• State Champion 1963 and 1964 ... State Runner-Up 1957
  • Region 5 Champion 1956, 1957, 1963 and 1964
  • Region 7 Champion 1971, 1972, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989 and 2010
  • South Lakes Legion League Champion 1987 and 1988
  • Lakes Area Legion League Co-Champion 2003, 2007 and 2011 Eastern Division Champion 2009 and 2010

News


Welcome to the home page of the Kenosha Merchants American Legion baseball team. The team is sponsored by The American Legion, Paul Harrick Post 21 of Kenosha and the Kenosha Merchants Baseball Club. The Merchants compete in the Lakes Area Legion League and the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Class AAA tournament.




E-Mail To Coaches

The following e-mail went out to the head baseball coaches at Tremper, Bradford, Indian Trail, St. Joseph, Shoreland Lutheran and Christian Life:

Am looking at bringing back the U19 Kenosha Merchants program for 2017. I have spoken at length with Augie Schmidt and have his complete support in my efforts. I am really not sure what I did wrong to have this program forced to shut down effectively for three years now. I always felt I put a quality product on the field, did the best job I could for everyone involved and provided a service that was needed to the local community. Most of all, I didn’t do it for myself or for my own personal gain. I have no kids that play baseball; in fact, I have none at all. Coaching and managing baseball was pretty much all I had, since I have no family. I got an identity out of it because I actually felt I mattered. The last three years have been very difficult on my physically with a back injury and mentally without having baseball to fall back on. I still helped out Augie with spring concessions out at Carthage but that was as a personal favor to him.

 

I’d like to go back to fielding one team at the U19 level. I would serve as field manager with a coaching staff to be selected.  I also realize some of the for-profit outfits have had tryouts already for 2017, but I’d like to invite Kenosha families to hear what we have to offer. What I would like to do is draft an introductory email to all the players and families in your program and send it either directly or to you to be forwarded on if you are not comfortable providing me to with a direct email list. 

By the way, I am using some channels to look into getting a financial backer to open a practice facility. Please get back to me, and I would be willing to meet with you and your coaching staff at your convenience as well as come into your families meeting and talk about what we do. To do this, I need your help and support. I believe the kids in Kenosha deserve a quality option for competitive summer baseball. 

Thank you,

Peter DiGaudio, Manager

Kenosha Merchants Baseball


 


Merchants On Social Media

The Kenosha Merchants are on social media. Come visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @KMerchants and on Instagram at kenoshamerchants.


 


Merchants iScore Live Casts

Hey Merchants fans! Want to know how we're doing but you can't make the game? No worries people! All of the Merchants games with have live pitch-by-pitch broadcast on your computer or smartphone! No app needed! Just go to www.iscorecast.com and enter the code scc3te55y5. Click on the game you are looking to follow and you with get real-time updates complete with player names and statistics!



Merchants Prep SportsWear

Buy your Kenosha Merchants SportsWear! Just click on the graphic. For every item you purchase, the Merchants receive up to 17% back.


Custom Clothing




GKYBSA Web Site

The website for the Greater Kenosha Youth Baseball-Softball Association is up and running. The GKYBSA is a group of civic-minded people supporting baseball and fastpitch in Kenosha.

You can check it out here: Greater Kenosha Youth Baseball Softball Association






Today In Baseball History

 

On October 3 in Baseball History...  

 

  • 1897 - Cap Anson closes out a remarkable 27-year career that started in the National Association in 1871. He hit two home runs against St. Louis. At 46, he was the oldest player to homer in the majors.

     

  • 1904 - Christy Mathewson strikes out 16 Cardinals in a 3-1 Giants victory. Mathewson's 16 strikeouts establishes a new record as he finishes the game in one hour and 15 minutes.

     

  • 1919 - Rookie lefthander Dickie Kerr pitches a three-hitter as the Chicago White Sox win 3-0. Shoeless Joe Jackson has two hits and Chick Gandil drives in two runs as the White Sox cut Cincinnati's World Series lead to 2-1. Cuban Dolf Luquebecomes the first Latin American player to appear in a World Series game, pitching one inning of relief for the Reds.

     

  • 1920 - In a 16-7 win over the White Sox, St. Louis Browns first baseman George Sisler gets his 257th hit of the season to set a major league record. He also pitches a scoreless ninth inning in relief for St. Louis.

     

  • 1926 - After the New York Yankees score twice in the second, Grover Alexander sets down the last 21 batters, striking out 10 in the second game of the World Series. Billy Southworth and shortstop Tommy Thevenow collect three hits each for a 6-2 St. Louis win.

