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    Billings Mustangs Celebrate 60th Season

    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/ne...=.jsp&sid=t513

    Here is the first season with the Reds

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...gi?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/mi...gi?id=1f9ecae4

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

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...gi?id=3587a83c

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

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...=MT&country=US
    Last edited by redsmetz; 06-20-2012 at 11:37 AM. Reason: correcting 1978 team's record.
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    Re: Billings Mustangs Celebrate 60th Season

    I am no Frank Einstein, but I am pretty sure 49-20 is better than 48-20.

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    Re: Billings Mustangs Celebrate 60th Season

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    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.
    Last edited by redsmetz; 06-20-2012 at 11:42 AM.
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    Re: Billings Mustangs Celebrate 60th Season

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    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/mi...gi?id=1f9ecae4
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