Binghamton Rumble Ponies

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Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Founded in 1987
Binghamton, New York
Based in Binghamton since 1992
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Double-A (1987–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Eastern League (1987–present)
Division Eastern Division
Major league affiliations
Current New York Mets (1992–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1992
  • 1994
  • 2014
Division titles (3)
  • 1994
  • 2000
  • 2014
Team data
Nickname Binghamton Rumble Ponies (2017-future)
Previous names

Binghamton Mets (1992–2016)

Williamsport Bills (1987–1991)
Colors Navy blue, red, silver, white
                   
Ballpark
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
John Hughes/Evans Street Baseball
Manager Pedro Lopez
General Manager Jim Weed

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies are an American minor league baseball team based in Binghamton, New York. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets major-league club. The Rumble Ponies play in NYSEG Stadium, located in Binghamton.

History[edit]

Prior to moving to Binghamton for 1992, the franchise played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, from 1987 to 1991 as the Williamsport Bills. The team was an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians in 1987 and 1988, and was affiliated with the Seattle Mariners during the 1989 and 1990 seasons before being purchased by the New York Mets in 1991.

The Bills franchise was actually two separate franchises. After the 1988 season, the original owners moved the Bills to Hagerstown, Maryland, while the Eastern League franchise based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, moved back to Williamsport before the 1989 season. It was the latest in a long series of moves for the Pittsfield franchise, which was originally based in Williamsport in 1976 and later moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, from 1977 through 1978 and then Buffalo, New York, from 1979 through 1984.

The current franchise is planning to change the team's name effective for the 2017 season and is committed to staying in Binghamton for the foreseeable future.[1] The team held a name-the-team contest on its website from May 17th to June 1st; the finalists were the Bullheads (for the bullhead catfish abundant in the nearby Susquehanna River), Gobblers (for the rich hunting culture of the area, as well as the turkeys in Binghamton), Rocking Horses (for the Triple Cities' nickname as the "Carousel Capital of The World"), Rumble Ponies (also a carousel tribute), Stud Muffins (for the collections of carousel horses in Binghamton), and Timber Jockeys (for everyone who rides the carousels).[2][3] On November 3, 2016, the team announced that they would be rebranding as the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and released a new logo.

NYSEG Stadium

Notable alumni[edit]

Ike Davis, first baseman
for the New York Mets
Josh Satin during his tenure with the Binghamton Mets, in 2011

Current roster[edit]

Binghamton Rumble Ponies roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 43 Alberto Baldonado
  • 33 Nabil Crismatt
  •  6 Mickey Jannis
  • -- Ricky Knapp
  • 49 Luis Mateo
  • 19 Kevin McGowan
  • 27 Paul Paez
  • 23 Tim Peterson
  •  8 Kyle Regnault
  • 21 David Roseboom
  • 34 Logan Taylor

Catchers

  • 26 Colton Plaia

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

  • 16 Pedro Lopez

Coaches



Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On New York Mets 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated September 4, 2016
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
New York Mets minor league players

Season records[edit]

Panoramic view of the Binghamton Mets on the field at NYSEG Stadium

(Place indicates finish in Eastern League from 1987–93 and in the Northern Division from 1994. Bold indicates League Champion)

Williamsport Bills
Binghamton Mets

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1992 season: Defeated Harrisburg, 3–1 in first round; defeated Canton-Akron 3–2 in league championship.
  • 1994 season: Defeated New Haven, 3–0 in first round; defeated Harrisburg 3–1 in league championship.
  • 1996 season: Lost to Portland, 3–2 in first round.
  • 1998 season: Lost to New Britain, 3–1 in first round.
  • 2000 season: Lost to New Haven, 3–1 in first round.
  • 2004 season: Lost to New Hampshire, 3–1 in first round.
  • 2013 season: Lost to Trenton, 3–0 in first round.
  • 2014 season: Defeated Portland, 3–2 in first round, defeated Richmond 3-0 in league championship.
  • 2015 season: Lost to Reading, 3-0 in first round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B-Mets changing name as part of team rebranding". WBNG. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Caputo, Paul (May 17, 2016). "Introducing your Binghamton Bronies? (No, Not Really)". Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.Net. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Binghamton Name the Team Finals". Binghamton Mets. 

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