Syracuse Chiefs

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Syracuse Chiefs
Founded in 1934
Syracuse, New York
Chiefslogo.png SyracuseChiefsCap.png
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Triple-A (1946–1955, 1961–present)
Previous Double-A (1934–1945); Single-A (1956–1957)
Minor league affiliations
League International League
Division North Division
Previous leagues Eastern League (1956–1957)
Major league affiliations
Current Washington Nationals (2009–present)
Previous Toronto Blue Jays (1978–2008);
New York Yankees (1967–1977);
Detroit Tigers (1956–1957, 1963–1966);
New York Mets/
Washington Senators (1962);
Minnesota Twins (1961); Philadelphia Phillies (1954–1955);
Cincinnati Reds (1937–1938, 1942–1950);
Pittsburgh Pirates (1940);
Boston Red Sox (1934-1936)
Minor league titles
League titles 1935, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1954, 1969, 1970, 1976
Division titles 1989
Team data
Nickname Syracuse Chiefs (1934–1957, 1961–1996, 2007–present)
Previous names Syracuse SkyChiefs (1997–2006)
Ballpark NBT Bank Stadium (1997–present)[1]
Previous parks MacArthur Stadium (1934–1957, 1961–1996)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Community Baseball Club of Central New York, Inc.;
William Dutch, President[2]
Manager Billy Gardner, Jr.[3]
General manager Jason Smorol[4]

The Syracuse Chiefs are a 'community-owned', minor league baseball team based in Syracuse, New York. The Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, the team plays in the International League. NBT Bank Stadium, on Syracuse's northside, is the Chiefs' home stadium.

History[edit]

Establishment[edit]

The first Syracuse Chiefs baseball team was established in 1934, when the International League's Jersey City Skeeters moved to Syracuse and were (re)named the Chiefs. The team played in the IL through 1955 (winning five championships), but was sold and moved to Miami as the Marlins for the 1956 campaign.

Another team known as the Syracuse Chiefs competed in the Class A Eastern League (then two levels below the IL) during 1956–57, but moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania on July 13, 1957.[5]

Syracuse was without professional baseball until the 1961 season, when the Montreal Royals franchise was abandoned by its owners (the Los Angeles Dodgers) and returned to Syracuse, becoming the Syracuse Chiefs.

Black, Gothic "S" hat logo from 1976–1979
1976–79 hat logo

Rebirth[edit]

The Chiefs have played in Syracuse without interruption since their rebirth in 1961. The team was renamed the SkyChiefs in 1997. The name reverted to the original "Chiefs" in December 2006.[6]

From 1978 to 2008, the Chiefs were the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. The three-decade Toronto–Syracuse affiliation is the longest of the 11 major league affiliations the Chiefs have had since 1936.

The Chiefs played at MacArthur Stadium from 1934 to 1996, moving to then-P&C Stadium in 1997.

Washington Nationals[edit]

On September 20, 2008, the Chiefs signed a two-year affiliation agreement with the Washington Nationals, ending their relationship with the Blue Jays.

In 2008, the Chiefs wore a decal on their uniforms with the letters "HB" to commemorate Harold Berman (former member of the Chiefs' board of directors), who died after the 2007 season. In 2009, the Chiefs wore a decal on their uniforms with the letters "HM" to commemorate Hy Miller (former state assemblyman and former director on the Chiefs' board), who died after the 2008 season.

In 2010 the Chiefs celebrated their 50th season of community-owned baseball (1961–2010), wearing 1961 jerseys during every Thursday home game. They also brought back radio announcers from the past, such as Syracuse University alumnus Sean McDonough and Dan Hoard. The Chiefs went 76–67, with top pitching prospect Stephen Strasburg going 2–1 in five appearances.

In 2011 the Chiefs played in their 51st season of community ownership, wearing throwback jerseys at every Thursday home game in celebration of the 35th anniversary of their last International League Governors' Cup championship team (managed by Syracuse Wall of Fame member, former manager Bobby Cox). The Chiefs added four alternate jerseys to their rotation for the season: one for Latin American Day, a second for Jackie Robinson Day (commemorating Negro League uniforms), a third for national holidays such as Independence Day and Memorial Day, and a fourth for Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The Chiefs played the Pawtucket Red Sox on August 20 at Fenway Park as part of a doubleheader in conjunction with the sixth annual Futures at Fenway event, featuring games involving Boston Red Sox minor-league teams. The Chiefs, behind starter Brad Meyers, defeated the PawSox 3–1 before more than 29,000 fans. At Alliance Bank Stadium (now NBT Bank Stadium) the Chiefs added a "Home Plate Club" to the stadium: premium seating in the first four rows behind home plate, with waitstaff for merchandise and concessions.

