Battle Creek, Michigan


Known as, Michigan, Battle Creek, Southwest Michigan

Team Names
Michigan Battle Cats, 1995-2002
Battle Creek Yankees, 2003-2004
Southwest Michigan Devil Rays, 2005-2006
The teams name was announced as the Battle Creek Golden Kazoos on 11/28/94. That name was abandoned on 3/9/95, as a result of a trademark dispute and the general unpopularity of the original name.

Affiliations
Boston Red Sox, 1995-1998
Houston Astros, 1999-2002
New York Yankees, 2003-2004
Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2005-2006

Ball Park
C.O. Brown Stadium, 1989-2006



Battle Creek joined the Midwest League in 1995 when the franchise was transferred from Madison, Wisconsin. The franchise moved to Midland, Michigan after the 2006 season

Midwest League Champions in 2000

By The Numbers
Roster

Year Affiliation W L PCT GB Manager Attendence
2006 Tampa Bay 62 77 .446 28 Skeeter Barnes 84,969 Stats Box scores
2005 Tampa Bay 72 67 .518 11.5 Joe Szekely 105,340 Stats Box scores
2004 New York (AL) 71 68 .511 10 Bill Mosiello/Mitch Seoane 95,845 Stats Box scores
2003 New York (AL) 73 64 .533 6 Mitch Seoane 93,314 Stats
2002 Houston 79 61 .564 7 John Massarelli 84,723 Stats
2001 Houston 82 55 .599 5.5 John Massarelli 66,088 Stats
2000 Houston 82 56 .594 5 Al Pedrique 86,297 Stats
1999 Houston 76 62 .551 2.5 Al Pedrique 108,033 Stats
1998 Boston 79 61 .564 4 Billy Gardner 107,137 Stats
1997 Boston 70 67 .511 25 Billy Gardner 126,947 Stats
1996 Boston 60 78 .435 20 Tom Barrett 161,520 Stats
1995 Boston 75 62 .547 12 DeMarlo Hale 171,794 Stats
12 881 779 .530 1,292,007

Awards
1995, DeMarlo Hale, (Manager of the Year)
1998, Billy Gardner Jr., (Manager of the Year)
1998, Jeff Taglienti (NAPBL/Rolaids Relief Man of the Year)
1999, Aaron McNeal (Most Valuable Player)

Coaching Staff
Year Manager Pitching Coach Hitting Coach
2006 Skeeter Barnes R.C. Lichtenstein Brady Williams
2005 Joe Szekely R.C. Lichtenstein Skeeter Barnes
2004 Mitch Seoane/ Bill Mosiello Steve Renko Bill Mosiello/ Brad Elwood
2003 Mitch Seoane Steve Renko Ty Hawkins
2002 John Massarelli Stan Boroski Brian Dayett
2001 John Massarelli Stan Boroski Pete Rancont
2000 Al Pedrique Charley Taylor/ Gregg Landbehn Jayhawk Owens
1999 Al Pedrique Bill Ballou John Massarelli
1998 Billy Gardner Jr. Larry Pierson Bill Madlock
1997 Billy Gardner Jr. Dan Gakeler Gerald Perry
1996 Tom Barrett Bill Moloney Pookie Bernstine
1995 DeMarlo Hale Bill Moloney Darrell Evans

Officers
Year President General Manager
Michigan Baseball Foundation
2006 William Shea Martie Cordaro
Ivy Walls Management
2005 William Shea Martie Cordaro
Riverside Baseball
2004 Sam Bernabe Sam Bernabe
2003 Sam Bernabe Tony DaSilveira
2002 Sam Bernabe Tony DaSilveira
HWS Baseball II, LLC
2001 Tony DaSilveira
American Baseball Capital II, Inc
2000 William Collins Jr. Jerry Burkot
1999 William Collins Jr. Jerry Burkot
1998 Jerru Burkot
1997 Jerry Burkot
1996 William Collins Jr. Tim Cullen
1995 Tim Cullen

Year Round Result
1995 1 Michigan d Fort Wayne, 2-0
2 Michigan d West Michigan, 2-1
Champ Beloit d Michigan, 3-0
1997 1 Lansing d Michigan, 2-1
1998 1 West Michigan d Michigan, 2-1
1999 1 Lansing d Michigan, 2-0
2000 1 Michigan d Fort Wayne, 2-1
2 Michigan d Dayton, 2-0
Champ Michigan d Beloit, 3-0
2001 1 South Bend d Mihcigan, 2-0
2002 1 Lansing d Michigan, 2-1
2003 1 Battle Creek d Fort Wayne, 2-0
2 Lansing d Battle Creek, 2-0
2005 1 South Bend d Southwest Michigan, 2-0

Broadcasters
2004-2005, Mike Wagenheim
2003, Jeff Hem
2002, Ken Ervin, Terry Newton, Brian Petrotta
1995-2001, Ken Ervin, Terry Newton

Ticket Prices
Year Field Box Corprate/Grandstand Box Seats General Admission
2006 8.00 7.00 7.00 6.00
2005 8.00 7.00 7.00 6.00
2004 8.00 8.00 7.00 6.00
2003 8.00 8.00 7.00 6.00
2002 8.00 7.00 6.00 5.00
2001 8.00 6.00 5.00
2000 8.00 7.00 6.00 5.00
1999 8.00 7.00 6.00/5.00 4.00
1998 8.00 7.00 6.00/5.00 4.00
1997 8.00 7.00 6.00/5.00 4.00
1996 5.00 4.00 3.00
1995 5.00 4.00 3.00