Pulaski Yankees

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Pulaski Yankees
Founded in 1942
Pulaski, Virginia
PulaskiYankees.pngPulaskiYankeescap.png
Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassAdvanced Rookie League (1969–1977, 1982–1992, 1997–2006, 2008–present)
Previous classes
  • Class D (1946–1958)
  • Class C (1942)
LeagueAppalachian League (1946–1950, 1952–1955, 1957–1958, 1969–1977, 1982–1992, 1997–2006, 2008–present)
DivisionEast Division
Previous leagues
Virginia League (1942)
Major league affiliations
TeamNew York Yankees (2015–present)
Previous teams
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1986
  • 1991
  • 2013
Division titles (10)
  • 1984
  • 1986
  • 1989
  • 1991
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2019
Team data
NicknamePulaski Yankees
Previous names
  • Pulaski Mariners (2008–2014)
  • Pulaski Blue Jays (2003–2006)
  • Pulaski Rangers (1997–2002)
  • Pulaski Braves (1982–1992)
  • Pulaski Phillies (1969–1977)
  • Pulaski Cubs (1957–1958)
  • Pulaski Phillies (1952–1955)
  • Pulaski Counts (1942, 1946–1950)
BallparkCalfee Park (1982–1992, 1997–2006, 2008–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
David Hagan and Larry Shelor
ManagerTyson Blaser
General ManagerBetsy Haugh

The Pulaski Yankees are a minor league baseball team based in Pulaski, Virginia, United States. They are an Advanced Rookie League team in the Appalachian League, and became a farm team of the New York Yankees in 2015.[1] The team plays its home games at Calfee Park. They have previously been affiliated with several other major league baseball teams, and lost their Seattle Mariners affiliation after the 2014 season.[2]

The Pulaski Yankees were awarded Minor League Baseball's top honor, the John H. Johnson President's Award, in 2019. The award recognizes the "complete baseball franchise—based on franchise stability, contributions to league stability, contributions to baseball in the community, and promotion of the baseball industry."[3]

Pulaski baseball history[edit]

Pulaski's teams won the Appalachian League's championship in 1948, 1969, 1986, 1991 and 2013.

Pulaski was the 2010 Appalachian League Eastern Division Champion.

Ballpark[edit]

Photo of Calfee Park in 2005

The Pulaski Yankees play at Calfee Park. Calfee Park opened in 1935 and has a capacity of 2,500 fans. A number of houses that surround the park have good views of games.

The park had major renovations prior to the 1999 season, with a new grandstand behind the plate and along the first-base side as well as "open-air suites" (railed-in areas with picnic tables) farther down on the first-base line. A new scoreboard was also installed.

Playoffs[edit]

Roster[edit]

Pulaski Yankees roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 14 Nelson L Alvarez
  • 29 Reid Anderson
  • 18 Ryan Anderson
  • 61 Wilser Barrios
  • -- Wellington Caceres
  • 62 Tyler Johnson
  • 28 Renso Mejia
  • 59 Kevin Milam
  • 56 Kenlly Montas
  • 43 Jhonatan Munoz
  • 57 Luis Ojeda
  • 45 Elvis Peguero
  • 34 Leonardo Pestana
  • 98 TJ Sikkema
  • 38 Mitch Spence
  • 47 Randy Vasquez
  • 53 Evan Voliva
  • 54 Ken Waldichuk
  • 71 Hayden Wesneski

Catchers

  • 24 Gustavo Campero
  • 60 Gabriel Mora
  • 25 Saul Torres

Infielders

  • 12 Jesus Bastidas
  • 63 Chad Bell
  • 17 Roberto Chirinos
  • 48 Jose Martinez
  • -- Deivi Munoz
  • -- Danienger Perez
  • 13 Luis Santos
  • 69 Alexander Vargas
  • -- Anthony Volpe

Outfielders

  • 22 Antonio Cabello
  • 72 Jake Farrell
  • 64 Anthony Garcia
  • 21 Ryder Green
  • 33 Robert Javier
  • 36 Jake Pries
  • 58 Madison Santos


Manager

  • -- Tyson Blaser

Coaches

  • 55 Gerardo Casadiego (pitching)
  • -- Kevin Martir (hitting)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated March 21, 2020
Transactions
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New York Yankees minor league players

Notable Pulaski alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gangloff, Mike (September 9, 2014). "New York Yankees to Field Farm Club in Pulaski". Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Calfee Park sale OK'd as Mariners leave and $3 million upgrade begins". September 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "John H. Johnson President's Award". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016.

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