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Timber Rattlers Walkoff Heroes 2005-present

Here is a little something for the day after the last game of the first half.

In baseball, there’s nothing better than a walkoff win…

Every “walkoff” win for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers between 2005 and the end of the first half of the 2012 season:

2005 (9):
Date: April 13
Opponent: Quad Cities
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Matt Tuiasosopo hits solo home run (11th)

Date: April 22
Opponent: Burlington
Final Score: 5-4
Walkoff (Inning): Oswaldo Navarro scores on wild pitch (11th)

Date: April 24
Opponent: Beloit
Final Score: 5-4
Walkoff (Inning): Yung-Chi Chen draws bases loaded walk (9th)

Date: July 4
Opponent: Beloit
Final Score: 7-6
Walkoff (Inning): Mike Wilson draws bases loaded walk (13th)

Date: July 22
Opponent: Clinton
Final Score: 7-6
Walkoff (Inning): Brent Johnson RBI single (10th)

Date: July 27 (Game one)
Opponent: Kane County
Final Score: 5-4
Walkoff (Inning): Jack Arroyo steals third and scores on E-5 (missed catch) (7th)

Date: August 2
Opponent: South Bend
Final Score: 8-7
Walkoff (Inning): Mike Wilson RBI single (9th)

Date: August 9
Opponent: Cedar Rapids
Final Score: 6-5
Walkoff (Inning): Josh Womack reaches on E-4, Mike Wilson scores (11th)

Date: September 9, Game Three MWL First Round
Opponent: Beloit
Final Score: 4-2
Walkoff (Inning): Mike Wilson 2-run Home Run (10th)

2006 (6):
Date: April 19
Opponent: Southwest Michigan
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Bryan Sabatella reaches on E-5, Eddy Hernandez & Alex Gary score (9th)

Date: May 21
Opponent: Burlington
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Ron Garth pinch-hit solo Home Run (11th)

Date: July 17
Opponent: Quad Cities
Final Score: 2-1
Walkoff (Inning): Eddy Hernandez RBI single (12th)

Date:
July 25

Opponent: South Bend
Final Score: 7-6
Walkoff (Inning): Juan Guzman scores on wild pitch (10th)

Date: August 6
Opponent: Beloit
Final Score: 11-10
Walkoff (Inning): Johan Limonta solo Home Run (9th)

Date: August 25
Opponent: Clinton
Final Score: 1-0
Walkoff (Inning): Curtis Ledbetter solo Home Run (8th)

2007 (9):
Date: April 18
Opponent: Beloit
Final Score: 3-2
Walkoff (Inning): Greg Halman RBI single (11th)

Date: May 13 (Game two of doubleheader)
Opponent: Peoria
Final Score: 5-3
Walkoff (Inning): Andy Hargrove 2-run Home Run (8th)

Date: June 1
Opponent: Burlington
Final Score: 2-1
Walkoff (Inning): Kuo Hui Lo sacrifice fly (13th)

Date: July 28 (Regularly scheduled game)
Opponent: Great Lakes
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Jair Fernandez RBI single (7th)

Date: August 8
Opponent: Beloit
Final Score: 5-4
Walkoff (Inning): Ron Garth RBI single (9th)

Date: August 12
Opponent: West Michigan
Final Score: 5-4
Walkoff (Inning)Alex Liddi reaches on E-1, Ron Garth scores (10th)

Date: August 21
Opponent: Peoria
Final Score: 5-4
Walkoff (Inning): Alex Liddi RBI 1B (10th)

Date: September 2 (Game one of doubleheader)
Opponent: Kane County
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Calvin Beamon draws bases loaded walk (7th)

Date: September 3
Opponent: Kane County
Final Score: 1-0
Walkoff (Inning): Jamie McOwen reaches on fielder’s choice, Calvin Beamon scores on E-2* (9th)
*-Beamon scored by crashing into catcher Gustavo Rosendo and knocking the ball loose.

