Wausau Timbers

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Wausau Timbers
1975 1990
Wausau, Wisconsin
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Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Midwest League
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Minor league titles
League titles 1981
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Previous names
  • Wausau Timbers (1979-1990)
  • Wausau Mets (1975-1978)
Previous parks
Athletic Park

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.

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Midwest League baseball league operating at the Class A level of Minor League Baseball in the Midwestern US

The Midwest League is a Minor League Baseball league, established in 1954 and based in the Midwestern United States. It is a Class A league that plays a full season; its players are typically players in their second or third year of professional play.

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The Timbers franchise first played 1975 in Wausau as the Wausau Mets. After the franchise left the affiliation with the New York Mets and went co-op, the team moniker changed to the Timbers The 1979 team received players from mainly the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, while the 1980 team had mainly Seattle Mariners farmhands with help from the Cleveland Indians and other teams.

New York Mets Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Queens, New York, United States

The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens. The Mets compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. The Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City; the other is the New York Yankees of the American League East.

Cleveland Indians Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Cleveland, Ohio, United States

The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. Since 1994, they have played at Progressive Field. The team's spring training facility is at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. Since their establishment as a major league franchise in 1901, the Indians have won two World Series championships: in 1920 and 1948, along with 10 Central Division titles and six American League pennants. The Indians' current World Series championship drought is the longest active drought.

Texas Rangers (baseball) Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Arlington, Texas, United States

The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Rangers franchise currently competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) West division. Since 1994, the Rangers have played in Globe Life Park in Arlington. The team's name is borrowed from the famous law enforcement agency of the same name.

Wausau made the playoffs the same number of times in 2 years as a co-op team (1), as they did in 14 years affiliated with the Mets, Seattle Mariners, and Baltimore Orioles.

Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West Division. The team joined the American League as an expansion team in 1977 playing their home games in the Kingdome. Since July 1999, the Mariners' home ballpark has been T-Mobile Park, located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle.

Baltimore Orioles Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The Baltimore Orioles are an American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. As one of the American League's eight charter teams in 1901, this particular franchise spent its first year as a major league club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee Brewers before moving to St. Louis, Missouri, to become the St. Louis Browns. After 52 often-beleaguered years in St. Louis, the franchise was purchased in November 1953 by a syndicate of Baltimore business and civic interests led by attorney/civic activist Clarence Miles and Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. The team's current majority owner is lawyer Peter Angelos.

The Ballpark

The Timbers played at Athletic Park, 324 E. Wausau Ave. Wausau, Wisconsin [1]

Athletic Park (Wausau) baseball stadium in Wausau, Wisconsin

Athletic Park is a baseball stadium located in Wausau, Wisconsin. It is the home field of the Wisconsin Woodchucks baseball team of the summer collegiate Northwoods League. It hosted Wausau Minor League teams during 36 seasons between 1936-1990.

Built in 1936, [2] 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).

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Kane County Cougars Minor League Baseball team

The Kane County Cougars are a Class A Minor League Baseball team, affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks, that plays in the Midwest League. Their home games are played at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva, Illinois, about 35 miles (56 km) west of Chicago.

Wausau Lumberjacks Minor League Baseball team

The Wausau Lumberjacks were a minor league baseball team based in Wausau, Wisconsin that existed on-and-off from 1905 to 1957. The Wausau franchise then became the Wausau Timbers before relocating to become today's Kane County Cougars. The Lumberjacks played in the Wisconsin State League, Wisconsin–Illinois League, Minnesota–Wisconsin League (1909–1911) and Northern League.

The ballpark has hosted the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the summer collegiate Northwoods League, beginning in 1994. [3]

Wisconsin Woodchucks

The Wisconsin Woodchucks are an American baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. They play their home games at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Northwoods League

The Northwoods League is a collegiate summer baseball league comprising teams of the top college players from North America and beyond. All players in the league must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate. Players are not paid, so as to maintain their college eligibility. Graduated senior pitchers are also eligible to play in the Northwoods League. Each team may have four of these players at a time.

Notable alumni

Record

YearRecordFinishManagerPlayoffs
197551-778th Owen Friend
197656-738th (t) Bill Monbouquette
197755-837th Tom Egan
197855-816th Dan Monzon
197969-614th Tom Robson Lost in 1st round
198057-828th Marty Martínez
198184-481st Bill Plummer League Champs
198255-8412th R. J. Harrison
198355-8311th R. J. Harrison
198470-665th Greg Mahlberg
198552-8511th Greg Mahlberg
198673-665th Bobby Cuellar
198757-8311th Bobby Cuellar
198852-8811th Rick Sweet
198966-688th Tommy Jones
199049-8714th Mike Young

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