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INTERVIEW: Bob Protexter Brings Baseball to the Iowa Great Lakes

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With winter in full force, baseball season seems so far away. But, fans can get a taste of the summer sport this weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes, in addition to the University of Okoboji Winter Games.

Bob Protexter of Total Baseball Development is hosting three different events including a baseball round table and wiffle ball tournament.

He talked to Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer about this weekend, his recent work as a coach with the Russian National Team, a new team he’s launching called the “Okobojis”, and the impact of COVID-19 on the sport.


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The Winter Games run from January 28th through the 31st.  Bob Protexter is a native of Sioux City. He first traveled to Russia in 1990 to coach the Moscow Red Devils. He went on to work for both the Los Angeles Angles and Seattle 

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 Mariners. Locally, he coached at his alma mater Morningside College for eight years and founded Total Baseball Development in 2005. This year, he will be the General Manger of the new American Legion baseball team at the Iowa Great Lakes. 

From Bob Protexter of Total Baseball Development:

Funds raised this weekend will go to support the Boji Bomb Shelter Batting Cage in Milford, Iowa, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, and the Iowa Great Lakes 'Okobojis' American Legion Baseball Team sponsored by the Milford, Iowa American Legion Post #384, a 501 (c) (19) nonprofit organization.

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