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Ohio Valley Redcoats

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Team History[edit]

Founded in 1993, the Ohio Valley Redcoats were charter members of the Independent Frontier League. The Redcoats, who made their home at Bennett Stump Field, were the first Professional Baseball team to play in Parkersburg, WV since the 1931 departure of the Class C Parkersburg Parkers. The Ohio Valley Redcoats were a strong presence in the league beginning with their first season. The Redcoats' .746 win percentage in 1994 remains a Frontier League record. By the late 1990's, the team struggled on the field. The Redcoats held the league's lowest attendance in both 1997 and 1998, and by the beginning of the 1998 season, Parkersburg was the smallest market in the Frontier League.

Following the 1998 season, the Ohio Valley Redcoats left Parkersburg for Huntingburg, IN. The team was subject to a series fo moves over the next several years.

In 2005, the team returned to the Redcoats name and operated as a road team within the Frontier League. The Ohio Valley Redcoats divided their 2005 home games between Lorain, OH, Marietta, OH and Lafayette, IN.

Following the 2005 season, the Ohio Valley Redcoats temporarily suspended operations in an effort to find a more permanent home.

Redcoats Alumni in Major League Baseball[edit]

Year by Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1993 29-22 2nd Lee Mrowicki (13-13)/ Greg LeMaster (16-9) Lost League Finals
1994 50-17 1st Greg LeMaster Lost in 1st round
1995 36-34 5th Greg Tagert
1996 31-43 7th Jim Procopio
1997 21-59 8th Pete Berrios
1998 26-52 7th Greg LeMaster (17-28) / Tom Waelchli (9-24)
2005 46-49 9th Mark Mason