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Baseball in Lansing, Michigan

Overview

The record of the Midwest League franchise in Lansing, Michigan.

In 1997, a Lugnut nine qualified for the playoffs by the skin of their teeth, then scampered off with the League Championship trophy. Then it happened again in 2003. Olds Park hosted teams which were probably stronger in 2002 and 2004, and the 2002 team nearly won another playoff series, but neither won a pennant.

Considered as a development system, they've done well: Several Lugnut alumni promise to star at the big league level. Corey Patterson, Carlos Zambrano, Mark Quinn, Carlos Beltran (briefly), Carlos Febles, Jeremy Giambi, Dan Reichert, and Jeff Wallace all wore Lugnut colors on their way to the majors.

Olds Park favors hitters. The team holds a number of MWL slugging records; there are also a couple of fielding records. And they've had excellent attendance.


Lansing hosted Midwest League All-Star Games in 1997, 1999, and 2002.



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Lansing, Michigan
Overview
Roster
Details
Highlights
Tidbits
History
Ballpark
MWL Fan's Guide
Seasons
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

Summary

  • Midwest League seasons: 14
  • Won/Lost overall: 986/955, .508
  • Best season: 78/61, .561 (2007)
  • Championship Playoffs Won: 2
    • Championship Series Won/Lost: 25/22, .532
  • Best MWL Won/Lost Record: no seasons

Lansing joined the Midwest League in 1996. It was the successor to the third Springfield franchise. Historically, this is the Waterloo franchise. Lansing is still represented in the MWL.

Seasonal Results
Other Leagues


Team Names

  • Lansing Lugnuts (1996-present)

Affiliations

Officers, Managers, & Coaches


Ballpark

Attendance record

  • 538,325 (1996)

Ballparks & Attendance


Best Seasons

  • Hitter: Brian Dopirak (2004) .307, 39 HR, 120 RBI
  • Pitcher: Blaine Mull (1996) 3.25, 15-8, 114 strikeouts

Best Big League Career

Awards

  • none

Lansing Highlights


Team Records

Hitters

  • Batting: Tony Miranda (1997) & Ray Sadler (2001) .341
  • Home Runs: Brian Dopirak (2004) 39
  • Runs Batted In: Ryan Gripp (2000) & Jason Dubois (2001) 92

Seasonal Hitting Leaders

Pitchers

  • Wins: Blaine Mull (1996) 15
  • Won/Lost (10 decisions): Edwin Gonzalez (1998) 8/3, .727
  • Earned Run Average: John Webb (2000) 2.47
  • Strikeouts: Aaron Krawiec (2001) 170
  • Saves: Jose Santiago (1996) 19

Seasonal Pitching Leaders


Note

This summary originated as the November 13, 2000, 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.

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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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