It may not be the greatest history but the Mid-Missouri Mavericks had a decent run despite the poor performance on the field. Their first season would become their best season, as the novelty of the professional baseball drew fans from all over the area to see the new Mavericks play. Even with "bad weather" as Tim Perry of the Frontier League History Pages explained (http://flhistory.
gofreeserve.com/)... the team drew 75,000 fans...45k more than the 30,000 they had
drawn at Canton Ohioe previous season. The inaugural team wasn't a very good one (and neither were any subsequent teams), but they did feature a few noteworthy players... Blake Blaise led the team in home runs (21 2B, 10 HR, .240), and Bill Greenwell's (21 2B, 6 HR, 78 RBI, .300) 78 RBI led the entire league. Speedster Jake Whitesides (23 2B, 11 3B, 4 HR .298) tacked on an impressive 11 Triples, also leading the Frontier League. As for the pitching it was pretty awful. The best record was owned by Grant Dorn (6-7, 3.74 ERA). The rest of the staff was in the high 4.00's to the mid 5.00's in ERA. Closer Dan Moellering was the only bright star of the franchise with a 2-1-3 record and an ERA of 0.95. The Mavericks finished with a