The Batavia Muckdogs, a Short A affiliate of Philadelphia, play at Dwyer Stadium. Dwyer Stadium is named in honor of Edward D. Dwyer in greatful appreciation for twenty years of dedicated service to the great game of baseball in the Genesee area on June 24, 1973. The current stadium opened in 1996, seating 2,600. This is a smaller stadium with a covered area behind home plate. There are seats in the first four rows and bleachers with backs through the rest of the stadium. There is a tented party area on the 3rd base side and a bar & grill with picnic areas on the 1st base side. There are two clubhouses down both baselines behind the bullpens. Batavia is the smallest town supporting a NY-Penn League team. The Muckdogs were named for the surrounding muck (dirt) in which they grow a lot of onions and potatoes. The Muckdogs were playing the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Cyclones won 8-2. The box score was Cyclones R-8, H-10, E-2 and Muckdogs R-2, H-7, E-2. The field lines are RF & LF-325' and CF-400'. The Muckdogs were leading until the 6th inning when they replaced the starting pitcher and the Cyclones scored all 8 of their runs. The Pike 1B Team from the Letchworth Cal Ripken League went on the field before the game with the Muckdog players. They are sponsored by the Village of Pike and are 8-11 years old. Pike is about 30 miles south of Batavia. There were no between inning activities and the mascot, a Muckdog, did not appear because of the wet condition of the field. We thought there might be a rainout because a thunder-storm went through the area about 2:30pm. The Jamestown area received another large amount of rain today, probably canceling games there again. We had a beautiful sunset as the clouds broke up to the west. 2007 affiliate of St. Louis Cardinals.
Attractions
Holland Land Office Museum is the original 1815 Holland Land Co. office. Exhibits deal with the early history of Genesee County, with emphasis on the Holland Purchase. Donations