Our chat with Brett Windmiller, President of the Fort Wayne Baseball Federation in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
When was the Fort Wayne Baseball Federation founded and what is its mission?
The league was founded in 1931 as the Edward "Red" Carrington League (RCL) and aims to provide a recreational, wood bat, adult baseball league in Fort Wayne. The league host a regional for the National Amateur Baseball Federation at Carrington Field and regularly sends teams to the NABF World Series in Battle Creek.
Who are some famous alumni or people associated with the FWBF?
We have had many former professional and collegiate baseball players from NE Indiana and beyond play in our leagues. Some names include Zach McKinstry, Josh Phegley, and Keith Shepherd.
How can people support the Fort Wayne Baseball Federation?
Come out to a game (free!) and watch some good baseball. We play June and July weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons at Carrington Field on Coliseum Boulevard in front of the old Lakeside Golf Course. Purchase one of our outfield wind screens and have your logo professionally screen printed on it.
What does "Support Local Baseball" mean to you?
We feel that supporting local baseball can be done in many ways. Go watch a game, start up a team, go see one of our great local colleges play, catch one of our outstanding HS games or just go play catch!
You can learn more about the Fort Wayne Baseball Federation by visiting their website.