Wichita Wingnuts

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Wichita Wingnuts
WichitaWingnuts.PNG Wingnuts cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
League American Association (South Division)
Location Wichita, Kansas
Ballpark Lawrence–Dumont Stadium
Year founded 2008
League championships 2014
Division championships 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Colors Red, silver, black, white
                   
Ownership Wichita Pro Sports
Manager Pete Rose Jr.
General Manager Josh Robertson
Media Wichita Eagle
Website www.wichitawingnuts.com

The Wichita Wingnuts are an independent baseball team based in Wichita, Kansas, in the United States. The Wingnuts are a member of the South Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.

An expansion franchise in the 2008 season, the Wingnuts play their home games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The Wingnuts replaced the Wichita Wranglers, the former AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The first Wichita Wingnuts manager was Kash Beauchamp, who gained notoriety for his tirade during a game on July 9. Beauchamp's contract was not renewed at the end of the 2008 season. Kevin Hooper replaced Beauchamp as the manager for the 2009 season. The Wingnuts finished the first half of 2008 in second place, but a slide in the second half left them with an overall record of 45-50 in their inaugural season. In 2016, Hooper left to coach as an infield coordinator in the San Diego Padres farm system. Pete Rose Jr. took over as manager following Hooper's departure.

In 2009, the Wingnuts won the North Division title for the first half of the season, and in 2010 hosted the American Association All-Star Game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The Wingnuts were named the 2010 American Association Organization of the Year. In 2012, the Wingnuts completed of 3-game sweep of the Laredo Lemurs to advance to the American Association Championship Series against the Winnipeg Goldeyes. In 2013, they defeated the Grand Prairie AirHogs, but lost to the Gary SouthShore RailCats in the American Association Championship Series. In 2014, they defeated the Laredo Lemurs in 4 games, and swept the Lincoln Saltdogs in the final to win their first American Association Championship.

Current roster[edit]

Wichita Wingnuts roster
Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 13 Alex Boshers
  • 30 Tim Brown
  • 22 Anthony Capra
  • 18 Carson Goldsmith
  • 25 Seth Harvey
  • 41 Charlie Leesman
  • 23 Jon Link
  • 19 Eddie Medina
  • 35 Chad Nading
  • 17 Jesse Pratt
  • 12 Frankie Reed
  • 35 Santos Rodriguez ‡
  • 44 Richard Ruff
  • 26 Andrew Taylor Injury icon 2.svg



 

Catchers

  • 16 Brent Dean
  • 31 Brennen Salgado

Infielders

  • 45 Matt Chavez
  •  7 Zack Cox
  • 24 Dustin Geiger
  • 15 TJ Mittelstaedt
  •  5 Christian Stringer
  •  9 Tyler Urps
  •  2 Leo Vargas

Outfielders

  •  6 Brent Clevlen
  •  4 Harrison Kain
  • 32 Richard Prigatano
 

Manager

Coaches

  •  8 Jim Foltz (ast. coach)
  • 37 Patrick Murphy (bullpen)
  • 29 Luke Robertson (Pitching)
  • 11 Paul Sanagorski (Hitting)

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

Roster updated May 23, 2016
Transactions

Season-by-season record[edit]

Wichita Wingnuts (2010-2015) [1]
Season W - L Record Winning Percentage Finish
2010 50-46 .521 3rd in North Division
2011 55-45 .550 1st in North Division
2012 59-41 .590 1st in North Division
2013 68-32 .680 1st in Central Division
2014 73-27 .730 1st in South Division
2015 59-41 .590 1st in South Division
Totals (2010–2014) 364-232 .610 - 13-12

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2009 season: Lost to Lincoln 3-2 in semifinals.
  • 2011 season: Lost to Grand Prairie 3-1 in semifinals.
  • 2012 season: Defeated Laredo 3-0 in semifinals; lost to Winnipeg 3-0 in championship.
  • 2013 season: Defeated Grand Prairie 3-0 in semifinals; lost to Gary 3-1 in championship.
  • 2014 season: Defeated Laredo 3-1 in semifinals; defeated Lincoln 3-0 to win championship.
  • 2015 season: Lost to Laredo 3-2 in semifinals.
  • 2016 season: Defeated Sioux City 3-1 in semifinals; lost to Winnipeg 3-2 in championship.

Relist[edit]

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