You're out! At St. Paul's Midway Stadium, the Saints end an era

National Anthem
Nicholas David sings the National Anthem before the final St. Paul Saints game at Midway Stadium Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
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They locked the gates and turned off the floodlights at Midway Stadium for the last time Thursday night, after a record crowd of 9,455 turned out to watch the hometown Saints play their final game before moving to a new home in Lowertown next season.

Mayor Chris Coleman was on hand to throw out the first pitch to actor and comedian Bill Murray, a co-owner of the team who also posed for photos and signed autographs. Singer Nicholas David handled National Anthem duties.

The Saints themselves lost to the Winnipeg Goldeyes 4-3, but finished with a 573-426 record since starting at the landmark ballpark in 1993.

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