• Written about 19 hours ago
    Fans always ask what’s it like being on the road. Nothing but stopping at the most iconic sights in all the land my… https://t.co/cTeTpIZ8ZR via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 22 hours ago
    Wishing our sister team, the @HVRenegades, a successful Opening Day and a 2019 season full of wins, big crowds and no rainouts. via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 24 hours ago
    Win 4-2 as @RZimmerman11 goes 5.1 innings and gives up just 1 run, RBI single by Chesny Young, RBI squeeze by… https://t.co/twlX6MF5qY via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 25 hours ago
    2-run single by @devrodriguez3 lead 4-1 bottom 8. What does it mean when a flock of seagulls is hovering above a b… https://t.co/gzGNln5Qrt via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 25 hours ago
    RBI single by Chesny Young and then @JoeyKawikaWong lays down the squeeze to score Josh Allen. lead 2-1 bottom 7. via @StPaulSaints
  • Written about 26 hours ago
    Trail 1-0 Bottom 6. Don't worry, no one has celebrated too much in this game. via @StPaulSaints
Getting to CHS Field

Saints Pitcher Mark Hamburger One Of Three Finalists For American Association Man of the Year Award

ST. PAUL, MN August 24, 2016

Mark Hamburger could be referred to as “The Mayor of St. Paul” because he has become one of the more popular players in franchise history.  The local product from Shoreview, MN has made it a point at every turn to make himself available to fans in the community and at the ballpark. Hamburger was recognized as one of three finalists for the Scott Miller/Brian Rose inaugural Man of the Year Award in the American Association.

 

It started from day one when Hamburger told the front office staff he wanted to be included in as many community based events as possible.  Prior to the Saints season starting, Hamburger appeared at two different local Little Leagues to help them welcome in their new seasons.  Since then he has not stopped, walking in parades, working baseball camps and appearing in local TV spots for partners. 

 

            Hamburger’s popularity has carried into road cities often taking photos with fans, and their kids, following games he pitches.  His long hair, easy going style and success on the field have made him popular even when the team is not at CHS Field.

 

            On the field Hamburger has been the consummate professional.  He has never shown a player up, acknowledges his teammates when they make a great defensive play, and on days he doesn’t pitch, encourages his teammates from either the first base coach’s box or the dugout.

 

            Hamburger’s popularity at CHS Field is something not seen by many players in a Saints uniform and days he pitches is often akin to a concert with fans roaring after each inning.  On those rare times he’s pulled from a ballgame, an ovation ensues and Hamburger will always give a tip of the cap.

 

          Each team selected one representative as their Man of the Year, which was announced at the 2016 American Association All-Star Game at CHS Field on August 2.  The league narrowed the list down to the final three and Hamburger was chosen as a finalist.

 

          The other two finalists are Reggie Abercrombie from the Winnipeg Goldeyes and Ryan Beckman of the Laredo Lemurs.

 

          The winner will be awarded at the end of the season when the 12 league managers plus one media representative from each team vote on Post-Season honors.

 

          The award is in tribute to Wichita Wingnuts bench coach Brian Rose, who passed away from melanoma in late January, 2013 and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks broadcaster, Scott Miller, who passed from the same form of cancer in late February.

 

The award represents what these two men stood for: dedication to their craft, hard work and determination, kindness and community service.