FOX 9 Town Ball Tour heads to St. Joseph on July 5

The FOX 9 Town Ball Tour heads to St. Joseph on July 5, for a game between the St. Joseph Joes vs. Avon Lakers.

The St. Joseph Joes will host the Avon Lakers, with the first pitch at 6:30 p.m. at Schneider Field, with lots of fun before the game, including festivities that being at 3:30 p.m. and a youth game between the two rival towns that starts at 4 p.m. There will also be a beer garden, food from the local meat market, and ice cream provided by The Wandering Cow Ice Cream shop. 

FOX 9 will be broadcasting live from Walsh Field from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. You can watch live at and in the player above, as well as on the FOX 9 app

The Joes have a lot of history. The first organized team photo was taken in 1920, but it’s believed the Joes were playing even before that. Family from that 1920s team are still playing with the Joes today. Schneider Field, where the team has been for 80 years, is one of the oldest in the area and is maintained by the family of some of the original players. It was renamed in 2015 to Schneider Field in honor of the Schneiders.

St. Joseph Joes vs. Avon Lakers

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Schneider Field, 28 3rd Ave NW, St Joseph
  • Directions from Minneapolis: Take I-94 west to St. Joseph. Take exit 160 toward St. Joseph. Turn right on County Highway 2. Turn right on Minnesota Street West. Turn left on 3rd Avenue Northwest. The field will be on your right.