WATERTOWN, Minn. (FOX 9) - The FOX 9 Town Ball Tour continued Wednesday with its fourth stop of the season at Highland Park in Watertown, Minnesota - home of the Watertown Red Devils.
Watertown, located on the Crow River in Carver County, was incorporated in 1851 and has a population of nearly 4,500 people. The Red Devils hosted the Plato Blue Jays under the lights at Highland Park, which was one of the first ballparks in the area to get lights - and those light poles are the originals that were put up back in 1948.
The Red Devils were able to pull out a 5-1 win on Town Ball night, holding a shutout until the final inning.
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Meet the Red Devils
Fox 9 Town Ball Tour: Meet the Watertown Red Devils
Watertown Manager Jared Duske and Outfielder Patrick Tschida break down the Red Devils season, and their preparations ahead of tonight's game vs. Plato.
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PA Announcer for the Red Devils, Steve Hangardner talks about his involvement with the Watertown Town Ball team, and his love for the game.
Fox 9 Town Ball Tour: Organizing the Red Devils
As the players take the field, it takes a lot of planning to make sure everything behind the scenes comes together flawlessly. That's where VP, Brad Johnson steps in.
Watertown Red Devils vs. Plato Blue Jays
Watertown's Highland Park was among the first ballparks in the area to have lights. The light poles at the ballpark are the originals that were put up back in 1948. (FOX 9 / FOX 9)
A tour of Watertown, Minnesota
Town Ball Tour: Ian Leonard waters the infield, starts a wave
Meteorologist Ian Leonard was helping the grounds crews in Watertown out as FOX 9 made a Town Ball Tour stop on Wednesday.
Town Ball Tour: The Duske family and sport memorabilia
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Town Ball Tour: Exploring Watertown businesses
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