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Madison Muskies

Madison Muskies
19821993
Madison, Wisconsin
Team logo
Class-level
Previous Class A
Minor league affiliations
League Midwest League
Division Eastern Division
Major league affiliations
Previous Oakland Athletics
Team data
Previous names
Madison Muskies
Previous parks
Warner Park

The Madison Muskies were a Class A minor league baseball team that played in the Midwest League from 1982 to 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin. They were an affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The team, which was started by Madison entrepreneur Ed Janus, played at Warner Park.

José Canseco, Tim Belcher, Terry Steinbach, Ozzie Canseco, Tanyon Sturtze, Luis Polonia, Walt Weiss, Todd Van Poppel, Rick Honeycutt, Miguel Jiminez, Tom Romano, Steve Kiefer, Ron Coomer, Tommy John and Scott Brosius are among former Muskies who have played at the major league level. The Muskies' original manager, Brad Fischer, is now the third base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.[1]

The debut Muskies team lost the Midwest League championship to the Appleton Foxes 2 games to 1. Romano, a Muskies outfielder, was the Midwest League Most Valuable Player in 1982.

The Muskies played their last home game in Madison against the Foxes in 1993. In a driving rainstorm, with Appleton leading 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Foxes' pitcher slipped on the mound and his manager requested that the game be called. After a second slip, the umpire called the game, ending the Muskies' Madison tenure in anticlimactic fashion: Madison's final home game ended with one out in the bottom of the ninth, with the potential tying run coming to bat.

In 1993, the team relocated to Comstock Park, Michigan. It was renamed the West Michigan Whitecaps and has since become an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

References

  1. ^ http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081104&content_id=3663692&vkey=news_mil&fext=.jsp&c_id=mil


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