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Baseball in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Overview

The record of the Midwest League franchise in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Wizards have mostly had rather mediocre teams. But they've had some interesting players: LaTroy Hawkins their first year and Sean Burroughs in 1999. Michael Restovich gave the Fort Wayne fans a preview of his QC summer at the end of the 1998 season. Will Venable extended the strong tradition in 2006.

These teams have played more than their share of long games, particularly in April. Note that the highlights page shows long games on two different April 18ths.

And notice Rene Lopez' long string of hits in late May of 1993....


Fort Wayne hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 1994.



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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Overview
Roster
Details
Highlights
Tidbits
History
Ballpark
MWL Fan's Guide
Seasons
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

Summary

  • Midwest League seasons: 17
  • Won/Lost overall: 1180/1169, .502
  • Best season: 94/46, .671 (2009)
  • Championship Playoffs Won: 1
    • Championship Series Won/Lost: 13/19, .406
  • Best MWL Won/Lost Record: 1

Fort Wayne joined the Midwest League in 1993; they were the successor to the Kenosha franchise. Fort Wayne remains active in the Midwest League.

Historically, this is the Wisconsin Rapids franchise.

Seasonal Results
Other Leagues


Team Names

  • Fort Wayne Wizards (1993-2008)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (2009-present)

Affiliations

Officers, Managers, & Coaches


Ballpark

  • Memorial Stadium (new 1993)
    • Also known as "The Castle".
  • Parkview Field (new 2009)

Attendance record

  • 318,506 (1993)

Ballparks & Attendance


Best Seasons

  • Hitter: Javier Valentin (1995) .321, 19 HR, 75 RBI or Josh Loggins (1999) .297, 14 HR, 85 RBI
  • Pitcher: LaTroy Hawkins (1993) 2.06, 15-5, 179 strikeouts

Best Big League Career

Awards

  • 1995 Javier Valentin (Most Valuable Player)

Fort Wayne Highlights


Team Records

Hitters

  • Batting: Sean Burroughs (1999) .359
  • Home Runs: Jake Patterson (1997) 20
  • Runs Batted In: Josh Loggins (1999) and John Scheschuk (2000) 85
  • Steals: Jeremy Owens (1999) 65

Seasonal Hitting Leaders

Pitchers

  • Wins: LaTroy Hawkins (1993) 15
  • Won/Lost (10 decisions): Brian O'Brien (1994) 11/2, .846
  • Earned Run Average: LaTroy Hawkins (1993) 2.06
  • Strikeouts: LaTroy Hawkins (1993) 179

Seasonal Pitching Leaders


Notes

This summary originated as the December 12, 1999, Midwest League Tidbit on the Midwest League Mailing List.


Sources

These pages draw heavily on several sources:

  • Lloyd Johnson & Miles Wolff, eds, The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Durham: Baseball America, 1997)
  • Midwest League Media Guide and Record Book (Beloit: Midwest League, various years; title varies)
  • Kevin Saldana, Today in Minor League Baseball History (???: SalFam Books, 1999)
  • Baseball America's Almanac (Durham: Baseball America, various years)
  • News sources.

My thanks to Brian Greer for reporting an error on this and several other pages.


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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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