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The Billings Mustangs were a member of the Pioneer League from 1948 to 1963 and again since 1969. They have won fourteen league titles in that time. In 1971, Hall of Famer George Brett played for the club. Since 1974, the Mustangs have been a farm club of the Cincinnati Reds. From 1948-2007 they played at Cobb Field in Billings, Montana.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Affiliation Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1948 none 48-77 8th Charles Root
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 77-48 2nd Larry Shepard Lost League Finals
1950 Brooklyn Dodgers 72-54 3rd Larry Shepard League Champs
1951 Brooklyn Dodgers 65-70 6th Larry Shepard
1952 Pittsburgh Pirates 73-59 3rd Cliff Dapper Lost first round
1953 Pittsburgh Pirates 71-60 3rd Cliff Dapper Lost first round
1954 Pittsburgh Pirates 76-56 2nd Cliff Dapper Lost first round
1955 Pittsburgh Pirates 64-68 5th Jack Paepke / Buck Elliott
1956 Pittsburgh Pirates 70-62 2nd Buck Elliott
1957 St. Louis Cardinals 79-47 1st Ed Lyons League Champs
1958 St. Louis Cardinals 56-72 7th Chase Riddle
1959 St. Louis Cardinals 68-62 2nd Whitey Kurowski League Champs
1960 St. Louis Cardinals 65-65 3rd Homer Ray Wilson
1961 St. Louis Cardinals 55-73 6th Owen Friend (43-55) / Grover Resinger (12-18)
1962 St. Louis Cardinals 81-48 1st Grover Resinger League Champs
1963 St. Louis Cardinals 61-66 4th Ron Plaza Lost League Finals

Year Affiliation Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach
1969 Seattle Pilots 26-45 7th Bobby Mavis / Roland LeBlanc
1970 Kansas City Royals 37-33 4th Dave Pavlesic
1971 Kansas City Royals 43-27 2nd Gary Blaylock
1972 Kansas City Royals 50-22 1st Gary Blaylock League Champs
1973 Kansas City Royals 44-26 1st Gary Blaylock League Champs
1974 Cincinnati Reds 35-37 2nd (tie) Jim Hoff
1975 Cincinnati Reds 26-45 4th Jim Hoff
1976 Cincinnati Reds 36-35 2nd Jim Hoff
1977 Cincinnati Reds 23-46 6th Greg Riddoch
1978 Cincinnati Reds 50-18 1st Jim Hoff League Champs
1979 Cincinnati Reds 43-26 1st (tie) Jim Hoff
1980 Cincinnati Reds 44-26 1st Jim Hoff Lost League Finals
1981 Cincinnati Reds 30-40 2nd Jim Hoff
1982 Cincinnati Reds 31-39 3rd Marc Bombard
1983 Cincinnati Reds 43-27 1st Marc Bombard League Champs
1984 Cincinnati Reds 47-21 1st Larry Barton Jr. Lost League Finals
1985 Cincinnati Reds 41-27 2nd James Lett
1986 Cincinnati Reds 31-39 5th Jeffrey Cox
1987 Cincinnati Reds 44-25 2nd Dave Keller
1988 Cincinnati Reds 35-34 3rd Dave Keller
1989 Cincinnati Reds 26-41 3rd Dave Keller
1990 Cincinnati Reds 32-34 6th Gary Groeninger
1991 Cincinnati Reds 25-44 6th P.J. Carey
1992 Cincinnati Reds 53-23 1st Donnie Scott League Champs
1993 Cincinnati Reds 49-26 1st Donnie Scott League Champs
1994 Cincinnati Reds 50-22 1st Donnie Scott League Champs
1995 Cincinnati Reds 49-20 1st Donnie Scott Lost in 1st round
1996 Cincinnati Reds 23-49 7th Matt Martin (10-25) / Bill Plummer (13-24)
1997 Cincinnati Reds 39-32 2nd Donnie Scott League Champs
1998 Cincinnati Reds 40-34 4th Russ Nixon
1999 Cincinnati Reds 42-33 4th Russ Nixon Lost League Finals
2000 Cincinnati Reds 39-36 5th Russ Nixon
2001 Cincinnati Reds 46-29 3rd Rick Burleson League Champs
2002 Cincinnati Reds 38-37 3rd/1st Rick Burleson Lost in 1st round
2003 Cincinnati Reds 41-35 2nd/4th Rick Burleson (24-14) / Jay Sorg (17-21) League Champs
2004 Cincinnati Reds 37-37 1st/3rd Luis Aguayo
2005 Cincinnati Reds 43-33 2nd/3rd Rick Burleson
2006 Cincinnati Reds 51-25 1st/1st Rick Burleson Lost in 1st round
2007 Cincinnati Reds 37-38 4th (t) Joe Kruzel (11-12) / Freddie Benavides (26-26) Aaron Holbert
2008 Cincinnati Reds 42-32 2nd Julio Garcia Lost in 1st round Tom Browning
2009 Cincinnati Reds 24-52 8th Julio Garcia Delino DeShields Tom Browning or Bob Forsch
2010 Cincinnati Reds 38-37 5th Delino DeShields Alex Pelaez Bob Forsch
2011 Cincinnati Reds 44-32 2nd Pat Kelly Eli Marrero Bob Forsch
2012 Cincinnati Reds 42-34 3rd Pat Kelly Ray Martinez Tony Fossas
2013 Cincinnati Reds 28-46 8th Pat Kelly Kevin Mahar Tom Browning
2014 Cincinnati Reds 41-35 3rd Dick Schofield League Champs Kevin Mahar Derrin Ebert
2015 Cincinnati Reds 37-38 5th Dick Schofield Lost in 1st Round Derrin Ebert
2016 Cincinnati Reds 41-31 2nd Ray Martinez Lost League Finals Joe Thurston Seth Etherton

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