Not that I have been able to determine. The nickname "Lugnuts" is used (probably for the first time) by the Lansing (Michigan) team of the Midwest (A) League. The Iowa (Des Moines) franchise (AAA) has been called the Cubs for many years.
The original team which played the first minor league game in Des Moines in 1930 was called the Des Moines Demons. The first night game in professional Baseball history was played in Des Moines on May 2, 1930. Since moving to AAA, the club was known as the Iowa Oaks from 1969 to 1980. The team became known as the Cubs after affiliating with the Chicago club in 1981, and has kept the name Cubs ever since.
there may have been a team in des moines named the lugnuts, however not on a professional level. i do have to add to mr. faulkner's brief DM baseball history. professional baseball began in DM much farther back. as far as i have found, the first team was in 1887-88 and was known as just the des moines baseball club. in my research i have found many names for the DM teams in the 1800's, some of which i doubt. such as: hawkeyes, colts, prohibitionists, water cures etc...and they were part of the western league/association. in 1894-97 they were the prohibitionists, in 1900-01 the hawkeyes, '02 the midgets, '03 undertakers, '04again the prohibitionists, '05 underwriters, '06-07 the champions and champs as well as the champs 2, then in 1908-24 it began to be a little more secure with only one name and that was the DM boosters. then in 1925-37 and in 1957 they were the DM demons. in 1947-56 and in 1958 they were know as the DM bruins. and then back to the demons for 1959-61. since then DM's team has gone under much fewer name changes, 1969-81 the Iowa oaks, 1982-present the Iowa cubs. and yes, common knowledge states that the 1st night game in baseball history was played in DM in 1930. however, in my research, i have found this to be untrue. a team in missouri, cant remember the name now, heard at the offseason owners meeting that DM was installing lights. this owner decided to beat DM to the punch and opened their season on night ahead of DM's opener and rigged up its own lights. so the story is not really all true. it is true that those lights were temporary. and it is also true that the 1st night ball game played under permenant lights was played in DM that following night.
hope this little ramble of mine didnt bore you all to death. have a great one.
If there were, it was a zoo escape. They don' t live in Iowa, too cold there.
Yes, and at one time Nebraska Cornhuskers were called the Hawkeyes. NO JOKE!
probably not, there isn't any proof that there has been abductions anywhere, but it isn't impossible
Yes. Since official record keeping began in 1950 Scott County, Iowa has had 43 recorded tornadoes.
Yes. Iowa is one of the most tornado prone states in the U.S. Several of Iowa's tornadoes have been violent enough to be rated F5.
Any loss to Iowa State is arguably the worst loss ever.
im pretty sure she hasn't but she should come it awesome here!!! =:)
Yes, there was one called Bob also
No, Iowa has never won the Super Bow. Iowa doesn't even have a football team.
Yeah. Just look for the gold top on the can. Iowa rules.
No.there was not.
AMES, Iowa--The first electronic computer was finished in 1942, when its creator at Iowa State University was called up for the war effort. Another one at the University of Pennsylvania, funded by the military, was finished in 1945.
Coldest temperature for Iowa-47 degrees Fahrenheit Washta, Iowa January 12, 1912 Source: NOAA Website
124 degrees fahrenheit
no! if he tries to he will get the crap beaten out of him. Theres no way in the iniverse that Nathan could ever quit. He is a valuable player and is really great for the environment. He had the idea to go green so he should be getting money and lots of love. But anyway Nathan cant quit because he will probly die cause he will get beat up by 7 advanced lugnuts and that is the worst thing that can ever happen to some thing.