Sioux City Explorers

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Sioux City Explorers
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Information
LeagueAmerican Association (Central Division)
LocationSioux City, Iowa
BallparkLewis and Clark Park
Year founded1993
Nickname(s)The X's
League championships0
Division championships5
Former league(s)
Former ballparks
  • none
ColorsBlack, red, white
     
Retired numbers42
OwnershipJohn Roost
ManagerSteve Montgomery
General ManagerShane Tritz
MediaSioux City Journal
KSCJ
Websitexsbaseball.com

The Sioux City Explorers are a professional baseball team based in Sioux City, Iowa, in the United States. The Explorers are members of the South Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. Since their inception in 1993, the Explorers have played their home games at Lewis and Clark Park.

The Explorers, frequently called the X's, have played in the American Association since 2006. Previously, they were members of the Northern League.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Sioux City Explorers (2010–2020)[1]
Season W–L Win % Finish Playoffs
2010 49–47 .510 4th, North Division Did not qualify
2011 51–49 .510 3rd, Central Division Did not qualify
2012 45–55 .450 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2013 38–62 .380 5th, Central Division Did not qualify
2014 47–53 .470 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2015 75–25 .750 1st, Central Division Defeated St. Paul, 3–1 in first round, lost Championship to Laredo Lemurs 3–1
2016 54–46 .540 1st, Central Division Lost in first round 3–1 to Wichita.
2017 46–54 .460 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2018 71–29 .710 1st, South Division Lost in first round to Kansas City T-Bones 3–2
2019 57–43 .570 2nd, South Division Defeated Kansas City 3–1 in semifinals; lost to St. Paul 3–0 in championship
2020 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Totals 533–463 .532

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1994 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3–1 in championship
  • 1999 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3–0 in semifinals
  • 2002 season: Defeated Joliet 3–2 in quarterfinals; lost to Winnipeg 3–1 in semifinals
  • 2008 season: Lost to Sioux Falls 3–0 in semifinals
  • 2015 season: Defeated St. Paul 3–1 in semifinals; lost to Laredo 3–1 in championship
  • 2016 season: Lost to Wichita 3–1 in semifinals
  • 2018 season: Lost to Kansas City 3–2 in semifinals
  • 2019 season: Defeated Kansas City 3–1 in semifinals; lost to St. Paul 3–0 in championship

Roster[edit]

Sioux City Explorers roster
Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Ryan Flores
  • -- Nate Gercken
  • -- Kent Hasler
  • -- Danny Hrbek
  • -- Max Kuhns
  • -- Jairo Labourt
  • -- Patrick Ledet
  • -- Matt Pobereyko
  • -- Matt Quintana
  • -- Carlos Sierra
  • -- José Velez
  • -- Paul Voelker



 

Catchers

  • -- Justin Felix
  • -- Dylan Kelly

Infielders

  • -- Josh Allen
  • -- Rhett Aplin

Outfielders

 

Manager

  • Steve Montgomery

Coaches

  • Bobby Post (pitching)
  • Derek Wolfe (bench)
  • Bruce Fischbach (trainer)

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

Roster updated January 15, 2021
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