Wausau Timbers

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Wausau Timbers
19751990
Wausau, Wisconsin
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Team logo
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Midwest League
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1981
Team data
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 team was sold in 1991 and moved to Geneva, Illinois, where it became the Kane County Cougars.

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.

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.

The Ballpark[edit]

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

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).

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

Notable alumni[edit]

Record[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballpark - Wisconsin Woodchucks : Wisconsin Woodchucks". Northwoodsleague.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  2. ^ Brian Gardner / gardnerphotos.com (2014-08-01). "Athletic Park, Home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks #2". Mn Artists. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Woodchucks - Get Ready for the Show! : Wisconsin Woodchucks". Northwoodsleague.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 

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