Kenosha Kingfish

baseball team in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

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Kenosha Kingfish
Kenosha Kingfish logo.svg
LeagueNorthwoods League (Great Lakes East 2019-pres)
(South Division 2013-2018)
LocationKenosha, Wisconsin
BallparkSimmons Field
Year founded2013
League championships1 (2015)
Division championships1 (2015)
ColorsLake Michigan Blue, Vintage Cream, King's Gold, Cardinal Red
OwnershipSteve Schmitt, Vern Stenman, Conor Caloia
ManagementGeneral Manager: Jake McGhee (2013-2016),[1] Rich Marks (2016) Zac Pallissard (2017-Present)
ManagerDuffy Dyer
MediaPlay-By-Play Broadcaster: Andy Olson Newspaper: Kenosha News
WebsiteOfficial website

The Kenosha Kingfish are a baseball team that plays in the collegiate summer Northwoods League. Based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Kingfish play their home games at Simmons Field.


Kenosha has been the home of multiple minor league baseball teams (Kenosha Twins, Kenosha Mammoths, Kenosha Kroakers) prior to the establishment of the Kingfish franchise in 2013. Fans submitted suggestions for the team's name, and the winning suggestion of 'Kingfish' was revealed at the team's launch party on November 23, 2013.[2]

2014 (Inaugural Season)

The Kingfish opened the 2014 season on the road, and played their first home series at the newly renovated Simmons Field on the weekend of May 31 and June 1. They finished the 2014 season with a 41-30 record in the Northwoods League South Division, narrowly missing the playoffs by half a game.[3]


The Kingfish finished 2015 with a regular season record of 48-24.[4] After beating the La Crosse Loggers 7-2 in Game 1 of the Divisional Playoffs[5] and the Madison Mallards 2-1 in a close Game 2,[6] the Kingfish defeated the St. Cloud Rox, in 2 games, to win their first Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series.[7]


The Kingfish sat at the bottom of their division for most of the season, finishing 26-46 and 9th (out of 9) in the South Division.[8][9]


Kenosha started the year as one of the best teams in the Northwoods League South Division accumulating a 28-17 record. But an 8-19 finish to the year had Kenosha with a 36-36 record by the end of the season. They were eliminated from playoff contention following game #71.


King Elvis the First, an orange fish, is the mascot of the Kingfish. Before home games, he ziplines down from the left field foul pole to deliver the ball for the first pitch.[10]

Kingfish in the Pros

Name Highest Level Team Professional Organization Years with Kingfish
Danny Young Buffalo Bisons Toronto Blue Jays (AAA) 2014
Alex Dunlap Syracuse Chiefs Washington Nationals (AAA) 2014-2015
Rico Garcia Albuquerque Isotopes Colorado Rockies (AAA) 2014-2015
Eric Filia Tacoma Rainiers Seattle Mariners (AAA) 2015
Nick Sergakis Las Vegas 51s New York Mets (AAA) 2015
Rigo Beltran Tacoma Rainiers Seattle Mariners (AAA) 2016
Steven Klimek Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles (AA) 2014
Buddy Reed Amarillo Sod Poodles San Diego Padres (AA) 2014
T. J. Nichting Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles (AA) 2015
Logan Sendelbach Altoona Curve Pittsburgh Pirates (AA) 2015
Dylan Rosa Erie SeaWolves Detroit Tigers (AA) 2016
Steven Sensley Tampa Tarpons New York Yankees (A Advanced) 2014-2015
Pat Porter Buies Creek Astros Houston Astros (A Advanced) 2014
C. J. Saylor Palm Beach Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals (A Advanced) 2014
Shea Murray Bradenton Marauders Pittsburgh Pirates (A Advanced) 2015
Jack Sundberg Potomac Nationals Washington Nationals (A Advanced) 2015
Jeremy Vasquez St. Lucie Mets New York Mets (A Advanced) 2015
Reid Anderson Down East Wood Ducks Texas Rangers (A Advanced) 2016
Matt Hearn Lancaster JetHawks Colorado Rockies (A Advanced) 2016
Rob Henry Carolina Mudcats Milwaukee Brewers (A Advanced) 2016
Korby Batesole Salem Red Sox Boston Red Sox (A Advanced) 2017
Matt Kroon Clearwater Threshers Philadelphia Phillies (A Advanced) 2017
Derek Heffel Hickory Crawdads Texas Rangers (A) 2016
Michael Costanzo Bowling Green Hot Rods Tampa Bay Rays (A) 2017
Alex Manasa Greensboro Grasshoppers Pittsburgh Pirates (A) 2017
Tim Millard Burlington Bees Los Angeles Angels (A) 2017
Chris Godinez Staten Island Yankees New York Yankees (A Short-Season) 2014
Grayson Byrd Eugene Emeralds Chicago Cubs (A Short-Season) 2015
Marty Bechina Vermont Lake Monsters Oakland Athletics (A Short-Season) 2016 & 2018
Jesse Wilkening Williamsport Crosscutters Philadelphia Phillies (A Short-Season) 2017
Micah Coffey Great Falls Voyagers Chicago White Sox (Rookie) 2015-2016
Brody Westmoreland Greeneville Astros Houston Astros (Rookie) 2016
Denson Hull Missoula Osprey Arizona Diamondbacks (Rookie) 2018 2016 & 2018
Jack Yalowitz Grand Junction Rockies Colorado Rockies (Rookie) 2017-2018
Mikey Filia Burlington Royals Kansas City Royals (Rookie) 2019
J. D. Nielsen Arizona League Angels Los Angeles Angels (Rookie) 2014-2015
Davis Schwab Gulf Coast League Braves Atlanta Braves (Rookie) 2017
Ben Troike Gulf Coast League Rays Tampa Bay Rays (Rookie) 2017-2018

Yearly Attendance

Year Attendance
2014 72,838[11]
2015 82,019[12]
2016 87,991[13]
2017 86,291[14]
2018 84,482[15]
2019 83,176[16]


  1. ^ "Kingfish official to head Boys and Girls Club | News". 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-29. Retrieved 2013-11-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Northwoods 2014 - Standings". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  4. ^ "Northwoods 2015 - Standings". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  5. ^ "Kingfish Dispatch Loggers in Game 1 - Kenosha Kingfish : Kenosha Kingfish". 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  6. ^ "Brodner Delivers Walk-Off Hit; Kingfish Move on to Summer Collegiate World Series - Kenosha Kingfish : Kenosha Kingfish". 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  7. ^ "Kingfish Win Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series - Kenosha Kingfish : Kenosha Kingfish". 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  8. ^ "Kingfish Fall to Woodchucks in Season Finale - Kenosha Kingfish : Kenosha Kingfish". 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  9. ^ "Northwoods 2016 - Standings". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  10. ^ "Things To Do in Kenosha - Kenosha Kingfish Baseball". Visit Kenosha. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  11. ^ "Northwoods 2014 - Attendance". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  12. ^ "Northwoods 2015 - Attendance". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  13. ^ "Northwoods 2016 - Attendance". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  14. ^ "Northwoods 2017 - Attendance". Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  15. ^ "Northwoods League - attendance". Pointstreak Sports Technologies. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  16. ^ Reichard, Kevin (2019-08-12). "2019 Summer Collegiate Attendance by Total". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2020-12-19.

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