50 Years in 50 Days: 2010

Fifty years ago, Appleton Professional Baseball joined the Midwest League. As part of 50 Years in 50 Days, Rattler Radio is counting down to April 5 with a look back at each season of Appleton Professional Baseball team since 1962 (with a lot of help from MWLGuide.com and baseball-reference.com). The countdown to Opening Day, 2012 has reached two.

Two Years Ago:
The Timber Rattlers saw a record fall and a no-hitter.

2010 Media Guide

Name: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers (2nd Year)
Manager: Jeff Isom (2nd Year)
First Half Record:  26-42 (7th, West)
Second Half Record: 32-38 (7th, West)
Overall Record: 58-80

The 2010 Timber Rattlers.

Future Major Leaguer:
Pitcher Jeremy Jeffress (0-0, 0.00) in five games – no starts – with 14K in 8.0 IP

MLB Rehabs:
Pitcher Doug Davis (1-0, 2.96) in one game – a start – with 4K in 7.0IP
Outfielder Carlos Gomez hit .286 with no homers and no RBI in two games
Pitcher Jeff Suppan (0-0, 2.08) in one game – a start – with 4K in 4.1IP

Category Leaders:
AVG: Scooter Gennett – .309
HR: Khris Davis – 22*
RBI: Chris Dennis – 87
SB: Cutter Dykstra – 27
OPS: Chris Dennis – .897
WINS: Maverick Lasker & Jake Odorizzi – 7
ERA: Jake Odorizzi – 3.43
IP: Jake Odorizzi – 120.2IP
SO: Jake Odorizzi – 135
SV: Jon Pokorny– 17

*-Khris Davis broke the Timber Rattlers record for homers in a season with 22.

No-no Stat: Jake Odorizzi and Adrian Rosario combined to no-hit Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids on August 24.  Here is a video that the production crew put together based on the scenes provided by the Kernels.

2010 MWL Season:

2010 Timber Rattlers magnet schedule.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Lake County Captains joined the Midwest League.  This evened up the divisions at eight teams in the East and eight teams in the West.

East: Bowling Green Hot Rods, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps
West: Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Kane County Cougars, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

2010 MWL All-Star Game:
Fort Wayne hosted the game on June 22.  The East beat the West 6-2.  Scooter Gennett (2B) and Khris Davis (LF) were named starters in the game.  Pitchers Jake Odorizzi & Nick Bucci came on in relief during the game.

Davis did win the home run derby on the night before the All-Star Game.

2010 MWL Postseason:
First Round (Best-of-three):
Clinton 2, Cedar Rapids 1
Kane County 2, Quad Cities 1

Great Lakes 2, Fort Wayne 1
Lake County 2, West Michigan 1

Division Finals (Best-0f-three):
Clinton 2, Kane County 1

Lake County 2, Great Lakes 1

Championship Series (Best-of-five):
Lake County 3, Clinton 2

Opening Day, 2012 is TWO DAYS AWAY!

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