Eugene Emeralds

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Eugene Emeralds
Founded in 1955
Eugene, Oregon
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Short-season A (1974–present)
Previous
  • AAA (1969–1973)
  • A (1955–1968)
Minor league affiliations
League Northwest League (1955–1968, 1974–present)
Division Western Division
Previous leagues
Pacific Coast League (1969–1973)
Major league affiliations
Current Chicago Cubs (2015–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1955, 1974, 1975, 1980
Division titles 1955, 1957, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2011
Team data
Nickname Eugene Emeralds (1955–present)
Colors Dark green, black, neon green
              
Ballpark PK Park (2010–present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
David Elmore
Manager Pat Murphy
General manager Allan Benavides

The Eugene Emeralds (nicknamed the Ems) is a minor league baseball team in Eugene, Oregon, United States. They are a short-season Class A team in the Northwest League, and are the Class A short-season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

History[edit]

Originally created in 1955 as a charter member of the Northwest League, the Emeralds won the inaugural pennant and remained in the NWL until 1968. During that time, they played in 6,000-seat Bethel Park.

In the 1969 season, the Emeralds were promoted to AAA status, playing in the Pacific Coast League and affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Emeralds returned to the Northwest League and short-season Class A status five years later, when the Phillies moved their AAA farm team to Sacramento for the 1974 season.

With their 1969 promotion to the AAA ranks, the Emeralds moved from Bethel Park to Civic Stadium. The 6,800-seat facility is owned by the Eugene School District and was built in 1938 as a venue for high-school football, which was played there until 1968. Civic Stadium also hosted semi-pro baseball teams, sponsored by local timber companies, until Bethel Park was built in 1950.

The Emeralds began playing home games in the University of Oregon's PK Park in 2010. They share the new facility, located adjacent to Autzen Stadium, with the Oregon Ducks baseball team.

Notable former Emeralds[edit]

With year player was an Emerald

Roster[edit]

Eugene Emeralds roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 22 Trevor Clifton
  • 34 Joshua Conway
  • 26 Josh Davis
  •  1 Alberto Diaz
  • 39 James Farris
  • 30 Trevor Graham
  • 44 Corbin Hoffner
  • 25 Trey Lang
  • 45 Erick Leal
  • 41 Daniel Lewis
  • 38 Dillon Maples
  • 12 Brad Markey
  • 21 Ryan McNeil
  • 45 Yomar Morel
  • 15 James Norwood
  • 49 Jeremy Null
  • 17 Jake Stinnett
  •  9 Tommy Thorpe
  • 50 Ryan Williams
  • 24 Sam Wilson

Catchers

  • 13 Mark Malave
  •  8 Justin Marra

Infielders

  • 40 Danny Canela
  • 28 Bryan Flete
  • 19 Jesse Hodges
  • 37 Alex Tomasovich
  • -- Gleyber Torres
  • 20 Jason Vosler

Outfielders

  • -- Kevin Brown
  • 27 Charcer Burks
  •  7 Rashad Crawford
  •  5 Charles White

Manager

  • 14 Gary Van Tol

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Chicago Cubs 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated September 19, 2014
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Chicago Cubs minor league players


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