2008 (4):
Date: June 5
Opponent: Quad Cities
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Gavin Dickey solo Home Run (10th)

Date: June 6
Opponent: Quad Cities
Final Score: 6-5
Walkoff (Inning): Blake Ochoa RBI single (11th)

Date: June 22
Opponent: Burlington
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Alex Liddi RBI single (11th)

Date: August 9
Opponent: Kane County
Final Score: 2-1
Walkoff (Inning): Juan Diaz RBI single (11th)

2009 (5):
Date: April 22
Opponent: Peoria
Final Score: 3-2
Walkoff (Inning): Michael Marseco 2-RBI triple (9th)

Date: June 10
Opponent: Kane County
Final Score: 7-4
Walkoff (Inning): Brock Kjeldgaard 3-run Home Run (10th)

Date: June 26
Opponent: Peoria
Final Score: 3-2
Walkoff (Inning): Jose Duran reaches on fielder’s choice, Corey Kemp scores (9th)

Date: June 27
Opponent: Peoria
Final Score: 2-1
Walkoff (Inning): Juan Sanchez reaches on E-4, Jose Duran scores (14th)

Date: July 24
Opponent: Dayton
Final Score: 5-4
Walkoff (Inning): Juan Sanchez bunt single, Derrick MacPhearson scores on E-1 (11th)

2010 (4):
Date: April 9 (Game one of doubleheader)
Opponent: Kane County
Final Score: 3-2
Walkoff (Inning): Scooter Gennett RBI single (7th)

Date: July 19
Opponent: Great Lakes
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Khris Davis RBI single (9th)

Date: August 14
Opponent: Cedar Rapids
Final Score: 6-5
Walkoff (Inning): Hunter Morris 2-RBI double (11th)

Date: August 29
Opponent: Kane County
Final Score: 11-10
Walkoff (Inning): Khris Davis RBI single (11th)

2011 (4):
Date: April 17 (Game two of doubleheader)
Opponent: Peoria
Final Score: 2-1
Walkoff (Inning): Mike Walker 2-run Home Run (7th)

Date: June 24
Opponent: Quad Cities
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Tyler Roberts sacrifice fly (9th)

Date: August 1
Opponent: Burlington
Final Score: 8-5
Walkoff (Inning): Mike Brownstein 3-run Home Run (10th)

Date: August 3
Opponent: Clinton
Final Score: 2-1
Walkoff (Inning): Greg Hopkins RBI single (12th)

2012 (7):
Date: April 7
Opponent: Cedar Rapids
Final Score: 7-6
Walkoff (Inning): Parker Berberet RBI single (9th)

Date: April 14
Opponent: Peoria
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): John Dishon RBI double (9th)

Date: April 25
Opponent: Dayton
Final Score: 4-3
Walkoff (Inning): Greg Hopkins solo Home Run (9th)

Date: May 16
Opponent: Burlington
Final Score: 5-4
Walkoff (Inning): Nick Ramirez RBI single (10th)

Date: May 20
Opponent: Kane County
Final Score: 7-6
Walkoff (Inning): Nick Ramirez 2-RBI single (9th)

Date: June 10
Opponent: Beloit
Final Score: 5-2
Walkoff (Inning): Yadiel Rivera 3-run Home Run (10th)

Date: June 11
Opponent: Beloit
Final Score: 8-7
Walkoff (Inning): Yadiel Rivera RBI single (9th)

…except for a walkoff home run!

Memorial Day Post, 2012

On July 9, 1940 Dick Williams made the start for the Appleton Papermakers in a Wisconsin State League game against the Sheboygan Indians. He struck out ten, walked two, and scattered seven hits for a 5-3 complete game win at Spencer Street Stadium. Here is a link to a brief story about that game from the July 10, 1940 Milwaukee Sentinel.

Gary Bedingfield included information about Williams in a book that he wrote:

Described as having “good stuff, with an overhand curveball breaking down on the hitter,” Williams got off to a good start, but then struggled to win a game until June 18, when he defeated Green Bay, 2-0. Another run of bad luck saw him traded at the beginning of August to the Sheboygan Indians of the same league. The trade coincided with the extraction of an ulcerated tooth, and under the guidance of Joe “Unser Choe” Hauser,…he fared much better and ended the year with a 9-9 won-loss record and a 4.94 ERA.

Back with Sheboygan for 1941, Williams earned recognition as “the best left-hander in the league.” On June 3, he pitched a 1-0 three hitter against Wisconsin Rapids and followed that on June 27 by scattering eight hits in a 3-2 win against Janesville, striking out 16 batters to tie a Wisconsin State League record. He finished the regular season with a 14-11 record and a 3.89 ERA, and struck out 138 in 177 innings. The Indians finished fourth in the league to earn a place in the playoffs, and Williams earned his team with a sensational 1-0 five-hitter against the La Crosse Blackhawks. The Indians were then awarded the championship when Green Bay forfeited.”

