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Doug “Freighttrain” Ernst

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State Where You Reside:           Minnesota              

Number of Years on the Board and Role(s):  

  • 2015 – Present Secretary  


Base Ball Experience:  

I have played and assisted as umpire for 11 years with the Quicksteps Base Ball Club of Minnesota. I also play with the St. Croix Base Ball Club of Stillwater. I also play with the Minnesota Union Traveling team. With the three clubs I have played in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, DC, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Colorado. I have served as player, umpire, field captain and now Manager of the Quicksteps. This is my first year on the VBBA Board. I participated in the planning for the National VBBA Convention held in Rochester, MN.                                                                                                                                                     



I have been married to my wife, Bev Benson for 25 years, we have two children, Robb (19) and Elizabeth (12). I am a former English and History instructor and am currently a Historic Interpreter at “The Landing”, A Living History Site in Shakopee, MN. I also write biographical essays, short stories, have directed plays and judge high school speech meets.