Terre Haute Rex
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|Terre Haute Rex|
|League||Prospect League (West Division)|
|Location||Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Ballpark||Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium|
|Division championships||2010 Central Division (2nd Half), 2012 West Division (2nd Half)|
|Former name(s)||Terre Haute Rex (2010–present)|
|Colors||Black, Blue, White
|Ownership||Sycamore Foundation Holdings|
|Management||Roland Shelton (GM)|
They are managed by Brian Dorsett, an Indiana State alumnus and 8-year MLBer; the assistant coaches are John Howes, John Gardner and Darrin Barton; Gardner is a former MiLBer and Indiana State alumni. Casey DeGroote, who spent 6 years in the minors, 4 with the New York Yankees organization is the Operations Manager and Assistant General Manager; Gardner spent 7 years in the minors as part of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox organizations.
The Terre Haute Rex are named after a prominent product with a historic connection to the community. Rex Coffee, produced by Clabber Girl, the “Imperial blend, fit for a Monarch” was roasted and packed in downtown Terre Haute, with a history dating back over a century. Patented in 1905, Rex Coffee was a household name from Chicago to Louisville; and from Cincinnati to St. Louis. The selection of the 'Rex' name continues a Terre Haute tradition of unique baseball team names that includes the Huts, Tots, Stags, Terre-iers and Highlanders.
The team's public address announcer is Mark Edwards, while Jimmie "TheKidd" Baugh provides musical entertainment. Danny Pfrank is in his third season as the scoreboard operator and has earned the Prospect League's Scoreboard Operator Of The Year award following each season. Ace Hunt is the team's official scorer, in his third season. Both Hunt and Pfrank also work in the Sports Information Office at Indiana State University.
In 2011, a new team fight song, titled "Come On Rex!" debuted at the home contests. "Come On Rex" was written by Alan Barcus, an Indiana State University alum and the composer of the popular song "You're My Cubs!" which has played inside Wrigley Field at Chicago Cubs home games for several seasons.
The Indiana State University Athletics Department Facilities and Game Management crew were hired by the REX prior to the start of the 2012 season and were named the 2012 Prospect League Rookie Grounds Crew of the Year following the season.
Manager Brian Dorsett was tabbed the Manager of the Year (sharing the honor with Dubois County's Ryan Anderson); the Rex also had three All-Stars. Relief Pitcher Nick Blount, Shortstop Nick Johnson and Centerfielder Kyle Kempf.
|2010||28 - 24||.538||3rd - Central Division||Divisional Championship First Round|
|2011||34 - 22||.607||2nd - West Division||Divisional Championship First Round|
|2012||38 - 22||.633||2nd - West Division||Divisional Championship First Round|
|2013||0 - 0||.000||TBD||TBD|
|Total||100 - 68||.595||--|
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