Graettinger Pirates
 Manager : Paul Bisgard
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Owner Biography
 

I live in Nashua, Iowa, a small, rural community with a population of 1,500.  I am 59 years old and my wife, Pam, and I have three grown sons and six grandchildren.  My youngest son, Jace, manages the Boden Jacks and got me started in this league.  Ironically, Jace and I have played catch on the actual “Field of Dreams” site, located near Dyersville, Iowa.

 

I am a school superintendent and am now in my 38th year as a public school educator. This is my 38th year as a public school educator and despite the “No Child Left Behind” mandates I still enjoy the profession.  My wife is an insurance agent and we have been married for 41 years!

 

I am a two-time cancer survivor and I enjoy following the Iowa Hawkeyes, playing golf, yard work, spending time with my family, and following my grandkids’ activities. My 88-year old mother is an avid Cub’s fan, so it would be great for her to see the Cubbies make the World Series this year.  I grew up in Graettinger, Iowa – consequently my team name in this league is the Graettinger Pirates.  Growing up I was a loyal Milwaukee Braves fan and I can certainly tell you the 1957 Brave’s lineup much easier than I could ever recite their current Atlanta lineup.

 

My first involvement with fantasy/rotisserie baseball was 20 years ago when Keith Mayer (North Iowa Undertakers) and I started a league involving our sons and other local baseball enthusiasts. That league at one time also included Sean, the current FOD general manager of the Gashouse Gangreen team.   Of course, then we used the “USA Today” as our statistics source and figured all of the stats regularly by hand.  It is great to have that league still operating, but made much simpler by Yahoo and the computer world.

 

I have really become hooked on our Field of Dreams league and appreciate Rob’s work in making it fun for an old baseball fan like myself!

 

 

 

Team History
 
 Year Team Ballpark Owner Record
Season
Finish
Playoff
Finish
Team MVP
1001 Graettinger Pirates County Stadium Paul Bisgard 90 / 72 t2 / 12 L - WS Bob Gibson
1002 Graettinger Pirates County Stadium Paul Bisgard 87 / 75 4 / 12 L - WS Warren Spahn
1003 Graettinger Pirates County Stadium Paul Bisgard 82 / 81 5 / 12 None Bob Gibson
1004 Graettinger Pirates County Stadium Paul Bisgard 84 / 78 4 / 12 L - LCS Bob Gibson
1005 Graettinger Pirates County Stadium Paul Bisgard 76 / 86 8 / 12 None Warren Spahn
1006 Graettinger Pirates County Stadium Paul Bisgard 87 / 75 4 / 12 L - DS
1007 Graettinger Pirates County Stadium Paul Bisgard 88 / 74 t-2 / 12 L - LCS
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