Independent Baseball Team Opens First Season in Whitefish

The team will play its home games at Memorial Stadium

By Dillon Tabish

The Glacier Outlaws will take the field in Whitefish for Opening Day of the Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League this week.

The Outlaws, formerly called the Grizzlies, are in their first season as an adult baseball program. The team joins the Grays Harbor Gulls, Ellensburg Bulls, Skagit Valley Lumberjacks, Moses Lake Rattlesnakes and Oregon City Mud Turtles in the MRPBL.

The team will play its home games at Memorial Stadium.

On May 21, the Outlaws will open the season at home against Skagit Valley. Game time is 6:05 p.m. The team will play four consecutive home games.

Similar to other independent leagues, such as the Pecos League and Frontier League, the MRPBL is not affiliated with Major League Baseball or its minor league teams. Players are generally college-aged or older and receive weekly salaries throughout the season. Teams play 68-game schedules between late May and early August.

 

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