22 Facts About Batavia Muckdogs


Batavia Muckdogs are a collegiate summer baseball team in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.

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The Batavia Muckdogs Bees were the popular semi-pro team prior to professional baseball coming back to Batavia Muckdogs in 1939, and they continued play even after the Clippers arrived.

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Batavia Muckdogs celebrated their 80th anniversary during the 2019 seasons as the only founding member of the league still in existence.

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Batavia Muckdogs franchise was surrendered to the league prior to the 2018 season.

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The Batavia Muckdogs were not among the teams invited to remain in affiliated baseball.

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Batavia Muckdogs logo adopted in 1998 is a dog on a crushed fence in the shape of an "M" surrounded by muck with baseballs on either side.

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Batavia Muckdogs currently have one mascot, Dewey, however had three mascots who would make appearances throughout the season at Dwyer Stadium in recent years.

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On September 28,2012, the Batavia Muckdogs announced they had signed a two-year player development contract with the Miami Marlins who were affiliated with the Jamestown Jammers from 2002 to 2011.

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In 2019, the Muckdogs signed a two-year renewal of its affiliation with the Marlins, which the city insisted upon as a condition of keeping the team in Batavia; any new ownership group would still be free to move the team.

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The Batavia Muckdogs were one of two NYPL brands to make the transfer at that time ; the Jamestown Jammers had previously made a similar transition in 2015.

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Batavia Muckdogs was part of the first ever league dual no-hitter where on August 25,1952 Jim Mitchell of the Batavia Muckdogs Clippers and Frank Etchberger of the Bradford Phillies each no-hit the others team in opposite ends of a double header.

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On June 24,2015 three Batavia Muckdogs pitchers combined for the teams first perfect game in history against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

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Batavia Muckdogs has won five division championships since the league adapted divisional play starting in the 1977 season, these titles include the Pinckney Division in 1995,2008, and 2010, the Stedler in 1998, and the Western Division in 1977.

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Batavia Muckdogs then defeated the Olean Oilers in the playoffs four games to three before defeating Jamestown four games to two in the championship.

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Batavia Muckdogs won the Stedler Division with a record of 41 wins and 34 losses under manager Al LeBoeuf before losing in the semifinals to eventual champion the Watertown Indians.

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Batavia Muckdogs clinched the Wild Card playoff spot in 1997 finishing with a record of 47 wins and 27 losses under manager Greg Legg.

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Batavia Muckdogs finished with a record of 43 wins and 33 losses winning the Stedler Division under manager Frank Klebe before losing to the Auburn Doubledays in the semifinals.

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Batavia Muckdogs finished with a record of 42 wins and 34 losses one game behind division champion the Mahoning Valley Scrappers under manager Greg Legg.

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Batavia Muckdogs finished with a record of 39 wins and 37 losses during the 2000 season under manager Frank Klebe earning a playoff spot as a Wild Card eventually losing to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in the semi-finals for the second year in a row.

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Batavia Muckdogs won the 2010 Pinckney Division Championship under manager Dann Bilardello with a record of 45 wins and 29 losses, clinching against the Jamestown Jammers on September 1 at Russell Diethrick Park in Jamestown, New York.

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Batavia Muckdogs lost in the semi-finals to eventual league champion the Tri-City ValleyCats two games to one.

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Batavia Muckdogs won the 2019 Pinckney Division Championship under manager Tom Lawless with a record of 41 wins and 31 losses, clinching against the Auburn Doubledays on the last day of the season - September 2 at Falcon Park in Auburn, New York.

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