Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

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Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
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Information
LeagueAmerican Association (2011–present) (North Division)
LocationFargo, North Dakota
BallparkNewman Outdoor Field
Year founded1996
League championships5 (NL: 1998, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010)
Division championships13 (NL: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) (AA: 2012, 2013)
Former name(s)Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1996–present)
Former league(s)
ColorsBlack, red, white
              
OwnershipFargo Baseball, LLC
ManagerMichael Schlact (1st Season)[1]
General ManagerMatt Rau [2]
MediaFargo Forum, Talk 101.9, 740 The Fan
Websitewww.fmredhawks.com

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks are a professional baseball team based in Fargo, North Dakota, in the United States. The RedHawks are a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The RedHawks have played their home games at Newman Outdoor Field since 1996, when the team started as a member of the Northern League. The team plays in the American Association.

History[edit]

The team was created as a Northern League expansion franchise in 1996 along with the now-defunct Madison Black Wolf. Chris Coste is probably the most well-known former RedHawks player and was a member of the 2008 World Series winning Philadelphia Phillies. The RedHawks, along with the St. Paul Saints, have been one of the most stable and successful independent baseball teams over the past 15 years.

In fifteen seasons in the Northern League, the RedHawks set the modern Northern League best single-season record for win percentage with a 64-21 (.753) mark in 1998, set the record for most wins in a season with 68 in 2005, made it to the playoffs 14 of 15 seasons, won five Northern League titles, and were named Baseball America's Independent Team of the Decade during the '90s.

On October 13, 2010, the RedHawks left the Northern League, along with the Gary SouthShore RailCats, Kansas City T-Bones, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes to join the American Association for the 2011 season.[3] The four remaining Northern League teams all folded or left the league. Accordingly, the Northern League ceased operations and folded in October 2010. As a result, the RedHawks have the distinction of being the last league champion. They've won the 2012 and 2013 American Association North Division Championship.[4]

On August 13, 2017, the Redhawks relieved Doug Simunic of his duties as field manager. Simunic had served in the position for all 22 years of the team's existence. He was replaced by pitching coach Michael Schlact, who after finishing the season on an interim basis was named the permanent manager on September 7, 2017.

Fast facts[edit]

Founded: 1996
Franchise win/loss record (through 2013): 1022–644 (.613)
Northern League W/L record (1996–2010): 852–515 (.623)
American Association W/L record (2011–2013): 171–129 (.570)
Northern League playoff appearances: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
American Association playoff appearances: 2012, 2013
Northern League division titles won: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
American Association division titles won: 2012, 2013
Northern League championships won: 1998, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010
American Association championships won: None

Year-by-year record[edit]

            First Half   Second Half   Overall      
Season League Division W–L Finish W–L Finish W–L Win% Playoffs
1996 NL West 26–15 1st 27–15 1st 53–31 .631 Lost championship series
1997 NL West 21–21 3rd 26–16 1st 47–37 .560 Lost division series
1998 NL West 31–11 1st 33–10 2nd 64–21 .753 Won championship
1999 NL West 27–16 2nd 23–19 2nd 50–35 .588 Lost division series
2000 NL West 28–15 1st 25–18 1st 53–33 .616 Lost division series
2001 NL North 25–20 2nd 26–19 3rd 51–39 .567 Lost Central semi-final
2002 NL North 25–19 2nd 27–18 2nd 52–37 .584 Did not qualify
2003 NL West 32–13 1st 30–15 1st 62–28 .689 Won championship
2004 NL North 31–16 1st 23–25 3rd 55–41 .573 Lost semi-final
2005 NL North 28–20 1st 40–7 1st 68–27 .716 Lost championship series
2006 NL North 32–16 1st 31–17 1st 63–33 .656 Won championship
2007 NL North 26–21 3rd 31–17 1st 57–38 .600 Lost division series
2008 NL N/A 62–34 1st N/A N/A 62–34 .646 Lost semi-final
2009 NL N/A 53–42 3rd N/A N/A 53–42 .558 Won championship
2010 NL N/A 61–39 1st N/A N/A 61–39 .610 Won championship
2011 AA North 44–56 3rd N/A N/A 44–56 .440 Did not qualify
2012 AA North 65–35 1st N/A N/A 65–35 .650 Lost division series
2013 AA North 62–38 1st N/A N/A 62–38 .620 Lost division series
2014 AA North 43–56 3rd N/A N/A 43–56 .434 Did not qualify
2015 AA North 44–56 3rd N/A N/A 44–56 .440 Did not qualify
2016 AA North 52–48 3rd N/A N/A 52–48 .520 Did not qualify
2017 AA North 57–43 2nd N/A N/A 57–43 .570 Did not qualify
2018 AA North 51–49 3rd N/A N/A 51–49 .510 Did not qualify

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1996 season: Defeated Winnipeg 2-1 in semifinals; lost to St. Paul 3-0 in championship.
  • 1997 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3-2 in semifinals.
  • 1998 season: Defeated Winnipeg 3-1 in semifinals; defeated St. Paul 3-0 to win championship.
  • 1999 season: Defeated Schaumburg 3-0 in quarterfinals; lost to Winnipeg 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2000 season: Defeated Winnipeg 3-0 in quarterfinals; lost to Duluth-Superior 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2001 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3-2 in quarterfinals.
  • 2003 season: Defeated Schaumburg 3-2 in semifinals; defeated Winnipeg 3-1 to win championship.
  • 2004 season: Lost to St. Paul 3-1 in semifinals.
  • 2005 season: Defeated Lincoln 3-1 in semifinals; lost to Gary 3-2 in championship.
  • 2006 season: Defeated Winnipeg 3-2 in semifinals; defeated Gary 3-1 to win championship.
  • 2007 season: Lost to Calgary 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2008 season: Lost to Kansas City 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2009 season: Defeated Winnipeg 3-2 in semifinals; defeated Gary 3-1 to win championship.
  • 2010 season: Defeated Gary 3-0 in semifinals; defeated Kansas City 3-0 to win championship.
  • 2012 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2013 season: Lost to Gary 3-1 in semifinals.

Current roster[edit]

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks roster
Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 30 Reese Gregory
  • 94 Landon Holifield
  • 40 Anthony Pacillo
  • 27 Will Solomon
  • 21 Michael Tamburino



 

Catchers

  •  2 Quinn Irey
  • 15 Charlie Valério
  • -- Steve Zimmerman Jr. ‡

Infielders

  • 11 Derrick Fox
  • 44 Chris Jacobs
  •  1 Yhoxian Medina
  •  4 Leobaldo Piña

Outfielders

 

Manager

  • 14 Michael Schlact

Coaches

  • 10 Chris Coste (hitting coach)
  • 28 Robbie Lopez (bullpen)
  •    Chris Krick (clubhouse manager)
  • 20 Anthony Renz (assistant)
  •    Matt McManus (trainer)

Injury icon 2.svg Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated November 13, 2018
Transactions

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Duluth–Superior Dukes
1997
Northern League Champions
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

1998
Succeeded by
Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs
1999
Preceded by
New Jersey Jackals
2002
Northern League Champions
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

2003
Succeeded by
St. Paul Saints
2004
Preceded by
Gary SouthShore RailCats
2005
Northern League Champions
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

2006
Succeeded by
Gary SouthShore RailCats
2007
Preceded by
Kansas City T-Bones
2008
Northern League Champions
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

2009
Succeeded by
current