Batavia Muckdogs are a minor league baseball team based in
Batavia, a city in Genesee County, New
The Muckdogs are the current Short-Season A
affiliate of the St. Louis
. Their home field is Dwyer Stadium in Batavia.
Many future stars have passed through Batavia, including Ryan Howard
, Ryan Madson
, Johnny Estrada
, Marlon Anderson
, Marlon Byrd
, Doc Ellis
, Brad Ziegler
. NFL tailback Ricky
played for the team for a season before returning to
Texas to prepare for the upcoming NCAA football season, where he
later won the Heisman Award
. Prior to
the 1997 season, the Muckdogs were called the Batavia Clippers. A
fan poll picked both the current name and logo.
The Muckdogs logo is a dog on a crushed fence in the shape of an
"M" surrounded by muck
with baseballs on
The Muckdogs were originally affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies
, from their
inception in 1988 to 2006. Beginning with the 2007 season, the
Phillies Short-Season A affiliate is the Williamsport Crosscutters
At the end of the 2001 movie, Summer
, Freddie Prinze, Jr.
character, Ryan Dunne is signed by the Phillies and assigned to the
Muckdogs to start his professional career.
On March 12, 2008, it was announced that the Rochester Red Wings
would take over
operational control of the Muckdogs. The Wings will run every
aspect of operations: concessions, media and community relations
Batavia swept the Florida Marlins
affiliate the Jamestown
the 2008 NY-Penn League championship on September 14, 2008 by a
score of 9-3, after defeating the Boston
affiliate the Lowell
two games to one in the semi-finals.