Colorado Springs Sky Sox

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Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Founded in 1988
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Triple-A (1988–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Pacific Coast League (1988–present)
Conference American Conference
Division North Division
Major league affiliations
Current Colorado Rockies (1993–present)
Previous Cleveland Indians (1988–1992)
Minor league titles
League titles 1992, 1995
Division titles 1992, 1995
Team data
Nickname Colorado Springs Sky Sox (1988–present)
Colors Red, White, Navy Blue
              
Ballpark Security Service Field (1988–present)
Previous parks Spurgeon Stadium (1988)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Elmore Sports Group
Manager Glenallen Hill
General manager Tony Ensor

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are a minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team's colors are red and blue. The team plays in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and are the Triple-A affiliate of the major league Colorado Rockies. The Sky Sox won the PCL title in 1992 and again in 1995.

Originally, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox were a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox in the Western League from 1950–1958, when the league folded. The Sky Sox's nickname originated with their affiliation with the White Sox.

The Pikes Peak region was without professional baseball for thirty years until 1988, when the Hawaii Islanders of the PCL relocated to Colorado Springs and became the second incarnation of the Sky Sox. From 1988–1992 the Sky Sox were the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. When Denver was awarded a major league franchise for the 1993 season, the new Colorado Rockies arranged for the Sky Sox to become their top farm team. Through the 2013 season, the Sky Sox have been the only Triple-A affiliate of the Rockies.

During their first season, the Sky Sox moved from Spurgeon Stadium (in Memorial Park) to the brand new Sky Sox Stadium, now known as Security Service Field. The ballpark, on the eastern edge of Colorado Springs, originally cost $3.7 million to build and seats 8,500 spectators. In recent years, the Sky Sox have invested over $8 million on ballpark renovations which included a new video scoreboard, redesigned entrance plaza, new picnic facility and banquet hall. It is not the highest professional ballpark in North America; its natural grass field sits at 6,531 feet (1,991 m) above sea level, but Foro Sol in Mexico City is higher.

On 22 October 2008 the Sky Sox unveiled a new logo, uniforms, and color scheme.[1]

Roster[edit]

Colorado Springs Sky Sox roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Colorado Rockies 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated August 1, 2014
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Colorado Rockies minor league players

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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