The Toledo Mud Hens are a minor league baseball team located in Toledo, Ohio. The Mud Hens play in the International League, and are affiliated with the major league baseball team the Detroit Tigers, based approximately 50 miles to the north of Toledo. The current team is one of several professional clubs that have existed in Toledo since 1883. The name "Mud Hens" was first used in 1896, after the team was bought by Charles Strobel. One of the two parks where the team played that year, Bay View Park, was adjacent to marshland which was inhabited by American Coots, also known as marsh hens or mud hens, from which the team adopted their name.

They won back-to-back Governors' Cup championships in 2005 and 2006.

The Mud Hens currently play at Fifth Third Field, at 406 Washington St. The new stadium replaced Ned Skeldon Stadium, located in suburban Maumee.

 

The Mud Hens are also a popular punch line in the comedy culture, as evidenced by this graphic from The Daily Show which aired on November 28, 2012 - Neil Young

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