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Baseball in Dayton, Ohio

Overview

The record of the Midwest League franchise in Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton's first MWL season was a success by almost any standard. The team qualified for the playoffs. They raised the standard for Class A attendance by nearly 50,000 fans. And Austin Kearns put on a power show....

The second and third Dayton seasons, while less dramatic, were a success both on the field and in the stands. Dayton's subsequent teams have been weak, but the team's continued to sell out the ballpark.


Dayton hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 2001.



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Dayton, Ohio
Overview
Roster
Details
Highlights
Tidbits
History
Ballpark
MWL Fan's Guide
Seasons
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

Summary

  • Midwest League seasons: 10
  • Won/Lost overall: 664/727, .477
  • Best season: 82/57, .590 (2001)
  • Championship Playoffs Won: 0
    • Championship Series Won/Lost: 7/11, .389
  • Best MWL Won/Lost Record: 0 seasons

Dayton joined the Midwest League in 2000; it is the direct successor to the Rockford franchise.

Seasonal Results
Other Leagues


Team Names

  • Dayton Dragons, 2000-present

Affiliations

Officers, Managers, & Coaches


Ballpark

Attendance record

  • 581,853 (2000)

Ballparks & Attendance


Best Seasons

  • Hitter: Austin Kearns (2000) .306, 27 HR, 104 RBI; 110 runs scored
  • Pitcher: Travis Thompson (2000) 11-4, 2.77, 115 Ks [also 5-1, 1.77 at Clinton in 2000]

Best Big League Career

Awards

  • 2000 Austin Kearns (Prospect of the Year)

Dayton Highlights


Team Records

Hitters

  • Batting: Tonys Gutierrez (2005) .324
  • Home Runs: Samone Peters (2001) 28
  • Runs Batted In: Wily Mo Pena (2001) 113

Seasonal Hitting Leaders

Pitchers

  • Wins: Ryan Mottl (2001) 15
  • Won/Lost (10 decisions): Edward Valdez (2003) 11-3, .786
  • Earned Run Average: Josh Hall (2001) 2.65
  • Strikeouts: Daylan Childress (2002) 152

Seasonal Pitching Leaders


Sources

These pages draw heavily on several sources:

  • Midwest League Media Guide and Record Book (Beloit: Midwest League, various years; title varies)
  • Baseball America's Almanac (Durham: Baseball America, various years)
  • News sources.

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The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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