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Toledo Mud Hens

Toledo Mud Hens
Founded in 1883
Toledo, Ohio
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Triple-A (1946–1955, 1965–present)
Previous
  • Double-A (1908–1913, 1916–1945)
  • Single-A (1902–1907)
Minor league affiliations
League International League (1965–present)
Division West Division
Previous leagues
American Association (1902–1913, 1916–1955)
Major league affiliations
Current Detroit Tigers (1934–1935, 1949–1951, 1967–1973, 1987–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1968, 2005, 2006
Division titles 1967, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
Team data
Nickname Toledo Mud Hens (1902–1913, 1919–1952, 1965–present)
Previous names
  • Toledo Iron Men (1916–1918)
  • Toledo Sox (1953–1955)
Colors Navy, Red, White
              
Ballpark Fifth Third Field (2002–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club, Inc.
Manager Larry Parrish
General manager Joseph D. Napoli

The Toledo Mud Hens are a minor league baseball team located in Toledo, Ohio. The Mud Hens play in the International League, and are affiliated with the Detroit Tigers franchise of Major League Baseball, based approximately 50 miles (80 km) to the north of Toledo.

History

Professional baseball had been played off and on in Toledo since 1883, but the Mud Hens era began in 1896 with the "Swamp Angels," who played in the Interstate League. They played in Bay View Park, which was outside the Toledo city limits and therefore not covered by the city's blue laws. The park was located near marshland inhabited by American Coots, also known as "mud hens." For this reason, the local press soon dubbed the team the "Mud Hens"—a nickname that has stuck to Toledo baseball teams for all but a few years since. After only one year, though, the team moved to Armory Park.[1]:10; 17

Notable players

Current roster

Popular Culture

  • M*A*S*H character Maxwell Klinger (Jamie Farr) hailed from Toledo, and often mentioned his favorite baseball team, the Toledo Mud Hens, throughout the series. He often wore a Toledo Mud Hens shirt and cap in the series. Like Klinger, Farr was born and raised in Toledo.

See also

References

  1. ^ Husman, John (2003). Baseball in Toledo.  
  • The Toledo Baseball Guide of the Mud Hens 1883-1943, Ralph Elliott Lin Weber, 1944.
  • www.baseball-reference.com

External links

  • Toledo Mud Hens web site
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