Colorado Springs Pioneer League team

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Colorado Springs Pioneer League team
Founded in 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie (from 2019)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (from 2019)
Division North
Major league affiliations
Current Milwaukee Brewers (from 2019)
Minor league titles
League titles (0) None
Team data
Nickname TBD
Ballpark Security Service Field (from 2019)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Elmore Sports Group
Manager Nestor Corredor

The Colorado Springs Pioneer League team is a yet-to-be-named Minor League Baseball team that will begin play as a member of the Pioneer League in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2019 as the rookie affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.[1] They will play their home games at Security Service Field which opened in 1988 and seats 8,500 people.[2] The team's name will be decided in name-the-team contest.[3]

History

On June 21, 2017, David G. Elmore, president of Elmore Sports Group, announced a relocation plan involving several of its teams. The Helena Brewers Rookie Pioneer League franchise will move to Colorado Springs in 2019. The team will continue to compete in the league under a new nickname.[3] The Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Pacific Coast League will relocate to San Antonio, where they will continue in the PCL as the San Antonio Missions. The current San Antonio Double-A Texas League franchise will relocate to Amarillo, Texas as a yet-to-be-named team.[4]

The five finalists in the name-the-team contest are Colorado Springs Happy Campers; Colorado Springs Lamb Chops; Colorado Springs Punchy Pikas; Colorado Springs Throttle Jockeys; and Rocky Mountain Oysters.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Brewers, Colorado Springs Agree on Rookie Affiliation". Ballpark Digest. September 26, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Colorado Springs Sky Sox". 2017 Pacific Coast League Sketch & Record Book. Minor League Baseball. 2017. p. 13.
  3. ^ a b "New Name on Tap for Colorado Springs Pioneer League Team". Ballpark Digest. June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Reichard, Kevin (June 21, 2017). "Elmore Sports Group: Three Franchise Shifts in 2019". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Finalists Unveiled for Colorado Springs Pioneer League Team Name". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
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