Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks

Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Founded in 1996
Fargo, North Dakota
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Name
  • Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1996-present)
Team Colors
  • Black, red, silver, white

                   

Ballpark
Championships
  • League titles: 5 (NL: 1998, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010)
  • Division titles: 13 (NL: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) (AA: 2012, 2013)
Owner(s)/Operated By: Fargo Baseball, LLC
General Manager: Josh Buchholz
Manager: Doug Simunic
Media: Fargo Forum , Talk 101.9 , 740 The Fan
Website: www.fmredhawks.com

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks are a professional baseball team based in Fargo, North Dakota, in the United States. The RedHawks are a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The RedHawks have played their home games at Newman Outdoor Field since 1996, when the team started as a member of the Northern League. As of 2011, the team plays in the American Association.

History

The team was created as a Northern League expansion franchise in 1996 along with the now-defunct Madison Black Wolf. Chris Coste is probably the most well-known former RedHawks player and was a member of the 2008 World Series winning Philadelphia Phillies.

In fifteen seasons in the Northern League, the RedHawks set the modern Northern League best single-season record for win percentage with a 64-21 (.753) mark in 1998, set the record for most wins in a season with 68 in 2005, made it to the playoffs 14 of 15 seasons, won five Northern League titles, and were named Baseball America's Independent Team of the Decade during the '90s.

On October 13, 2010, the RedHawks left the Northern League, along with the Gary SouthShore RailCats, Kansas City T-Bones, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes to join the American Association for the 2011 season.[1] The four remaining Northern League teams all folded or left the league. Accordingly, the Northern League ceased operations and folded in October 2010. As a result the RedHawks have the distinction of being the last league champion. They've won the 2012 and 2013 American Association North Division Championship. [2]

Fast facts

Founded: 1996
Franchise Win/Loss Record (Through 2013): 1022-644 (.613)
Northern League W/L Record (1996-2010): 852-515 (.623)
American Association W/L Record (2011-2013): 171-129 (.570)
Northern League Playoff Appearances: 1996, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
American Association Playoff Appearances: 2012, 13
Northern League Division Titles Won: 1996, 97, 98, 2000, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10
American Association Division Titles Won: 2012, 13
Northern League Championships Won: 1998, 2003, 06, 09, 10
American Association Championships Won: None

Year-by-year record

            First Half   Second Half   Overall      
Season League Division W-L Finish W-L Finish W-L Win% Playoffs
1996 NL West 26-15 1st 27-15 1st 53-31 .631 Lost championship series
1997 NL West 21-21 3rd 26-16 1st 47-37 .560 Lost division series
1998 NL West 31-11 1st 33-10 2nd 64-21 .753 Won championship
1999 NL West 27-16 2nd 23-19 2nd 50-35 .588 Lost division series
2000 NL West 28-15 1st 25-18 1st 53-33 .616 Lost division series
2001 NL North 25-20 2nd 26-19 3rd 51-39 .567 Lost Central semi-final
2002 NL North 25-19 2nd 27-18 2nd 52-37 .584 Did not qualify
2003 NL West 32-13 1st 30-15 1st 62-28 .689 Won championship
2004 NL North 31-16 1st 23-25 3rd 55-41 .573 Lost semi-final
2005 NL North 28-20 1st 40-7 1st 68-27 .716 Lost championship series
2006 NL North 32-16 1st 31-17 1st 63-33 .656 Won championship
2007 NL North 26-21 3rd 31-17 1st 57-38 .600 Lost division series
2008 NL N/A 62-34 1st N/A N/A 62-34 .646 Lost semi-final
2009 NL N/A 53-42 3rd N/A N/A 53-42 .558 Won championship
2010 NL N/A 61-39 1st N/A N/A 61-39 .610 Won championship
2011 AA North 44-56 3rd N/A N/A 44-56 .440 Did not qualify
2012 AA North 65-35 1st N/A N/A 65-35 .650 Lost division series
2013 AA North 62-38 1st N/A N/A 62-38 .620 Lost division series

Current roster

Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 18 Paul Burnside
  • 39 Alex Caldera
  • 30 Joe Cruz
  • 24 Joe Harris
  • 55 Tyler Hess
  • 51 Chase Johnson
  • 45 MacKenzie King
  • 19 Jake Laber
  • 32 Pete Levitt
  • 41 Dan Morari
  • 27 Ethan Opsahl
  • 21 Taylor Stanton
  • 38 Alex Sunderland



 

Catchers

  • 15 Todd Jennings
  • 26 Clint Ourso

Infielders

  • 13 Jose Garcia
  • 25 Ron Bourquin
  •  2 Ryan Pineda
  •  6 Zach Penprase

Outfielders

  • 47 Nick Akins
  •  5 Tim Alberts
  • 44 Keith Brachold
  • 34 Nic Jackson
  • 17 Buddy Sosnoskie
 

Manager

  • 33 Doug Simunic

Coaches

  •    Brandon Berger (trainer)
  • 22 Bucky Burgau (assistant coach)
  • 49 Steve Montgomery (Pitching)
  •    Isaac Olson (clubhouse manager)
  •  9 Kole Zimmerman (assistant coach)

Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated 2013-05-16
Transactions

Notable alumni

References

External links

  • Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks website
  • nlfan.com Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks' Guide
Achievements
Preceded by
Duluth-Superior Dukes
1997
Northern League Champions
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

1998
Succeeded by
Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs
1999
Preceded by
New Jersey Jackals
2002
Northern League Champions
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

2003
Succeeded by
St. Paul Saints
2004
Preceded by
Gary SouthShore RailCats
2005
Northern League Champions
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

2006
Succeeded by
Gary SouthShore RailCats
2007
Preceded by
Kansas City T-Bones
2008
Northern League Champions
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

2009
Succeeded by
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