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Baseball in Battle Creek

Seasonal Details

Detailed information about Midwest League teams which have played in Battle Creek, Michigan. For their first eight years, these teams were said to represent Michigan; for the last two, they claimed Southwest Michigan.


Team Information


Officers

        President            GM
 Michigan Baseball Foundation
2006    William Shea         Martie Cordaro
 Ivy Walls Management
2005    William Shea         Martie Cordaro
 Riverside Baseball
2004    Sam Bernabe          Sam Bernabe
2003    Sam Bernabe          Tony DaSilveira
2002    Sam Bernabe          Tony DaSilveira
 HWS Baseball II, LLC
2001                         Tony DaSilveira
 American Baseball Capital II, Inc
2000    William Collins, Jr. Jerry Burkot
1999    William Collins, Jr. Jerry Burkot
1998                         Jerry Burkot
1997                         Jerry Burkot
1996    William Collins, Jr. Tim Cullen
1995                         Tim Cullen

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Battle Creek, Michigan
Overview
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MWL Fan's Guide

Coaching Staff

        Manager         Coaches
2006    Skeeter Barnes  Brady Williams     R.C. Lichtenstein*
2005    Joe Szekely     R.C. Lichtenstein* Skeeter Barnes
2004    Mitch Seoane    Steve Renko*       Bill Mosiello
        Bill Mosiello   Brad Elwood
2003    Mitch Seoane    Steve Renko*       Ty Hawkins
2002    John Massarelli Stan Boroski*      Brian Dayett
2001    John Massarelli Stan Boroski*      Pete Rancont
2000    Al Pedrique     Jayhawk Owens      Charley Taylor*  Greg Langbehn*
1999    Al Pedrique     Bill Ballou*       John Massarelli
1998    Billy Gardner   Bill Madlock       Larry Pierson*
1997    Billy Gardner   Gerald Perry       Dan Gakeler*
1996    Tommy Barrett   Bill Moloney*      Pookie Bernstine
1995    DeMarlo Hale    Bill Moloney*      Darrell Evans

*pitching coaches

Seasonal Results


Standings

       First Half            Second Half            Overall/Composite
2006 | 32 37 .464 10.0 (5) | 30 40 .429 18.0 (6)  | 62 77 .446 (12)
2005 | 33 36 .478  7.5 (4) | 39 31 .557  4.0 (3)  | 72 67 .518  (4)
2004 | 33 36 .478  8.5 (3) | 38 32 .543  2.0 (4)  | 71 68 .511  (9)
2003 | 33 35 .485  7.0 (5) | 40 29 .580  3.5 (2)  | 73 64 .533  (3)
2002 | 42 28 .600  --- (1) | 37 33 .529  5.0 (3T) | 79 61 .564  (4)
2001*| 38 30 .559  2.0 (2) | 44 25 .638  --- (1)  | 82 55 .599  (3)
2000 | 34 34 .500  9.0 (4) | 48 22 .686  --- (1)  | 82 56 .594  (2)
1999 | 35 34 .507  2.5 (2) | 41 28 .594  --- (1)  | 76 62 .551  (3)
1998 | 36 36 .500  7.0 (4) | 43 25 .632  --- (1)  | 79 61 .564  (2T)
1997 | 38 31 .551 11.0 (2) | 32 36 .471 14.0 (4)  | 70 67 .511  (4)
1996 | 31 38 .449  7.5 (4) | 29 40 .420  9.5 (4)  | 60 78 .435 (13)
1995 | 36 32 .529  --- (1) | 39 31 .557  1.0 (2)  | 75 63 .543  (4)

Post-Season

Year Round Result
2005     1 South Bend d. Southwest Michigan, 2-0
2003     1 Battle Creek d. Fort Wayne, 2-0
         2 Lansing d. Battle Creek, 2-0
2002     1 Lansing d. Michigan, 2-1
2001     1 South Bend d. Michigan, 2-0
2000     1 Michigan d. Fort Wayne, 2-1
         2 Michigan d. Dayton, 2-0
     Champ*Michigan d. Beloit, 3-0
1999     1 Lansing d. Michigan, 2-0
1998     1 West Michigan d. Michigan, 2-1
1997     1 Lansing d. Michigan, 2-1
1995     1 Michigan d. Fort Wayne, 2-0
         2 Michigan d. West Michigan, 2-1
     Champ Beloit d. Michigan, 3-0

Individual Achievements


Batting


Games Played

2006    Neil Walton        128
2005    Fernando Perez     134
2004    Erold Andrus       137
2003    Rudy Guillen       133
2002    Todd Self          136*
2001    Jason Maule        124
2000    Jason Lane         133
        Jon Topolski       133
1999    Aaron McNeal       133
1998    Shea Hillenbrand   129
1997    Jim Chamblee       133
1996    Virgil Chevalier   126
        Kevin Clark        126
1995    Dave Gibralter     121

At Bats

2006    Garrett Groce      448
2005    Fernando Perez     522
2004    Erold Andrus       553*
2003    Jayson Drobiak     499
2002    Conrad Brooks      499
        Mike Rodriguez     499
2001    Anthony Acevedo    429
2000    Jason Lane         511
1999    Aaron McNeal       536
1998    Shea Hillenbrand   498
1997    John Barnes        490
1996    Virgil Chevalier   483
1995    Dave Gibralter     456

Runs Scored

2006    Garrett Groce       62
2005    Fernando Perez      93
2004    Erold Andrus        83
2003    Jayson Drobiak      83
2002    Brooks Conrad       94
        Mike Rodriguez      94
2001    Jason Maule        101
2000    Jason Lane          98
1999    Aaron McNeal        95
1998    Shea Hillenbrand    80
1997    Jim Chamblee       112*
1996    Cole Liniak         65
1995    Donnie Sadler      103

