The Mid-Missouri Mavericks are a former minor league baseball team which played in Columbia, Missouri, in the United States. The team was a member of the independent Frontier League, and has no association with a Major League Baseball team. From 2003 through 2005 the team played at Taylor Stadium, the current home field of the baseball team of University of Missouri. The team suspended operations during the 2006 season in order to pursue financing and construction of a new stadium. The suspension of operations was subsequently extended through the 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons after the bankruptcy of the principal owner, Bradley Wendt.
Columbia, Missouri (2003-2005)
Canton, Ohio (2002)
London, Ontario (1999-2001)
Kalamazoo, Michigan (1996-1998)
Newark, Ohio (1994-1995)
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The Mid-Missouri franchise has had a checkered history in the Frontier League. The team began in Newark, Ohio as the Newark Buffalos. The team was sold in 1996 and moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, becoming the Kalamazoo Kodiaks from 1996 to 1998, never reaching higher than last place in their division.
Before the 1999 season, the team moved again to London, Ontario and became the first Frontier League franchise located in Canada as the London Werewolves. They spent 3 seasons in Ontario (1999–2001), winning the Frontier League Championship in 1999, and making the playoffs in 2000. They played their home games at Labatt Memorial Park, believed to be the oldest operating baseball grounds in the world.
After a last place finish in 2001, the team moved again, this time to Canton, Ohio, as Canton Coyotes. The team played at Thurman Munson Stadium. They would spend just one season in Canton, finishing fourth in their division before moving to Columbia, Missouri, for the 2003 season. The team folded after the 2005 season.
1994: 26-35 4th Place Northern Division
1995: 39-29 2nd Place (No Divisions in 1995):
Lost 1st Round Playoff to Zanesville 2-0
1996: 25-49 4th Place Western Division
′′′1997: 33-47 4th Place Western Division
1998: 25-54 4th Place Western Division
1999: 54-30 1st Place Eastern Division:
Won 1st Round Playoff 2-0 over Johnstown
Won Frontier League Championship 2-0 over Chillicothe
2000: 46-37 2nd Place Eastern Division:
Lost 1st Round Playoff 2-0 to Johnstown
2001: 37-47 5th Place Eastern Division
2002: 41-43 4th Place Eastern Division ′′′Players: Chris Barbenetti, Trevor Bishop, Seth Brown, Matt Buckle, Chris Capozzi, Jeremy Durkee, Jeff Forbes, Wayne Foreman, Tim Friedman, Todd George, Matt Felts, Mark Haidet, Justin Hendrickson, Phil Kojak, Andy Larned, Ryan Lindburg, Heath McMurray, Lee Morrison, Criag Mosher, Gregg Neuman, Ben Orr, Ric Prussing,
2003: 33-57 6th Place Western Division
2004: 28-66 6th Place Western Division
2005: 31-63 6th Place Western Division