Neah Bay Whalers: John Skillings.

John has managed two versions of Neah Bay

Canadian River Ball Yard Rats Dave Covert March 1st, 1997 to November 1999
Kennesaw Montain Woodsmen Mark Woods Jan 2000 to December 2001
Neah Bay Whalers John Skillings January 2002 to 2006 and Presently

Minor league Affiliate: Vancouver Beavers

Neah Bay Whalers management are excited to announce their new minor league affiliate, the Vancouver Beavers.  The historic Beavers played in Vancouver from 1908 to 1922.
The Whalers are a young team, and as such will rely on their minor league team to provide the nucleus of the next championship ball club in Neah Bay.  The close geographical proximity between Neah Bay and Vancouver will allow the easy transport of players, scouts, and other team officials between the two teams.  This was an attraction to the budget conscious Whaler's management.  The Beavers will play in BC Place in Vancouver, BC. 


Stadium: Seattle Stadium
Conference: Rusty Staub
Division: Gary Carter

Neah Bay Whalers Roster 2020

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Owner: John Skillings
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Email1: jaskillzz@gmail.com
ICQ: 28107731
AOLIM: mdblclowns
MSN Messenger: N/A

Entered the league first in: 2001-03-01
 



Canadian River Ball Yard Rats Dave Covert March 1st, 1997 to November 1999
Kennesaw Montain Woodsmen Mark Woods Jan 2000 to December 2001
Neah Bay Whalers John Skillings January 2002 to Present

Neah Bay was quite a different tune.  Neah started by controversial GM Dave Covert.  Dave was quite an astute GM who built a good franchise right from the initial draft.  A succesful team, the Canadian River (Oklahoma) Ball Yard Rats were a contender right away.  84 wins in season 1, then into the 1998 playoffs where they lost in one of the great all time series to Dawson's Hamilton in 7 games.  G1 Pedro won 2 to 1 over Clemens.  G2  saw Hamilton Harbors Randy Johnson shut em out 4-0, g3 a 10-3 CBC (NWC) win behind the bullpen.  g4 Pedro got shelled this time and Clemens allowed just 2 10 to 2. Woody Williams stopped Neah again 2 to 1 in a classic duel in G5.  Chan Ho Park was brilliant leading CBC to a tied series 5 to 1.  But Hamilton defeated Neah (CBC) in game 7 nail biter when Hamilton broke a tie in the 9th, and Neah with runner on 3rd couldn't bring him home in the 9th for a playoff loss.  Hamilton went on to lose to eventual champion Longue Pointe the next round.  

After Canadian River, Neah was known as Kennesaw Mountain Woodsmen .  This team was one of the all time strong CBA teams as the stats show.  Mark Wood was the manager and did a good job with this team and had good ties with other GM's.  Kennesaw won 106 games in 2000, then won another 96 in 2001. When Mark moved on in 2002 after Claude left the commisioner, the team was acquired by John Skillings.   Skillings guided Neah to 101 wins in his first year.  The rest is history as Neah remains a perrenial contender and is always at the top of the Carter division.

As of January 2020, the Neah Bay Whalers are in year 3 of a multi-year rebuilding process, and again sit with the worst record in the the league.  There is a reluctance at the Whaling Grounds to put an exact timetable on the rebuild, but there is some hope on the horizon.  Fans have been patient, and will see some rewards for their patience when rookies Keston Hiura and Pete Alonso take the field next season.  They will also see some extended and improved play from a couple players who made their debuts in the 2019 season in Domingo German, Alex Verdugo, and Carson Kelly.  Those players will join Juan Soto to form a young exciting core for the next championship team to come in Neah Bay.

        

1997-1998  1999     2000
 
2001 2002-2006                                
Neah Bay Whalers management are excited to announce their new minor league affiliate, the Vancouver Beavers.  The historic Beavers played in Vancouver from 1908 to 1922.
The Whalers are a young team, and as such will rely on their minor league team to provide the nucleus of the next championship ball club in Neah Bay.  The close geographical proximity between Neah Bay and Vancouver will allow the easy transport of players, scouts, and other team officials between the two teams.  This was an attraction to the budget conscious Whaler's management.  The Beavers will play in BC Place in Vancouver, BC. 

 

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Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2006 Staub Conference Champions
Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2006 Carter Division Champions
Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2005 Carter Division Champions
Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2004 Carter Division Champions
Neah Bay Whalers (NWC) 2003 Carter Division Champions

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