It was in 1994 when an aspiring businessman got the idea to create a Collegiate Summer League and came to Manitowoc Wisconsin to look at this little ballpark with the dreams that one day it would become one of the great American successes. Fast Forward 10 years later and that aspiring little Collegiate Summer League has become one of the greatest semi-pro style leagues that we've ever come across. Municipal Field was the beginnings of the famed Northwoods League.