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Wausau Timbers
Wausau Timbers
19751990
Wausau, Wisconsin
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Minor league affiliations
ClassClass A
DivisionNorth
Previous leagues
Midwest League
Major league affiliations
Previous teams
Minor league titles
1981
Team data
Previous names
Wausau Mets (1975-1978)
ColorsRoyal blue, gold, white
      (1981-1989)
Orange, black, white
      (1990)
Previous parks
Athletic Park
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Timbers Baseball, Inc.

The Wausau Timbers were a minor league baseball team, located in Wausau, Wisconsin. The Timbers were members of the Class A Midwest League from 1975-1990. The franchise was sold in 1991 and moved to Geneva, Illinois, where it became the Kane County Cougars.

History

The franchise first played 1975 in Wausau as the Wausau Mets. The club maintained an affiliation with the New York Mets through 1978. Without an affiliation the team changed its name to the Timbers and played two years as a co-op with players mainly from the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Seattle Mariners. In 1981 the club signed a played development contract with the Mariners.[1] The affiliation with the Mariners lasted nine seasons. In 1990 the club signed on with the Baltimore Orioles and played their final season in Wausau.

The Ballpark

The Timbers played at Athletic Park, 324 E. Wausau Ave. Wausau, Wisconsin [2] Built in 1936,[3] Athletic Park was home to the Timbers of the Class-A Midwest League (1975-1990) and previous minor league teams: the Wausau Lumberjacks (1936-1942, 1946-1949, 1956-57) and the Wausau Timberjacks (1950-1953).

The ballpark has hosted the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the summer collegiate Northwoods League, beginning in 1994.[4]

Notable alumni

Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1975 51-77 8th Owen Friend
1976 56-73 8th (t) Bill Monbouquette
1977 55-83 7th Tom Egan
1978 55-81 6th Dan Monzon
1979 69-61 4th Tom Robson Lost in 1st round
1980 57-82 8th Marty Martínez
1981 84-48 1st Bill Plummer League Champs
1982 55-84 12th R. J. Harrison
1983 55-83 11th R. J. Harrison
1984 70-66 5th Greg Mahlberg
1985 52-85 11th Greg Mahlberg
1986 73-66 5th Bobby Cuellar
1987 57-83 11th Bobby Cuellar
1988 52-88 11th Rick Sweet
1989 66-68 8th Tommy Jones
1990 49-87 14th Mike Young

References

  1. ^ "Timbers, Seattle reach agreement". The Daily Herald. 1980. p. 17.
  2. ^ "Ballpark - Wisconsin Woodchucks : Wisconsin Woodchucks". Northwoodsleague.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Brian Gardner / gardnerphotos.com (2014-08-01). "Athletic Park, Home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks #2". Mn Artists. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Wisconsin Woodchucks - Get Ready for the Show! : Wisconsin Woodchucks". Northwoodsleague.com. Retrieved .

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