Great Falls Voyagers

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Great Falls Voyagers
Founded in 1969
Great Falls, Montana
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Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Advanced Rookie (1948–1963, 1969–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (1948–1963, 1969–present)
Division North Division
Major league affiliations
Current Chicago White Sox (2003–present)
Previous

Los Angeles Dodgers (1984–2002, 1952–1963)

Minor league titles
League titles 1951, 1954, 1961, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2008, 2011
Division titles 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008
Team data
Nickname

Great Falls Voyagers (2008–present)

  • Great Falls White Sox (2003–2007)
Previous names

Great Falls Dodgers (1984–2002)

  • Great Falls Giants (1969–1983)
  • Great Falls Electrics (1948–1963)
Ballpark Centene Stadium (1948–1963, 1969–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Great Falls Baseball Club, Inc.
Manager Pete Rose Jr.
General manager Kattie Meyer

The Great Falls Voyagers are a minor league baseball team based in Great Falls, Montana. This team has played continuously since 1969,[1] and also played in the Pioneer League from 1948 to 1963.

The "Voyagers" name refers to an event in August 1950, when Nicholas "Nick" Mariana, the general manager of the Great Falls Electrics, saw two spinning objects approaching at a seemingly high speed. Mariana recorded 16 seconds of footage of the unidentified flying objects at Legion Park (see the Mariana UFO incident).[2]

The Voyagers became an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox starting with the 2003 season. Previously the team was affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1983–2003), and the San Francisco Giants (1969–83). The team plays its home games at Centene Stadium and is a member of the Pioneer League.

On December 18, 2012, Pete Rose, Jr., the son of major league career basehits leader Pete Rose, was named the Voyagers' manager. He replaces Ryan Newman.[3] The Bat Boys are Harrison Faulk and Chris Lee. 2014 Coaching Staff: Manager: Charlie Poe Hitting Coach: Greg Briley Pitching Coach: Brian Drahman Athletic Trainer: Will Lawhorn Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tim Rodmaker

Notable alumni[edit]

1988: Eric Karros, Jose Offerman

1990: Pedro Martinez, Raul Mondesi

1999: Shane Victorino

2000: Joel Hanrahan

2002: Jonathan Broxton, James Loney, Eric Stults

2003: Fernando Hernández, Tom Jacquez, Brandon McCarthy, Chris Young

2005: Brandon Allen, Chris Getz, Boone Logan, Clayton Richard

2006: Chris Carter

2007: John Ely, Aaron Poreda

2008: Eduardo Escobar, Daniel Hudson, Brent Morel

2010: Addison Reed, David Holmberg

Current roster[edit]

Great Falls Voyagers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 18 Matt Abramson
  • 47 Nick Blount
  • -- Matt Lane
  •  3 Jeffrey McKenzie
  • -- Alex Powers
  • -- David Putman
  •  6 Anthony Santiago
  • 30 Joey Wagman

Catchers

  • -- Jose Barraza
  • 13 Zach Fisher
  • 20 Dillon Haupt
  • 37 Trey Wimmer

Infielders

  • -- Jackson Laumann
  • -- Brad Salgado
  •  4 Christian Stringer

Outfielders

  •  8 Michael Carballo
  •  9 Justin Jirschele
  • -- Hunter Jones
  • 28 Dane Opel
  • -- Juan Ramirez

Manager

  • -- Charles Poe

Coaches


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* On Chicago White Sox 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 4, 2014
Transactions
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