The name of the book that Gary Bedingfeld wrote is Baseball’s Dead of World War II: A Roster of Professional Players Who Died in Service.

Williams entered the US Army in 1942 and served in the 82nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division. He took part in the liberation of The Philippines. Dick Williams did not come home.

[Richard L. Williams] was killed in action during the battle for the Philippines on February 21, 1945.

Technician Fifth Grade Williams was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and is buried at the Manila American Cemetery at Fort Bonifacio in Manila, Philippines.

Memorial Day is more than baseball, a day off from work, and the unofficial start of summer. It is to honor the memory of Technician Fifth Grade Richard L. Williams of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Appleton Papermakers, and the Sheboygan Indians and all who gave the “last full measure of devotion”.

On the wall

These have been sitting around the radio booth for the last few months.  I haven’t had time to put them up – and I really don’t have the space to put them up – so they just sit here.

The booth needs to be cleaned out to make room for the DIII College World Series and I need to move them.  But, I did want to share them with you here on the blog.

First,  I think that everyone in Appleton had this poster at one time:

The Marlboro Man sign in the outfield cracks me up every time.

Second, The Timber Rattlers rotation of 1996:

Left to Right: Roy Smith, Kevin Gryboski, Greg Wooten, Russell Jacob, and Greg Scheer

Last, The Young Guns of 1998:

Clockwise from Upper Left: Leslie Brea, Gil Meche, Russ Koehler, Ryan Anderson, & Brandon Parker

Enjoy the off day. Back at it on Tuesday from the road.

Timber Rattlers Opening Day Starting Lineups Since 1995

Here is every Opening Day starting lineup (with location and result) for the Timber Rattlers since 1995.

April 7, 1995: Pete Vonachen Stadium Peoria 6, Wisconsin 0
Kyle Towner – CF
Farqu Darcuiel – LF
Carlos Villalobos – 3B
James Clifford – 1B
Mike Lanza – SS
Shawn Buhner – DH
Luis Molina – 2B
Collin Hinds – C
Andy Augustine – RF
John Thompson – SP

April 6, 1996: Fox Cities Stadium Wisconsin 3, West Michigan 1
Farqu Darcuiel – LF
Chad Sheffer – SS
Jose Amado – 3B
Scott Smith – RF
Chris Dean – 2B
Randy Vickers – DH
Joe Mathis – CF
David Ortiz – 1
Theodoro Medrano – C
Greg Wooten – SP

April 4, 1997: Old Kent Park West Michigan 1, Wisconsin 0
Keith Stewart – CF
Luis Figueroa – 3B
Ramon Vazquez – SS
Cirilo Cruz, Jr. – 1B
Matt Sachse – RF
Jason Regan – DH
Adonis Harrison – 2B
Carlos Maldonado – C
Claudio Liverziani – LF
Joe Mays – SP

April 9, 1998: Fox Cities Stadium Wisconsin 3, Rockford 2 (11)
Harvey Hargrove – CF
Jermaine Clark – 2B
Fernando Espino – RF
Claudio Liverziani – 1B
Mike Marchiano – LF
Luis Figueroa – 3B
Duan Johnson – DH
Carlos Maldonado – C
Jose Moreno – SS
Gil Meche – SP

April 4, 1999: Pohlman Field Wisconsin 2, Beloit 0
PJ Williams – CF
Alan Zambrano – 2B
Bo Robinson – 3B
Peanut Williams – DH
Juan Silvestre – LF
Mattson Woodward – 1B
Larry Haynes – RF
Carlos Maldonado – C
Ruben Castillo – SS
Chris Mears – SP

April 6, 2000: Pohlman Field Beloit 6, Wisconsin 5
Ariel Durango – 2B
Termell Sledge – DH
Sean Parnell – LF
Ryan Christianson – C
Chris Snelling – CF
Gorky Estrella – 3B
Shawn McCorkle – 1B
Larry Haynes – RF
Ruben Castillo – SS
Craig Anderson – SP

April 6, 2001: Pohlman Field Wisconsin 6, Beloit 3
Jamal Strong – CF
Chuck Lopez – RF
Joe Dusan – 1B
Blake Bone – DH
Miguel Villilo – 3B
Jamie Bubela – LF
Mark Carroll – C
Bill Martinez – SS
Pedro Liriano – 2B
Rett Johnson – SP

