Johnson City Cardinals

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Johnson City Cardinals
Founded in 1937
Johnson City, Tennessee
JohnsonCityCardinalsLogo.PNG JohnsonCityCardinalsCapLogo.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Appalachian League
Division Western Division
Major league affiliations
Current St. Louis Cardinals
Minor league titles
League titles (9)
  • 1940
  • 1958
  • 1964
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2016
Division titles (7)
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1994
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2016
Team data
Nickname Johnson City Cardinals (1975-present)
Previous names
  • Johnson City Yankees (1964-1974)
  • Harlan Yankees (1963)
  • Harlan Smokies (1961-1962)
  • Johnson City Phillies (1957-1960)
  • Johnson City Cardinals (1939-1955)
  • Johnson City Soldiers (1937-1938)
Ballpark TVA Credit Union Ballpark
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
St. Louis Cardinals / Johnson City Sports Foundation
Manager Roberto Espinoza
General Manager Chuck Arnold

The Johnson City Cardinals are a rookie league baseball team based in Johnson City, Tennessee.[1] The Cardinals are affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals organization and play with the Appalachian League.[1] The team has won nine league championships, most recently in 2016.[2] They play their home games at TVA Credit Union Ballpark.[3]

Playoffs[edit]

Since 1986, Johnson City has reached the playoffs by virtue of winning their division or clinching a playoff spot eight times. The results of their postseason play during this time are as follows.[4]

Roster[edit]

Johnson City Cardinals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Estarlin Arias
  • 51 Daniel Castano
  • 36 Noel Gonzalez
  • 29 Julio Mateo
  • 52 Levi MaVorhis
  • 39 Yeison Medina
  • 15 David Oca
  • 23 Ian Oxnevad
  • 22 Frederis Parra
  • 43 Ramon Santos
  • 28 Austin Sexton
  • 31 Anthony Shew
  • 34 Keaton Siomkin
  • 37 Leland Tilley
  • 19 Ross Vance
  • -- Ben Yokley (Military leave)

Catchers

  • 18 Joshua Lopez
  • 48 Andrew Knizner
  •  4 Stephen Zavala

Infielders

  • 47 Luis Bandes
  • 50 Allen Cordoba
  •  3 J.R. Davis
  • 25 Bryce Denton
  • -- Luke Doyle §
  •  7 Joey Hawkins
  • 11 Caleb Lopes
  • 33 Hunter Newman

Outfielders

  •  5 DeAndre Asbury-Heath
  • 16 Shane Billings
  • 26 Matt Fielder
  • 49 Jonathan Rivera


Manager

  •  8 Chris Swauger

Coaches

  • -- Roberto Espinoza (Hitting)
  • -- Cale Johnson (Pitching)



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

Notable alumni[edit]

Many of the players fielded by Johnson City have gone on to distinguish themselves in Major League Baseball.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Johnson City, Tennessee Register City Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Sutton, Bob (September 7, 2016). "Cardinals sweep way to Appy crown". milb.com. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Howard Johnson Field". milb.com. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2016 Appalachian League Media Guide". milb.com. pp. 47–59. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Notable Alumni". milb.com. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 

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