Medicine Hat A's

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Medicine Hat A's
1977
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Class-level
PreviousRookie League
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Pioneer League
Major league affiliations
PreviousOakland Athletics
Team data
Previous parks
Athletic Park

The Medicine Hat A's were a Rookie League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, playing in the Pioneer League and located in the Canadian city of Medicine Hat, Alberta. They played for a single season, 1977, and their home field was Athletic Park.

History[edit]

The A's arrived in Medicine Hat in 1977, an expansion team for the Pioneer League along with the Calgary Cardinals.[1] The A's had relocated from Boise, Idaho, where they had played two seasons as the Boise A's in the Northwest League.[1] The A's finished in fifth place within the six-team Pioneer League;[2] four members of the team would go on to appear in the major leagues.[3] After the season, the team changed their affiliation to the Toronto Blue Jays[4] and played 25 seasons as the Medicine Hat Blue Jays.

Season records[edit]

Season Manager W–L Win % Finish Playoffs Ref
1977 Orlando Gomez 29–41 .414 5th none [5]

All-stars[edit]

Season[6] Name & Position
1977 Jim Bennett, OF

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pioneer adding 2 teams". Great Falls Tribune. Great Falls, Montana. October 14, 1976. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "1977 Pioneer League". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "1977 Medicine Hat A's (Rk)". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Blue Jays affiliate with Medicine Hat". Great Falls Tribune. Great Falls, Montana. AP. October 6, 1977. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "1977 Medicine Hat A's". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "All-Star Teams 1966-1979". milb.com. Retrieved August 19, 2017.

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