Mobile BayBears

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Mobile BayBears
Founded in 1976
Mobile, Alabama
BayBears.png MobileBayBearsCap.png
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Double-A
Minor league affiliations
League Southern League (1976–present)
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Arizona Diamondbacks (2007–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1998, 2004(Co), 2011, 2012
Division titles 1998, 2004, 2011
Team data
Nickname
Colors Navy, Light Blue, Ecru, White
Ballpark Hank Aaron Stadium (1997–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Michael Savit / HWS Group
Manager Andy Green
General manager Chris Morgan
"Teddy", BayBear's team mascot

The Mobile BayBears are a minor league baseball team based in Mobile, Alabama, United States. The team, which plays in the Southern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks major league club. The BayBears play in Hank Aaron Stadium, named after baseball's former all-time home run king and Mobile native Hank Aaron. Opened in 1997, the park seats 6,000 spectators.

The BayBears franchise was located in Wilmington, North Carolina from 1995 to 1996 under the name of the Port City Roosters. From 1993 to 1994, they were the Nashville Xpress located in Nashville, Tennessee, after relocating from Charlotte, North Carolina where they were the first incarnation of the Charlotte Knights.

From 1997 to 2006, the BayBears were the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

History[edit]

The name of the team was announced in July 1996. The name was chosen from a name-the-team contest.[1] Mobile mayor Mike Dow announced the name at that year's Mobile Fourth of July fireworks display.[2] In September 1996, the BayBears signed an affiliation agreement with the San Diego Padres.[3]

BayBears Hall of Famers[edit]

Other notable alumni[edit]

Roster[edit]

Mobile BayBears roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

  •  8 Ronnie Freeman
  • 15 Mark Thomas

Infielders

  • 23 Brandon Drury
  • 34 Rudy Flores
  •  2 Ryan Gebhardt
  • -- Sean Jamieson Injury icon 2.svg
  •  6 Gerson Montilla
  • 13 Raul Navarro

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  •  3 Jason Camilli (hitting)
  • 21 Wellington Cepeda (pitching)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Arizona Diamondbacks 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated April 9, 2015
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Arizona Diamondbacks minor league players

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball Notes". Wilmington Star-News. 1996-07-06. p. 2C. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Baseball". Tuscaloosa News. 1996-07-05. p. 3C. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ "New Mobile team links with Padres". Wilmington Star-News. 1996-09-20. p. 2C. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 

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