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Batavia Muckdogs
Founded in 1939
Batavia, New York
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Short-Season A
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Batavia Muckdogs (1998-present)
  • Batavia Clippers (1988-1997)
  • Batavia Trojans (1966-1987)
  • Batavia Pirates (1961-1965)
  • Batavia Indians (1957-1959)
Ballpark
Minor league titles
League titles 2008, 1963
Division titles 2008
Owner(s)/Operated by: Genesee County Professional Baseball, Inc.
Manager: Dann Bilardello
General Manager: Travis Sick/Casey Freeman

The Batavia Muckdogs are a minor league baseball team based in Batavia, a city in Genesee County, New York, United States. The Muckdogs are the current Short-Season A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Their home field is Dwyer Stadium in Batavia.

Many future stars have passed through Batavia, including Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Ryan Madson, Johnny Estrada, Marlon Anderson, Marlon Byrd, Kelly Gruber, Doc Ellis, Brad Ziegler and Ned Yost. NFL tailback Ricky Williams played for the team for a season before returning to Texas to prepare for the upcoming NCAA football season, where he later won the Heisman Award. Prior to the 1997 season, the Muckdogs were called the Batavia Clippers. A fan poll picked both the current name and logo.

The Muckdogs logo is a dog on a crushed fence in the shape of an "M" surrounded by muck with baseballs on either side.

The Muckdogs were originally affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies, from their inception in 1988 to 2006. Beginning with the 2007 season, the Phillies Short-Season A affiliate is the Williamsport Crosscutters.

At the end of the 2001 movie, Summer Catch, Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s character, Ryan Dunne is signed by the Phillies and assigned to the Muckdogs to start his professional career.

On March 12, 2008, it was announced that the Rochester Red Wings would take over operational control of the Muckdogs. The Wings will run every aspect of operations: concessions, media and community relations and promotions.

Batavia swept the Florida Marlins affiliate the Jamestown to claim the 2008 NY-Penn League championship on September 14, 2008 by a score of 9-3, after defeating the Boston Red Sox affiliate the Lowell Spinners two games to one in the semi-finals.

Roster

Batavia Muckdogs roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 20 Michael Blazek
  • 11 Jonny Bravo
  • 45 Daniel Calhoun
  • 25 Christopher Corrigan
  • 55 Justin Edwards
  • 40 Deryk Hooker
  • 36 Joe Kelly
  • 32 Tyler Lavigne
  • 17 Tyler Leach
  •  7 Santo Maertz
  • 21 LaCurtis Mayes
  •  3 Andrew Moss
  • 10 Andres Rosales
  • 26 Kevin Siegrist
  • 28 Jesse Simpson
  • 31 Justin Smith
  • 33 Joshua Squatrito
  • 15 Aaron Terry
Catchers
  • 30 Ivan Castro
  •  5 Luis De La Cruz

Infielders

  • 41 Matthew Adams
  •  9 Alan Ahmady ‡
  •  6 Devin Goodwin
  • 13 Ryan Jackson
  •  8 Niko Vasquez

Outfielders

  • 44 Kyle Conley
  • 14 Jon Edwards
  •  4 Edwin Gomez
  • 23 Travis Mitchell
  • 25 Devin Shepherd
  •  1 Michael Swinson
Manager

Coaches

  • -- Ace Adams (pitching)
  • -- Joe Kruzel (hitting)

† Disabled list
* On St. Louis Cardinals 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-17

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