Results tagged ‘ Appleton Baseball History ’

A look back at the 1999 MWL Finals between Wisconsin and Burlington

The 2012 first round playoff meeting between the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (At the time an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners) and the Burlington Bees (At the time an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) is not the first time these franchises have butted heads in the Midwest League postseason.

Burlington and Wisconsin met in the 1999 Midwest League Championship series.  The Bees won the best-of-five series 3-2.

If you look at the dates, it is almost exactly 13 years ago that these two teams played for the pennant.

GAME ONE – September 14, 1999:
Wisconsin 2
Burlington 8

Winning Pitcher: Geronimo Mendoza
Losing Pitcher: Enmanuel Ulloa

Wisconsin Home Run: Craig Kuzmic

Key Moments:  The Bees scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie.

Attendance: 724

GAME TWO – September 15, 1999
Wisconsin 0
Burlington 2

Winning Pitcher: Edwin Almonte
Losing Pitcher: Jeff Heaverlo

Key Performances:  Almonte pitched a complete game for the Bees.  Heaverlo allowed three hits in eight innings.  Both Bees runs in the game (one in the third and one in the eighth) were unearned.

Attendance: 955

GAME THREE – September 16, 1999
Burlington 3
Wisconsin 4
12 innings

Winning Pitcher: Clint Chrysler
Losing Pitcher: Brannon Whatley

Wisconsin Home Runs: Craig Kuzmic and Fernando Espino

Key moments: Craig Kuzmic doubled in a run to tie the game 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth.  He had his RBI double off Mark Buehrle.  Kuzmic homered – on a 1-2 pitch with two out –  in the bottom of the tenth inning to tie the game 3-3.  Fernando Espino hit his walkoff home run to win the game in the bottom of the twelfth.

Attendance: 726

GAME FOUR – September 17, 1999
Burlington 2
Wisconsin 4

Winning Pitcher: Justin Smith
Losing Pitcher: Jason Stumm

Wisconsin Home Run: Craig Kuzmic

Key Moments: Rattlers scored three runs in the first inning off Stumm.  Kuzmic homered in the eighth inning for a little insurance.

Attendance: 906

GAME FIVE – September 18, 1999
Burlington 13
Wisconsin 4

Winning Pitcher: Matt Ginter
Losing Pitcher: Aaron Looper

Wisconsin Home Runs: Juan Silvestre and Alan Zambrano

Key Moment: Game tied 3-3 with one out in the top of the eighth inning.  Bees have runners on first and second.  Ender Gonzalez singles to left. Juan Silvestre comes up throwing to the plate. Carlos Maldonado catches the ball and lets the runner slide into the tag.  Umpire Ryan West calls the runner safe.  Pandemonium ensues. Rattlers manager Steve Roadcap is ejected from the game.  Bees score two more runs in the eighth and add seven in the ninth.

Attendance: 1,223

Every Timber Rattler All-Star since 1995

This post is “Exactly What It Says on the Tin

There have been 89 Timber Rattlers named as All-Stars since 1995.
Fifteen Timber Rattlers have been starters in Midwest League All-Star Games
Three times Rattlers managers have been in charge of the Western Division All-Stars (1996, 1997, 2005)
Two Timber Rattlers have been the winning pitcher of the MWL All-Star Game (1997, 2004)
One Timber Rattler has hit a homer in the MWL All-Star Game (2011)
One Timber Rattler was a 2-time MWL All-Star (1997, 1998)

Seven of the eight Timber Rattlers All-Stars for the 2012 game.

Starters are denoted in bold italics

1995 @ West Michigan (1):
Pitcher Mariano Santana

1996 @ Wisconsin (8 + manager)
Catcher Karl Thompson
Infielder David Ortiz
Infielder Jose Amado
Infielder Joel Ramirez
Outfielder Luis Tinoco
Outfielder Scott Smith
Pitcher Brett Iddon
Pitcher Greg Wooten
Manager Mike Goff

1997 @ Lansing (4 + manager)
Infielder Luis Figueroa
Designated Hitter Jason Regan
Pitcher Joe Mays
Pitcher Denny Stark (Winning Pitcher)
Manager Gary Varsho

1998 @ Clinton (6):
Third Baseman Luis Figueroa
Outfielder Mike Marchiano
Pitcher Ryan Anderson
Pitcher Lesli Brea
Pitcher Gil Meche
Pitcher Joel Pinero

1999 @ Lansing (4):
Pitcher Aaron Looper
Pitcher Chris Mears
Pitcher Melqui Torres
Pitcher Enmanuel Ulloa

2000 @ Kane County (3):
First Baseman Shawn McCorkle
Outfielder Chris Snelling
Pitcher Aquilino Lopez

2001 @ Dayton (7):
Outfielder Jamie Bubela
Catcher Mark Carroll
Infielder Pedro Liriano
Outfielder Jamal Strong
Pitcher Rett Johnson
Pitcher Kevin Olore
Pitcher Chad Wiles

2002 @ Lansing (4):
Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo
Third Baseman Greg Dobbs
Pitcher Juan Doñe
Pitcher Ramon Royce

2003 @ West Michigan (8):
Outfielder TJ Bohn
Infielder Matt Hagen
Infielder Corey Harrington
Catcher Rene Rivera
Pitcher TA Fulmer
Pitcher Cesar Jimenez
Pitcher Bobby Livingston
Pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith

2004 @ Cedar Rapids (2):
Pitcher Ryan Feierabend (Winning Pitcher)
Pitcher Brian Stitt

2005 @ Peoria (7 + manager):
Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera
Infielder Yung Chi Chen
Catcher Rob Johnson
Infielder Matt Tuiasosopo
Outfielder Josh Womack
Pitcher Cibney Bello
Pitcher Chad Fillinger
Manager Scott Steinmann

2006 @ Quad Cities (4):
Outfielder Casey Craig
Third Baseman Ron Garth
Pitcher Edgar Guaramato
Pitcher Harold Williams

2007 @ Kane County (2):
Pitcher Andy Barb
Pitcher Joe Kantakevich

2008 @ Great Lakes (4):
Second Baseman Edilio Colina
Infielder Juan Diaz
Pitcher Phillippe Aumont
Pitcher Travis Mortimore

2009 @ Clinton (5):
Catcher Corey Kemp
Infielder Brett Lawrie
Pitcher Jim Henderson
Pitcher Daniel Meadows
Pitcher Wily Peralta

2010 @ Fort Wayne (4):
Left Fielder Khris Davis
Second Baseman Scooter Gennett
Pitcher Nick Bucci
Pitcher Jake Odorizzi

2011 @ Quad Cities (4):
Designated Hitter Chris Dennis (Home Run)
Infielder Mike Walker
Pitcher Austin Ross
Pitcher Tyler Thornburg

2012 @ Kane County (8):
Second Baseman Greg Hopkins
Catcher Rafael Neda
Shortstop Yadiel Rivera
Infielder Jason Rogers
Pitcher Drew Gagnon
Pitcher Seth Harvey
Pitcher Tommy Toledo
Pitcher Mark Williams

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!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 51 other followers

%d bloggers like this: