Scottsdale Scorpions

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Scottsdale Scorpions
Founded in 1992
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Class A to Triple-A
Minor league affiliations
League Arizona Fall League (1992–present)
Division East Division (2009–present)
Major league affiliations
Current
Minor league titles
League titles 1996, 2010
Division titles 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010
Team data
Nickname

Scottsdale Scorpions (2007–present)

  • Grand Canyon Scorpions (2006)
  • Surprise Scorpions (2005)
  • Scottsdale Scorpions (1992–2004)
Ballpark Scottsdale Stadium (1992–present)
Manager Russ Morman
Michael Jordan, #35

The Scottsdale Scorpions are a baseball team that plays in the East Division of the Arizona Fall League located in Scottsdale, Arizona. They play their home games at Scottsdale Stadium.

In the 2011 season, the Major League Baseball teams that sent players to the Scorpions were: the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, and Washington Nationals.

For the 2012 season, the Major League Baseball teams that sent players to the Scorpions were: the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and San Francisco Giants.

In the 2013 season, the Major League Baseball teams that sent players to the Scorpions were: the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

Team history[edit]

In 1994, the team gained worldwide media attention, when Michael Jordan began his professional baseball career by joining the Scorpions. After one year, Jordan was sent to the Double-A Birmingham Barons in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Scorpions won their first championship in 1996 against the Mesa Saguaros.

The Scorpions would make the championship game in 2002, 2004, and 2005 but would fail to win it. For the 2005 season, the team played its games in Surprise, Arizona due to renovations of Scottsdale Stadium. The team returned to Scottsdale Stadium the following year only to be named the Grand Canyon Scorpions. The team would change their name back to the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 2007 season.

They would once again win the championship in 2010, the first time in fourteen years.

Notable alumni[edit]

Stenson Award[edit]

The Stenson Award was created in 2004 by the Arizona Fall League, in memory of Dernell Stenson,[1] a Scorpions outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), who was killed in a carjacking on November 5, 2003.[2]

Standings[edit]

2013 Arizona Fall League East Division
Team Win Loss Tie  % GB
Mesa Solar Sox 19 11 1 .633
Salt River Rafters 19 12 0 .613 0.5
Scottsdale Scorpions 10 21 0 .323 9.5

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Dernell Stenson Stats. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  2. ^ Stenson Award. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.

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