2001 Chico Heat Roster

Western League (WL) - Independent
Team Record: 56-34
Finished 1st in the WL's North Division
Manager: Charlie Kerfeld (56-34)
Location: Chico, California
Ballpark: Nettleton Stadium
Attendance: 109,057, Avg. 2,423 in 45 home dates
2001 Chico Heat Statistics

Playoffs - Chico Heat 3 games, Solano Steelheads 1
Finals - Long Beach Breakers 3 games, Chico Heat 2

The Chico Heat of the Western League ended the 2001 season with a record of 56 wins and 34 losses, finishing first in the league's North Division.

The Heat surrendered 424 runs, fewest in the league. Chico plated 566 runs. Brad Gennaro paced the squad with 14 home runs and drove in 89 runs. Ray Brown topped hitters with significant playing time with a .385 average. Greg Bicknell and Jeff Harris led the squad with 11 wins each, while Greg Bicknell recorded a 2.38 ERA, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 2001 Chico Heat who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Jeff Harris, Bobby Madritsch, Howie Clark, Jason McDonald and Erik Bennett.

Charlie Kerfeld served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Josh BelovskyRRApril 8, 19746'2"225Fremont, NE US
Erik BennettRRSeptember 13, 19686'2"205Yreka, CA US
Greg BicknellRRJune 10, 19696'1"200Fresno, CA US
Reece BorgesRRApril 4, 19766'3"195Honolulu, HI US
Jim BrewerLLDecember 4, 19756'2"175
Chris BrionesRRJune 5, 19735'11"205Point Pleasant, NJ US
Ray BrownLRJuly 30, 19726'2"205Simi Valley, CA US
Howie ClarkLRFebruary 13, 19745'10"195San Diego, CA US
Tim CooperRRMarch 10, 19716'3"190Sacramento, CA US
Jonathon CucciasRRMarch 31, 19786'2"200Los Angeles, CA US
Craig DaedelowRRApril 3, 19765'11"183Lakewood, CA US
Brian DoughtyRRSeptember 21, 19746'5"235Oakland, CA US
Lance DowningLRMarch 9, 19795'10"185Warren, AR US
Eddie FitzpatrickRRFebruary 21, 19756'2"200San Pedro, CA US
Joe GallatyRRAugust 17, 19776'0"190
Brad GennaroLLAugust 2, 19716'1"175San Rafael, CA US
Jeff HarrisRRJuly 4, 19746'1"190Alameda, CA US
Brandon HydeRROctober 3, 19736'3"210Santa Rosa, CA US
Danny LewisLLDecember 14, 19676'1"215Oakland, CA US
Jon MacalutasRRJanuary 3, 19746'0"200Lihue, HI US
Bobby MadritschLLFebruary 28, 19766'2"190Oak Lawn, IL US
Jason McDonaldSRMarch 20, 19725'8"175Modesto, CA US
Buck McNabbLRJanuary 17, 19736'0"180Fort Walton Beach, FL US
Jose MontesRRNovember 16, 19785'11"175Sacramento, CA US
Scott NavarroLLNovember 13, 19746'1"185Redwood City, CA US
J. C. OrtizLLDecember 5, 19756'0"190Las Cruces, NM US
Daniel ParkerRRAugust 19, 19796'1"190Hollywood, CA US
Nate RewersSRNovember 30, 19765'9"175Buffalo, NY US
Frankie SandersRRAugust 27, 19755'11"175Sarasota, FL US
Shawn ScottSRJanuary 9, 19695'10"160Baton Rouge, LA US
Mike SmithRRJune 17, 19706'3"210San Diego, CA US
Gabe SollecitoSRMarch 3, 19726'1"190Monterey, CA US
Jeff ThomasRRDecember 4, 19716'0"180Dallas, TX US
Bao VinhSRApril 15, 19775'11"180Saigon, VN

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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