April 4, 2002: Pohlman Field Wisconsin 3, Beloit 1
Jeff Ellena – 2B
Miguel Villilo – LF
Shin-Soo Choo – RF
Greg Dobbs – 3B
Chris Collins – DH
Sean Peless – 1B
Luis Oliveros – C
Harvey Monte – CF
Corey Freeman – SS
Pat Barnes – SP

April 9, 2003: Fox Cities Stadium Wisconsin Wisconsin 2, Clinton 1
Carlos Arroyo – LF
Tim Merritt – 2B
Gary Harris – CF
Jon Nelson – 1B
Matt Hagen – 3B
TJ Bohn – RF
Dustin Delucchi – DH
Rene Rivera – C
Michael Garciaparra – SS
Bobby! Livingston – SP

April 8, 2004: Fox Cities Stadium Clinton 5, Wisconsin 1
Josh Womack – LF
Adam Jones – SS
Evel Bastida-Martinez – DH
Chris Collins – C
Jeremy Dutton – 1B
Chris Colton – RF
Wladimir Balentien – CF
Michael Cox – 3B
Oswaldo Navarro – 2B
Tom Oldham – SP

April 7, 2005: Fox Cities Stadium Wisconsin 3, Peoria 1
Oswaldo Navarro – DH
Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
Yung Chi Chen – 3B
Matt Tuiasosopo – SS
Rob Johnson – C
Mike Wilson – RF
Brent Johnson – CF
Brandon Green – 1B
David Hall – LF
Mark Lowe – SP

April 6, 2006: Fox Cities Stadium Wisconsin 4, Peoria 2
Ron Garth – 3B
Robby Hudson – DH
Jeff Flaig – 1B
JB Tucker – C
Michael Saunders – RF
Luis Valbuena – 2B
Alex Gary – CF
Casey Craig – LF
Jeffrey Dominguez – SS
Jason Snyder – SP

April 5, 2007: Time Warner Cable Field Peoria 9, Wisconsin 5
Gavin Dickey – CF
Carlos Triunfel – SS
Greg Halman – RF
Gerardo Avila – 1B
Alex Liddi – 3B
Kuo Hui Lo – LF
Kalian Sams – DH
Jair Fernandez – C
Luis Nunez – 2B
Ricky Orta – SP

April 4, 2008: John O’Donnell Stadium Quad Cities 4, Wisconsin 3
Daniel Carroll – CF
Gavin Dickey – RF
Ron Garth – 2B
Joe Dunigan – LF
Alex Liddi – 3B
Eddy Hernandez – DH
Juan Diaz – SS
Gerardo Avila – 1B
Korey Feiner – C
Nathan Adcock – SP

April 9, 2009: Time Warner Cable Field: Wisconsin 2, Quad Cities 1
Cutter Dykstra – CF
Michael Marseco – SS
Brett Lawrie – 2B
Erik Komatsu – RF
Brock Kjeldgaard – 1B
Michael Vass – DH
John Delaney – 3B
Shawn McCraw – C
Erik Miller – LF
Cody Scarpetta – SP

April 9, 2010: Time Warner Cable Field: Wisconsin 3, Kane County 2
D’Vontrey Richardson CF
Scooter Gennett 2B
Khris Davis LF
Cameron Garfield C
Chris Dennis DH
Sean Halton 1B
Joey Paciorek 3B
Carlos George SS
Franklin Romero RF
Jeff Suppan SP

April 7, 2011: Time Warner Cable Field: Wisconsin  9, Kane County 3
Nick Shaw – 2B
Reggie Keen – CF
Cody Hawn – 1B
Jason Rogers – DH
Mike Walker – 3B
Robbie Garvey – LF
Tyler Roberts – C
Carlos George – SS
Franklin Romero, Jr. – RF
Austin Ross – SP

50 Years in 50 Days: 2012

Our countdown ends today.

To see check out all the posts in this series, click on this link.

I thought about just putting a blank post up today, but then I thought better of it.

If I remember to come back to this at the end of the season, I will fill in the blanks.

 

2012 TIMBER RATTLERS INFORMATION:
Name: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers (4th Year)
Manager: Matt Erickson (2nd Year)
First Half Record:
Second Half Record:
Overall Record: 

Category Leaders:
AVG:
HR:
RBI:
SB:
OPS:
WINS:
ERA:
IP:
SO:
SV:

2012 MWL Season:

No Changes:

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

2012 MWL All-Star Game:
Kane County hosts the game on June 19.

2012 MWL Postseason:
First Round (Best-of-three):
West:

East:

Division Finals (Best-of-three):
West:

East:

Championship Series (Best-of-Five):

The 2012 season is HERE!  Let’s have a great season, everyone!

