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Fastpitch softball was once a big deal in Carlton County


June 21, 2019

It’s probably been more than 20 years since there was an active Carlton County fastpitch softball league. I thought about it the other day when I was driving down Minnesota Highway 210 toward Cromwell and passed the old Iverson Inn ballfield. The inn, a bar and restaurant that grilled great hamburgers and served ice-cold beer, burned down to the ground many years ago. The adjacent ball field still has a backstop today but does not resemble the field where I had the privilege of playing fastpitch softball for a decade or so. There is a big pile of dirt where the pitcher’s mound once exis...

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