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Mankato MoonDogs

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Team Bio[edit]

The Mankato MoonDogs are a Summer Collegiate Baseball team based in Mankato, MN. The MoonDogs, who play their games in Franklin Rogers Park, are a Major League Baseball sanctioned team, and a member of the Northwoods League and have hosted some of the most talented collegiate athletes from throughout the United States and Canada. The MoonDogs are loosely affiliated with the Minnesota Twins who provide organizational support to the team. Originally called the Mashers, they joined the Northwoods League in 1999 and were renamed MoonDogs in 2002.

Like other summer collegiate baseball teams, the MoonDogs are dedicated and designed to provide minor league level competition for NCAA players that wish to continue on into professional baseball. The MoonDogs operate in the model a Minor League team: playing nightly before fans in stadiums which seat thousands, using wood bats and minor league specification equipment, and experiencing road trips between games. Like all other summer collegiate players, MoonDogs players are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility, and live with host families in the same manner as Single A and Independent League players.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
2002 33-31 Rusty McClain
2003 27-37 Brad Rupert
2004 21-43 Brad Rupert
2005 34-34 Rob Huffstetler
2006 32-35 Jason Nell
2007 35-32 Jason Nell
2008 41-27 Jason Nell 1st Round
2009 39-29 Mike Orchard 1st Round
2010 29-41 Mike Orchard
2011 42-28 Mike Orchard Runner Up
2012 42-27 Mike Orchard Runner Up
2013 38-32 Mike Orchard
2014 42-30 Mike Orchard Runner Up
2015 33-39 Ryan Day
2016 46-26 Ryan Kragh 1st Round
2017 44-28 Ryan Kragh Semi Final
2018 46-26 Ryan Kragh 1st Round
2019 36-36 Matt Wollenzin
2021 44-24 Matt Wollenzin 1st Round

Notable MoonDogs Alumi and 2007 Teams[edit]

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