Chillicothe Paints

Chillicothe Paints

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League Prospect League (East Division)
Location Chillicothe, Ohio
Ballpark V.A. Memorial Stadium
Year founded 1993
League championships 1 (2010)
Division championships 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2010)
Former name(s) Chillicothe Paints (1993-present)
Former league(s) Frontier League (1993-2008)

Navy Blue, Red, White

Ownership Chris Hanners
Management Bryan Wickline (General Manager)
Manager TBA
Media Chillicothe Gazette

The Chillicothe Paints are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Chillicothe, Ohio, in the United States. The team is a member of the summer collegiate Prospect League.

Team history

The Paints played in the independent Frontier League from the 1993 season until the end of the 2008 season. They were one of the original teams in the league. The Paints play their home games at V.A. Memorial Stadium.

The Paints were the longest tenured franchise in the Frontier League to date. They reached the Frontier League Championship Series on six occasions (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006). However, they never were able to claim a Frontier League championship win.

In 2005, the Paints set a team record by drawing over 8,500 fans.

V.A. Memorial Stadium had grass from 1993-2005. The ballpark installed FieldTurf in 2006.

Following the 2008 season, the ownership announced that they would leave the Frontier League, becoming an amateur collegiate summer baseball team. Since 2009, they have competed in the Prospect League, an amateur collegiate summer league.

In 2010, the Paints won their first Prospect League championship against the Danville Dans on an 11th inning walk off home run by Ian Nelson.

Two years later they made another playoff appearance, and lost in the first round to the West Virginia Miners, 6-2.

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Major leaguers


Paints bench coach Marty Dunn served as Interim Manager in 2000 following Roger Hanners's heart attack late in the season. Dunn has served as an interim coach for a few games since Hanners's retirement. During the Wilson era, pitching coaches Jim Frisbee (2005) and Johnny Ruffin (2006) have filled in during an absence, although Dunn has been on staff. During a road trip to Traverse City, Michigan in 2006, former Cy Young award winner Doug Drabek served as manager while Wilson was tending to things at his Texas home.

In late 2006, Wilson saw his contract not renewed, due to many reasons. That same day, the Paints organization named longtime Washington Wild Things assistant Mark Mason their new manager. Mason also managed the Ohio Valley Redcoats, in 2005 winning the Roger Hanners Manager of the Year award.

After 2008, Mark Mason was named the fourth manager of the Washington Wildthings replacing Greg Jelks. Mason will not be returning to the Paints in the Prospect league.

Season-by-season records

Chillicothe Paints: 1993 to 2008
Season W - L Record Winning Percentage Finish Playoffs
199325-27.4812nd in FL West
199433-34.4931st in FL WestLost 1st Round Playoff vs. Lancaster Scouts 2-1.
199521-48.3048th in FL
199648-26.6491st in FL EastWon 1st Round Playoff vs. Johnstown Steal 2-1.
Lost Frontier League Championship vs. Springfield Capitals 2-0.
199741-38.5193rd in FL East
199848-31.6081st in FL EastWon 1st Round Playoff vs. Canton Crocodiles 2-1.
Lost Frontier League Championship vs. Springfield Capitals 2-1.
199945-38.5422nd in FL EastWon 1st Round Playoff vs. Evansville Otters 2-0.
Lost Frontier League Championship vs. London Werewolves 2-0.
200042-40.5123rd in FL East
200151-33.6071st in FL EastWon 1st Round Playoff vs. Canton Crocodiles 2-1.
Lost Frontier League Championship vs. Richmond Roosters 3-0.
200235-49.4175th in FL East
200354-31.6351st in FL EastLost 1st Round Playoff vs. Evansville Otters 2-1.
200448-48.5004th in FL East
200553-42.5582nd in FL EastWon 1st Round Playoff vs. Washington Wild Things 3-2.
Lost Frontier League Championship vs. Kalamazoo Kings 3-2.
200658-37.6112nd in FL EastWon 1st Round Playoff vs. Washington Wild Things 3-1.
Lost Frontier League Championship vs. Evansville Otters 3-0.
200747-49.4902nd in FL East
200839-57.4065th in FL East
Playoffs19-25.4325 Division Titles. 8 Playoff Appearances. 1 Championships, 2010
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