Chillicothe Paints

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  • V.A. Memorial Stadium
  • League titles: 1 (2010)
  • Division titles: 5 (1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2010) 

The Chillicothe Paints are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Chillicothe, Ohio, in the United States. The team is a member of the summer collegiate Prospect League.


Team history

The Paints played in the independent Frontier League from the 1993 season until the end of the 2008 season. They were one of the original teams in the league. The Paints play their home games at V.A. Memorial Stadium.

The Paints were the longest tenured franchise in the Frontier League to date. They have been to the Frontier League Championship Series on six occasions (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006). However, they never were able to claim a Frontier League championship win.

In 2005, the Paints set a team record by drawing over 8,500 fans.

V.A. Memorial Stadium had grass from 1993-2005. The ballpark installed FieldTurf in 2006.

Following the 2008 season, the ownership announced that they will no longer be a part of the Frontier League. The franchise would become an amateur collegiate summer baseball league team playing in the Prospect League

In 2010, the Paints won their first Prospect League championship against the Danville Dans on a 15th inning walk off home run by Ian Nelson.

Retired numbers

  • 20 - OF Gator McBride (1-time All-Star and hit leader)
  • 22 - P Brian Tollberg (First Frontier League player to make it to the MLB with the San Diego Padres)
  • 27 - 3B Mitch House (3-time All-Star)
  • 29 - OF Steve Martin (Retired in 2006, lost his life following a game in an automobile accident July 6, 2006)
  • 30 - DH/1B Scott Pinoni (1999 Most Valuable Player; 3-time All-Star)
  • 50 - Manager Roger Hanners (1993 FL Manager of the Year, managed Paints 1993-2000)
  • 24 - SS Travis O. Garcia (2007 FL Most Valuable Player)

Major leaguers


Longtime Paints' Bench Coach Marty Dunn served as Interim Manager in 2000 following Hanners's heart attack late in the season. Dunn has served as an interim coach for a few games since Hanners's retirement. During the Wilson era, Pitching coaches Jim Frisbee (2005) and Johnny Ruffin (2006) have filled in during an absence, although Dunn has been on staff. During a road trip to Traverse City, MI in 2006, former Cy Young winner Doug Drabek served as manager while Wilson was tending to things at his Texas home.

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