The Club: History

 

 

Once upon a time a handful of young men from Zug and the surrounding area were playing baseball at the Eagles Baseball Club in Reussbühl: Daniel Boll, Gerry Merk, Marcel Faé, Gianmarco DeCol and Markus Lötscher, as well as the Greenhorns (Marco Muoser, Bo-Fredrik Haga, Michael Setz and Christoph Lötscher). Since the Eagles had a permanent team and the newcomers had to train a long time in order to play, these men came up with the idea to start their own baseball team in the canton of Zug.

Within a short time, enough players could be found to start the first Zug baseball team. There was some discussion regarding the club name. Proposals such as Bobcats, Rebels, Sharks, Unicorns, and Cougars were recorded by the 19 attending members at the inaugural meeting on September 16, 1988. The main competition was the Rebles. However, the idea of taking the unicorn from the Hünenberg coat of arms convinced the majority of votes. So began the history of the baseball (and soon after softball) team known as the Hünenberg Unicorns.

On April 30, 1989, the first official game for the National League B championship took place against the Bern Cardinals.

In 1992, the juvenile and cadet teams were founded under the direction of Marco Muoser and Pascal Vollmeier. Since that time, the junior teams have become the foundation of our club. These team found success quickly when the Cadets became Vice Swiss Champion in 1996 and 1997.  The club has strived to maintain that success. As recently as 2013, the Juveniles won the Swiss championship title.

In 1994, two years after starting the junior’s teams, the ladies’ team was founded under the direction of Boris Schwarzenberger and Marco Iten. The Unicorns quickly rose to success and in 1997 they became NLB champions.

In 2018, the club celebrated its 30th anniversary. The enthusiasm and sporting spirit is still undimmed. We are currently participating in the championships with five teams: – NLB (16 and older), 1st league (16 and older), Cadets (under 15 years old), Juveniles (under 12 years old), and Slowpitch Softball (All ages).

Our great pride is our baseball field – one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. The field was built in 2009. The facilities are top notch- with a beautiful grass infield, covered dugouts and backstop.

 

Chronology since 1988

1988 
Founding 16 September 1988

1989
Baseball NLB: 3rd Place
Head Coach: Ken Newman

1990
Baseball NLB: 5th Place
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Head Coach: Ken Newman

1991
Baseball NLB: 4th Place
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Head Coach: Ken Newman

1992
Baseball NLB: 6th Place
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Head Coach: Marco Muoser
Baseball 1. Liga: 4th Place
Founding Cadets

1993
Baseball NLB: 8th Place
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Head Coach: Marco Muoser
Cadets: 9th Place

1994
Baseball NLB: 4th Place
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Head Coach: Marco Muoser
Baseball 1. Liga: 5th Place
Cadets: 9th Place
Founding Softball Team
Softball NLA: 9th Place

1995
Baseball 1. Liga: 4th Place
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Head Coach: Marco Muoser
Cadets: 5th Place
Softball NLB: 3rd Place

1996
Baseball NLB: 8th Place
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Head Coach: Marco Muoser
Cadets: 2nd Place (Vize-Schweizermeister)
Softball NLB: 1st Place (B-Schweizermeister)

1997
Baseball NLB: 6th Place
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Head Coach: Steven Woods
Softball NLA: 5th Place
Cadets: 2nd Place   (Vize-Schweizermeister)
Cadets Hallenturnier

1998 
Baseball NLB: 8th Place
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Head Coach: Ken Newman
Juveniles: 6th Place
Softball NLA: 6th Place
Softball Hallenturnier
Founding Slow Pitch Team

10-Year Anniversary

1999
Baseball 1. Liga: 1st Place (Schweizermeister)
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Head Coach: Ken Newman
Cadets: 3rd Place
Juveniles: 3rd Place
Softball NLA: 6th Place

2000
Baseball NLB: 5th Place
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Head Coach: Ken Newman
Baseball 2. Liga: 5th Place
Juveniles: 1st Place(Schweizermeister)
Softball: 7th Place

2001
Baseball NLB: 3rd Place
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Head Coach: Scott Newman
Cadets: 7th Place
Softball NLA: 5th Place

2002
Baseball NLB: 6th Place
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Head Coach:
Cadets: 6th Place
Juveniles: 2nd Place (Vize-Schweizermeister)
Softball NLA: 3rd Place

2003
Baseball NLB: 4th Place
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Head Coach:
Cadets: 3rd Place
Juveniles: 5th Place
Softball NLA: 3rd Place

2004
Baseball NLB: 5th Place
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Head Coach:
Cadets: 3rd Place
Juveniles: 4th Place
Softball NLA: 2nd Place (Vize-Schweizermeister)

2005
Baseball NLB: 6th Place
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Head Coach:
Softball NLA: 3rd Place
Softball: 8th Place (Europacup der Meister B-Pool)

2006
Baseball NLB: 5th Place
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Head Coach: Meinrad Hasler
Softball NLA: 6th Place

2007
Baseball NLB: 2nd Place Group 1
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Head Coach: Meinrad Hasler
Cadets: 7th Place
Juveniles: 6th Place
Softball NLA: 8th Place

2008
Baseball NLB: 4th Place
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Head Coach:
Cadets: 5th Place
Juveniles: 8th Place
Softball NLA: 8th Place
20-Year Anniversary

Begin building new Baseball Field

2009
Baseball NLB: 5th Place
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Head Coach: Mark Imhof
Cadets: 7th Place
Juveniles: 8th Place
Softball NLA: 8th Place

Opening 1st official Baseball field in Switzerland

2010
Baseball 1. Liga: 2nd Place
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Head Coach: Martin Schmidt
Softball: 8th Place
Juveniles: 3rd Place

2011
Baseball 1. Liga: 4th Place
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Head Coach: Austin Proctor
Cadets: 4th Place
Juveniles: 8th Place

2012
Baseball 1. Liga: 1st Place (Schweizermeister)
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Head Coach: Austin Proctor
Cadets: 3rd Place
Juveniles: 4th Place

2013
Baseball NLB: 8th Place
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Head Coach: Jonas Fester
Cadets: 5th Place
Juveniles: 1st Place (Schweizermeister)
Coed Slowpitch: Participation in various tournaments

2014
Baseball NLB: 8th Place
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Head Coach: Matt Righter
Cadets: 3rd Place
Juveniles: 2nd Place
Coed Slowpitch: 3rd Place

2015
Baseball NLB: 9th Place
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Head Coach: Juan Francisco Robles
Baseball 1.Liga: SG with Luzern 1st Place (Schweizermeister)
Cadets: 5th Place
Juveniles: 2nd Place
Coed Slowpitch: 3rd Place

2016
Baseball NLB: 2nd Place
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Head Coach: Jeff Mottl
Baseball 1.Liga: SG with Luzern 5th Place
Cadets: 5th Place
Juveniles: 9th Place
Coed Slowpitch: 3rd Place

2017
Baseball NLB: 4th Place
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Head Coach: Jeff Mottl
Cadets: 4th Place
Juveniles: 9th Place
Coed Slowpitch Div 2: 1st Place

2018
Baseball NLB: 7th Place
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Head Coach: Shaen Bernhardt
Baseball 1.Liga: SG with Zürich 7th Place
Cadets: 9th Place
Juveniles: 5th Place
Juveniles II: 9th Place
Coed Slowpitch Div 1: 3rd Place

2019
Baseball NLB: 10th Place
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Head Coach: Max Spencer
Cadets: SG with Embrach 11th Place
Juveniles: 5th Place
Juveniles II: 7th Place
Coed Slowpitch Div 1: 4th Place