Wausau Timbers

From BR Bullpen

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In 1979 the Wausau team in the Midwest League got better by leaving their affiliation with the New York Mets and going co-op. The '79 team got players from mainly the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, while the 1980 team had mainly Seattle Mariners farmhands with help from the Cleveland Indians & other teams. Mike Jirschele had his best season for the 1979 Timbers, while Jim Presley was a 1980 Timber.

Wausau made the playoffs the same number of times in 2 years as a co-op team (1), as they did in 14 years affiliated with the Mets, Mariners, and Orioles.

After the 1990 season, the Wausau Timbers moved to Illinois and became the Kane County Cougars.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Pitching Coach
1979 69-61 4th Tom Robson Lost in 1st round
1980 57-82 8th Marty Martinez
1981 84-48 1st Bill Plummer League Champs
1982 55-84 12th R.J. Harrison
1983 55-83 11th R.J. Harrison John Poloni
1984 70-66 5th Greg Mahlberg John Poloni
1985 52-85 11th Greg Mahlberg John Poloni
1986 73-66 5th Bobby Cuellar Joe Georger
1987 57-83 11th Bobby Cuellar
1988 52-88 11th Rick Sweet Chuck Kniffin
1989 66-68 8th Tommy Jones John Boyles
1990 49-87 14th Mike Young Chet Nichols