50 Years in 50 Days: 2011

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 one.

Last Year:
The Timber Rattlers had an Appleton native as their manager

2011 Media Guide Cover

TIMBER RATTLERS INFORMATION:
Name: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers (3rd Year)
Manager: Matt Erickson (1st Year)
First Half Record:  38-32 (T-3rd, West)
Second Half Record: 29-40 (T-6th, West)
Overall Record: 67-72

MLB Rehabs:
Pitcher Zach Braddock (0-0, 0.00) in 2 games – both starts – with 7K and 4.2IP
Outfielder Carlos Gomez hit .333 with no homers and no RBI in four games
Pitcher Manny Parra (1-0, 0.00) in one relief appearance with 4K in2IP

Category Leaders:
AVG: Cody Hawn – .294
HR: Mike Walker – 15
RBI: Mike Walker – 72
SB: Reggie Keen - 41
OPS: TJ Mittelstaedt – .853
WINS: Jimmy Nelson – 8
ERA: Jimmy Nelson – 4.38
IP: Jimmy Nelson – 146
SO: Jimmy Nelson – 120
SV: Greg Holle – 19*

*-Tied club record for saves in a season.

2011 MWL Season:

No Changes:

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

2011 MWL All-Star Game:
Quad Cities hosted the game on June 21.  The West won 8-3.  Chris Dennis (DH) started and hit a home run.  Mike Walker (3B) and pitchers Tyler Thornburg and Austin Ross were other Rattlers to contribute to the West’s victory.

The River Bandits provide some highlights:

2011 MWL Postseason:
First Round (Best-of-three):
West:
Kane County 2, Burlington 1
Quad Cities 2, Clinton 0

East:
Fort Wayne 2, Bowling Green 0
Lansing 2, Dayton 1

Division Finals (Best-of-three):
West:
Quad Cities 2, Kane County 0

East:
Lansing 2, Fort Wayne 0

Championship Series:
Quad Cities 3, Lansing 0

Opening Day, 2012 is tomorrow!

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

TIMBER RATTLERS INFORMATION:
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):
West:
Clinton 2, Cedar Rapids 1
Kane County 2, Quad Cities 1

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

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

East:
Lake County 2, Great Lakes 1

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

Opening Day, 2012 is TWO DAYS AWAY!

50 Years in 50 Days: 2009

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 three.

Three Years Ago:
The Timber Rattlers and the Milwaukee Brewers began a new chapter in Appleton Professional Baseball history.

2009 Timber Rattlers Media Guide Cover

TIMBER RATTLERS INFORMATION:
Name: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers (1st Year)
Manager: Jeff Isom (1st Year)
First Half Record:  34-36 (5th, West)
Second Half Record: 24-45 (8th, West)
Overall Record: 58-81

The 2009 Timber Rattlers.

Future Major Leaguers:
Pitcher Dave Bush (0-0, 0.00) in two games – both rehab starts – with 9K in 7.2IP
Outfielder Lorenzo Cain hit .192 with no homers and three RBI in 15 games
Pitcher Michael Fiers (0-0, 0.00) in three games – no starts – with a save & 8K in 6.0IP
Infielder Taylor Green hit .400 with a homer and 5 RBI in six games
Infielder Brett Lawrie hit .274 with 13 homers and 65 RBI in 105 games
Catcher Martin Maldonado hit .105 with no homers and 2 RBI in seven games
Pitcher Jeff Suppan (0-1, 10.80) in one game – a rehab start – with 1 K in 3.1IP

Category Leaders:

AVG: Corey Kemp – .282
HR: Brock Kjeldgaard – 20
RBI: Brock Kjeldgaard – 74
SB: Brett Lawrie – 19
OPS: Brett Lawrie – .802
WINS: Daniel Meadows – 13
ERA: Daniel Meadows – 4.01
IP: Trey Watten – 133.2
SO: Wily Peralta – 118
SV: Jim Henderson – 17

2009 MWL Season:

2009 Magnet Schedule.

The main change was in Fort Wayne.  The Wizards got a new downtown ballpark and a new nickname.  They are now known as the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

East: Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, 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

2009 MWL All-Star Game:
Clinton hosted the game and the East won 6-3.  Five Timber Rattlers were named to the team as reserves: Catcher Corey Kemp and infielder Brett Lawrie with pitchers Jim Henderson, Daniel Meadows, and Wily Peralta.

