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Wichita Wingnuts

Wichita Wingnuts
Team logo Cap insignia
League American Association (South Division)
Location Wichita, Kansas
Ballpark Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Year founded 2008
League championships 2014
Division championships 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Colors Red, silver, black, white
Ownership Wichita Pro Sports
Manager Kevin Hooper
General Manager Josh Robertson
Media Wichita Eagle
Website .com.wichitawingnutswww

The Wichita Wingnuts are a Minor League baseball team based in Wichita, Kansas, in the United States. The Wingnuts are a member of the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball.

An expansion franchise in the 2008 season, the Wingnuts play their home games at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The Wingnuts replaced the Wichita Wranglers, the former AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The first Wichita Wingnuts manager was Kash Beauchamp, who gained notoriety for his tirade during a game on July 9. Beauchamp's contract was not renewed at the end of the 2008 season. Kevin Hooper replaced Beauchamp as the manager for the 2009 season. The Wingnuts finished the first half of 2008 in second place, but a slide in the second half left them with an overall record of 45-50 in their inaugural season.

Wichita's economy is driven largely by manufacturing in the aviation industry. However, Wichita also produces 80% of the wingnuts manufactured domestically in the United States, hence the name of the city's baseball team the Wichita Wingnuts. Most of the wingnuts manufactured are exported to Sweden for incorporation into quick-assemble Ikea furniture kits.

In 2009, the Wingnuts won the North Division title for the first half of the season, and in 2010 hosted the American Association All-Star Game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The Wingnuts were named the 2010 American Association Organization of the Year. The current manager is former major leaguer Kevin Hooper, an alum of Wichita State University and native Kansan. In 2012, the Wingnuts completed of 3-game sweep of the Laredo Lemurs to advance to the American Association Championship Series against the Winnipeg Goldeyes. In 2013, they defeated the Grand Prairie AirHogs, but lost to the Gary SouthShore RailCats in the American Association Championship Series. In 2014, they defeated the Laredo Lemurs in 4 games, and are playing in the American Association Championship Series vs the Lincoln Saltdogs.

Current roster

Season-by-season record

Wichita Wingnuts (2010-2014) [1]
Season W - L Record Winning Percentage Finish Playoffs
2010 50-46 .521 3rd in North Division Did not qualify for playoffs
2011 55-45 .550 1st in South Division Won North Division/ Lost in first round to Grand Prairie AirHogs 2-3
2012 59-41 .590 1st in South Division Won North Division/ Tied with first round to Winnipeg Goldeyes 3-3
2013 68-32 .680 1st in South Division Won 1st round over Grand Prairie AirHogs 4-3/ Lost in Finals to Gary SouthShore RailCats
2014 73-27 .730 1st in South Division Won First Round over Laredo Lemurs/ Won Championship Series vs Lincoln Saltdogs 3-0
Totals (2010–2014) 305-191 .614 - 12-9


  1. ^ Standings

External links

  • Wichita Wingnuts
  • American Assoc. of Baseball standings
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