On May 14, Chiefs DH Michael Aubrey went 4 for 4 (all hits home runs) in an 11–0 victory over the Durham Bulls, becoming only the second player in team history to hit four home runs in a game (Gene Locklear hit four home runs in one game on July 14, 1977). On August 27, Stephen Strasburg pitched his only rehab game for the Chiefs, against the Rochester Red Wings. He gave up two hits in the sixth inning (his only hits allowed before departing, with the Chiefs leading 1–0), although he received no decision in Syracuse's 4–3 win which won the Thruway Cup for the third time (their other wins were in 1999 and 2010). The club's record for the season was 66–74, 14 games out of first place and fourth in the six-team North Division.

On April 5, 2012, the Chiefs opened at home against the Rochester Red Wings. Top pick and prospect Bryce Harper, since promoted to the Nationals, made the opening day roster. Randy Knorr did not return for a second season as manager, as Tony Beasley was promoted from the Harrisburg Senators. The Chiefs played all 16 games against the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees at Alliance Bank Stadium in 2012 during stadium renovation in Moosic, Pennsylvania. On May 7, the Chiefs unveiled a new high-definition video board in left field, replacing the board which stood from the stadium's opening in 1997 to 2012.

The 2013 season was managed by Tony Beasley in his second season with the team and began on April 4, 2013 in Allentown PA, vs. the Lehigh Valley IronPigs; the Chiefs' home opener was April 12, also vs. the IronPigs. On "Throwback Thursdays," the Chiefs wore jerseys from the 1983-1996 era.

On September 30th 2013, it was announced that General Manager of over 16 years John Simone would be relieved of his position as well as any member of the family associated with the team including Assistant GM Mike Vounitas. On October 8th 2013 it was announced former Auburn Doubledays GM would fill the same position in Syracuse as well as bringing over Jason Horbal as Assistant. This was the first time since 1970 that someone without the last name Simone was General Manager of Syracuse as John Simone took over the spot from his dad Anthony "Tex Simone" in 1997

On April 3rd 2014 the Syracuse Chiefs opened the season with a loss at home to Scranton Wilkes/Barre Railriders. The 2014 season started an aggressive promotion campaign which includes, Social Media Monday, Two for One tickets on Tuesday, Winning Wednesday, Dollar Thursday, Fireworks Friday, Giveaway Saturday and Family Sunday. The Chiefs also have sold out the outfield wall, dugouts and field tarp bringing in around 0.5 million in advertisement sales.

On July 1st 2014 the Chiefs introduced Tattoo night sponsored by Carmelo's Ink City which was a promotion that included the first 36 fans in attendance to tattoo the current Chiefs main logo would be given free General Admission tickets for life. This promotion made news both locally and nationally including MSNBC, ESPN, The Today Show, Washington Post, and USA Today. Over 20 fans were turned away as all tattoo's were reserved over 2 hours before that nights first pitch.

Corporate structure[edit]

Community Baseball Club, Inc.[edit]

The Chiefs are owned by the Community Baseball Club of Central New York, Inc., "a community-owned club, controlled by a [13-person] board of directors,"[2][7][8][9] acting on behalf of approximately 4,000 shareholders, who together hold 15,857 shares.[9]

Shares[edit]

According to Dick Ryan, a "former club chairman of the board and treasurer," a majority of the shares "are owned by people who own one or two shares."[7] Shares in the club were first sold in 1961, at a price of $10 each; as of 2011, shares had a resale value of approximately $126, but are not publicly traded. A provision in the Chief's certificate of corporation states that "no one may vote more than 500 shares."[7] This provision is intended to make it difficult for the club to be sold and moved to another location, as happened earlier in its history.[7]

Management[edit]

Current officers of the Syracuse Chiefs/ Community Baseball Club of Central New York, Inc., include:

  • Robert F. Julian, Chairman of the Board
  • William Dutch, President
  • Jason Smorol, General Manager[4]

