Dwyer Stadium II

Batavia New York

Home of the
Batavia Muckdogs

NY-Penn League
(Short Season Single-A)
The 1996 Clippers were good but the 1997 Clippers were great. Going 47-27 the Clippers featured excellent pitching including a young Randy Wolf (4-0, 1.58) who would have a long and gifted career in the Major Leagues ahead of him, including 2003 when he went 16-10 for the Phillies nominating Randy for his first All-Star Game, and the first All-Star born of Dwyer Stadium II. Brett Black was fantastic as closer going 3-0-15 Saves for a 1.32 ERA. Derek Adair 7-3, 2.11 and Joe Cotton 7-4, 2.99 were the star pitchers. At the plate, the Clippers would produce their 2nd future MLB All-Star as Catcher Johnny Estrada batted .314 with 17 2Bs and 6 HRs. Future Boston Red Sox’ Andy Dominique provided the power easily taking over the HR title by slamming 17 2Bs and 14 HRs along with a .278 batting average.