Wausau Timbers

Wausau Timbers

The Wausau Timbers were a minor league baseball team.

The team began as the Wausau Mets in 1978, but left the affiliation with the New York Mets and went co-op. The 1979 team got players from mainly the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, while the 1980 team had mainly Seattle Mariners farmhands with help from the Cleveland Indians and other teams.

Wausau made the playoffs the same number of times in 2 years as a co-op team (1), as they did in 14 years affiliated with the Mets, Mariners, and Orioles.

After the 1990 season, the Wausau Timbers moved to Illinois and became the Kane County Cougars.

The team was sold for the bargain price of $1. The only stipulation was moving the team.

Year-by-year record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1979 69-61 4th Tom Robson Lost in 1st round
1980 57-82 8th Marty Martínez
1981 84-48 1st Bill Plummer League Champs
1982 55-84 12th R. J. Harrison
1983 55-83 11th R. J. Harrison
1984 70-66 5th Greg Mahlberg
1985 52-85 11th Greg Mahlberg
1986 73-66 5th Bobby Cuellar
1987 57-83 11th Bobby Cuellar
1988 52-88 11th Rick Sweet
1989 66-68 8th Tommy Jones
1990 49-87 14th Mike Young

External links

  • Wausau Timbers at The Baseball Cube