Among those serving on the organization's Board of Directors are Stephen A. Rogers, Chairman, Syracuse Media Group;[8] and Crandall Melvin III, "a software executive from Syracuse and the team's largest single shareholder with 502 shares."[9]

Dutch is a partner in Chiefs First LLC, an investment company established in September 2013, which loaned the Chiefs $500,000 in return for 600 shares and control of the team's new, 13-member board.[10]

Finances[edit]

The Chiefs have been operating at a loss since 2006, except for the 2010 season when they ended the season $100,000 in the black. The team lost $973,516 in the 2013 season, on operating expenses of $3.1 million.[11][12]

Attendance[edit]

Top season attendance[edit]

  • 1999: 446,025#
  • 2001: 423,405#
  • 1998: 420,488#
  • 2010: 416,382#
  • 2002: 413,566#
  • 2000: 402,450#
  • 1997: 400,804#
  • 2009: 392,518#
  • 2008: 392,028#
  • 2005: 382,896#
  • 2007: 380,152#
  • 1994: 368,971*
  • 2004: 364,648#
  • 2003: 356,303#
  • 2006: 347,699#
  • 2013: 345,047#[13]
  • 1991: 307,922
  • 1995: 300,589
  • 1996: 300,405
  • 1992: 276,786
  • 1993: 265,486
  • 1970: 257,650*
  • 1990: 250,048
  • 1989: 233,161*
  • 1985: 232,073*
  • 1971: 216,115*
  • 1987: 211,315
  • 1964: 208,956*
  • 1975: 201,725*
  • 1977: 200,302
  • 1981: 198,101
  • 1979: 196,228*
  • 1976: 196,121*
  • 1980: 189,250
  • 1986: 187,758
  • 1988: 184,967
  • 1973: 184,461
  • 1982: 184,297
  • 1974: 182,082*
  • 1963: 180,971*
  • 1972: 179,048
  • 1983: 163,859
  • 1978: 160,427
  • 1967: 152,781
  • 1969: 152,201*
  • 1965: 152,072*
  • 1968: 150,295
  • 1984: 142,571
  • 1961: 126,016
  • 1966: 106,669
  • 1962: 103,191

* Includes playoffs
# NBT Bank Stadium

Top 40 attendance dates since 1961[edit]

  1. May 7, 2010 (14,098)
  2. May 24, 2010 (13,288)
  3. July 17, 1993 (13,124)
  4. May 29, 2010 (13,115)
  5. July 17, 1967 (13,082)
  6. July 25, 1967 (13,063)
  7. August 17, 1995 (12,711)
  8. July 30, 2010 (12,674)
  9. June 28, 1995 (12,659)
  10. July 14, 2001 (12,455)
  11. June 28, 2001 (12,368)
  12. August 17, 1999 (12,344)
  13. August 22, 1972 (12,322)
  14. August 16, 1961 (12,321)
  15. August 14, 2009 (12,288)
  16. July 11, 1998 (12,255)
  17. July 23, 1994 (12,224)
  18. August 1, 2008 (12,208)
  19. July 13, 2001 (12,121)
  20. April 3, 1997 (12,112)
  21. May 29, 1994 (12,112)
  22. July 18, 1994 (11,899)
  23. July 11, 1994 (11,679)
  24. August 20, 1994 (11,485)
  25. August 9, 1963 (11,476)
  26. August 30, 1994 (11,469)
  27. July 10, 1995 (11,455)
  28. May 9, 1970 (11,398)
  29. June 25, 2002 (11,356)
  30. June 29, 2000 (11,295)
  31. August 18, 1999 (11,228)
  32. June 22, 1999 (11,219)
  33. July 13, 1970 (11,144)
  34. June 27, 1977 (11,100)
  35. May 5, 2006 (11,012)
  36. July 16, 1981 (10,835)
  37. May 15, 1999 (10,767)
  38. June 22, 1971 (10,677)
  39. July 7, 1980 (10,657)
  40. July 12, 1997 (10,656)

Titles and pennants[edit]

Governors' Cup[edit]

The Chiefs have won the Governors' Cup (the IL championship) eight times, and have played in the championship series 17 times.

The Chiefs have won the International League pennant — finishing the regular season with the best record in the league — eight times.

