- Batavia Muckdogs
name = Batavia Muckdogs
founded = 1931
city = Batavia, New York
class level = Single-A
past class level=
current league =
New York-Penn League(1939-1953), (1957-1959), (1961-present)
division = Pinckney Division
past league =
St. Louis Cardinals(2007-present)
New York Mets(1972-1974)
nickname = Batavia Muckdogs (1998-present)
pastnames = Batavia Clippers (1988-1997)
*Batavia Trojans (1966-1987)
*Batavia Pirates (1961-1965)
*Batavia Indians (1957-1959)
leaguechamps = 2008
divisionchamps = 2008
owner = Genesee County Professional Baseball, Inc.
manager = Mark DeJohn
gm = Derek Sharp The Batavia Muckdogs are a
minor league baseballteam based in Batavia, a city in Genesee County, New York, United States. The Muckdogs are the current Short-Season A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Their home field is Dwyer Stadiumin Batavia.
Many future stars have passed through Batavia, including
Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Ryan Madson, Johnny Estrada, Marlon Anderson, Marlon Byrd, Kelly Gruber, Doc Ellis, and Ned Yost. NFL tailback Ricky Williamsalso played for the team for a season.
Prior to the 1997 season, the Muckdogs were called the Batavia Clippers. A fan poll picked both the current name and logo.
The Muckdogs logo is a dog on a crushed fence in the shape of an "M" surrounded by muck with baseballs on either side.
The Muckdogs were originally affiliated with the
Philadelphia Phillies, from their inception in 1989to 2006. Beginning with the 2007season, the Phillies new Short-Season A affiliate will be the Williamsport Crosscutters.
On March 12, 2008, it was announced that the
Rochester Red Wingswould take over operational control of the Muckdogs. The Wings will run every aspect of operations: concessions, media and community relations and promotions.
Batavia swept Jamestown to claim the 2008 NY-Penn League championship on Sept. 14, 2008.
* [http://www.muckdogs.com/ Batavia Muckdogs webpage]
* [http://www.thestlcardinals.com St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leagues at Scout.com]
* [http://www.frontiernet.net/~rochballparks/batavia/batavia.htm Photographs of Dwyer Stadium, home of the Batavia Muckdogs - "Rochester Area Ballparks"]
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