Terre Haute Rex

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Terre Haute Rex
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Team Logo
League Prospect League (West Division)
Location Terre Haute, Indiana
Ballpark Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium
Year founded 2010
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[1]
Management Roland Shelton (GM)[2][3]
Manager Brian Dorsett[4]
Media tribstar
Website threxbaseball.com

The Terre Haute Rex are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Terre Haute, Indiana. They are a member of the summer collegiate Prospect League.[1]

They are managed by Brian Dorsett, an Indiana State alumnus and 8-year MLBer;[5] 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;[6] Gardner spent 7 years in the minors as part of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox organizations.[7]

The Rex play home games at Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium, also the home of Indiana State University's baseball team.[8]

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.[9][10]

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2011[edit]

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.[12]

2012[edit]

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.[13]

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.[13]

Seasons[edit]

Year W-L PCT Place Postseason
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 32 - 28 .533 TBD
Total 132 - 96 .579 --

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