Hits

2006    Garrett Groce      118
2005    Fernando Perez     151
2004    Erold Andrus       161
2003    Jayson Drobiak     146
2002    Todd Self          152
2001    Jason Maule        143
2000    Jason Lane         153
1999    Aaron McNeal       166
1998    Shea Hillenbrand   174*
1997    John Barnes        149
1996    Kevin Clark        131
1995    Donnie Sadler      124

Home Runs

2006    J.T. Hall            8
2005    Reid Brignac        15
2004    John Urick          15
2003    Jayson Drobiak      30
2002    Steve Checksfield   16
2001    Garett Gentry       24
2000    Jason Lane          23
1999    Aaron McNeal        38*
1998    Shea Hillenbrand    19
1997    Jim Chamblee        22
1996    Damian Sapp         18
1995    Dave Gibralter      16
        Joe Hamilton        16

Runs Batted In

2006    J.T. Hall           62
2005    Shaun Cumberland    69
2004    Erold Andrus        74
2003    Jayson Drobiak      86
2002    Brooks Conrad       94
        Todd Self           94
2001    Garett Gentry      101
2000    Jason Lane         104
1999    Aaron McNeal       131*
1998    Shea Hillenbrand    92
1997    Dernell Stenson     80
1996    Virgil Chevalier    62
1995    Dave Gibralter      82

Stolen Bases

2006    Garrett Groce       30
2005    Fernando Perez      57*
2004    Matt Carson         21
2003    Jayson Drobiak      18
2002    Mike Rodriguez      35
2001    Jason Maule         56
2000    Donaldo Mendez      39
1999    Colin Porter        23
1998    Rontrez Johnson     24
1997    Rontrez Johnson     29
1996    Roy Padilla         21
1995    Donnie Sadler       41

Batting Avg

2006    Cesar Suarez      .294
2005    John Jaso         .307
2004    Matt Carson       .304
2003    Jayson Drobiak    .293
2002    Todd Self         .310
2001    Jason Maule       .347
2000    Derek Nicholson   .311
1999    Aaron Miles       .317
1998    Shea Hillenbrand  .349*
1997    John Barnes       .304
1996    Damian Sapp       .322
1995    Donnie Sadler     .283

Pitching


Games

2006    Aaron Walker        49
2005    Jose De La Cruz     50
2004    Paul Thorp          55
2003    Matt Brumit         43
2002    Greg Powell         48
2001    Miguel Saladin      46
2000    Chris George        48
1999    Tim Redding         43
1998    Brian Partenheimer  60*
1997    Germaine Hunter     52
1996    Scott Jones         48
1995    Chad Hale           42

Complete Games

2006    Wade Davis           1
2005    Andy Sonnanstine     1
2004    Steven White         2
2003    Jose Garcia          4
2002    Mike Burns           3
2001    Chad Qualls          3
2000    Mike Nannini         3
        Derek Stanford       3
1999    Roy Oswalt           2
        Jacob Whitney        2
1998    John Curtice         1
        Joe Thomas           1
1997    Jason Sekany         3
        Robb Welch           3
1996    Juan Pena            4*
        Jay Yennaco          4*
1995    Brian Rose           2
        Darrell Tillmon      2

Innings Pitched

2006    Mike Wlodarczyk    153
2005    Brandon Mann       151
2004    Tyler Clippard     149
2003    Jose Garcia        136
2002    Mike Burns         181
2001    Chad Qualls        162
2000    Derek Stanford     169
1999    Johan Santana      160
1998    Justin Duchscherer 143
1997    Robb Welch         194*
1996    Juan Pena          188
1995    Joe Barksdale      141
        Carl Pavano        141

Strikeouts

2006    Jake McGee         171*
2005    James Houser       109
2004    Abel Gomez         149
2003    Ray Clark           92
2002    D.J. Houlton       138
2001    Chad Qualls        125
2000    Derek Stanford     133
1999    Johan Santana      150
1998    John Curtice       146
1997    Robb Welch         158
1996    Juan Pena          156
1995    Carl Pavano        138

Saves

2006    Greg Dupas          25
2005    Jose De La Cruz     19
2004    Paul Thorp          26
2003    Matt Brumit         23
2002    Max Tremblay        14
2001    James Lira          12
2000    Chris George        24
1999    Tim Redding         14
1998    Jeff Taglienti      30*
1997    Chuck Beale         12
1996    Scott Jones         18
1995    Mike Blais          10

Wins

2006    Mike Wlodarczyk      9
2005    Brandon Mann        10
        Andy Sonnanstine    10
2004    Tyler Clippard      10
        Brandon Harmsen     10
2003    Jose Valdez         11
2002    Mike Burns          14
        D.J. Houlton        14
2001    Chad Qualls         15*
2000    Nick Roberts        13
1999    Roy Oswalt          13
1998    Joe Thomas          12
1997    Robb Welch          13
1996    Juan Pena           12
1995    Joe Barksdale        9

Earned Run Average

2006    Wade Davis        3.02
2005    James Houser      3.76
2004    Tyler Clippard    3.44
2003    Jose Garcia       2.64
2002    Mike Burns        2.49*
2001    Chad Qualls       3.72
2000    Nick Roberts      3.10
1999    Darwin Peguero    4.11
1998    Joe Thomas        3.25
1997    Matt Kinney       3.53
1996    Juan Pena         2.97
1995    Carl Pavano       3.44
        Brian Rose        3.44



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