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The Kenosha Twins began play in the Midwest League in 1984 when the Wisconsin Rapids Twins relocated. The team played their home games at Simmons Field in Kenosha. The Twins won two Midwest League Championships, in 1985 and 1987, and were Northern Division champions for the first half of the 1988 season. In 1992, the team was sold, and the following the 1992 season, they moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana and became the Fort Wayne Wizards.[1][2][3]

Kenosha Twins
19841992
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Class-level
PreviousClass A
Minor league affiliations
LeagueMidwest League
DivisionNorthern Division
Major league affiliations
PreviousMinnesota Twins
Minor league titles
League titles 1985, 1987
Team data
Previous parks
Simmons Field

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The BallparkEdit

The franchise played their home games at Simmons Field, located on Sheridan Road near the shore of Lake Michigan in Kenosha.[4]

 
Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire and Umpire Chuck Meriwether, 2006

Notable alumniEdit

Year-by-year recordEdit

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1984 70-68 6th Duffy Dyer
1985 79-60 3rd Duffy Dyer League Champs
1986 46-92 12th Don Leppert
1987 82-58 2nd Don Leppert League Champs
1988 81-59 4th Ron Gardenhire Lost League Finals
1989 63-66 9th Steve Liddle
1990 61-77 10th Steve Liddle
1991 63-74 11th Joel Lepel
1992 63-70 8th Jim Dwyer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://mwlguide.com/cities/wisconsinrapids/
  2. ^ http://mwlguide.com/cities/kenosha/
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/team.cgi?city=Kenosha&state=WI&country=US
  4. ^ http://mwlguide.com/cities/kenosha/
  5. ^ "Kenosha, Wisconsin Encyclopedia - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.