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Baseball in Lansing

Seasonal Details

Detailed information about Midwest League teams which have played in Lansing, Michigan.


Team Information

Officers

        President      GM
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1996                   Jim Weigel
1997                   Jim Weigel
1998    Tom Dickson    Tom Glick
1999    Tom Dickson    Tom Glick
2000    Tom Dickson    
2001                   Greg Rauch
2002    Tom Dickson    Greg Rauch
2003    Tom Dickson    Greg Rauch
2004    Tom Dickson    Jeff Calhoun
2005    Tom Dickson    Jeff Calhoun
2006    Tom Dickson    Jeff Calhoun
2007    Tom Dickson    Pat Day
2008    Tom Dickson    Pat Day
2009    Tom Dickson    Pat Day

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Lansing, Michigan
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Coaching Staff

 Manager            Coaches                               Trainer          Strength
1996
 Brian Poldberg     Mike Mason*     Curtis Wilkerson      Jeff Stevensen
1997
 Bob Herold         Mike Mason*     Curtis Wilkerson      Jeff Stevensen
1998
 Bob Herold         Rodney McCray   Larry Carter*         Jeff Stevensen
1999
 Oscar Acosta       Stan Kyles*     Steve McFarland       Chris Heitz
2000
 Steve McFarland    Stan Kyles*     Pat Listach           Taleen Noradukian
2001
 Julio Garcia       Mike Anderson*  Mike Micucci          Steve Aydt
                                                          Jason Palmateer
2002
 Julio Garcia       Mike Anderson*  Mike Micucci          Steve Aydt
                                                          Jason Palmateer
2003
 Julio Garcia       Mike Anderson*  Mike Micucci          Jason Palmateer
2004
 Julio Garcia       Mike Miccuci    Mike Anderson*        Chuck Baughman
2005
 Ken Joyce          Charles Poe     Tom Bradley*          Andrew Muccino   Matt Loeffler
2006
 Ken Joyce          Charles Poe     Tom Signore*          Chris Vernon     Rob Hodgman
2007
 Gary Cathcart      Charles Poe     Tom Signore*          Bob Tarpey       Mike Hall
2008
 Clayton McCullough Justin Mashore  Tom Signore*          Bob Tarpey       Jake Chaffee
2009
 Clayton McCullough Justin Mashore  Antonio Caceres*      Bob Tarpey

*pitching coaches

Seasonal Results


Standings

       First Half            Second Half            Overall/Composite
1996 | 29 40 .420  9.5 (5) | 39 31 .557  --- (1T) | 68 71 .489  (8)
1997 | 34 34 .500 14.5 (3) | 35 34 .507 11.5 (3)  | 69 68 .504  (7)
1998 | 37 35 .514  6.0 (3) | 34 34 .500  9.0 (4)  | 71 69 .507  (8T)
1999 | 38 32 .543  --- (1) | 35 35 .500  6.5 (4)  | 73 67 .521  (6)
2000 | 36 32 .529  7.0 (3) | 34 36 .486 14.0 (5)  | 70 68 .507  (8)
2001 | 27 43 .386 14.0 (6) | 38 32 .543  6.5 (4)  | 65 75 .464  (9)
2002 | 37 32 .536  4.5 (4) | 37 33 .529  5.0 (3T) | 74 65 .532  (5)
2003 | 38 27 .585  0.5 (2) | 31 39 .443 13.0 (4)  | 69 66 .511  (6T)
2004 | 38 32 .543  4.0 (2) | 39 31 .557  1.0 (2T) | 77 63 .550  (2T)
2005 | 37 32 .536  3.5 (3) | 33 37 .471 10.0 (4)  | 70 69 .504  (7)
2006 | 40 27 .597  1.0 (2) | 32 38 .457 16.0 (4T) | 72 65 .526  (7)
2007*| 35 34 .507  8.5 (3) | 43 27 .614  2.0 (2)  | 78 61 .561  (3)
2008 | 39 31 .557  --- (1) | 37 33 .529  6.0 (3)  | 76 64 .543  (3)
2009 | 26 43 .377 18.5 (6) | 28 41 .406 20.5 (6)  | 54 84 .391 (14)

