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Town ball burgers, brats and 128 years of baseball history

FAIRFAX — There’s no sound like the crack of a bat and the roar of a crowd on a sunny summer Sunday afternoon.

Fairfax has a rich town ball history, and the state’s only operating baseball museum outside of the State Amateur Baseball Museum.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this gem and catch a game on Sunday, July 19. The Cardinals take on the Brewers from New Ulm at 1 p.m.

The museum will be hosting a Grand Opening event beginning one hour before game time. The event will feature tours of the museum, and some great door prizes including a Joe Mauer autographed baseball; Paul Molitor autographed baseball; a Gary Hess autographed Hall of Fame baseball; Dana Kiecker autographed baseball cards; five famous baseball books.

And, the first 50 kids under the age of 17 will receive a free regulation baseball.

Inside the museum you’ll find a thorough account of the past 128 years, including information on the Western Minny years, the box score from the 22-strike-out game, bats, balls and gloves used by Fairfax’s famous, jerseys, trophies, autographed Dana Kiecker items, baseballs autographed by Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Ernie Banks, Pete Rose and many others.

Come and check it out – you won’t find a more complete display of artifacts or photos detailing Fairfax’s baseball history anywhere.

And while you’re at the park, stop in, grab a burger or a brat, and cheer on…

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