Independent baseball is not an easy gig. Leagues form and it starts with great intentions, but after over 100 years of baseball, only two leagues are still in existence from the 1990’s (Atlantic, Frontier).
Since 2010, eight leagues have folded (Continental, Freedom, Mountain Rainier, North American, North Country, and United League). Included in that list is the Northern League. The Northern League has a history dating back to 1902. They couldn’t even handle the financial difficulties that comes with putting on an exciting and affordable product on the field. Despite joining forces with two existing leagues to form the North American League, finances ultimately had them make a difficult decision.