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Michigan Battle Cats
- Location: Battle Creek, MI
- League: Midwest League 1995-2002
- Affiliation: Boston Red Sox 1995-1998; Houston Astros 1999-2002
- Ballpark: C.O. Brown Stadium
The Michigan Battle Cats began playing in the Midwest League in 1995 and called C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek, Michigan home. The franchise had previously been located in Madison, WI where they were called the Madison Hatters; the team had originally sought the name Golden Kazoos but legal disputes led to the adoption of the Battle Cats moniker. The team became known as the Battle Creek Yankees beginning with the 2003 season (and in turn became the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays in 2005. Some of the club's notable alumni include David Eckstein, Shea Hillenbrand, Roy Oswalt, Carl Pavano, and Johan Santana.
|Year||Record||Finish||Manager||Playoffs||Hitting Coach||Pitching Coach|
|1995||75-62||4th||DeMarlo Hale||Lost League Finals||Bill Moloney|
|1996||60-78||13th||Tom Barrett||Pookie Bernstine||Bill Moloney|
|1997||70-67||4th||Billy Gardner Jr.||Lost in 1st round||Gerald Perry||Dan Gakeler|
|1998||79-61||2nd (t)||Billy Gardner Jr.||Lost in 1st round||Bill Madlock||Larry Pierson|
|1999||76-62||3rd||Al Pedrique||Lost in 1st round||John Massarelli||Bill Ballou|
|2000||82-56||2nd||Al Pedrique||League Champs||Jayhawk Owens||Charley Taylor & Gregg Langbehn|
|2001||82-55||3rd||John Massarelli||Lost in 1st round||Pete Rancont||Stan Boroski|
|2002||79-61||4th||John Massarelli||Lost in 1st round||Brian Dayett||Stan Boroski|