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Baseball From 1963 through 2008

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Central Illinois Collegiate League
Capsule Summary
Founded: 1963
Ended: 2008
Contact: Mike Woods, Former Commissioner and Statistician, Click here to email Mike
Players Signed to Pro Contracts: over 1100
Major Leaguers: 180 and still growing
Player Qualifications: Must have had remaining college eligibility
Up to four players from any one institution per CICL team
Preference was given to players recommended by professional scouts
Spring high school graduates not eligible that summer.
Schedule: 45-55 games in June/July/August
Franchise Qualifications: Commitment to collegiate ball players
College-quality playing facility
Ability to find jobs for 10-20 players on part-time basis (20 hour/week)
Housing availability (players expense)
Coach with college or pro experience
Ability to raise money locally
Dedication to following directives and regulations set forth by Major League Baseball and the NACSB
Player Benefits: "Minor League" experience
Intensified schedule/travel demands
Quality coaching with strong competition
Scouted by every Major League Team
Community Benefits: Moderate boost to tourism
Excellent caliber of baseball
Became part of the development of the
Major Leaguers of tomorrow
Provided the best opportunity for some of the top local collegiate talent


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