Toledo Mud Hens|
Founded in 1883
|Current||Triple-A (1946-1955, 1965-present)|
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||International League (1965-present)|
|American Association (1902-1913, 1916-1955)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Detroit Tigers (1934-1935, 1949-1951, 1967-1973, 1987-present)|
|Minor league titles|
|Nickname||Toledo Mud Hens (1902-1913, 1919-1952, 1965-present)|
Navy, red, white, gold|
|Mascots||Muddy & Muddonna|
|Ballpark||Fifth Third Field (2002-present)|
|Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club, Inc.|
|General Manager||Erik Ibsen|
The Toledo Mud Hens are a professional Minor League Baseball team based in Toledo, Ohio. The Mud Hens play in the International League and are affiliated with the Detroit Tigers franchise of Major League Baseball, based about 50 miles (80 km) north of Toledo. They play their home games at Fifth Third Field.
Professional baseball had been played off and on in Toledo since 1883, but the Mud Hens era began in 1896 with the "Swamp Angels", who played in the Interstate League. They played in Bay View Park, which was outside the Toledo city limits and therefore not covered by the city's blue laws. The park was located near marshland inhabited by American coots, also known as "mud hens." For this reason, the local press soon dubbed the team the "Mud Hens"--a nickname that has stuck to Toledo baseball teams for all but a few years since. After only one year, though, the team moved to Armory Park.
A Mud Hens team played in the American Association from its founding in 1903 until the franchise moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1955. An International League franchise moved to Toledo from Richmond, Virginia in 1965 adopting the Mud Hens name to become the current incarnation of the Mud Hens.
The records of the last five Toledo Mud Hens seasons are listed below.
|2014||69||74||.483||3rd in IL West||Did Not Qualify|
|2015||61||83||.424||4th in IL West||Did Not Qualify|
|2016||68||76||.472||4th in IL West||Did Not Qualify|
|2017||70||71||.496||3rd in IL West||Did Not Qualify|
|2018||73||66||.525||1st in IL West||Lost Governors' Cup Semifinals|
|5-Year Record||341||370||.480||1 Division Title||0 League Titles|