Rochester Honkers

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Team History[edit]

Founded in 1994 as one of the original five members of the Northwoods League, the Rochester Honkers are a Summer Collegiate Baseball team based out of Rochester, MN. the Honkers, who play their home game in Mayo Field, are dedicated and designed to providing minor league level competition for NCAA players that wish to continue on into professional baseball. The Honkers operate under the model of a Minor League team: playing nightly in stadiums which seat thousands of fans, using wood bats and minor league specification equipment, and experiencing road trips across the upper Midwest United States between games. Honkers are given the opportunity to experience the rigors of professional baseball without going pro so that they can maintain their NCAA eligibility. The Rochester Honkers live with host families in the same manner as Single A and Independent League players.

The Honkers went on to a 31-15 season in their inaugural season and became the first Northwoods League Champions. Since that point, the Honkers have gone on to several playoff appearances and championships, and have gone on to become the most successful and popular team in the history of Rochester baseball.

  • all games are broadcast on Sports Radio KLOM 1520 AM

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1994 31-15 Tom Carr Champions
1995 29-31 Tom Carr
1996 35-24 Larry Owens Runner Up
1997 41-21 Brian Criss Champions
1998 37-25 Tom Fleenor Runner Up
1999 40-23 Tom Fleenor Champions
2000 39-25 Tom Fleenor 1st Round
2001 31-33 Tom Fleenor
2002 31-32 Dave Parra 1st Round
2003 40-23 Dave Parra
2004 36-26 Dave Parra
2005 44-24 Greg Labbe 1st Round
2006 50-17 Greg Labbe Champions
2007 32-34 Greg Labbe
2008 30-38 Jason Plourde
2009 42-26 Rusty McNamara Champions
2010 36-29 Ryan Ruiz Runner Up
2011 25-45 Stefan McGovern
2012 29-41 Zach Etheridge
2013 28-42 Adam White
2014 37-35 Matt Bowman
2015 39-33 Trevor Hairgrove
2016 20-52 Trevor Hairgrove
2017 30-39 Trevor Hairgrove
2018 34-38 Thomas Walker
2019 38-34 Thomas Walker
2021 30-37 Paul Weidner

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