Color image of Charles Bender baseball card, 1911.

Charles Bender, 1911.

Charles Bender baseball card printed by the American Tobacco Company, 1911.

Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, c.1910.

Charles Bender, c.1910

Charles Bender wearing Philadelphia Athletics uniform, c.1910. Original press photograph from the George Grantham Bain Collection.

Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, 1903.

Charles Bender, 1903

Charles Bender at he beginning of his career, 1903.

Black and white photograph of Charles Bender, 1911.

Charles Bender, Philadelphia Athletics pitcher

Charles Bender during the prime of his baseball career, 1911. Photograph by Paul Thompson.

Boy Scouts and Rox management hold up their 1950 championship banner, c.1951. From the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum and Research Center, St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Rox championship banner

Boy Scouts and Rox management hold up their 1950 championship banner, c.1951. From the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum and Research Center, St. Cloud.

Rox manager Charlie Fox smacks Ramon "Rosey" Rosenkranz after a win in 1950. From the Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Rox manager Charlie Fox and Ramon Rosenkranz

Rox manager Charlie Fox smacks Ramon "Rosey" Rosenkranz after a win in 1950. From the Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Municipal Stadium was the home of the Rox from 1948-1970. This photograph is taken down the third base line and shows the main grandstand and press box, c.1950. From the Stearns History Museum and Rearch Center, St. Cloud, and donor Ed Stockinger.

Municipal Stadium

Municipal Stadium was the home of the Rox from 1948–1970. This photograph is taken down the third base line and shows the main grandstand and press box, c.1950. From the Stearns History Museum and Rearch Center, St. Cloud, and donor Ed Stockinger.

A Rox player slides home in an exciting play captured by St. Cloud Times photographer Myron Hall, c.1949. From the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum and Research Center, St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Rox baseball game

A Rox player slides home in an exciting play captured by St. Cloud Times photographer Myron Hall, c.1949. From the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum and Research Center, St. Cloud.

Chick Simunek is greeted at home plate after hitting a grand slam during a June 20, 1951 game at Rox Stadium, 1951.

Grand Slam at Rox Stadium

Chick Simunek is greeted at home plate after hitting a grand slam during a June 20, 1951 game at Rox Stadium. Photograph from the Myron Hall Collection, Stearns History Museum and Research Center, St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Rox

The St. Cloud Rox—a Northern League baseball team—fielded a successful franchise from 1946 until 1971, showcasing the passion for baseball in Stearns County.

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