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Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Founded in 1988
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Triple-A (1988–present)
Previous Single-A (1950–1958)
Minor league affiliations
League Pacific Coast League (1988–present)
Conference American Conference
Division North Division
Previous leagues
Western League (1950–1958)
Major league affiliations
Current Milwaukee Brewers (2015–present)
Previous Colorado Rockies (1993–2014)
Cleveland Indians (1988–1992)
Chicago White Sox (1950–1958)
Minor league titles
League titles (2)
  • 1992
  • 1995
Division titles (2)
  • 1992
  • 1995
Team data
Nickname Colorado Springs Sky Sox (1988–present)
Colors red, white, navy blue
              
Mascot Sox the Fox
Ballpark Security Service Field (1988–present)
Previous parks
Spurgeon Stadium (1988)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Elmore Sports Group
Manager Rick Sweet
General Manager Tony Ensor

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are a minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team's colors are red and blue. The team plays in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and is the Triple-A affiliate of the major league Milwaukee Brewers. The Sky Sox won the PCL title in 1992 and again in 1995.

Originally, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox were a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox in the Western League from 1950–1958, when the league folded. The Sky Sox's nickname originated with their affiliation with the White Sox.

The Pikes Peak region was without professional baseball for thirty years until 1988, when the Hawaii Islanders of the PCL relocated to Colorado Springs and became the second incarnation of the Sky Sox. From 1988–1992 the Sky Sox were the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. When Denver was awarded a major league franchise for the 1993 season, the new Colorado Rockies arranged for the Sky Sox to become their top farm team.

During their first season, the Sky Sox moved from Spurgeon Stadium (in Memorial Park) to the brand new Sky Sox Stadium, now known as Security Service Field. The ballpark, on the eastern edge of Colorado Springs, originally cost $3.7 million to build and seats 8,500 spectators. In recent years, the Sky Sox have invested over $8 million on ballpark renovations which included a new video scoreboard, redesigned entrance plaza, new picnic facility and banquet hall. It is the highest professional ballpark in the United States: its natural grass field sits at 6,531 feet (1,991 m) above sea level.

On October 22, 2008 the Sky Sox unveiled a new logo, uniforms, and color scheme.[1]

Contents

  • Roster 1
  • Notable alumni 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Roster

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ [2] Archived October 23, 2008 at the Wayback Machine

External links

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox official website
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