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Springfield Isotopes

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Springfield Isotopes
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Sports Team Information
Sport: Baseball
Members: See Known players
First appearance: "Dancin' Homer"

The Springfield Isotopes are Springfield's only minor league baseball team.


The team plays at the Double-A level[1] and is often shown as drastically underfunded and struggling in competition. They had a record 26-game losing streak.[2] Their home games are played at the Springfield War Memorial Stadium (which Homer Simpson simply calls "Springfield Stadium"),[2] Duff Stadium,[1] and Isotope Stadium.[3] The Isotopes name is most likely in reference to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Homer was the Isotopes mascot for a brief period.[2] At various points the team has been owned by Antoine Tex O'Hara,[2] the mafia,[1] and the Duff Corporation.[1]


The low quality of the team combined with its financial difficulties has prompted management to consider moving the team. Homer once learned that the there were plans to move the team to Albuquerque, and staged a hunger strike to prevent it. Springfield become aware of their plans to move the team due to Homer's efforts and their premature roll-out of food packaging with "Albuquerque Isotopes" written on them. Albuquerque decides to change the decision to move the team.[1]

After the Isotopes signed Buck Mitchell, they entered first place in the league. However, due to marital troubles, Buck started to play badly. As his marital issues kept changing, Buck kept switching between playing well and playing badly. Eventually, he and his wife made up, but it is unknown if the Isotopes won the league.[3]

Known players[edit]