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Windy City ThunderBolts

The Windy City ThunderBolts are a professional baseball team based in the Chicago suburb of Crestwood, Illinois, in the United States. The ThunderBolts are a member of the West Division of the Frontier League, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. From the 1999 season to the present, the ThunderBolts have played their home games at Standard Bank Stadium.

The team was previously named the Cook County Cheetahs prior to the 2004 season. An ownership change instigated the name change.

On August 26, 2007, the ThunderBolts won their first Central Division title. On September 17, 2007, they defeated the Washington Wild Things to win the Frontier League championship, three games to two. In 2008, they repeated a Divison Title as the West Division Champions and Frontier League champions, defeating the Kalamazoo Kings three games to none in the championship series. (NOTE: After heavy rains flooded Homer Stryker Field the entire 2008 Championship game was played at the Thunderbolts Standard Bank Stadium.) They thus became only the second Frontier League team to win back-to-back titles, joining the 2001-02 Richmond Roosters.


Cook County Cheetahs (Frontier League)
Year W-L PCT Place Postseason
1999 41-43 .488 3rd in FL West
2000 38-46 .452 3rd in FL West
2001 28-53 .346 6th in FL West
2002 40-44 .476 3rd in FL West
2003 42-48 .467 5th in FL West
Windy City Thunderbolts (Frontier League)
2004 37-57 .394 5th in FL West
2005 39-57 .406 5th in FL West
2006 41-54 .427 4th in FL West
2007 68-28 .708 1st in FL Central Won 1st Rd. Playoff vs. Rockford Riverhawks 3-0.
Won Frontier League Championship vs. Washington Wild Things 3-2
2008 60-36 .625 1st in FL West Won 1st Rd. Playoff vs. Southern Illinois Miners 3-1.
Won Frontier League Championship vs. Kalamazoo Kings 3-0.
Cook Co./
Windy City
434-466 .482
Playoffs 12-3 .800 '''2 Division Title. 2 Playoff Appearance. 2 Championships.

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