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All-Time Quad Cities Team

 

In 2013, fans voted to decide the All-Time Quad Cities team from among players who had played for a minor league team based at Modern Woodmen Park since it opened in 1931 as Davenport Municipal Stadium (it was known as John O'Donnell Stadium from 1971 to 2007). From more than 80 years of baseball history in the Quad Cities, below are the greats who have passed through the same ballpark on their way to the major leagues. Capsules composed by Matt Bierl.

CHUCK TANNER - Manager
1963-1964 Quad City Angels

Tanner was the fourth manager in the Quad Cities franchise history in the Midwest League. He managed 19 seasons in the majors, including the 1979 World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1983, he was named the NL Manager of the Year with Pittsburgh and was also skipper for the Athletics, Braves and White Sox. Before coaching, Tanner played eight seasons in the majors. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 128 Wins, 113 Losses, .531 Winning Percentage

JOHAN SANTANA - Starting Pitcher
1998 Quad City River Bandits

Santana signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Houston Astros in 1995 and played with the River Bandits in 1998. The Venezuealan has a major league resume that includes two Cy Youngs, four All-Star appearances, and one Gold Glove. He led the American League in ERA three times and in wins once. In 12 seasons with the Minnesota Twins and New York Mets, Santana has a career record of 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA. (Photo courtesy of the New York Mets)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 0-1, 9.45 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 6.2 IP, 14 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

BILLY WAGNER - Relief Pitcher
1994 Quad City River Bandits

Wagner went 12th overall in the 1993 draft to the Houston Astros and was a River Bandit in 1994. Nicknamed "The Kid," the southpaw was a seven-time All-Star, and the 1999 NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year. His 422 career saves are fifth all-time in the majors. In his 16 seasons, Wagner posted a 47-40 record with a 2.31 ERA in 853 outings. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 8-9, 3.29 ERA, 26 G, 26 GS, 153 IP, 99 H, 71 R, 56 ER, 91 BB, 204 K

JOE MAUER - Catcher
2002 Quad City River Bandits

The first overall selection by the Minnesota Twins in the 2001 draft, Mauer spent the 2002 season with the River Bandits. The St. Paul, Minn., native is a six-time All-Star, including the American League starting catcher four times. Mauer was the 2009 AL MVP, and has won the AL Batting Title three times. From behind the plate, he won three Gold Gloves. In 10 seasons, Mauer has a .323 career average. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 110 G, 411 AB, 58 R, 124 H, 23 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 62 RBI, .302 AVG, .392 SLG

JUSTIN MORNEAU - First Baseman
2001 Quad City River Bandits

Morneau was a third-round pick by the Twins in 1999, and was a River Bandit in 2001. The Canadian is a four-time American League All-Star selection and has played 11 seasons in the majors. Morneau was the 2006 AL MVP after hitting .321 with 34 homers and 130 RBI, and was the runner-up for the award in 2008. He is also a two-time AL Silver Slugger recipient. His career average is .277 in 1,303 games. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Twins)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 64 G, 236 AB, 50 R, 84 H, 17 2B, 2 3B, 12 HR, 53 RBI, .356 AVG, .597 SLG

SANDY ALOMAR - Second Baseman
1961 Quad City Braves

Alomar signed with the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1960 and was a Quad City Brave in 1961. He played 15 seasons in the majors from 1964-78, posting a .245 career average and 227 stolen bases in 1,481 games. The father of former major leaguer Sandy Alomar Jr. and Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, he was an American League All-Star with the California Angels in 1970. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 77 G, 299 AB, 83 H, 19 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, .278 AVG, .401 SLG, 120 TB

CARNEY LANSFORD - Third Baseman
1976 Quad City Angels

Lansford was selected by the California Angels in the third round of the 1975 draft and was a Quad City Angel in 1976. He finished third in American League Rookie of the Year voting in 1978 at 21 years old. Lansford led the AL with a .336 average in 1981, was an AL All-Star in 1988, and won the World Series with the Oakland Athletics in 1989. He hit .290 in 1,862 games through 15 seasons in the majors. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 121 G, 418 AB, 87 R, 120 H, 19 2B, 5 3B, 14 HR, 86 RBI, 26 SB, .287 AVG, .457 SLG

SHAWON DUNSTON - Shortstop
1983 Quad City Cubs

The Chicago Cubs drafted Dunston first overall in 1982. The shortstop was a Midwest League All-Star, Star of the Stars and Prospect of the Year in 1983 with the Quad City Cubs. Dunston went on to play 18 years in the majors with six clubs, and was an All-Star in 1988 and 1990 with the Cubs. Playing every position except catcher and pitcher, Dunston hit .269 with 212 steals in his career. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 117 G, 455 AB, 65 R, 141 H, 17 2B, 8 3B, 4 HR, 62 RBI, 58 SB, .310 AVG, .409 SLG

FRANK THOMAS - Outfielder
1949 Davenport Pirates

Thomas signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1947 and was a Daveport Pirate in the Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League in 1949. The Pittsburgh native hit .266 with 286 home runs in 1,766 games through 16 sesaons in the majors. Thomas was a three-time All-Star and had 20 or more home runs in a season 11 times, including three times hitting at least 30. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 13 G, 43 AB, 10 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, .233 AVG, .326 SLG, 14 TB

JIM EDMONDS - Outfielder
1989 Quad City Angels

A seventh-round pick by the California Angels in the 1988 draft, Edmonds played with the Quad City Angels in 1989. He won eight Gold Gloves as a center fielder during his 17-year major league career. His 116 career assists rank 20th among center fielders all-time. He was selected to five All-Star teams and was a National League Silver Slugger in 2005. Edmonds hit .284 with 393 homers in his career. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 31 G, 92 AB, 11 R, 24 H, 4 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB, .261 AVG, .337 SLG

RICHARD HIDALGO - Outfielder
1994 Quad City River Bandits

Hidalgo signed with the Houston Astros as a non-drafted free agent in 1991 and was a River Bandit in 1994, when his 47 doubles led the Midwest League. The Venezuelan import hit. 269 with 171 homers in nine seasons in the big leagues. He placed fourth in the National League with 44 home runs in 2000, and led NL outfielders in assists with 22 (2003) and 14 (2004). (Photo courtesy of the Houston Astros)

MLB Career Stats

QC totals: 124 G, 476 AB, 68 R, 139 H, 47 2B, 6 3B, 12 HR, 76 RBI, 12 SB, .292 AVG, .492 SLG