Hudson Valley Renegades
|Hudson Valley Renegades|
Founded in 1994
Wappingers Falls, New York
|Minor league affiliations|
|Class||High-A (from 2021)|
|Previous classes||Class A Short Season (1994–2020)|
|League||High-A East (from 2021)|
|New York–Penn League (1994–2020)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Team||New York Yankees (from 2021)|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (3)|
|Division titles (5)|
|Name||Hudson Valley Renegades|
|Colors||Navy blue, Dutchess blue, silver, white|
|Mascot||Rookie, Rene, Rascal, Roofus|
|Ballpark||Dutchess Stadium (1994–present)|
|The Goldklang Group|
|General Manager||Steve Gliner|
The Hudson Valley Renegades are a Minor League Baseball team and the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees and are scheduled to play in the upcoming High-A East. The Renegades play their home games at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, New York. From 1994 to 2020, the team competed in the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League.
In 1994, the Erie Sailors, affiliates of the Texas Rangers, moved to the Hudson Valley, becoming the Renegades. They became an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays organization in 1996. They will become an affiliate of the New York Yankees beginning in 2021.
The Renegades won three New York–Penn League championships (1999, 2012, and 2017). The organization has produced major leaguers such as Scott Podsednik, Jorge Cantu, Ryan Dempster, Joe Kennedy, Craig Monroe, Matt Diaz, Evan Longoria, Josh Hamilton, John Jaso, Wade Davis, and Toby Hall. Doug Waechter threw the only no-hitter in Renegades history on August 10, 2000, against the Pittsfield Mets. Scott Podsednik became the first former Renegade to win a World Series with the Chicago White Sox defeating a Houston Astros club which included former Renegades Brandon Backe and Dan Wheeler. On August 14, 2007, The Renegades hosted the third annual New York–Penn League All-Star Game at Dutchess Stadium.
Team promotions include a "Fun Team" that promotes between-inning entertainment. Marvin Goldklang is the team's majority owner. Goldklang also has stakes in several other minor league baseball teams, including the Charleston RiverDogs and St. Paul Saints. Ex-manager Matt Quatraro coined the name Gades in 2000. Their mascots are raccoons: Rookie (the Renegade) Raccoon, Rookie's wife Rene Gade, Rascal (Rookie & Rene's son), and occasionally, Rookie's father Roofus.
7-day injured list
- 1995 season: Lost to Vermont 2-0 in semifinals.
- 1998 season: Lost to Oneonta 2-0 in semifinals.
- 1999 season: Defeated Utica 2-1 in semifinals; defeated Mahoning Valley 2-1 to win championship.
- 2012 season: Defeated Brooklyn 2-1 in semifinals; defeated Tri-City 2-1 to win championship.
- 2014 season: Lost to State College 2-1 in semifinals.
- 2016 season: Defeated Lowell 2-0 in semifinals; lost to State College 2-0 in finals.
- 2017 season: Defeated Staten Island 2-1 in semifinals; defeated Vermont 2-0 to win championship.
- 2018 season: Defeated Auburn Doubledays 2-0 in semifinals; lost to Tri-City ValleyCats 2-0 in finals.
- 2019 season: Lost to Brooklyn 2-1 in semifinals.
- "Eben Yager Steps Down From Renegades EVP/GM Post". Ballpark Digest. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
- "New York Yankees Announce New Minor League Affiliation Structure". MLB.com. November 7, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
- Mayo, Jonathan (February 12, 2021). "MLB Announces New Minors Teams, Leagues". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
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