Biloxi Shuckers

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Biloxi Shuckers
Founded in 2015
Biloxi, Mississippi
BiloxiShuckersLogo.png BiloxiShuckersCapLogo.png
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Double-A
Minor league affiliations
League Southern League (2015–present)
Division South
Major league affiliations
Current Milwaukee Brewers (2015–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (0) None
Division titles (1) 2015
Team data
Nickname Biloxi Shuckers (2015–present)
Colors blue, gray, black, orange
Ballpark MGM Park (2015–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Ken Young
Manager Mike Guerrero
General Manager Chuck Arnold
Media MiLB.TV, Biloxi Shuckers Radio Network

The Biloxi Shuckers are a minor league baseball team based in Biloxi, Mississippi.[1] The team is the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and is a member of the Southern League. The team replaced the Huntsville Stars in the Southern League.[2]

History

Pre-Biloxi

The Shuckers franchise came to Biloxi by way of Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama. The franchise began play in 1978 as the Nashville Sounds, a Southern League expansion team. In 1985, the Evansville Triplets moved to Nashville and adopted the Sounds' history, effectively elevating that organization to Triple-A and necessitating a new home for the Double-A franchise. As a result, Huntsville leaders quickly constructed Joe W. Davis Stadium and lured the franchise to town.

In January 2014, the team was sold to Baseball Biloxi, under the leadership of Ken Young. The franchise remained based in Huntsville until the end of the 2014 season, when it was officially announced that it would be moving to Biloxi, although some 2015 home games were contested in Huntsville after delays in the construction of MGM Park.

Despite the Brewers' affiliation remaining intact through the move, the Shuckers did not retain the Stars' statistical history.


2015

The 2015 season was the team's first in Biloxi. The team currently plays at MGM Park,[3] which opened on June 6, 2015. Due to construction delays, the Shuckers played their entire April and May home schedule of 25 games at other venues, including 15 at Joe W. Davis Stadium in Huntsville, Alabama, their previous home field. The other 10 were at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville and Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi, the respective home fields of the Jacksonville Suns and Mississippi Braves.[4][5] The team's home opener was on June 6, 2015 against the Mobile BayBears.[6]

2016

On April 2, 2016, the Shuckers hosted an exhibition game against their parent-club, the Milwaukee Brewers. This was the first time the Brewers played in Biloxi and the first time a Major League team has played in Biloxi since the 1935 Washington Senators held spring training at Biloxi Stadium.[7]

Television and radio

All Biloxi Shuckers games are televised live on MiLB.TV. The Biloxi Shuckers Radio Network consists of the flagship station WGCM[disambiguation needed] other member stations are WQFX, WRJW, WPMO, WRBE[disambiguation needed], and WMXI. All games can also be heard nationwide on TuneIn Radio. The broadcast commentator for both the network and television is Southern League Broadcaster of the Year Award recipient Chris Harris. The secondary play-by-play broadcaster and studio host for the network is Erik Bremer.

Name

The team name was chosen via a fan vote in November 2014.[3] Other finalists were the Beacon, Mullets, Black Jacks, Schooners, and Shrimpers.[8] The name "Shuckers" celebrates Biloxi's heritage as a center for the oyster and seafood industries.[3]

Roster

Biloxi Shuckers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

  •  3 Blake Allemand
  •  7 Javier Betancourt
  • 47 Art Charles
  • 10 Dustin DeMuth
  • 11 Mauricio Dubon
  •  2 Angel Ortega

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster and coaches updated April 15, 2017
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Milwaukee Brewers minor league players

References

  1. ^ Fordin, Spencer (September 17, 2014). "Brewers renew contracts with Biloxi, Brevard County". MLB.com. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ McCarter, Mark (January 10, 2014). "Southern League makes it official: Huntsville Stars' sale and move to Biloxi approved". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville, AL: Advance Publications. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Doyle, Steve (November 24, 2014). "Baseball on the half shell: Huntsville Stars are now the Biloxi Shuckers". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville, AL: Advance Publications. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ McCarter, Mark (October 7, 2014). "5 things to know about the (likely continuing) future of professional baseball in Huntsville". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville, AL: Advance Publications. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Shuckers make provisional plans for April, May schedule". MILB.com. February 5, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ Perez, Mary (May 28, 2015). "Biloxi Shuckers' First Pitch Will Be June 6 After All". Biloxi Sun Herald. Archived from the original on May 29, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ http://m.brewers.mlb.com/news/article/155035800
  8. ^ Bouldin, Tyler (June 2, 2014). "Schooners, Shrimpers, Shuckers among finalists for baseball team name.". Biloxi, Mississippi: WLOX. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 

External links

  • Official Biloxi Shuckers website
  • Official Southern League website
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