Amateur baseball is a summertime tradition in small towns across South Dakota, but many fans don’t realize the commitment it takes to make each game a reality. In the May/June 2013 issue of South Dakota Magazine, writer Mel Antonen introduces readers to six managers — including Dell Rapids’ Jim Wilber — who have devoted their lives to keeping baseball alive in their towns.
Antonen, a Lake Norden native and former amateur baseball player who covers Major League Baseball in Washington, D.C., explains the dedication each man has for the national pastime and why they refuse to see the sport fade away, even if it means sacrificing their own time and money.
South Dakota Magazine is published in Yankton. It explores the history, arts, culture, sports and outdoors of the state. To order a copy or to subscribe, call 1-800-456-5117.
For immediate release (May 2, 2013)
Contact: John Andrews, (605) 665-6655