2009 MWL Postseason:
First Round (Best-of-three):
West:
Cedar Rapids 2, Peoria 0
Burlington 2, Kane County 0

East:
Fort Wayne 2, South Bend 1
Great Lakes 2, West Michigan 1

Division Finals (Best-of-three):
West:
Burlington 2, Cedar Rapids 1

East:
Fort Wayne 2, Great Lakes 1

Championship Series (Best-of-five):
Fort Wayne 3, Burlington 0

Opening Day is April 5. Get Here Soon!

50 Years in 50 Days: 2008

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 four.

All Timber Rattlers photos in this post are by Bill Glasheen.

Four Years Ago:
The Timber Rattlers and the Mariners had one more season together.

Cover of the 2008 Timber Rattlers Media Guide.

TIMBER RATTLERS INFORMATION:
Name: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Affiliation: Seattle Mariners (16th Year)
Manager: Terry Pollreisz (1st Year)
First Half Record:  31-35 (6th, West)
Second Half Record: 25-45 (8th, West)
Overall Record: 56-80

The 2008 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Future Major Leaguers:
Pitcher Nathan Adcock (2-5, 3.72) in 15 games – 14 starts – with 82K in 77.1IP
Pitcher Shawn Kelley (0-0, 3.52) in 8 games – no starts – with 12K in 7.2IP
Third baseman Alex Liddi hit .244 with six homers and 53RBI in 125 games
Pitcher Michael Pineda (8-6, 1.95) in 26 games – 21 starts – with 128K in 138.1IP

Nathan Adcock as a Timber Rattler in 2008 wearing an Papermakers throwback uniform.

Shawn Kelley as a Timber Rattler in 2008.

Alex Liddi as a Timber Rattler in 2008.

Michael Pineda as a Timber Rattler in 2008.

Category Leaders:
AVG: Edilio Colina – .291
HR: Joe Dunigan – 14
RBI: Joe Dunigan – 58
SB: Daniel Carroll – 31
OPS: Edilio Colina – .729
WINS: Michael Pineda – 8
ERA: Michael Pineda – 1.95
IP: Michael Pineda – 138.1
SO: Michael Pineda – 128
SV: Rob Harmon & Jeff Dunbar – 6

Joe Dunigan in 2008.

Daniel Carroll in 2008.

Rob Harmon in 2008.

I felt like including one more Ron Garth photo. This one is from 2008.

2008 MWL Season:

2008 Timber Rattlers Magnet Schedule.

There were a few changes for the 2008 season.  The SWING of the Quad Cities were sold to a new ownership group.  That group changed the team nickname back to River Bandits and made it Quad Cities, instead of Quad City.

East: Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Great Lakes Loons, 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

2008 MWL All-Star Game:
Great Lakes hosted the MWL All-Star Game in 2008.  The West won 5-4 in 10 innings.

Clinton outfielder Tim Smith hit just two homers over the course of the first half of the Midwest League regular season. He picked a perfect time for long ball No. 3.

Leading off the top of the 10th inning in the Midwest League All-Star Game in front of a record crowd at the Dow Diamond, Smith smacked a shot off of Great Lakes reliever Miguel Ramirez just fair down the right-field line to give the West All-Stars a 5-4 victory and earn himself the MVP award for the game.

Four Timber Rattlers were selected to play in the game.  Infielders Edilio Colina and Juan Diaz and pitchers Phillippe Aumont (who did not play) and Travis Mortimore.

Phillipe Aumont in 2008.

Edilio Colina in 2008.

Juan Diaz in 2008.

Travis Mortimore in 2008.

2008 MWL Postseason:
First Round (Best-of-Three):
West:
Cedar Rapids 2, Clinton 0
Burlington 2, Kane County 0

East:
South Bend 2, West Michigan 1
Dayton 2, Lansing 0

Division Finals (Best-of-Three):
West:
Burlington 2, Cedar Rapids 0

East:
South Bend 2, Dayton 0

Championship Series (Best-of-Five):
Burlington 2, South Bend 0*

The Bees were declared the winners of the championship series because:

It was an anticlimactic ending to a perfect postseason run for the Burlington Bees, but no one can say they didn’t deserve the Midwest League title.