Junior World Series[edit]

The Chiefs have played in the Junior World Series five times, winning it once, in 1970 against the Omaha Royals, 4-1.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year W-L Win pct. Standing Manager Mgr. or owner Attendance Playoff wins
2014 Billy Gardner, Jr. Jason Smorol
2013 66–78 .458 11 Tony Beasley John Simone 345,047[13]
2012 70–74 .486 9 Tony Beasley John Simone 349,027
2011 66–74 .471 10 Randy Knorr John Simone 374,680
2010 76–67 .531 5 Trent Jewett John Simone 416,382
2009 76–68 .528 5 Tim Foli John Simone 392,518
2008 69–73 .485 7 Doug Davis John Simone 392,028
2007 64–80 .448 11 Doug Davis John Simone 380,152
2006 64–79 .448 12 Mike Basso John Simone 347,699
2005 71–73 .493 8 Marty Pevey John Simone 382,896
2004 66–78 .458 11 Marty Pevey John Simone 364,648
2003 62–79 .440 14 Omar Malavé John Simone 356,303
2002 64–80 .444 10 Omar Malavé John Simone 413,566
2001 71–73 .493 6 Omar Malavé John Simone 423,405
2000 74–66 .529 7 Pat Kelly/Mel Queen/Malave John Simone 402,450
1999 73–71 .507 8 Pat Kelly John Simone 446,025
1998 80–62 .577 2 Terry Bevington John Simone 420,488
1997 55–87 .387 9 Garth Iorg John Simone 400,804
1996 67–75 .472 7 Richie Hebner Tex Simone 300,405
1995 59–82 .418 10 Bob Didier/Héctor Torres/Hebner Tex Simone 300,589
1994 71–71 .500 5 Bob Didier Tex Simone 368,573 4
1993 59–82 .418 10 Nick Leyva/Didier Tex Simone 265,486
1992 60–83 .420 7 Nick Leyva Tex Simone 276,786
1991 73–71 .507 6 Bob Bailor Tex Simone 307,922
1990 62–83 .428 6 Bob Bailor Tex Simone 250,048
1989 83–62 .572 1 Bob Bailor Tex Simone 233,161 2
1988 70–71 .496 3 Bob Bailor Tex Simone 184,967
1987 68–72 .486 6 Doug Ault Tex Simone 211,315
1986 72–67 .518 5 Doug Ault Tex Simone 187,758
1985 79–61 .564 1 Doug Ault Tex Simone 232,073 2
1984 58–81 .417 7 Jim Beauchamp Tex Simone 142,571
1983 61–78 .439 7 Jim Beauchamp Tex Simone 163,859
1982 64–76 .457 6 Jim Beauchamp Tex Simone 184,596
1981 60–80 .429 7 Bob Humphreys Tex Simone 198,101
1980 58–81 .417 8 Harry Warner Tex Simone 189,250
1979 77–63 .550 2 Vern Benson Tex Simone 196,228 6
1978 50–90 .357 8 Vern Benson Tex Simone 160,427
1977 70–70 .500 5 Pete Ward Tex Simone 200,302
1976 82–57 .590 2 Bobby Cox Tex Simone 196,121 5
1975 76–70 .521 4 Bobby Cox Tex Simone 201,725 4
1974 72–64 .529 3 Bobby Cox Tex Simone 182,082 5
1973 74–70 .514 4 Bobby Cox Tex Simone 184,461
1972 64–80 .444 8 Frank Verdi Tex Simone 179,048
1971 74–70 .514 3 Loren Babe Tex Simone 216,115 2
1970 84–56 .600 1 Frank Verdi Tex Simone 257,650 9
1969 75–65 .536 3 Frank Verdi Don Labbruzzo 152,201 6
1968 72–75 .490 5 Blaylock/Verdi Don Labbruzzo 150,295
1967 63–77 .450 8 Gary Blaylock Don Labbruzzo 152,781
1966 54–93 .367 8 Frank Carswell Don Labbruzzo 106,669
1965 74–73 .503 4 Frank Carswell Don Labbruzzo 152,072 3
1964 88–66 .571 2 Frank Carswell Don Labbruzzo 208,956 7
1963 80–70 .533 3 Swift/Carswell Don Labbruzzo 180,971 2
1962 53–99 .344 8 Johnny Vander Meer/Verdi Don Labbruzzo 103,191
1961 56–98 .364 8 Gene Verble/Verdi Don Labbruzzo 126,016
1957 56–84 .400 5 Frank Calo Joe Reardon 30,737
1956 62–74 .446 5 Glenn McQuillen/Joe Torpey/Calo Joe Reardon 53,431
1955 74–79 .484 5 Skeeter Newsome Marty Haske 85,191
1954 79–76 .510 4 Skeeter Newsome Marty Haske 121,652 9
1953 58–95 .379 7 Bruno Betzel Bill Hoffman, Jr. 83,992
1952 88–66 .571 2 Bruno Betzel Bill Hoffman, Jr. 141,741 2
1951 82–71 .536 3 Bruno Betzel Bill Hoffman, Jr. 150,219 6
1950 74–79 .484 6 Bruno Betzel Bill Hoffman 106,939
1949 74–79 .484 6 Jewel Ens Bill Hoffman 190,255
1948 77–63 .550 3 Jewel Ens Bill Hoffman 202,259 6
1947 88–65 .575 3 Jewel Ens Bill Hoffman 288,141 9
1946 81–72 .549 2 Jewel Ens Bill Hoffman 237,235 6
1945 64–89 .418 7 Jewel Ens Bill Hoffman 87,858
1944 68–84 .447 8 Jewel Ens C. Schindler 90,619
1943 82–71 .536 3 Jewel Ens C. Schindler 129,494 9
1942 78–74 .513 3 Jewel Ens C. Schindler 164,466 9
1941 70–83 .458 6 Bennie Borgmann C. Schindler 109,002
1940 71–90 .441 7 Dick Porter C. Schindler 118,244
1939 81–74 .523 5 Dick Porter John Corbett 178,671
1938 87–67 .565 2 Bottomley/Porter John Corbett 183,050
1937 76–75 .503 3 Mike Kelly John Corbett 215,745 2
1936 59–95 .383 7 Leibold/Kelly John Corbett 125,387
1935 87–67 .565 2 Nemo Leibold John Corbett 206,179 5
1934 60–94 .390 7 Andy High[14] /Bill Sweeney John Corbett 91,390

