Salt Lake City Trappers

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The Salt Lake City Trappers were an independent Pioneer League minor league baseball team, based in Salt Lake City from 1985 to 1992. The ownership group included actor Bill Murray, who held a five percent stake in the team.[1] The Trappers played their home games at Derks Field, located at the present-day site of Smith's Ballpark. The team is best known for winning 29 consecutive games in 1987 to establish an all-time record for all of professional baseball. The media frenzy surrounding "The Streak" gained national attention for the team - including a feature article in Sports Illustrated magazine.[2] Memorabilia from the '87 squad is on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.[3]

Before moving to Salt Lake City, the organization started as the Calgary Cardinals, a rookie league team affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals. They became the Calgary Expos in 1979, when they switched affiliations to the Montreal Expos. The Expos later relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1985 to make room for the Calgary Cannons of the Pacific Coast League.

The organization is currently known as the Ogden Raptors.[4]

Pioneer League[edit]

Championships (4): 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991
Runners-up (2): 1990, 1992

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