Although they were declared champions Saturday by league president George Spelius after Game 3 of the best-of-5 Championship Series with South Bend was rained out for the second straight day, the Bees went 6-0 in the playoffs and outscored the Silver Hawks, 18-0, in the first two games of the Finals.

The 2008 MWL Champions.

2008 MWL Alum of Note:
Derek HollandClinton LumberKings

Meanwhile in West Virginia in 2008:
Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy with the West Virginia Power in 2008.

Opening Day, 2012 is April 5.  Get Here Soon!

50 Years in 50 Days: 2007

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 five.

Five Years Ago:
The Timber Rattlers missed the playoffs for the second straight season.

The cover of the 2007 Timber Rattlers Media Guide.

TIMBER RATTLERS INFORMATION:
Name: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Affiliation: Seattle Mariners (15th Year)
Manager: Jim Horner (2nd Year)
First Half Record:  22-46 (8th, West)
Second Half Record: 31-39 (7th, West)
Overall Record: 53-85

The 2007 Timber Rattlers.

Greg Halman as a Rattler in 2007

There should be an action shot of Nathan Adcock for 2008.

There is probably another action shot of Alex Liddi for 2008, too.

Future Major Leaguers:
Pitcher Nathan Adcock (2-8, 3.70) in 17 games – 16 starts – with 66K in 87.2IP
Pitcher Cha-Seung Baek (0-0, 4.91) in one game – a rehab start – with 6K in 3.2IP
Outfielder Greg Halman hit .182 with four homers and 15RBI in 52 games
Pitcher Shawn Kelley (1-1, 2.25) in 9 games – no starts – with 14K in 12.0IP
Third baseman Alex Liddi hit .240 with eight homers and 52RBI in 113 games
Outfielder Carlos Peguero hit .263 with nine homers and 50RBI in 79 games
Pitcher Chris Tillman (1-4, 3.55) in eight games – all starts – with 34K in 33.0IP
Pitcher Anthony Varvaro (4-11, 4.69) in 22 games – 21 starts – with 112K in 103.2IP
Pitcher Sean White (1-0, 0.00) in one game – a rehab start – with 4K in 5.0IP

Chris Tillman was a Rattler in 2007.

Anthony Varvaro was a Timber Rattler in 2007.

Category Leaders:
AVG: Kuo Hui Lo – .288
HR: Carlos Peguero – 9
RBI: Alex Liddi – 52
SB: Kuo Hui Lo -32
OPS: Kuo Hui Lo – .787
WINS: Steven Richard – 7
ERA: Kyle Parker – 3.46
IP: Kyle Parker – 112.0
SO: Anthony Varvaro – 112
SV: Andy Barb – 10

HOW MANY!?!?!? STAT:  There were 58 different players who saw action as a Timber Rattler player during the 2007 season.

2007 MWL Season:
There was a big change.  The Southwest Michigan Devil Rays were sold.  They were moved to Midland, Michigan and were christened the Great Lakes Loons.  Oh, and they changed their affiliation to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2007 Timber Rattlers magnet schedule

East: Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne Wizards, Great Lakes Loons, Lansing Lugnuts, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps
West: Beloit Snappers, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Kane County Cougars, Peoria Chiefs, Swing of the Quad Cities, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

2007 MWL All-Star Game:
Kane County hosted the game on June 19.  The East won 7-1.  The Timber Rattlers were represented by a pair of relief pitchers: Andy Barb & Joe Kantakevich.

Andy Barb as a Timber Rattler in 2007.

Joe Kantakevich had an All-Star season with the Rattlers in 2007.

2007 MWL Postseason:
First Round (Best-0f-three):
West:
Beloit 2, Quad Cities 0
Clinton 2, Cedar Rapids 1

East:
West Michigan 2, Lansing 0
South Bend 2, Dayton 1

Division Finals:
West:
Beloit 2, Clinton 0

East:
West Michigan 2, South Bend 0

Championship Series:
West Michigan 3, Beloit 2

2007 MWL Alumni of Note:

Clayton KershawGreat Lakes Loons

Clayton Kershaw in 2007 with the Great Lakes Loons.

Meanwhile in West Virginia in 2007:

Taylor Green

Taylor Green as a Brewer and with the Power.

Opening Day, 2012 is April 5.  Get Here Soon!

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