Their home field is Dwyer Stadium in the city of Batavia. With Major League Baseball 's reorganization of the minor leagues after the season, Batavia was not selected to continue in affiliated baseball. Prior to the current Batavia franchise, professional baseball in the city dates back to when Batavia played in the New York State League.
The Batavia Giants, sometimes referred to as the Reds because of their crimsons uniforms,  were the first classified team in the city making their debut - after some rainouts - on May 14, against the Auburn franchise at a stadium built on Swan Street; future major leaguer Jack Burns batted third and played shortstop. After a rough start to the season, where the team lost their first 9 games, the team released eight players and fired manager Martin Earley. After 20 games the team sat at 4—16 and had money troubles where local fans would not pay the 10 cent admission, Hornung left the team on July 9.
It was announced on July 24th that the team would move to Geneva, by July 25 the team had left Batavia and become the Geneva Alhambras. As was popular across the country, Batavia hosted many semi-pro leagues prior too, and after, the Giants left town. The Batavia Bees Black amateur woman in Batavia city the popular semi-pro team prior to professional baseball coming back to Batavia inand they continued play even after the Clippers arrived. The Muckdogs were founded in as the Batavia Clippershowever the team was not in operation during the —56 and seasons after dropping out of the league for financial reasons.
From through the season the team brought back the historic Batavia Clippers name before changing to the Muckdogs in based on a fan poll that chose the nickname and logo.
Batavia celebrated their 80th anniversary during the seasons as the only founding member of the league still in existence. The Muckdogs franchise was surrendered to the league prior to the season. The team was then operated as a ward of the league. After the cancelled minor league season, Major League Baseball took direct control of Minor League Baseball and discontinued short-season play.
The Muckdogs were not among the teams invited to remain in affiliated baseball. The city received offers from collegiate summer baseball and semi-professional leagues for The Muckdogs logo adopted in is a dog on a crushed fence in the shape of an "M" surrounded by muck with baseballs on either side. The team also has an alternate logo of a B with a dog. The Muckdogs currently have one mascot, Dewey, however had three mascots who would make appearances throughout the season at Dwyer Stadium in recent years.
The team's original mascot Maxwell T. Chomper, Homer and Slider. As Black amateur woman in Batavia city Muckdogs, Batavia was affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies fromhaving been already affiliated with the Phillies sincethrough the season. Beginning with the season, the Phillies chose to move their Short-Season A affiliate closer to Philadelphia with the Williamsport Crosscutters.
Meanwhile, the Muckdogs ed with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Prior to the Cardinals and Phillies affiliation Batavia was also affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates —53; —65Detroit Tigers —71New York Mets —74and Cleveland Indians —51; —59; — The team also fielded a co-op team in featuring players from 12 different organizations, most notably Cito Gaston of the Atlanta Braves.
Inthe team fielded another co-op team with players from 8 organizations including Don McCormack from the Philadelphia Phillies. After the season, the St. Louis Cardinals announced they would move their affiliation to the State College Spikeswho they had been affiliated with before coming to Batavia.
On September 28,the Muckdogs announced they had ed a two-year player development contract with the Miami Marlins who were affiliated with the Jamestown Jammers from to The team has been up for sale since due to financial losses. Ina sale to an ownership group that intended to relocate the franchise to Waldorf, Marylandbeginning in the season collapsed when the new owners were unable to secure permission from the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationalsas well as the Eastern League and Carolina League.
A Muckdogs move to Maryland would have impacted those teams' territorial rights.
The Muckdogs ownership group surrendered their franchise to the NYPL on December 19,after the NYPL declined the Red Wings offer to continue to operate the ball club and the remaining owners could not meet the financial requirements to keep the team solvent. GCBC will retain the rights to the Batavia Muckdogs name, should the league opt to relocate the franchise to a city other than Batavia. As part of the reorganization of minor league baseball, the Muckdogs minor league squad was contracted along with most of the rest of the New York-Penn League prior to the season. The Muckdogs were one of two NYPL brands to make the transfer at that time the Auburn Doubledays being the other ; the Jamestown Jammers had ly made a similar transition in Black amateur woman in Batavia city the season, Batavia has played 75 seasons of professional baseball in its current location amassing 3, wins and 3, losses.
Jamestown was the only other city of the league's original six remaining in the circuit, although it does not host the same franchise. Relief pitcher Jose Almarante earned the Black amateur woman in Batavia city. Jack Tighe holds the All-Time record for wins in Batavia with a record of wins and losses in four seasons. Gene Baker was the first African-American manager in affiliated baseball during the season with the Batavia Pirates. Batavia has been no-hit 15 times and thrown 5 no-hitters, however they are one of only two teams in league history who went on to win a game they had been no hit in when they defeated Newark 2—0 on August 3,for a record of 5—13 overall.
Batavia was also part of the first ever league dual no-hitter where on August 25, Jim Mitchell of the Batavia Clippers and Frank Etchberger of the Bradford Phillies each no-hit the others team in opposite ends of a double header.
