Bellingham Bells

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bellingham Bells
Bellingham Bells 2011 Logo.jpg
League West Coast League (West)
Location Bellingham, Washington
Ballpark Joe Martin Field
Year founded 1999
Mascot Dinger, The Bellinghamster
Ownership Bellingham Baseball Club, LLC
Management Sandlot Ventures, LLC
Coach Jeff James

The Bellingham Bells are a collegiate summer baseball team in the West Coast League.

The team is composed of college baseball players from teams around U.S. In recent years, the Bells have produced a number of Major League players including Marc Rzepczynski of the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Jeff Francis of the 2007 National League Champion Colorado Rockies, and Whatcom County natives Ty Taubenheim (Toronto Blue Jays), Kevin Richardson (Texas Rangers), and Jake Locker.

History[edit]

2014[edit]

The Bellingham Bells became the 4th team in WCL history to win a championship, going 37-17 for the season. David Bigelow set a WCL record for most games played, with 29 games in the season. As a whole team the Bells had 20 saves on the season setting the record for the most saves by any team in WCL history. Their 0.202 opponents' batting average as a team tied the record set by the 2005 Aloha Knights. Bellingham saw 47,307 fans in the seats at Joe Martin Field in just 32 home games, with an average of 1,478 people per night.

Play-offs Years[edit]

  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 1999 PIL Champions and National Baseball Congress World Series Participant[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Crawford (Bells Field Manager 1999-2000)