San Rafael Pacifics

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San Rafael Pacifics
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Information
League Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs
Location San Rafael, California
Ballpark Albert Park
Year founded 2011
League championships 3 (NABL, 2012), (PA,2014, 2015)
Former league(s)
Colors Navy blue, light blue, white
              
Ownership Redwood Sports and Entertainment
Manager Matt Kavanaugh
General Manager Mike Shapiro
Website www.pacificsbaseball.com

The San Rafael Pacifics are a professional baseball team based in San Rafael, California, United States and are a charter franchise of the six-team Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, an independent professional baseball circuit not affiliated with Major League Baseball.

The Pacifics franchise was launched by Centerfield Partners LLC of Dublin, California. Along with a sister team owned and operated by Centerfield Partners, the Sonoma County Grapes, the Pacifics made their debut in the 2012 baseball season at 1,000-seat Albert Park in San Rafael.[1] The team is now owned by Redwood Sports and Entertainment.

Front Office[edit]

The president of the Pacifics is Mike Shapiro, a 25-year baseball veteran with previous front-office stints at the San Francisco Giants (general counsel), Atlanta Braves (senior counsel), Turner Sports (VP), and Washington Nationals (SVP).

North American League[edit]

The North American Baseball League was a nine-year-old, ten-team, professional, independent minor league formed from teams of the former Golden Baseball and United Baseball leagues. Play is typically described as A- to AA- caliber baseball, with players primarily coming from previous stints in the major league-affiliated AAA-, AA-, and A- leagues. The North American Baseball League folded in 2012. The Pacifics were the final champions of the league.

Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs[edit]

The Pacifics' ownership, Redwood Sports and Entertainment, took the four former Northern Division teams from the NAL and created a new league, the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. The league initially consisted of the Pacifics, Na Koa Ikaika Maui (also formerly of the GBL), Hawaii Stars and Sonoma County Grapes. However, the Grapes folded and were replaced by the Vallejo Admirals.

In 2014 both Hawaii teams folded and the Sonoma Stompers and the Pittsburg Diamonds were added to the league.

Current roster[edit]

San Rafael Pacifics roster
Active roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 34 Patrick Barnett Injury icon 2.svg
  • 44 Patrick Conroy
  • 23 Nick DeBarr
  • 35 Julian Esquibel
  •  2 Dakota Freese
  •  1 Garrett Granitz
  • 24 Michael Holback
  • 22 James McReynolds
  • 30 Yohailys Millord
  •  7 Jake Pintar
  • 45 Quinn Pippin
  • 27 Eric Thomas
  • -- J.P. Howell


Utility player

  • 20 Brnet Gillespie
  • 10 Nick Zaharion
 

Catchers

  • 25 Ricky Gingras
  • 32 Mark Lindsay
  • 16 Michael Rizzitello

Infielders

  •  6 Josh Eatherly
  • 39 Spencer Nielsen
  •  8 Jake Taylor

Outfielders

  •  3 Kyle Adie
  • 21 Devin Carter
  • 12 Demetrius Moorer
  • 18 Miles Williams
 

Manager

  • 28 Matt Kavanugh

Coaches

  • 23 Nick DeBarr (pitching)

Injury icon 2.svg Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated June 5, 2017
Transactions

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shea, John (2012-02-12). "San Rafael professional baseball team promises fun". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

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