It's no secret that the Mustangs are one of the Pioneer League's best at developing young talent and preparing it to move along through (in their case) the Cincinnati Reds organization. Several players on the current Reds roster spent time in Billings.
Mustangs president Woody Hahn couldn’t pinpoint some of the backlogged details from the 1974 season. After that many years, time has a way of tricking you.
Hard to believe that it's been nearly a decade already that Jim Paduch brought such joy to Billings Mustangs fans.
Nick O’Shea knows it will take a lot of work to climb the ladder in the Cincinnati Reds’ farm system. And the 24th-round draft pick is just fine with that — whether he’s wearing a first baseman’s glove or a catcher’s mitt.
Reigning National League MVP Joey Votto helped the Billings Mustangs to the 2003 Pioneer League championship
Reigning National League MVP Joey Votto helped the Billings Mustangs to the 2003 Pioneer League championship. He hit .317 in 70 games with the Mustangs that season.
Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto (19) hits a grand slam against Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson to take a 5-0 lead during second inning action at Turner Field in Atlanta on May 20, 2010.
In June of 2003, Joey Votto needed a shot in the arm. A 2002 second-round pick out of the Richview Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Canada, Votto briefly skipped the Pioneer League when he started the ‘03 season with the Cincinnati Reds’ Single-A affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, after hitting .269…
Reds first baseman Joey Votto, a former Billings Mustang, batted .323 with 37 home runs and 113 RBIs last season to win the National League MVP award.
Ten players for the Cincinnati Reds made their major-league debuts in 2010, and among those, seven had spent some of their early days of professional baseball with the Billings Mustangs.
Joey Votto and Albert Pujols had a long conversation behind the batting cage before a game a few years ago.
The Billings Mustangs and their parent organization, the Cincinnati Reds, announced on Monday that they have signed a two-year extension of their working relationship through the 2014 season.