In 1958, a bit of excitement began to stir when was announced that the Three-I League was expanding into the Northwoods territory. Winona's beautiful wooden ballpark was under considertion but sadly would be overlooked. Expansion teams were finally granted to Green Bay, Appleton and Rochester's Mayo Field. Green Bay & Appleton had pretty good seasons considering how bad most Minor League teams were drawing... 63k for Green Bay & 58k for Appleton. Consider that this was the peak of television's impact on baseball (& all other entertainment that would cause someone to get off their couch & shut off their new TV)