Wichita Wranglers

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Wichita Wranglers
Founded in 1987
Wichita, Kansas
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Double-A
Minor league affiliations
League Texas League
Division North Division
Major league affiliations
Current Kansas City Royals (1995-2007)
Previous San Diego Padres (1987-1994)
Minor league titles
League titles 1987, 1992, 1999
Division titles 1987, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
Team data
Nickname Wichita Wranglers (1989-2007)
Previous names
Wichita Pilots (1987-1988)
Ballpark Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Rich Products Corporation
General manager Eric Edelstein

The Wichita Wranglers were a minor league baseball team based in Wichita, Kansas. The team, which played in the Texas League, was the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals major-league club from 1995 to 2007, and of the San Diego Padres from 1987 to 1994. The Wranglers played in Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, located in Wichita. Built in 1934 and renovated for the second time in 2001, the park holds 6,400 fans.

On July 29, 2006, management announced to players plans to relocate the team to Springdale, Arkansas as early as the 2008 season.[1] According to Little Rock-area media including Arkansas Business, the team would be called the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

Johnny Damon of the Tampa Bay Rays played for the Wichita Wranglers in 1995, where he was the Texas League Most Valuable Player.

After the Wranglers moved, the independent American Association moved into Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kthv.com/sports/sports.aspx?storyid=32077