Did you know? Green Bay has its own rich baseball history. The first club in the area was known as the “Stars” and was organized in 1866. By the 1920s and 1930s Green Bay had several baseball teams, many of which were connected to well-known local businesses. Each team had a home field and played on Sunday afternoons. Games had to be played during the day because electricity wasn’t available at the ballparks.
One of Green Bay’s teams in the 1920s and 1930s was the Stiller team which was managed, coached, and sponsored by Ernest Stiller (of the Stiller Company). The Stiller’s star players were the Collard brothers: Arthur (first base), Norb (second base), and Clem (shortstop).
Green Bay has remained a baseball city and has been home to many teams like the Green Bay Bluejays, a farm team for the Dodgers in the 1950s and 1960s, and the Green Bay Bullfrogs who have played at Joannes Stadium since 2007.