Founded in 1996
Auburn, New York
|Current||Short-Season A (1996–present)|
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||New York-Penn League (1996–present)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Washington Nationals (2011-present)|
Toronto Blue Jays (2001–2010)
|Minor league titles|
|League titles||2007, 1998|
|Division titles||2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011|
|Nickname||Auburn Doubledays (1996–present)|
|Previous names||Auburn Astros (1982–1995)|
|Ballpark||Falcon Park II (1995–present)|
|Previous parks||Falcon Park I (1958–1994)|
|Auburn Community Owned Non-Profit Baseball Association, Inc.|
|General manager||Kyle Schoonover|
The Auburn Doubledays are a minor league baseball team in Auburn, New York, USA, that is owned and operated by Auburn Community Baseball. They are a member of the Short-Season Class A New York-Penn League and have been a farm team of the Houston Astros (1996–2000), the Toronto Blue Jays (2001–2010), and Washington Nationals (from 2011).
The Doubledays play home games at Leo Pinckney Field at Falcon Park. The "new" Falcon Park opened in June 1995, replacing the original Falcon Park which was built in 1927 on the same site. Falcon Park seats 2,800 fans. In 2008, new blue box seats were installed.
The team and its mascot are named after Abner Doubleday, the Civil War general and Auburn native apocryphally credited with inventing the game of baseball. Abner wears number 96 in honor of the birth of the team in 1996.
Baseball in Auburn dates back to at least 1958. The current franchise began operations in 1982.
In 1998 the Doubledays and the Oneonta Yankees were named Co-Champions of the NY Penn League after Central New York was hit with a torrential rain storm and the fields at both parks were deemed unplayable.
The Doubledays won the Pinckney Division title for six straight years in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, but failed to win the league championship for the first five of those years. After losing in the first round of the playoffs for the first three years of their streak, they advanced to the New York – Penn League Championship series before being swept by the Staten Island Yankees. In 2003, the Doubledays led all of baseball in winning percentage (.757).
The Doubledays finally won the NY Penn League title in 2007, sweeping the Brooklyn Cyclones in the League Championship series. The final game featured a stellar pitching performance by Brett Cecil and a home run by J.P. Arencibia. This was the first league championship for the city of Auburn since 1973.
- Johan Santana
- Jerry Koosman
- Mel Stottlemyre
- Shane Reynolds
- Roy Oswalt
- Rollie Sheldon
- Brian Ridley
- Robert Ray
- Brett Cecil
- Marc Rzepczynski
- Ricky Romero
- Shaun Marcum
- David Purcey
- Dustin McGowan
- Jesse Litsch
- Mike Zagurski
Wall of Fame
Auburn Baseball Prior Affiliates
Auburn Doubledays roster
- Kilgore, Adam, "Nationals Sign Rookie Ball Agreement With Auburn," The Washington Post, September 21, 2010.
- "Doubledays Sweep Brooklyn For NYP Title". Auburn Doubledays. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- Auburn Doubledays' Official Site
- Auburn Doubledays on MiLB.com
- Photographs of Falcon Park, home of the Auburn Doubledays – Rochester Area Ballparks
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