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redsmetz
06-20-2012, 08:41 AM
Beginning play as a Class C level Pioneer League team in 1948, the Mustangs now are playing their 60th season (there were a handful of years in the early 60's when Billings didn't have a team). Now in the Rookie Level short-season Pioneer League, they've been the Reds affiliate since 1974.

http://billings.mustangs.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120116&content_id=26361448&vkey=news_t513&fext=.jsp&sid=t513

Here is the first season with the Reds

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=668b7eb2

The best record the club had was the 1978 season with a .735 clip, record of 50-18. [Kudos to Doug for catching my error on this]

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=1f9ecae4

And the 1995 season wasn't too shabby either; 49-20 (.710).

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=3587a83c

Here's the entire history of the Billings Mustangs rosters:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?city=Billings&state=MT&country=US

dougdirt
06-20-2012, 11:26 AM
I am no Frank Einstein, but I am pretty sure 49-20 is better than 48-20.

redsmetz
06-20-2012, 11:38 AM
I am no Frank Einstein, but I am pretty sure 49-20 is better than 48-20.

Clearly you've found that I'm no Einstein at all! I've corrected my OP with a hat tip to you for the catch (not even a shoestring one, plain old can of corn variety). The '78 team went 50-18 - really an extraordinary season for any ballclub.

Sea Ray
06-20-2012, 11:47 AM
The best record the club had was the 1978 season with a .735 clip, record of 50-18. [Kudos to Doug for catching my error on this]

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/team.cgi?id=1f9ecae4



Gary Redus and his .462 season. What a wasted talent...:(