Post-Season

Year Round Result
1996     1 West Michigan d. Lansing, 2-1
1997     1 Lansing d. Michigan, 2-1
         2 Lansing d. Fort Wayne, 2-0
     Champ*Lansing d. Kane County, 3-2
1999     1 Lansing d. Michigan, 2-0
         2 Wisconsin d. Lansing, 2-0
2001     1 Dayton d. Lansing, 2-0
2002     1 Lansing d. Michigan, 2-1
         2 Lansing d. West Michigan, 2-1
     Champ Peoria d. Lansing, 3-1
2003     1 Lansing d. South Bend, 2-0
         2 Lansing d. Battle Creek, 2-0
     Champ*Lansing d. Beloit, 3-0
2004     1 West Michigan d. Lansing, 2-1
2006     1 Lansing d. South Bend, 2-0
         2 West Michigan d. Lansing, 2-0
2008     1 Dayton d. Lansing, 2-0

Individual Achievements


Batting


Games Played

1996    Jose Cepeda         135
1997    Kenderick Moore     112
1998    Juan LeBron         121
1999    Tydus Meadows       126
2000    Ryan Gripp          135
2001    Blair Barbier       131
2002    Buck Coats          133
2003    Buck Coats          132
2004    Brian Dopirak       137*
2005    Ryan Klosterman     129
2006    Brian Pettway       125
2007    Sean Shoffit        125
2008    Moises Sierra       130
2009    Johermyn Chavez     134

At Bats

1996    Jose Cepeda         558*
1997    Kenderick Moore     456
1998    Juan LeBron         442
1999    Dave Kelton         509
2000    Ben Johnstone       512
2001    Luis Montanez       499
2002    Buck Coats          501
2003    Felix Pie           505
2004    Brian Dopirak       541
2005    Jason Armstrong     484
2006    Brian Pettway       452
2007    Travis Snider       457
2008    Kevin Ahrens        460
2009    Johermyn Chavez     508

Runs Scored

1996    Jose Cepeda          87
1997    Kenderick Moore     105*
1998    Joe Caruso           73
1999    Corey Patterson      94
2000    Ryan Gripp           87
2001    Adam Morrissey       88
2002    Ryan Theriot         75
2003    Felix Pie            72
2004    Brian Dopirak        94
2005    Ryan Klosterman      85
2006    Sean Shoffit         63
2007    Sean Shoffit         78
2008    Justin Jackson       74
2009    Johermyn Chavez      87

Hits

1996    Jose Cepeda         161
1997    Tony Miranda        132
1998    Joe Caruso          112
1999    Corey Patterson     152
2000    Ryan Gripp          166*
2001    Blair Barbier       153
2002    Mike Mallory        131
2003    Felix Pie           144
2004    Brian Dopirak       166*
2005    Jason Armstrong     140
2006    Brian Pettway       111
2007    Travis Snider       143
2008    Kevin Ahrens        119
2009    Johermyn Chavez     144

Home Runs

1996    Juan Rocha           14
1997    Brandon Berger       12
1998    Juan LeBron          17
1999    Corey Patterson      20
2000    Ryan Gripp           20
2001    Jason Dubois         24
2002    Mike Mallory         16
2003    Kevin Collins        14
2004    Brian Dopirak        39*
2005    Ryan Klosterman      13
2006    Brian Pettway        16
2007    Travis Snider        16
2008    Manny Rodriguez       9
        Moises Sierra         9
2009    Johermyn Chavez      21

Runs Batted In

1996    Juan Rocha           83
        Jose Amado           83
1997    Brandon Berger       73
1998    Juan LeBron          84
1999    Corey Patterson      79
2000    Ryan Gripp           92
2001    Jason Dubois         92
2002    Brad Bouras          72
2003    Buck Coats           56
2004    Brian Dopirak       120*
2005    Ryan Klosterman      69
2006    Jacob Butler         78
2007    Travis Snider        93
2008    Manny Rodriguez      71
2009    Johermyn Chavez      89

Stolen Bases

1996    Pat Hallmark         33
1997    Kenderick Moore      43
1998    Micah William        33
1999    Corey Patterson      33
2000    Ben Johnstone        54
2001    Luis Montanez        20
2002    Ryan Theriot         32
2003    Buck Coats           32
2004    Chris Walker         60*
2005    Ryan Klosterman      30
2006    Yuber Rodriguz       24
2007    Sean Shoffit         23
2008    Darin Mastroianni    30
2009    Tyler Pastornicky    51