The Clippers no-hit effort was not without controversy as it was a change by the official scorer that gave Mitchell his no-no. The Bradford paper reported the ball hit the glove of an outfielder and rolled to the wall where Bradford's Tommy Keane was originally given a double, it was then changed to an error after the game.
Batavia has won four league championships including as the Muckdogs, season as the Batavia Pirates and the and seasons as the Batavia Clippers. The team also made playoff appearances as the Wild Card in and where they lost in the semi-finals, as well as when they advanced to the league championship where they were defeated by the Pittsfield Mets. During the PONY League seasons from tothere was a league champion and playoff champion format; the season saw Batavia finish with a record of 84 wins and 40 losses to clinch the league championship by nine games over the Black amateur woman in Batavia city Falcons.
The Clippers defeated the Bradford Blue Wings three games to one in the first round of the playoffs before defeating the Lockport White Sox four games to three in the playoff championship. Batavia had a league best 1.
The season saw Batavia and Jamestown finish tied with a record of 84 wins and 41 losses to claim a share of the league championship. Jamestown defeated Batavia in a one-game playoff by a score of 6—2. Batavia then defeated the Olean Oilers in the playoffs four games to three before defeating Jamestown four games to two in the championship.
Batavia's Dick Kokos lead the league during the season in runs withhits withRBIs withand tied for home runs with The Batavia Pirates were an unlikely championship team that entered the playoffs with 42 wins and 67 losses during the regular season. Facing the Jamestown Tigers in the Black amateur woman in Batavia city of three series the Pirates opened with a home loss by the score of 4—3 before heading to Jamestown to defeat the Tigers by a score of 2—1.
During game two pitchers Bob Lee and Bob Baird shut down Jamestown as Fred Michalski hit a home run early and Norm Housley drove in a run in the seventh that gave Batavia all the runs the pitching due would need, the Tigers scored their loan run in the bottom of the seventh. In the series finale the Pirates won handily by the score of 7—3 before a home crowd of 1, at MacArthur Stadium. Byron Brown, who led the league with 32 home runs in the regular season, hit a two-run home run in the first inning and then drove in two more with a single in the fourth. Lefty Ron Fiorella was Black amateur woman in Batavia city winning pitcher for the Pirates while Jim Hassett also hit a home run during the deciding game.
In the PONY League adapted the name the New—York Pennsylvania League and continued to do a league champion and playoff champion until when it was changed to a first half and second half champion until the season. During the season the league did a first half and second half champion within two divisions instead of a league format, Batavia won the Western Division in both halves.
Batavia won the Stedler Division with a record of 41 wins and 34 losses under manager Al LeBoeuf before losing in the semifinals to eventual champion the Watertown Indians. Team leaders included Walt Dawkins with a. The team also featured future major leaguer Anthony Shumaker. Batavia clinched the Wild Card playoff spot in finishing with a record of 47 wins and 27 losses under manager Greg Legg.
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The Clippers defeated the Erie SeaWolves in the semifinals before falling to the Pittsfield Mets in the league championship. Team leaders included Gary Burham with a.
Batavia finished with a record of 43 wins and 33 losses winning the Stedler Division under manager Frank Klebe before losing to the Auburn Doubledays in the semifinals. Team leaders for Batavia included future major leaguer Jason Michaels with 11 home runs; Shayne Carnes with a.
The team also featured future major leaguer Carlos Silva.
Batavia finished with a record of 42 wins and 34 losses one game behind division champion the Mahoning Valley Scrappers under manager Greg Legg. Batavia lost to the Black amateur woman in Batavia city in the semi-finals. Batavia finished with a record of 39 wins and 37 losses during the season under manager Frank Klebe earning a playoff spot as a Wild Card eventually losing to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in the semi-finals for the second year in a row. Future major leaguer Travis Chapman lead the team in hitting with a. Under manager Mark DeJohn during the season the team finished the regular season with 46 wins and 28 losses to clinch the Pinckney Division title.
Batavia swept the Florida Marlins affiliate the Jamestown Jammers to claim the NY—Penn League championship on September 14, by a score of 9—3,  after defeating the Boston Red Sox affiliate the Lowell Spinners two games to one in the semi-finals. Team leaders included Jermaine Curtis and Colt Sedbrook with a.
Team leaders include Rainel Rosario with a. The largest crowd to attend a professional game in Batavia is over 4, during the inaugural season. In more recent years, the two largest crowds happened on July 27, with 2, fans packing the stadium thanks to a promotion from local company Tompkins Insurance that bought anyone who wanted to attend a ticket. On July 29,2, fans attended a game versus the Staten Island Yankees to see local Rochester native Cito Culverwho scored two runs for the Yankees and also batted another run in. As teams move to larger markets, and western New York area residency dwindling, the Muckdogs find themselves ranking last in attendance,  though in a new policy was put forth by the Red Wings management to only report through the gate fans and not add on like several teams do to pad attendance records.
Attendance substantially rebounded in as fans rallied behind the team in a last-ditch effort to save it. National Football League NFL tailback Ricky Williams played thirteen games for the team during the season before returning to Texas to prepare Black amateur woman in Batavia city the upcoming NCAA football season as a strong candidate for the Heisman Awardwhich he ultimately won.
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