The Boys of Summer…1947. Bill Schalow being congratulated by Scrubby Engelhardt and Sparro Dressen after hitting a home run. The Cubs went on to win the state championship that year. Image courtesy of the Chaska Historical Society

Batter up for three summer weekends to come to watch some of the best in amateur baseball battle it out in our own historic Athletic Field in downtown Chaska. It’s a perfect time to watch some ball, whether you’re a die-hard slugger or want to come to cheer on some town ball favorites!

The 98th Annual Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament will take place August 20-22, August 27-29, September 3-6, and games will occur in Chaska at Athletic Field (home of the Chaska Cubs), as well as in Waconia and Hamburg.

Here is an overview of the schedule:
Fridays: 7:30 pm game only
Saturdays: 4 games starting at 11:00 am
Sundays: 3 games starting at 11:00 am
Labor Day: 3:00 pm game (if necessary)

Chaska Athletic Park has been the site of many great events, including four State Tournaments (1955, 1988, 1998, 2008). It was formed in 1950 when two local groups (Greater Chaska, Inc. and Chaska Athletic Association) joined forces to propose and pass the ballpark’s construction, paid for by the community. Athletic Park was dedicated on August 11, 1950, and Chaska High School football played there until the early 1970s.

Until recent improvements, Athletic Park could typically be underwater depending on Spring flood conditions. We are now happy to have a new and improved stadium that will last for generations to come.

You can check out for information and history on the teams and venues, schedules, photos, and apparel. Hope to see you there!