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[edit] Team History

The Washington Wild Things began play in the independent Frontier League in 2002. Previously the Canton Crocodiles, the team was bought and relocated to Washington, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. The Wild Things play their home games at Consol Energy Park (formerly Falconi Field). The Wild Things played their inaugural game on May 29, 2002 at Falconi Field against the Canton Coyotes. The Wild Things won the division title, but fell to the Richmond Roosters in the championship series.

By the conclusion of the 2006 season, the Washington wild things had won 294 games in just five short seasons (The Frontier League season begins in the last week of May and concludes at the end of September). The success of the Wild Things makes them the winningest team in Frontier League history. The 2007 Eastern Division championship marked the fifth time in six years that the Wild Things had won their division, and the sixth consecutive advance to the Frontier League playoffs. The Wild Things swept the Gateway Grizzlies in three games in the first round. The final game of the series was emotional and climactic, with several Gateway players and coaches, as well as the team's manager being ejected from the game. After two days rest, Washington won the first two games in the best-of-five finals against the Windy City ThunderBolts only to drop the last three to again finish without a title.

All Games are broadcast on WJPA 95.3 FM

[edit] Year by Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2002 56-28 1st Jeff Isom Lost League Finals
2003 54-34 2nd Jeff Isom Lost in 1st round
2004 62-34 1st John Massarelli Lost in 1st round
2005 63-32 1st John Massarelli Lost in 1st round
2006 59-37 1st John Massarelli Lost in 1st round
2007 55-40 3rd John Massarelli Lost League Finals
2008 48-48 6th (t) Greg Jelks
2009 43-53 8th Mark Mason
2010 38-57 9th Darin Everson
2011 42-53 8th Darin Everson
2012 44-52 10th Chris Bando
2013 41-55 12th Bart Zeller

[edit] Championships and Honors

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Current teams of the Frontier League
East Division
Evansville Otters · Florence Freedom · Lake Erie Crushers · London Rippers · Southern Illinois Miners · Traverse City Beach Bums · Washington Wild Things
West Division
Gateway Grizzlies · Joliet Slammers · Normal CornBelters · River City Rascals · Rockford RiverHawks · Schaumburg Boomers · Windy City ThunderBolts
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