Southwest Michigan Devil Rays

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The Southwest Michigan Devil Rays were an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the Midwest League in 2005 and 2006. The club began play in 1995 and was previously known as the Battle Creek Yankees and the Michigan Battle Cats. They played their home games at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek Michigan. While trying to get financing for a new stadium the team proposed a name change to the Cereal City Krunch, after Battle Creek's long history with Kellogg's. This plan did not get approved and following the 2006 season, the team moved to Midland, Michigan to became known as the Great Lakes Loons.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach
2005 72-67 4th (t) Joe Szekely Lost in 1st round Skeeter Barnes R.C. Lichtenstein
2006 62-77 12th Skeeter Barnes Brady Williams R.C. Lichtenstein

External Link[edit]

Official Site of the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays