The Carolina Mudcats are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The franchise relocated to Wilson, North Carolina, for the 1991 season when they joined the Southern League. Then a Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team started out poorly, including a 52-92 record in 1992 before turning things around and making three straight playoff runs. This included a league title in 1995. The Mudcats wouldn't win another league championship until the 2003 season, and by then, they were the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Over the years, the Mudcats have passed through several parent organizations, six to be exact, changed leagues and become an Advanced-A affiliate. All of that was before they were taken over by the Milwaukee Brewers prior to the 2017 season. Today's Mudcats haven't made the postseason since the 2008 season but have seen some success under the Brewers' umbrella, including a third-place finish in the Carolina League in 2017. You can get your tickets to see the Carolina Mudcats at StubHub today!
Are there any notable Carolina Mudcats players in Major League Baseball?
The Mudcats have existed in their current variation since 1991 and have been affiliated with seven different organizations. That means there are former Mudcats players all over Major League Baseball. More recently, players like Wily Peralta and Jake Odorizzi both made appearances in Carolina on their way to the Big League. Other big names who played for the Mudcats on their way to Major League stardom include Adrian Gonzalez, Chone Figgins, Miguel Cabrera, Francisco Lindor and World Series champion, Aroldis Chapman.
Where do the Carolina Mudcats play their home games?
Five County Stadium has been the home of the Carolina Mudcats since 1991. The 6,500-seat stadium has seen a lot of baseball played on its field over the last 30 or so years, including NBA legend Michael Jordan's first career home run during his venture into professional baseball. The stadium, located outside of Raleigh, sits in a suburb called Zebulon. The multi-level seats in the stadium are all relatively close to the field, meaning there isn't a bad view to be found. Some fans also prefer the picnic area located beyond the right-field wall.
Do the Carolina Mudcats have any rivals?
Not only do the Mudcats share a division with the Down East Wood Ducks, but the two teams also battle for supremacy in the Tarheel State. As divisional opponents, the two teams play each other 20 times a year. You can find the dates where you can catch a game between the two squads at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.
Who is the manager for the Carolina Mudcats?
Joe Ayrault will return for his fourth season as the manager of the Carolina Mudcats in 2020. As the Mudcats' manager, Ayrault has put up a record of 203-212. Before arriving in Zebulon, Ayrault spent eight seasons as the manager for Milwaukee's Advanced-A team in the Florida State League. While in Florida as the manager of the Brevard County Manatees, Coach Ayrault posted a record of 500-591. 2020 will be Ayrault's 14th consecutive season as a Minor League manager after starting his managerial career in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds organization. His 203 wins are already the most in Carolina franchise history.
Where can I buy Carolina Mudcats tickets?
Minor League Baseball fans can grab their tickets to see the Carolina Mudcats at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub. StubHub offers a host of options including electronic ticket delivery, 360-degree seating previews and a secure checkout process designed to protect your privacy.Back to Top
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