Clinton LumberKings

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For the 1937-1941 Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League team known as the Clinton Giants and Clinton Owls, see Clinton Owls.
Clinton LumberKings
Founded in 1954
Clinton, Iowa
ClintonLumberKings.PNG LumberKings Cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Single-A (1954–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Midwest League (1954–present)
Division Western Division
Major league affiliations
Current Seattle Mariners (2009-)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1963, 1991
Division titles 1991, 1993, 2010
Team data
Nickname Clinton LumberKings (1994–present)
Previous names
  • Clinton Giants (1980-1993)
  • Clinton Dodgers (1977-1979)
  • Clinton Pilots (1966-1976)
  • C-Sox (1960-1965)
  • Clinton White Sox (1959)
  • Clinton Pirates (1954-1958)
Ballpark Ashford University Field (1954–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Community Owned
Manager John Tamargo
General manager Ted Tornow

The Clinton LumberKings are a Midwest League Class A minor league baseball team based in Clinton, Iowa, USA, affiliated with the Seattle Mariners.

History[edit]

Clinton joined the Midwest League in 1954 and is the oldest franchise in the league. The team has had several different major league affiliations: the Pirates (1954–58 and 1966–68), the White Sox (1959–65), the Pilots/Brewers (1969–70), the Tigers (1971–75), a Tigers/White Sox co-op (1976), the Dodgers (1977–79), the Giants (1980–94), the Padres (1995–98), the Reds (1999–2000), the Expos (2001–2002), and the Rangers (2003–2008). Since 2009, they have been an affiliate of the Mariners.

Aside from its time as the C-Sox (1960–65) and the Pilots (1966–76), the team used the parent major league team's nickname before adopting the LumberKings name for the 1994 season.

The 2010 LumberKings season is the subject of the 2013 book "Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere" by Lucas Mann.[1]

Their home park is Ashford University Field, built in 1937 as Riverview Stadium.

Roster[edit]

Clinton LumberKings roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 50 Aaron Brooks
  • 37 Tommy Burns
  • 14 Eddie Campbell
  • 45 Edwin Díaz
  • 28 Jose Flores
  • 26 Paul Fry
  •  1 Tyler Herb
  • 39 Blake Holovach
  • -- Ryan Horstman
  • 24 Seon Gi Kim
  • 34 Carlos Misell
  • 11 Emilio Pagan
  • 47 Cruz Pereira
  • 49 Thyago Vieira

Catchers

  • 33 Christian Carmichael
  • 27 Luke Guarnaccia
  • -- Pat Leyland

Infielders

  • 10 Luis Caballero
  •  5 Joseph DeCarlo
  •  7 Martin Peguero
  • 17 Justin Seager
  •  2 Nelson Ward
  • 32 Jeff Zimmerman

Outfielders

  • 13 Aaron Barbosa
  • 46 Wilson Martinez
  • -- Ian Miller
  • 31 Tyler O'Neill
  • 27 Austin Wilson

Manager

  • 22 Scott Steinmann

Coaches

  • 48 Cibney Bello (pitching)
  • 40 Brent Johnson (hitting)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Seattle Mariners 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated December 13, 2014
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Seattle Mariners minor league players

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McAlpin, Heller (May 9, 2013). "Farm Team Saga 'Class A' Hits It Out Of The Park". NPR. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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