Great Falls Voyagers

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Great Falls Voyagers
Founded in 1969
Great Falls, Montana
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Advanced Rookie (1948–1963, 1969–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (1948–1963, 1969–present)
Division North Division
Major league affiliations
Current Chicago White Sox (2003–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1951, 1954, 1961, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2008, 2011
Division titles 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008
Team data
Nickname
  • Great Falls Voyagers (2008–present)
  • Great Falls White Sox (2003–2007)
Previous names
  • Great Falls Dodgers (1984–2002)
  • Great Falls Giants (1969–1983)
  • Great Falls Electrics (1948–1963)
Ballpark Centene Stadium (1948–1963, 1969–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Great Falls Baseball Club, Inc.
Manager Charlie Poe
General manager Scott Reasoner

The Great Falls Voyagers are a minor league baseball team based in Great Falls, Montana. This team has played continuously since 1969,[1] and also played in the Pioneer League from 1948 to 1963.

The "Voyagers" name refers to an event in August 1950, when Nicholas "Nick" Mariana, the general manager of the Great Falls Electrics, saw two spinning objects approaching at a seemingly high speed. Mariana recorded 16 seconds of footage of the unidentified flying objects at Legion Park (see the Mariana UFO incident).[2]

The Voyagers became an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox starting with the 2003 season. Previously the team was affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1983–2003), and the San Francisco Giants (1969–83). The team plays its home games at Centene Stadium and is a member of the Pioneer League.

On December 18, 2012, Pete Rose, Jr., the son of major league career basehits leader Pete Rose, was named the Voyagers' manager. He replaces Ryan Newman.[3] The Bat Boys are Harrison Faulk and Chris Lee. 2014 Coaching Staff: Manager: Charlie Poe Hitting Coach: Greg Briley Pitching Coach: Brian Drahman Athletic Trainer: Margaret Rall Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tim Rodmaker

Notable alumni[edit]

1892
Art Twineham
1900
Joe Tinker, Fred Raymer, Oscar Jones, Mike Lynch, Joe Marshall, John McCloskey, Gene Wright, Dave Zearfoss
1911
Alex Remneas, Frank Huelsman, Moxie Manuel, Howard Murphy, Owen Shannon
1912
Jim "King" Kelly, John Misse
1913
Flame Delhi, Bernie Duffy, Hosea Siner, Art Weaver
1916
Pug Bennett, Tony Boeckel, Howie Haworth, Jack Killilay
1917
Joe McGinnity, Bobby Messenger, Harry Gardner, Bert Hall, Rube Hildebrand, Tony Downey
1948
Jim Hughes, Bill White
1951
Bennie Daniels Jr., Dick Barone
1953
John Roseboro
1954
Larry Sherry
1955
Donald LeJohn
1956
Dick Scott
1957
Ed Palmquist, Jack Smith, Doug Camilli
1958
Larry Burright, Jim Duckworth
1959
Dick Smith, Bill Kunkel
1988
Eric Karros, Jose Offerman
1990
Pedro Martinez, Raul Mondesi
1991
Alan Nagid
1999
Shane Victorino
2000
Ricardo Rodríguez, Willy Aybar, Reggie Abercrombie, Joel Hanrahan, Agustín Montero
2002
Jonathan Broxton, James Loney, Joel Guzmán, Eric Stults, Delwyn Young, Eric Hull, Arturo López
2003
Brandon McCarthy, Brian Anderson, Boone Logan, Sean Tracey, Chris Young, Ryan Sweeney, Fernando Hernández, Tom Jacquez
2004
Donny Lucy, Adam Russell, Jack Egbert, Jay Marshall
2005
Brandon Allen, Chris Getz, Clayton Richard, Carlos Torres
2006
Chris Carter
2007
John Ely, Aaron Poreda
2008
Eduardo Escobar, Daniel Hudson, Brent Morel
2010
Addison Reed, David Holmberg
2011
Erik Johnson

Current roster[edit]

Great Falls Voyagers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 33 Matt Ball
  • 17 Jon Bengard
  • 45 Michael Blanke
  • 18 Aaron Bummer
  • 21 Brian Clark
  • 30 Matt Cooper
  • 32 Devon Davis
  • 20 Jace Fry
  • -- Matt Lane
  • 34 Luis Martinez
  • 35 Grant Monroe
  •  4 Yelmison Peralta
  • 22 Alex Powers
  • 27 Dane Stone
  • 11 Zach Thompson
  • 40 David Trexler
  • 38 Kelvis Valerio

Catchers

  • -- Zach Fisher
  • 23 Dillon Haupt
  • 14 Zach Stoner

Infielders

  •  2 Ethan Gross
  • 10 Ryan Jones
  • 22 Jackson Laumann
  • -- Nick Parent ‡
  •  7 Tyler Shryock
  • -- Ethan Wilson
  •  5 John Ziznewski

Outfielders

  • 29 Zach Fish
  • 24 Hunter Jones
  • 26 Louie Lechich
  • -- Dane Opel
  • 12 Mason Robbins

Manager

  • 44 Charlie Poe

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Chicago White Sox 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated December 12, 2014
Transactions
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