Queens Kings

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Queens Kings
Queens, New York City, NY
Previous Short-Season A
Minor league affiliations
Division McNamara
Previous leagues
New York–Penn League
Major league affiliations
Previous Toronto Blue Jays
Team data
Ballpark The Ballpark at St. Johns

The Queens Kings were the Toronto Blue Jays' Short-Season A classification team in the New York–Penn League in the 2000 season. The team was formerly the St. Catharines Stompers and was sold by the Blue Jays and relocated to Queens, New York City, New York and played at The Ballpark at St. Johns. The following season (2001), the team moved to the New York City borough of Brooklyn and became the Brooklyn Cyclones, an affiliate of the New York Mets. Of note, Alex Ríos, who earned a spot on the 2006 and 2007 American League All Star Roster, played his first season in professional baseball with the Queens Kings. Other former Queens Kings to reach the majors include Cleveland Indians catcher Guillermo Quiróz and former pitcher Brandon Lyon.

Franchise Record[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2000 46-29 3rd Eddie Rodríguez Lost in 1st round