The Kane County Cougars, the Single-A affiliate for the Arizona Diamondbacks, have been a part of the Midwest League since the franchise was founded in 1979. Before coming to Kane County, the Cougars were known as the Wausau Timbers and were located in Wausau, Wisconsin. The 1979 and 1980 teams were made up of co-op rosters. The 1979 squad had players from the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers while the 1980 team consisted of Seattle Mariners minor leaguers with some help from the Indians and a few other organizations. Success was minimal in Wausau and the franchise was relocated to Kane County, Illinois, after the 1990 season. The newly dubbed Kane County Cougars passed through five parent organizations before the Arizona Diamondbacks took the team over prior to the 2015 season. 2019's postseason run was the club's 17th since relocation. The 2019 squad ended the season with the second best record in the Midwest League at a mark of 81-58. Get your Kane County Cougars tickets today at StubHub.
Are there any notable Kane County Cougars players who went on to play Major League Baseball?
Over the Cougars' long history in Kane County, the team has put over 150 players in Major League Baseball. Names that were prominent in the 1990s and early 2000s like Edgar Renteria, Felix Heredia, Kevin Millar and Ryan Dempster all passed through Kane County on their way to the Majors. More recent players include Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, David Bote and Kyle Schwarber. The all-time roster for the Kane County cougars reads more like an All-Star roster.
Where do the Kane County Cougars play their home games?
Northwestern Medicine Field has been the home of the Kane County Cougars since the team relocated to Illinois in 1991. The stadium, which boasts a seating capacity of 7,400, includes eight rows of chair-back seats before transitioning into metal bleachers that make up the rest of the seating bowl. For those who aren't interested in traditional seats, there are grassy berms down each foul line from which you can watch the game. The right field lawn area includes a children's play area with an inflatable slide as well as an inflatable obstacle course, giving the kids something to do while parents get to enjoy Midwest League baseball.
What are some big games on the Kane County Cougars' schedule?
The Kane County Cougars and the Quad Cities River Bandits battle for Western Division supremacy. In 2019, the Cougars edged the River Bandits by two games to lay claim to the division title. The Cougars also share a division with the Peoria Chiefs. In addition to the divisional rivalry, both the Cougars and the Chiefs are based in Illinois which adds another layer to the games between these two squads.
Who is the manager of the Kane County Cougars?
Vince Harrison will be returning for his second season at the helm of the Kane County Cougars in 2020. Harrison was named the 20th manager in franchise history prior to the 2019 season in which he led the Cougars to an 81-58 record and a second-half Western Division title. Harrison had previously served as an assistant in the Diamondbacks' farm system. Initially, he was a hitting coach for the Cougars under the former manager, Mark Grudzielanek, before moving to the same position with the Double-A Jackson Generals.
Where can I buy Kane County Cougars tickets?
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