The Yankees drafted Berg in the 43rd round in 2003 following his freshman season at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa. After his summer in the Northwoods League he transferred to Triton Junior College in Illinois for his sophomore year and signed with the Yankees as a draft-and-follow prior to the 2004 draft.
The Northwoods League plays more games than, draws more fans than, and plays in venues superior to any Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. To date, 57 of the NWL's former players have gone on to play Major League Baseball.
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