Missoula Timberjacks

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The Missoula Timberjacks represented Missoula, Montana in the Pioneer League for five years, from 1956 to 1960. Their best season was 1958, when they went 70-59 under manager Jack McKeon and featured pitcher Jim Kaat, who led the league in strikeouts and ERA. However, the club never made the playoffs in their entire existence.

Despite Kaat and McKeon's major league success, the Timberjacks' most famous alumni is perhaps country singer Charley Pride, who briefly played for the club in 1960.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Affiliation Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1956 none 61-71 7th Jack McKeon
1957 Washington Senators 62-64 4th Jack McKeon
1958 Washington Senators 70-59 2nd Jack McKeon
1959 Washington Senators 56-73 6th Ralph Rowe
1960 Cincinnati Reds 58-71 4th Rocky Tedesco