... and huge those crowds were! Keep in mind that just beyond the grandstand and berms were hundreds of cars as well. Winner may be a very small town in South Dakota (which is why it never joined the Northern League), but it was known nationwide as a tremendous baseball hotbed. It wasn't uncommon for thousands of fans to decend on Winner for Pheasants games. We tend to believe that not making Winner an official Minor League town, may have been a mistake on the Northern League's part.