Beloit Snappers

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Team History[edit]

The Beloit Snappers are a former Midwest League franchise, now part of the High-A Central, whose nickname salutes snapping turtles, inspired by a turtle-shaped mound tribal people built on what is now the Beloit College campus. Beloit had a team in the Midwest League from 1982 through the 2019 season, prior to the reorganization of the minor leagues during the 2020-21 off-season. Before becoming the Snappers, they had been the Beloit Brewers. In 2005, the team became an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

Beloit was in danger of losing its team altogether as part of the reorganization, until the longtime city-owned club was acquired in 2020 by Pensacola Blue Wahoos owner Quint Studer, who originally hails from nearby Janesville, WI. They thus joined the High-A Central, constituted largely from former Midwest League teams, at the start of 2021 as an affiliate of the Miami Marlins. The team expects to move into a new stadium in downtown Beloit on August 3rd.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1995 88-51 1st Dub Kilgo League Champs Jon Pont Mike Caldwell
1996 69-67 6th (t) Luis Salazar Lost in 1st round John Mallee Bill Campbell
1997 60-73 11th Luis Salazar John Mallee Jaime Garcia
1998 64-75 12th Don Money Floyd Rayford Randy Kramer
1999 59-80 14th Don Money John Mallee Todd Frohwirth
2000 71-64 5th Don Money Lost League Finals Rich Morales R.C. Lichtenstein
2001 67-71 7th Don Money Lost in 1st round Rich Morales R.C. Lichtenstein
2002 57-82 12th Don Money Rich Morales & Jason Bates R.C. Lichtenstein
2003 75-61 2nd Don Money Lost League Finals Mike Guerrero Rich Sauveur
2004 72-68 7th (t) Don Money Tony Diggs Rich Sauveur
2005 69-71 8th Kevin Boles Lost in 1st round Rudy Hernandez Gary Lucas
2006 74-64 6th Jeff Smith Lost in 2nd round Rudy Hernandez Steve Mintz
2007 79-61 2nd Jeff Smith Lost League Finals Rudy Hernandez Steve Mintz
2008 71-67 8th Nelson Prada Rudy Hernandez Gary Lucas
2009 57-83 13th Nelson Prada Rich Miller & Chris Heintz Gary Lucas
2010 71-65 7th Nelson Prada Tommy Watkins Gary Lucas
2011 69-69 8th Nelson Prada Tommy Watkins Gary Lucas
2012 77-63 4th Nelson Prada Lost in 1st round Tommy Watkins Gary Lucas
2013 77-62 5th Ryan Christenson Lost in 2nd round Casey Myers John Wasdin
2014 55-84 16th Rick Magnante Lloyd Turner Craig Lefferts
2015 55-84 14th Fran Riordan Lloyd Turner Steve Connelly
2016 59-80 15th Fran Riordan Juan Dilone Don Schulze
2017 65-73 11th Scott Steinmann Juan Dilone Carlos Chavez
2018 69-69 7th Webster Garrison Lost in 1st round Juan Dilone Don Schulze
2019 54-84 14th Lloyd Turner Juan Dilone Don Schulze Anthony Phillips
2020 Season cancelled
2021 Mike Jacobs Matt Snyder Bruce Walton Chris Briones

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