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Kenosha Kingfish
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Information
League Northwoods League (Great Lakes East 2019-pres)
(South Division 2013-2018)
Location Kenosha, Wisconsin
Ballpark Simmons Field
Year founded2013
League championships1 (2015)
Division championships1 (2015)
ColorsLake Michigan Blue, Vintage Cream, King's Gold, Cardinal Red
                   
OwnershipSteve Schmitt, Vern Stenman, Conor Caloia
ManagementGeneral Manager: Jake McGhee (2013-2016), [1] Rich Marks (2016) Zac Pallissard (2017-Present)
Manager Duffy Dyer
MediaPlay-By-Play Broadcaster: Andy Olson Newspaper: Kenosha News
Website Official website

The Kenosha Kingfish are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League (a collegiate summer baseball league). Based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Kingfish play their home games at Simmons Field.

History

Kenosha has been the home of multiple minor league baseball teams ( Kenosha Twins, Kenosha Mammoths, Kenosha Kroakers) prior to the establishment of the Kingfish franchise in 2013. Fans submitted suggestions for the team's name, and the winning suggestion of 'Kingfish' was revealed at the team's launch party on November 23, 2013. [2]

2014 (Inaugural Season)

The Kingfish opened the 2014 season on the road, and played their first home series at the newly renovated Simmons Field on the weekend of May 31 and June 1. They finished the 2014 season with a 41-30 record in the Northwoods League South Division, narrowly missing the playoffs by half a game. [3]

2015

The Kingfish finished 2015 with a regular season record of 48-24. [4] After beating the La Crosse Loggers 7-2 in Game 1 of the Divisional Playoffs [5] and the Madison Mallards 2-1 in a close Game 2, [6] the Kingfish defeated the St. Cloud Rox, in 2 games, to win their first Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series. [7]

2016

The Kingfish sat at the bottom of their division for most of the season, finishing 26-46 and 9th (out of 9) in the South Division. [8] [9]

2017

Kenosha started the year as one of the best teams in the Northwoods League South Division accumulating a 28-17 record. But an 8-19 finish to the year had Kenosha with a 36-36 record by the end of the season. They were eliminated from playoff contention following game #71.

Mascot

King Elvis the First, a chubby orange fish, is the mascot of the Kingfish. Before home games, he ziplines down from the left field foul pole to deliver the ball for the first pitch. [10]

Kingfish in the Pros

Name Highest Level Team Professional Organization Years with Kingfish
Alex Dunlap Syracuse Chiefs Washington Nationals (AAA) 2014-2015
Danny Young New Hampshire Fisher Cats Toronto Blue Jays (AA) 2014
Buddy Reed San Antonio Missions San Diego Padres (AA) 2014
Rico Garcia Hartford Yard Goats Colorado Rockies (AA) 2014-2015
Eric Filia Arkansas Travelers Seattle Mariners (AA) 2015
Logan Sendelbach Altoona Curve Pittsburgh Pirates (AA) 2015
Nick Sergakis Binghamton Rumble Ponies New York Mets (AA) 2015
Steven Sensley Tampa Tarpons New York Yankees (A Advanced) 2014-2015
Steven Klimek Frederick Keys Baltimore Orioles (A Advanced) 2014
Pat Porter Buies Creek Astros Houston Astros (A Advanced) 2014
T. J. Nichting Frederick Keys Baltimore Orioles (A Advanced) 2015
Jack Sundberg Potomac Nationals Washington Nationals (A Advanced) 2015
Jeremy Vasquez St. Lucie Mets New York Mets (A Advanced) 2015
Rob Henry Carolina Mudcats Milwaukee Brewers (A Advanced) 2016
C. J. Saylor Peoria Chiefs St. Louis Cardinals (A) 2014
Reid Anderson Hickory Crawdads Texas Rangers (A) 2016
Derek Heffel Hickory Crawdads Texas Rangers (A) 2016
Dylan Rosa West Michigan Whitecaps Detroit Tigers (A) 2016
Chris Godinez Staten Island Yankees New York Yankees (A Short-Season) 2014
Shea Murray West Virginia Black Bears Pittsburgh Pirates (A Short Season) 2015
Matt Hearn Boise Hawks Colorado Rockies (A Short-Season) 2016
Korby Batesole Lowell Spinners Boston Red Sox (A Short-Season) 2017
Matt Kroon Williamsport Crosscutters Philadelphia Phillies (A Short-Season) 2017
Alex Manasa West Virginia Black Bears Pittsburgh Pirates (A Short-Season) 2017
Jesse Wilkening Williamsport Crosscutters Philadelphia Phillies (A Short-Season) 2017
Micah Coffey Great Falls Voyagers Chicago White Sox (Rookie) 2015-2016
Brody Westmoreland Greeneville Astros Houston Astros (Rookie) 2016
Michael Costanzo Princeton Rays Tampa Bay Rays (Rookie) 2017
Tim Millard Orem Owlz Los Angeles Angels (Rookie) 2017
J. D. Nielsen Arizona League Angels Los Angeles Angels (Rookie) 2014-2015
Rigo Beltran Arizona League Mariners Seattle Mariners (Rookie) 2016

Yearly Attendance

Year Attendance
2014 72,838 [11]
2015 82,019 [12]
2016 87,991 [13]
2017 86,291 [14]

References

  1. ^ "Kingfish official to head Boys and Girls Club | News". kenoshanews.com. 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  3. ^ "Northwoods 2014 - Standings". Northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  4. ^ "Northwoods 2015 - Standings". northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  5. ^ "Kingfish Dispatch Loggers in Game 1 - Kenosha Kingfish : Kenosha Kingfish". Northwoodsleague.com. 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  6. ^ "Brodner Delivers Walk-Off Hit; Kingfish Move on to Summer Collegiate World Series - Kenosha Kingfish : Kenosha Kingfish". Northwoodsleague.com. 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  7. ^ "Kingfish Win Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series - Kenosha Kingfish : Kenosha Kingfish". Northwoodsleague.com. 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  8. ^ "Kingfish Fall to Woodchucks in Season Finale - Kenosha Kingfish : Kenosha Kingfish". Northwoodsleague.com. 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  9. ^ "Northwoods 2016 - Standings". Northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  10. ^ "Things To Do in Kenosha - Kenosha Kingfish Baseball". Visit Kenosha. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  11. ^ "Northwoods 2014 - Attendance". Northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  12. ^ "Northwoods 2015 - Attendance". Northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  13. ^ "Northwoods 2016 - Attendance". Northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  14. ^ "Northwoods 2017 - Attendance". Northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2018-06-14.

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