Batting Avg

1996    Jose Amado         .318
1997    Tony Miranda       .341*
1998    Dave Willis        .281
1999    Corey Patterson    .320
2000    Ryan Gripp         .333
2001    Ray Sadler         .341*
2002    Brad Bouras        .271
2003    Felix Pie          .286
2004    Brian Dopirak      .307
2005    Jason Armstrong    .289
2006    Joey Metropoulos   .270
2007    Travis Snider      .313
2008    Manny Rodriguez    .268
2009    Johermyn Chavez    .283

Pitching


Games

1996    Jose Santiago        54
1997    Brandon Baird        55
1998    Aaron Carter         43
        Steve Maas           43
1999    Leo Torres           51
2000    David Bailey         45
2001    Ferenc Jongejan      48
2002    Yorkin Ferraras      51
2003    Jason Wylie          57*
2004    Clay Rapada          57*
2005    Joey McLaughlin      42
2006    Jordan Timm          40
2007    Edward Rodriguez     47
2008    Edgar Estanga        45
2009    Yorman Mayora        47

Complete Games

1996    Todd Thorn            2
1997    Allen Sanders         2
1998    Kris Wilson           1
1999    Ricardo Palma         2
        Carlos Zambrano       2
2000    Matt Bruback          2
        Juan Cruz             2
2001    Wilton Chavez         2
        Jose Cueto            2
2002    Sergio Mitre          2
2003    Andy Sisco            3*
2004    Sean Marshall         1
        Robert Ransom         1
2005    Kyle Yates            1
2006    none
2007    Ray Gonzalez          1
        Nate Starner          1
2008    Randy Boone           1
        Brian Letko           1
2009    Henderson Alvarez     1
        Chad Beck             1
        Chase Lirette         1

Innings Pitched

1996    Blaine Mull         175*
1997    Chad Durbin         145
1998    Justin Pederson     154
1999    Mike Wuertz         161
2000    Ken Conroy          137
2001    Aaron Krawiec       153
2002    Sergio Mitre        168
2003    Anderson Tavaras    153
2004    Ronald Bay          168
2005    Aaron Wideman       143
2006    Chi-hung Cheng      143
2007    Nate Starner        140
2008    Luis Perez          137
2009    Henderson Alvarez   124

Strikeouts

1996    Blaine Mull         114
1997    Orber Moreno        128
1998    Justin Pederson     119
1999    Mike Wuertz         127
2000    Ken Conroy          108
        John Webb           108
2001    Aaron Krawiec       170*
2002    Carmen Pitnatiello  139
2003    Anderson Tavaras    100
2004    Carlos Marmol       154
2005    Chi-Hung Cheng      142
2006    Chi-Hung Cheng      154
2007    Nate Starner        143
2008    Luis Perez          137
2009    Henderson Alvarez    92

Saves

1996    Jose Santiago        19
1997    Chad Rodriguez       12
1998    Aaron Carter         12
        Steve Maas           12
1999    Larry Dant           12
2000    David Bailey         14
2001    Ferenc Jongejan      16
2002    Steve Ellis          16
2003    Jason Wylie          29*
2004    Adalberto Mendez     20
2005    Danny Hill           11
2006    Paul Phillips        14
2007    Paul Phillips        11
2008    Tim Collins          14
2009    Matthew Daly         19

Wins

1996    Blaine Mull          15*
1997    Allen Sanders        12
1998    Justin Pederson      13
1999    Carlos Zambrano      13
2000    Ken Conroy           11
2001    Todd Wellemeyer      13
2002    Carmen Pignatiello    9
2003    Anderson Tavares     12
2004    Carlos Marmol        14
2005    Danny Core            8
2006    Chi-Hung Cheng       11
2007    Nate Starner         12
2008    Edgar Estanga         9
2009    Henderson Alvarez     9

Earned Run Average

1996    Todd Thorn         3.11
1997    Allen Sanders      3.78
1998    Justin Pederson    3.45
1999    Ricardo Palma      2.94
2000    John Webb          2.47*
2001    Todd Wellemeyer    4.16
2002    Sergio Mitre       2.83
2003    Anderson Tavares   3.24
2004    Ronald Bay         3.10
2005    Chi-Hung Cheng     3.15
2006    Chi-Hung Cheng     2.70
2007    Ray Gonzalez       3.53
2008    Marc Rzepczynski   2.83
2009    Henderson Alvarez  3.47



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