1996 Minot Mallards Roster

Prairie League (PL) - Independent
Team Record: 54-26
Finished 3rd in the PL
Manager: Mitch Zwolensky (54-26)
Location: Minot, North Dakota
Ballpark: Corbett Field
Attendance: 28,361, Avg. 709
1996 Minot Mallards Statistics

Playoffs - Minot Mallards 2 games, Aberdeen Pheasants 0
Finals - Minot Mallards 3 games, Grand Forks Varmints 1

The Minot Mallards of the Prairie League ended the 1996 season with a record of 54 wins and 26 losses, finishing third in the PL.

The Mallards led the league with 570 runs, spearheaded by 149 home runs. Minot allowed 352 runs. Brad Strauss paced the team with 27 home runs, while Paul List, Todd Vanek, Jay Reid and Brian Giles each walloped 20 or more also. Paul List recorded 75 runs batted in. Brad Strauss topped all regular batters by hitting .365. Collin Kerley paced the squad with 14 wins, and Linc Mikkelsen registered a 1.26 earned run average, best among qualifying pitchers.

Brian Giles and Darrell Brown both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Mitch Zwolensky served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bill BraggRRAugust 17, 19686'2"225Marion, IN US
Darrell BrownSROctober 29, 19556'0"184Oklahoma City, OK US
Tod Brown
Mac ChapmanRR
Gary CollumRLJuly 14, 19715'11"180Camden, NJ US
Brian GilesRRApril 27, 19606'1"165Manhattan, KS US
Barry HerringRRMarch 23, 19735'11"195Tulsa, OK US
Michael Kelly
Collin KerleyRRMarch 26, 19706'3"200Chicago, IL US
Darren Knight
Matt LakeRR
Paul ListRRNovember 17, 19656'3"200
Mark Matthews
Linc MikkelsenSRJuly 27, 19676'0"186
Soichiro Nagao
Don O'Neal
Ken OsterkampRLNovember 14, 19696'3"210Cincinnati, OH US
Alonso RamirezRRSeptember 6, 19736'2"210Chicago, IL US
Cory ReederRRMarch 17, 19716'2"220Columbus, NE US
Jay ReidLL
Darryl RobinsonRROctober 24, 19676'1"180Chicago, IL US
Ismael SanchezRRFebruary 8, 19735'11"190
Tom Scholl
Derek SmithSRNovember 2, 19705'8"160Hinsdale, IL US
Jeremy SnureLLNovember 21, 19736'4"205Wooster, OH US
Mark StephensLLOctober 12, 19686'2"190Greenville, MI US
Brad StraussLRApril 1, 19716'3"195
David TellersRRMarch 13, 19685'10"175
Todd VanekRRMay 12, 19716'4"220Granite Falls, MN US
Juan VerasRRAugust 13, 19745'11"165
Mark VoisardRRNovember 4, 19696'5"210
Shane ZieglerRRMarch 30, 19726'7"240Minot, ND US
Mitch ZwolenskyRRDecember 29, 19596'2"200

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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