San Angelo Colts

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For the mid-20th century team, see San Angelo Colts (1948-1957 baseball team).
San Angelo Colts
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League United League Baseball (2013–2014)
Location San Angelo, Texas
Ballpark Foster Field
Year founded 2000
Year disbanded 2014
League championships 1 (2002)
Former league(s)
Colors Maroon, silver, white
Ownership Reunion Sports Group
Manager Doc Edwards
Media San Angelo Standard-Times
Website www.sanangelocolts.com

The San Angelo Colts were a professional baseball team based in San Angelo, Texas, in the United States. The Colts were most recently a member of United League Baseball, an independent professional league which was not affiliated with Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. The Colts played their home games at Foster Field.

The team experienced declining attendance in later years and announced on July 2, 2014 that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.[1] Although it was stated at the time that operations would not be affected, the team announced on August 11, 2014 that the final 8 games of the 2014 season would not be played.[2]

The combination of the Colts' financial issues, the loss of the home stadium of the Fort Worth Cats and low attendance led to the folding of United League Baseball, and all of its member teams, in January 2015.[3]

Team Record[edit]

Season W L Win % Result
2000 69 43 .616 Wild Card
2001 49 47 .510 Wild Card
2002 50 46 .521 Central Baseball League Champions
2003 47 48 .495
2004 36 58 .383
2005 46 47 .495 Wild Card
2006 46 44 .511 Wild Card
2007 44 50 .468
2008 55 29 .651 Regular Season Champions
2009 48 32 .600 Regular Season Champions
2010 46 45 .505
2011 52 36 .591 Regular Season Champions
2012 51 45 .531
2013 39 40 .494
2014 33 39 .458

All-Stars[edit]

Players[edit]

2000

  • Gabe Duross, 1B
  • Guy Giuffre, DH
  • Toby McDermott, LHP
  • Chad Tredaway, 3B

2001

  • Manny Lopez, OF
  • Will Roland, SS
  • Franklin Taveras, Utility

2002

  • Mike Kirkpatrick, OF
  • Marc Mirizzi, SS
  • Nestor Smith, OF
  • Gilbert Landestoy P

2006

  • John Anderson, IF
  • Brian Baker, OF
  • Kevin Bass, DH
  • Jason Crosland, IF
  • Adam Hanson, RHP
  • Brantley Jordan, LHP
  • Tony Sanguinetti, C

2007

  • Josh Allan, C
  • Stephen Artz, RHP
  • Jason Crosland, 1B
  • Ronnie Gaines, OF
  • Andres Rodriguez, 3B
  • Chace Vacek, RHP
  • Madison Edwards, OF

2008

  • Bryan Frichter, OF
  • Luke Massetti, RHP
  • Andres Rodriguez, 1B
  • Jose Torres, OF

Coaches[edit]

2000-2001

2006

  • Doc Edwards, Manager

2008-2009

  • Doc Edwards, Manager

Historical use of the name[edit]

The original San Angelo Colts played in the Class D West Texas League in 1922. The team had started out as the San Angelo Bronchos the year before.

In 1948, another team using the Colts name began play in the Longhorn League. When the league changed names to the Southwestern League in 1956, the Colts stayed on board, but folded before the start of the 1957 season.

The Colts had been a part of independent baseball since 2000 with the Texas-Louisiana League (2000-2001), Central Baseball League (2002-2005), United League Baseball (2006-2010) and North American League (2011-2012).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "SAN ANGELO COLTS: Colts file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy - San Angelo Standard Times". gosanangelo.com. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Colts bankruptcy update". gosanangelo.com. 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  3. ^ Joe, Anton (January 15, 2015). "United League Baseball Folds After Seven Seasons". Baseball Essential. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 

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