Current roster[edit]

Syracuse Chiefs roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


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


Alumni[edit]

Chin-Ming Wang pitching for the Chiefs

Broadcast alumni[edit]

Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame[edit]

The Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame was established in 1998 in conjunction with the 140th anniversary of the first organized baseball team in Syracuse. The categories for induction are:

  • First 75 years of professional baseball (1858–1933)
  • Former Chiefs/SkyChiefs player (1934–present)
  • Professional baseball player or person affiliated with professional baseball
  • Contributor to the game of baseball.[18]

Through the 2013 season, the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame Committee included Stu Pederson, Ron Gersbacher, John Simone, Tex Simone, Bob Snyder, and Tom Leo.[18]

Awardees[edit]

1998 Grover Cleveland Alexander, Red Barrett, Bill Dinneen, Dave Giusti, Mack Jones, Hank Sauer

1999 Jim Bottomley, Rob Gardner, Bill Kelly, Dutch Mele, Jimmy Outlaw, Lawrence Skiddy, Frank Verdi

2000 Jack Corbett, Jewel Ens, Tom Henke, Willie Horton, Bob Shawkey, Ed Shokes, Hooks Wiltse

2001 Len Boehmer, Johnny Gee, Dave Lemanczyk, Frank McCormick, Jim Northrup, Frank Schulte, Tex Simone

2002 Rick Bladt, Wally Cazen, Frank DiPino, Mike Dorgan, Anthony Henninger, Dixie Howell, Jim Walsh

2003 Mike Barlow, Dave Bergman, Tony Fernandez, Sandy Griffin, Henry McCormick, Red Parton, Goody Rosen

2004 Mike Bragman, Dutch Dotterer, Howard Ehmke, Jack Fifield, Carden Gillenwater, Mickey Klutts, Willie Smith

2005 Dom Dallessandro, John Harmon, John Johnstone, Pepper Martin, Thurman Munson, Jim Owens, Vic Willis

2006 Alan Closter, Steve Grilli, Tom Higgins, Bob Keegan, Conny Murphy, Doc Scanlan, Frank Tepedino

2007 Dutch Dotterer, Jr., Ron Guidry, Fred McGriff, Dick Rockwell, Specs Toporcer, Otto Velez

2008 Bobby Cox, Pat Gillick, Ted Kleinhans, Vic Power, Tommy Thevenow, Greg "Boomer" Wells, Terry Whitfield

2009 Cupid Childs, Babe Dahlgren, William Hofmann, Sr., Rick Leach, Gino Petralli, Jon Ratliff, Randy St. Claire

2010 Shawn Green, Earl Harrist, Chris Jones, Dick Ryan, Mickey Stanley, Don Waful

2011 Jerry Brooks, Lou Johnson, Joseph Kren, Gene Locklear, Gus Mancuso, Jim Prendergast

2012 Dan Clark, Carlos Delgado, Scott McGregor, Stu Pederson, Frank Riccelli, Philip S. Ryder

2013 Tomy de la Cruz, Bob Dustal, Don Gordon, Chick Hafey, Mal Mallette, Robert Perez[citation needed]

Retired numbers[edit]

Number Player Notes
#9 Hank Sauer
#42 Jackie Robinson Retired throughout Baseball

Television and radio[edit]

Locally games are broadcast on the Chiefs' flagship station, WSKO "The Score" 1260 am, and globally on SyracuseChiefs.com All games are broadcast by Jason Benetti and Kevin Brown. In addition, all Chiefs' games are broadcast on MiLB.TV, an internet video subscription service. Select games are broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (TWCS) a central New York regional sports channel provided on Time Warner Cable services throughout the Central and Northern New York area. The games on TWCS are called by Benetti and Steve Grilli, Syracuse Wall of Fame member and former Major Leaguer. All games against thruway rivals Rochester or Buffalo are broadcast on TWCS and fed between the cities, with the host city providing the presentation and announcers.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

