When it was announced that South Bend would be getting a professional baseball team, it brought a sense of excitement and novelty to the area. South Bend had not had a professional baseball club since the famed South Bend Blue Sox of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League last played at Bendix Field in 1953. The last Minor League team to call South Bend home was the South Bend Twins played for the Central League at Spring Brook Playland Park in 1932.