The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are the Single-A affiliate for Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers.The franchise, based in Appleton, Wisc., traces its roots back to the late 1950s when they were the Minor League affiliate of the now defunct Washington Senators. The team, originally known as the Fox City Foxes, became the Appleton Foxes in 1962 before switching back to the original name for a few seasons. By 1967, the team was the Appleton Foxes again, and the name stuck for nearly 30 years. Before the 1995 season, the franchise, then an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners took on the moniker, "Wisconsin Timber Rattlers." This was done to market the team to more fans within the region. Between 1995 and 2005, the team became a staple in the Midwest League playoffs, making eight postseason appearances, including six consecutive. In 2009, the Brewers became the parent organization, and the team won its first league title as the Timber Rattlers in 2012. Get your tickets to see the 2020 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at StubHub.
Are there any notable players who have played for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers?
When the Timber Rattlers were the Single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, stars like David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez played for the team. Other players who donned the uniform for the Timber Rattlers include Raul Ibanez and Felix Hernandez. Some current Major League stars who passed through Appleton on their way the Big Leagues include Wily Peralta, Jake Odorizzi and Orlando Arcia. The decadelong relationship with the Brewers means that most, if not all, of the homegrown talent that Milwaukee has seen in the Major Leagues passed through the Timber Rattlers’ organization on their way to The Show.
Where do the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers play home games?
Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium is the official name of the home field for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The 5,900-seat stadium officially opened in time for the 1995 season. Not only does Fox Cities Stadium serve traditional ballpark fares, they also have a special selection of regional concessions, including mac and cheese served in a helmet and some Wisconsin-style cheese curds. The stadium offers several seating options, including traditional chair-back seats, bleachers and additional seating on the grassy berms behind both corner outfields.
Do the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have any rivals?
The Timber Rattlers’ primary rival is the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the Beloit Snappers. Not only do both squads call Wisconsin home, but they also play one another several times a year in a battle for Western Division supremacy.
Who is the manager for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers?
Matt Erickson will return as the manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for the 2020 season. This is Erickson's 10th season at the helm of the Timber Rattlers, a Midwest League record. Erickson comes into the 2020 season having guided Wisconsin to the playoffs three times with a nine-season record of 604-644 and having won the Midwest League championship in 2012. Erickson actually interviewed for the opportunity to join the Brewers' Major League staff in the offseason, but as an Appleton, Wis., native he opted for the ability to stay home. The 2019 season saw Coach Erickson put up a record of 69-70, good for fifth place in the overall West Division standings and a wild card spot in the playoffs.
Where can I buy Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tickets?
Minor League Baseball fans can get their tickets to see the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the rest of the Midwest League live at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub. StubHub, your one-stop shop for all Minor League Baseball tickets, offers a secure checkout process, electronic ticket delivery options and other extras, such as 360-degree seating previews.Back to Top
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