Toledo Mud Hens

Toledo Mud Hens
Founded in 1883
Toledo, Ohio
Team logoCap insignia
Current Triple-A (1946–1955, 1965–present)
  • Double-A (1908–1913, 1916–1945)
  • Single-A (1902–1907)
Minor league affiliations
League International League (1965–present)
Division West Division
Previous leagues
American Association (1902–1913, 1916–1955)
Major league affiliations
Current Detroit Tigers (1934–1935, 1949–1951, 1967–1973, 1987–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (4)
  • 1927
  • 1968
  • 2005
  • 2006
Division titles (5)
  • 1967
  • 2002
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
Team data
Nickname Toledo Mud Hens (1902–1913, 1919–1952, 1965–present)
Previous names
  • Toledo Iron Men (1916–1918)
  • Toledo Sox (1953–1955)
Colors Navy, red, white, gold
Ballpark Fifth Third Field (2002–present)
Previous parks
  • Ned Skeldon Stadium (1965–2001)
  • Swayne Field (1909–1955)
  • Armory Park (1897–1908)
  • Bay View Park (1896)
  • Whitestocking Park (1894–1895)
  • Olympic Park (1892)
  • Speranza Park (1888–1890)
  • League Park (1883–1885)
Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club, Inc.
Manager Lloyd McClendon
General Manager Erik Ibsen

The Toledo Mud Hens are a Minor League Baseball team located 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.[1]:10; 17

Notable players

Current roster

Toledo Mud Hens roster
Players Coaches/Other







7-day disabled list
* On Detroit Tigers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated November 10, 2016
More MiLB rosters
Detroit Tigers minor league players

See also

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  1. Husman, John (2003). Baseball in Toledo. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0738523275.
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