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Information about Midwest League teams which have been affiliated with the Houston Astros or Colt .45s.


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Team Information


Nickname

        Town                    Nickname
2002    Michigan (Battle Creek) Battle Cats
2001    Michigan (Battle Creek) Battle Cats
2000    Michigan (Battle Creek) Battle Cats
1999    Michigan (Battle Creek) Battle Cats
1998    Quad City (Davenport)   River Bandits
1997    Quad City (Davenport)   River Bandits
1996    Quad City (Davenport)   River Bandits
1995    Quad City (Davenport)   River Bandits
1994    Quad City (Davenport)   River Bandits
1993    Quad City (Davenport)   River Bandits
1992    Burlington              Astros
1991    Burlington              Astros

Officers

        General          Farm            Scouting
        Manager          Director        Director
2002    Gerry Hunsicker  Tim Purpura     David Lakey
2001    Gerry Hunsicker  Tim Purpura     David Lakey
2000    Gerry Hunsicker  Tim Purpura     David Lakey
1999    Gerry Hunsicker  Tim Purpura     David Lakey
1998    Gerry Hunsicker  Tim Purpura     David Lakey
1997    Gerry Hunsicker  Jim Duquette    David Lakey
1996    Gerry Hunsicker  Dan O'Brien     Dan O'Brien
1995    Bob Watson       Fred Nelson     Dan O'Brien
1994    Bob Watson       Fred Nelson     Dan O'Brien
1993    Bill Wood        Fred Nelson     Dan O'Brien
1992    Bill Wood        Fred Nelson     Dan O'Brien
1991    Bill Wood        Fred Nelson     Dan O'Brien

Coaching Staff

        Manager         Coaches
2002    John Massarelli Stan Boroski*   Brian Dayett
2001    John Massarelli Stan Boroski*   Pete Rancont
2000    Al Pedrique     Jayhawk Owens   Charley Taylor*  Greg Langbehn*
1999    Al Pedrique     Bill Ballou*    John Massarelli
1998    Mike Rojas      Sid Holland     Bill Ballou*
1997    Manny Acta      Jorge Orta      Charley Taylor*
1996    Jim Pankovits   Don Alexander   Joe Pittman*
1995    Jim Pankovits   Jim Hickey*
1994    Steve Dillard   Gary Lucas*     Cesar Cedeno
1993    Steve Dillard   Gary Lucas*     Cesar Cedeno
1992    Steve Curry     Rick Aponte     Rick Peters
1991    Tim Tolman      

*pitching coaches
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Seasonal Results


Standings

       First Half            Second Half            Overall/Composite
2002 | 42 28 .600  --- (1) | 37 33 .529  5.0 (3T) | 79 61 .564  (4)
2001 | 38 30 .559  2.0 (2) | 44 25 .638  --- (1)  | 82 55 .599  (3)
2000 | 34 34 .500  9.0 (4) | 48 22 .686  --- (1)  | 82 56 .594  (2)
1999 | 35 34 .507  2.5 (2) | 41 28 .594  --- (1)  | 76 62 .551  (3)
1998 | 40 31 .563  --- (1) | 37 31 .544  --- (1)  | 77 62 .554  (4)
1997 | 26 38 .406 10.0 (3) | 33 37 .471  3.5 (2T) | 59 75 .440 (13)
1996 | 34 28 .548  --- (1) | 36 33 .522  --- (1)  | 70 61 .534  (4)
1995 | 40 27 .597  --- (1) | 36 34 .514  2.5 (2)  | 76 61 .555  (2)
1994 | 29 39 .426  8.0 (5) | 28 42 .400 18.0 (7)  | 57 81 .413 (12)
1993 | 25 40 .385 15.0 (5) | 31 34 .477 11.0 (4)  | 56 74 .431 (11)
1992 | 22 45 .328 21.5 (7) | 25 44 .362 23.0 (7)  | 47 89 .346 (14)
1991 | 41 26 .612  --- (1) | 26 44 .371 17.0 (7)  | 67 70 .489  (9)

Post-Season

Year Round Result
2002     1 Lansing d. Michigan, 2-1
2001     1 South Bend d. Michigan, 2-0
2000     1 Michigan d. Fort Wayne, 2-1
         2 Michigan d. Dayton, 2-0
     Champ Michigan d. Beloit, 3-0
1999     1 Lansing d. Michigan, 2-0
1998     1 Clinton d. Quad City, 2-1
1996     1 Quad City d. Cedar Rapids, 2-1
         2 Wisconsin d. Quad City, 2-1
1995     1 Quad City d. Cedar Rapids, 2-0
         2 Beloit d. Quad City, 2-1
1991     1 Clinton d. Burlington, 2-0

Individual Achievements


Batting


Games Played

2002    Todd Self          136
2001    Jason Maule        124
2000    Jason Lane         133
        Jon Topolski       133
1999    Aaron McNeal       133
1998    Barry Wesson       138
1997    Kevin Burns        131
1996    Chad Alexander     118
1995    Carlos Hernandez   126
1994    Ray Bowers         127
        Mike Rennhack      127
1993    Eddie Ramos        125
1992    Dennis Colon       123
        Buck McNabb        123
1991    Chris Hatcher      129

At Bats

2002    Conrad Brooks      499
        Mike Rodriguez     499
2001    Anthony Acevedo    429
2000    Jason Lane         511
1999    Aaron McNeal       536
1998    Eric Cole          500
1997    Kevin Burns        477
1996    Carlos Hernandez   456
1995    Carlos Hernandez   470
1994    Richard Hidalgo    476
1993    Eddie Ramos        446
1992    Dennis Colon       458
1991    Chris Hatcher      497

