Rochester Cheetahs - 2009-Present

J.R. Richardson, GM

Franchise #11

 

History Brief: The Franchise #11 is perhaps the most troubled franchise in all of TCBA. In fact, the secretive handling of ownership transfer by the league offices to J.R. Richardson in 2009 remains a mystery. The franchise was originally formed in 1975 as the South Starrucca Ainspans, with Marty Fiehl as its head. And it was the same Marty Fiehl who oversaw the title transfer from a league co-op to Richardson in late 2008! Fiehl released his original hold on the franchise in 1978, selling out to Irish investor Paul McGowan. The team was sold to speculators Al Jenkins in 1982 and Wes Peters in 1983, after which it was disbanded. In 1985, Fresno activist Joe Woznicka was granted control of Franchise #11. He tried for five years to stabilize the team to no avail. Ownership changes in 1990, 1993, 1994, 1997, and 1998 left the franchise reeling, empty of talent, and with no fan base to support it. In 1999, hot-shot litigator Bob Scharnberger took control, using the force of his public relations know-how to inform the league that he would be the savior of Franchise #11. He surrendered in 2003, paying off his bar bill by handing the franchise over to brewmeister Bill Kirwin. Four years later, Kirwin disappeared, and the league was once again forced to assume control of Franchise #11.  Then, in 2009, J.R. Richardson suddenly announced that HE would solve the mystery. Just what machinations occurred to allow Richardson to move the team to Rochester is largely unknown. What we do know is that, prior to 2016, only three times since 1975 had a Franchise #11 team finished in first place, only thrice had a Franchise #11 team been a Wildcard, and never had a Franchise #11 team even been in a League Championship series, let alone win one. It's a mystery; but apparently J.R. was the one to solve it. The Rochester version of Franchise #11 won the league crown in 2016, racing their way through three worthy playoff opponents!

 

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League Champion

2016

 

Division Champion

2013 2016

 

Wildcard

2014 2015

 

 

All-Time Record

W

L

701

755

 

All-Time Batting Statistics

  All-Time Pitching Statistics

 

Team Season Records

 

Year

Won

Lost

Place

Division

Playoffs

2017

68

94

6

Atlantic

 

2016

90

72

1

Atlantic

 

DC

LC

2015

96

66

2

Atlantic

WC

 

 

2014

91

70

2

Atlantic

WC

 

 

2013

108

54

1

Atlantic

DC

2012

69

92

5

Atlantic

2011

65

97

5

Atlantic

2010

52

110

6

Atlantic

2009

62

100

6

Atlantic

 

Franchise #11 Season Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City

Team

Year

Won

Lost

Place

Division

Playoffs

Rochester

Cheetahs

2017

68

94

6

Atlantic

 

Rochester

Cheetahs

2016

90

72

1

Atlantic

 

DC

LC

Rochester

Cheetahs

2015

96

66

2

Atlantic

WC

 

 

Rochester

Cheetahs

2014

91

70

2

Atlantic

WC

 

 

Rochester

Cheetahs

2013

108

54

1

Atlantic

DC

Rochester

Cheetahs

2012

69

92

5

Atlantic

Rochester

Cheetahs

2011

65

97

5

Atlantic

Rochester

Cheetahs

2010

52

110

6

Atlantic

Rochester

Cheetahs

2009

62

100

6

Atlantic

Kennett

Komets

2008

70

92

6

Atlantic

Kennett

Komets

2007

65

97

4

Atlantic

Kennett

Komets

2006

83

78

4

Atlantic

Kennett

Komets

2005

93

69

3

Atlantic

Kennett

Komets

2004

63

99

5

Atlantic

Kensington

Knights

2003

67

94

6

Atlantic

Kensington

Knights

2002

64

97

4

Atlantic

Kensington

Knights

2001

95

67

2

Atlantic

WC

Kensington

Knights

2000

49

113

6

Atlantic

Kensington

Knights

1999

92

69

3

Atlantic

WC

Lake Gardner

Knights

1998

59

102

5

Atlantic

London

Lycanthropes

1997

78

81

2

Atlantic

Hillsboro

Jesters

1996

63

99

4

Atlantic

Hillsboro

Jesters

1995

87

75

2

Atlantic

North Adams

Beavers

1994

77

84

3

Atlantic

North Adams

Beavers

1993

41

121

5

Atlantic

Gettysburg

Generals

1992

63

93

4

Atlantic

Gettysburg

Generals

1991

81

81

2

Atlantic

Gettysburg

Generals

1990

87

75

1

Atlantic

DC

Fresno

Suns

1989

79

83

4

Western

Fresno

Suns

1988

93

69

2

Western

Fresno

Suns

1987

43

119

5

Western

Fresno

Suns

1986

75

87

3

Western

Fresno

Suns

1985

86

76

2

Western

Miller Court

Jesters

1983

65

90

5

Eastern

Roxbury

Red Sox

1982

67

95

4

Metro

Herndon

Mountain Boys

1981

61

101

4

Eastern

Sterling

Shillelaghs

1980

87

74

3

Eastern

Sterling

Shillelaghs

1979

83

79

2

Eastern

Sterling

Shillelaghs

1978

98

64

2

Eastern

South Starrucca

Ainspans

1977

99

55

1

Eastern

DC

South Starrucca

Ainspans

1976

85

69

3

Eastern

South Starrucca

Ainspans

1975

71

55

2

Eastern