The Lakeshore Chinooks, the newest team in the Northwoods wooden bat baseball league won't play their first game until June but they already lead the circuit in at least two categories.
The Chinooks have the most NBA general managers in their ownership group. Bucks GM John Hammond is a minority owner of the team, which is based in Mequon.
"I love baseball," Hammond said. "I've always been a big fan of baseball. Grew up in a baseball home, my father loved the game, played the game. So for me, it's going to be a lot of fun, I'm going to be excited about it."
The Chinooks, one of 17 teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa and Ontario competing in the league this summer, also lap the field when it comes to owners who are enshrined in Cooperstown.
"I wonder if this is how Mr. Selig started," said Robin Yount, who along with fellow minority owner Bob Uecker is in the Major League Hall of Fame. "I don't know if I have commissioner in my future but it certainly is exciting to be...