     

  • 1934 - Dizzy Dean and the St. Louis Cardinals win the opening game of the World Series 8-3. Detroit manager Mickey Cochrane holds back his ace, Schoolboy Rowe, and veteran Alvin Crowder is ineffective as Joe Medwick homers in a 4-for-4 day. The Tigers make five errors.

     

  • 1940 - Jimmy Ripple's two-run home run in the third inning of Game Two provides the winning margin as the Cincinnati Reds end the NL's 10-game Series losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.

     

  • 1945 - The Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs meet in the World Series for the fourth time. Hank Borowy pitches a six-hitter and Hal Newhouser is roughed up for eight runs in three innings as the Cubs win, 9-0.

     

  • 1946 - The St. Louis Cardinals won the National League pennant by beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-4 and sweeping the best-of-three playoff.

     

  • 1947 - Bill Bevens of the New York Yankees held the Brooklyn Dodgers hitless until two were out in the ninth, then pinch-hitter Cookie Lavagetto doubled in two runs for a 3-2 Brooklyn victory in the fourth game of the World Series.

     

  • 1951 - Bobby Thomson hit a three-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the New York Giants a dramatic 5-4 playoff victory and the National League pennant.

     

  • 1956 - Sal Maglie and the Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees 6-3 in the opening game of the World Series.

     

  • 1957 - In Game Three of the World Series, Lew Burdette wins the first of his three decisions against the New York Yankees. Burdette and the Milwaukee Braves beat Bobby Shantz 4-2.

     

  • 1962 - The San Francisco Giants rally for four runs in the ninth inning to win the third game of the tie-breaking playoffs, 6-4, over the Los Angeles Dodgers and move on to the World Series.

     

  • 1968 - Detroit's Mickey Lolich evens the World Series in Game Two with a six-hitter and his first major-league home run to defeat St. Louis, 8-1.

     

  • 1971 - Bob Robertson's three home runs lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 9-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants, tying the National League playoffs at 1-1.

     

  • 1972 - Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland 4-3 in the second game of a doubleheader. With the DH rule on the horizon, it will be the last home run hit by an AL pitcher until interleague play 25 years later.

     

  • 1974 - Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager in the major leagues, as the Cleveland Indians name him to replace Ken Aspromonte for the 1975 season.

     

  • 1976 - Hank Aaron singles in his last major-league at bat and drives in his 2,297th run as the Milwaukee Brewers lose to the Detroit Tigers, 5-2.

     

  • 1981 - The Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos clinch their first-ever postseason appearances. Milwaukee beats Detroit 2-1 to wrap up the second-half title in the AL East, while Montreal edges the Mets 5-4 to win the NL East's second playoff spot.

     

  • 1982 - Robin Yount smacks two home runs and a triple as Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win the AL East championship. Don Sutton, 4-1 since being acquired by the Brewers in late August, is the winning pitcher. Milwaukee lost three in a row to Baltimore to make this last game of the season a do-or-die affair.

     

  • 1986 - Baltimore loses to Detroit 6-3, assuring the Orioles of their first last-place finish since moving from St. Louis in 1954.

     

  • 1987 - Benito Santiago's 34-game hitting streak, an all-time rookie record, ends as the San Diego Padres snap a nine-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

     

  • 1990 - George Brett becomes the first player to win a batting title in three different decades. Brett goes 1-for-1 in Kansas City's 5-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians to win the American League title with a .329 average. Brett also won AL batting titles in 1976 and 1980.

     

  • 1990 - Willie McGee becomes the first player to win a batting title in a league he didn't finish the season in. McGee, who had a .335 average when St. Louis traded him to Oakland on Aug. 28, won his second National League crown when Dave Magadan of the New York Mets failed to catch him on the season's final day.

     

  • 1993 - The Toronto Blue Jays become the first team in American League history to have teammates finish 1-2-3 in the batting race. John Olerud led the league with a .363 batting average. Paul Molitor finished at .332 and Roberto Alomar closed the year at .326.

     

  • 1993 - The Giants need to beat the Dodgers on the final day of the season to force a one-game playoff with the Braves for the NL West title, but the Dodgers have other plans. LA rips the Giants, 12-1. At 103-59, San Francisco becomes the first team since the 1954 Yankees to win that many games and not play in the postseason.

     

  • 1995 - Tony Pena homers to left field in the 13th inning to give the Indians a 5-4 win over the Red Sox in the first game of the Division Series. It is Cleveland's first postseason victory since 1948.

     

  • 1997 - The Braves and Marlins both sweep the National League Division Series. The Braves, behind a three-hitter by John Smoltz, complete the sweep of Houston with a 4-1 win. The Marlins ride a grand slam by Devon White to a 6-2 win and sweep of San Francisco.

     

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