Quincy Gems

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Quincy Gems
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Information
LeagueProspect League (West Division)
LocationQuincy, Illinois
BallparkQuincy Stadium
Year founded1996
League championships4 (1996, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014)
Division championships4 (1998, 1999, 2009, 2010)
Former name(s)Quincy Gems (1996-present)
Former league(s)Central Illinois Collegiate League (1996-2008)
ManagementJimmie Louthan (GM)
ManagerRick Fraire
MediaQuincy Herald Whig, WGEM, KRRY
Websitequincygems.com

The Quincy Gems are a collegiate summer league baseball team located in Quincy, Illinois.

The Gems were originally a part of the Central Illinois Collegiate League and joined the Prospect League with several other CICL teams prior to the 2009 season. The team's original owners, the Quincy Civic Center Authority, sold the Gems to its current owners in September 2014 for $120,000.[1]

The Gems currently play in the Prospect League's West Division along with the Cape Catfish, DuPage Pistol Shrimp, Hannibal Hoots, Normal CornBelters and Springfield Sliders.[2]

Stadium[edit]

The Gems play at QU Stadium, a 2,500 seat facility owned and operated by Quincy University. The facility was built in 1938[3] and is located at 1800 Sycamore Street in Quincy.[4]

Seasons[edit]

Season Manager Record Win % Division GB Post-season record Post-season win % Post-season result Notes
2009 Chris Martin[5] 36-20 .643 1st - - Champions
2010 Chris Martin 29-24 .547 2nd 5.5 1-1 .500 Runner-up
2011 Chris Martin 38-18 .679 1st 2-0 1.000 Champions
2012 Chris Martin 34-26 .567 3rd 4 0-0 .000
2013 Chris Martin 34-25 .576 2nd 6.5 2-2 .500
2014 Chris Martin 39-20 .661 1st 4-2 .667 Champions
2015 Chris Martin 27-33 .450 5th 16 0-0 .000
2016 Zach Getsee[6] 27-33 .450 5th 12.5 2-2 .500 Runner-up Made playoffs as a result of 1st Half division title
2017 Adam Hightower and Rick Fraire[7] 21-39 .350 5th 15 0-0 .000 Hightower and Fraire were co-managers
2018 Rick Fraire[8] 33-27 .550 3rd 3.0 0-0 .000
Totals 318-265 .545 11-7 .611

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quincy Gems sold to local group for $120,000". Herald-Whig. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  2. ^ "NEW FOR 2019: DuPage Pistol Shrimp | Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC". www.prospectleague.com. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  3. ^ "QU Stadium". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  4. ^ http://www.prospectleague.com/view/prospectleague/prospect-league-stadiums
  5. ^ "Martin stepping down as Gems manager; first child due in May". Herald-Whig. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  6. ^ "Gems introduce Getsee as new head coach". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  7. ^ "Gems hire new coaching staff". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  8. ^ "Coaching Staff | Quincy Gems". www.quincygems.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21.

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