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NORMAL, Ill. - The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have announced they are hosting a Michael Collins Tribute Night on August 19. The CornBelters are playing the Schaumburg… Read the full story »

Geek-Out: 1918 Indians combed-cotton cap

August 9, 2013 – 2:33 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Nice, accurate job on this ’18 Indians cap Another of my American Needle combed-cotton “easy-fitted” caps they stopped making about a dozen years ago —…

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 1912 Brooklyn Dodgers road cap About half my Geek-Outs qualify as “Throwbacks,” I’d imagine. So what makes this one so special — other than the…

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 Bax digs the new lid. He always was a Dick Allen fan — more of his R&B music than his ballplaying…. Got some birthday cash…

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. M&N…

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 The ’76 “Phil”-box! Another pillbox! Another American Needle-made Mitchell & Ness cap! And eyelets! YES, GLORIOUS, USELESS EYELETS! I admit the Phillies’ current uniform —…

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

August 2, 2013 – 8:02 am |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Pirates pillbox in yellow-y gold First: My apologies for the tardiness of this Geek-Out. I was having trouble uploaded the pics via our server —…

CornBelters drop fourth straight

August 1, 2013 – 8:57 pm |
FLORENCE, Ky. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, dropped their fourth straight game with a 5-2 loss to the Florence Freedom on Thursday night at University of…

Geek-Out: M&N ’57 Braves

July 31, 2013 – 9:39 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Now, THIS is a beautiful throwback Milwaukee Braves cap Had to show this one next, especially after yesterday. This is a much more authentic-looking ’57…
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