Runs Scored

2002    Brooks Conrad       94
        Mike Rodriguez      94
2001    Jason Maule        101
2000    Jason Lane          98
1999    Aaron McNeal        95
1998    Eric Cole           73
1997    Brian Dallimore     80
1996    Chad Alexander      68
1995    Carlos Hernandez    74
1994    Richard Hidalgo     68
1993    Jeff Ball           69
1992    Buck McNabb         82
1991    Fletcher Thompson   85

Hits

2002    Todd Self          152
2001    Jason Maule        143
2000    Jason Lane         153
1999    Aaron McNeal       166
1998    Eric Cole          140
1997    Kevin Burns        129
1996    Carlos Hernandez   123
1995    Donovan Mitchell   126
1994    Richard Hidalgo    139
1993    Tim Evans          122
1992    Buck McNabb        118
1991    Ruben Cruz         116
        Chris Hatcher      116
        Fletcher Thompson  116

Home Runs

2002    Steve Checksfield   16
2001    Garett Gentry       24
2000    Jason Lane          23
1999    Aaron McNeal        38
1998    James Thomas        21
1997    Kevin Burns         20
1996    Ryan Coe            14
1995    Alejandro Freire    15
1994    Ray Bowers          15
1993    Jeff Ball           14
1992    Jermaine Swinton    13
1991    Chris Hatcher       13

Runs Batted In

2002    Brooks Conrad       94
        Todd Self           94
2001    Garett Gentry      101
2000    Jason Lane         104
1999    Aaron McNeal       131
1998    Eric Cole           83
1997    Kevin Burns         86
1996    Chad Alexander      69
1995    Alejandro Freire    65
1994    Richard Hidalgo     76
1993    Jeff Ball           76
1992    Dennis Colon        63
1991    Chris Hatcher       65

Stolen Bases

2002    Mike Rodriguez      35
2001    Jason Maule         56
2000    Donaldo Mendez      39
1999    Colin Porter        23
1998    Eric Cole           32
1997    Brian Dallimore     24
1996    Carlos Hernandez    41
1995    Carlos Hernandez    58
1994    Eddie Ramos         17
1993    Jeff Ball           40
1992    Buck McNabb         56
1991    Fletcher Thompson   37

Batting Avg

2002    Todd Self         .310
2001    Jason Maule       .347
2000    Derek Nicholson   .311
1999    Aaron Miles       .317
1998    Aaron McNeal      .284
1997    Kevin Burns       .270
1996    Julio Lugo        .295
1995    Donovan Mitchell  .329
1994    Kary Bridges      .302
1993    Jeff Ball         .293
1992    Jimmy White       .286
1991    Ruben Cruz        .278

Pitching


Games

2002    Greg Powell         48
2001    Miguel Saladin      46
2000    Chris George        48
1999    Tim Redding         43
1998    Joe Messman         63
1997    Esteban Maldonado   39
1996    Michael Walter      52
1995    John Halama         55
1994    Marty Lister        46
1993    Pat Murphy          42
1992    Steve Powers        55
1881    Ben Gonzales        60

Complete Games

2002    Mike Burns           3
2001    Chad Qualls          3
2000    Mike Nannini         3
        Derek Stanford       3
1999    Roy Oswalt           2
        Jacob Whitney        2
1998    Eric Ireland         6
1997    Gabe Garcia          2
        Wade Miller          2
        Jeromie Robertson    2
1996    Niuman Loiz          1
        Paul O'Malley        1
        Brian Sikorski       1
1995    Tony Mounce          3
1994    Mike Grzanich        3
1993    Chris Holt          10
1992    Heath Rose           3
1991    Donnie Wall          3

Innings Pitched

2002    Mike Burns         181
2001    Chad Qualls        162
2000    Derek Stanford     169
1999    Johan Santana      160
1998    Eric Ireland       206
1997    Gabe Garcia        149
1996    Paul O'Malley      178
1995    Tim Kester         161
1994    Billy Wagner       153
1993    Chris Holt         186
1992    Heath Rose         139
1991    Ken Wheeler        151

Strikeouts

2002    D.J. Houlton       138
2001    Chad Qualls        125
2000    Derek Stanford     133
1999    Johan Santana      150
1998    Eric Ireland       191
1997    Jeromie Robertson  135
1996    Brian Sikorski     150
1995    Tony Mounce        143
1994    Billy Wagner       204
1993    Chris Holt         176
1992    Jim Waring         104
1991    Troy Dovey         130

Saves

2002    Max Tremblay        14
2001    James Lira          12
2000    Chris George        24
1999    Tim Redding         14
1998    Brian Hecht         22
1997    Esteban Maldonado    9
1996    Michael Walter      21
1995    Manuel Barrios      23
1994    Marty Lister        13
1993    Ed Ponte            17
1992    Ed Ponte            10
1991    Wally Trice         18

Wins

2002    Mike Burns          14
        D.J. Houlton        14
2001    Chad Qualls         15
2000    Nick Roberts        13
1999    Roy Oswalt          13
1998    Eric Ireland        14
1997    Jeromie Robertson   11
1996    Paul O'Malley       11
        Brian Sikorski      11
1995    Tony Mounce         16
1994    Mike Grzanich       11
1993    Chris Holt          11
1992    Jim Waring          11
1991    Ken Wheeler          8

Earned Run Average

2002    Mike Burns        2.49
2001    Chad Qualls       3.72
2000    Nick Roberts      3.10
1999    Darwin Peguero    4.11
1998    Tom Shearn        2.25
1997    Bryan Braswell    3.79
1996    Brian Sikorski    3.13
1995    Tony Mounce       2.43
1994    Mike Grzanich     3.09
1993    Chris Holt        2.27
1992    Jim Waring        2.21
1991    Troy Dovey        3.02



The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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