Writer Ken Levine based the Springfield Isotopes minor league team in The Simpsons episode Dancin' Homer on experiences as an announcer for the Syracuse Chiefs. The episode includes references to former announcer Dan Hoard and owner Anthony "Tex" Simone (named Antoine "Tex" O'Hara in the episode).

The Chiefs gained national media attention for a promotion planned for 2014's Tattoo Appreciation Night, where anyone who got a tattoo of their "C" logo would receive free tickets to Chiefs games for life.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Previously known as Alliance Bank Stadium (2005-2013), and P&C Stadium (1997 - 2005)
  2. ^ a b MiLB. (2011, November 21). "William Dutch named new Chiefs President." Accessed: September 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Kramer, Lindsey. (2013, December 20). "Billy Gardner Jr. will make Triple-A managing debut for the Syracuse Chiefs," Post-Standard. Accessed: December 21, 2013.
  4. ^ a b O'Brien, John. (2013, October 8). "Syracuse Chiefs, in deep financial hole, hire new general manager," Syracuse.com. Accessed: October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, eds., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3d edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  6. ^ "'Chiefs' Nickname Returns Full Steam Ahead". Syracuse Chiefs. December 11, 2006. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c d Leo, Tom. (2011, August 25). "Chiefs: Team Not for Sale," The Post Standard. Accessed: September 6, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Staff Directory," SyracuseChiefs.com. Accessed: September 11, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c Kramer, Lindsay. (2013, November 19). "Syracuse Chiefs unveil pared down board of directors," Syracuse.com. Accessed: December 8, 2013.
  10. ^ O'Brien, John. (2013, September 30). "To escape fiscal crisis, Syracuse Chiefs' board considers offers: one for $500,000, another for $1 million," Syracuse.com. Accessed: December 8, 2013.
  11. ^ Kramer, Lindsay. (2013, November 21). "Syracuse Chiefs board president Bill Dutch on $1 million in losses: It is 'a shock to all of us'," Syracuse.com. Accessed: December 8, 2013.
  12. ^ O'Brien, John. (2013, October 1). "Syracuse Chiefs' ledger shows club going from profit to loss over past eight years," Syracuse.com. Accessed: October 2, 2013.
  13. ^ a b Kramer, Lindsay. (2013, September 3). "Chiefs fans show disappointment," The Post-Standard, p.C-4.
  14. ^ Schenectady Gazette. (1934, June 29). "Chiefs Depose High as Pilot." Accessed: September 5, 2013.
  15. ^ IMDb listing for "Almost Perfect (TV Series)"
  16. ^ IMDb listing for "Volunteers" (1985)
  17. ^ IMDb full crew for "Mannequin: On The Move"
  18. ^ a b "Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame," MiLB.com. Accessed: September 3, 2013.
  19. ^ Oz, Mike. "Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs offering free tickets for life if fans get a tattoo of team's logo". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 

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