baseball team wore a “stars & stripes” cap was in 1913, and the team didn’t even wear it…

‘Belters drop 10th straight

August 13, 2013 – 10:15 pm |
MARION, Ill. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, gave up a late lead and dropped their tenth straight game, 3-2 on Tuesday night to the Southern Illinois…

Geek-Out: Combed-cotton 1901 Tigers

August 13, 2013 – 6:35 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek That actually looks like a tiger…. Hard to believe the Detroit Tigers ever wore a uniform without the Old English D on the cap and…
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