Independent Baseball was a concept in 1992. Miles Wolfe came up with the idea that minor league baseball didn't have to be affiliated with MLB. Could a league exist on its own with no help from the great MLB? Wolfe thought so, and decided to try it in 1993 when he revitilized the former Class A Northern League as an independent league. Wolfe wasn't the only one however... several men wanted to give the indy concept a try in the Ohio Valley region. They began an independent league that ran parallel to the Northern Lg.'s inaugural season. They called it the Frontier League.