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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-Aaffiliate 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 30 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]

Team owner David G. Elmore is negotiating with the city of San Antonio, Texas, for the relocation of his baseball club to that city in 2019. The move depends on construction of a new downtown ballpark, endorsed by Mayor Ivy Taylor and partly funded by taxpapers.[2]

Roster

Colorado Springs Sky Sox roster

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Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 13 Hiram Burgos
  • 19 Tim Dillard
  • 15 Sam Freeman
  • 11 Drew Gagnon
  • 32 David Goforth *
  • 17 Josh Hader
  • 37 Brooks Hall
  • 43 Michael Kirkman
  • 33 Damien Magnifico *
  • 18 Stephen Peterson
  • 12 Austin Ross
  • 23 Wei-Chung Wang
  • 20 Aaron Wilkerson
Catchers
  • 9 Michael McKenry
  • 36 Josmil Pinto
  • 21 Andrew Susac *
  • -- Adam Weisenburger 

Infielders

  • 7 Garin Cecchini *
  • 38 Garrett Cooper
  • 27 Brandon Macias
  • 3 Nate Orf
  • -- Will Middlebrooks

Outfielders

  • -- Lewis Brinson
  • 5 Ramon Flores
  • 5 Shane Peterson 
  • 25 Michael Reed *
  • 8 Kyle Wren
  • 30 Andrew Wilkins *
Manager
  • 16 Rick Sweet

Coaches

  • 35 Fred Dabney (pitching)
  • 22 Bob Skube (hitting)



 7-day disabled list * On Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster # Rehab assignment ∞ Reserve list ‡ Restricted list § Suspended list † Temporary inactive list
Roster updated September 4, 2016
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  • Sky Sox logo (1993–2008) 
  • Sky Sox cap (2000–2008)

Notable alumni

Brad Ausmus

  • Sandy Alomar, Jr.
  • Nolan Arenado
  • Garrett Atkins
  • Brad Ausmus
  • Albert Belle
  • Vinny Castilla
  • Craig Counsell
  • Joe Girardi
  • Jimmy Gobble
  • Carlos González
  • Brad Hawpe
  • Todd Helton
  • Matt Holliday
  • Doug Jones
  • Gabe Kapler
  • Juan Pierre
  • Scott Podsednik
  • Jim Thome
  • Mike Hargrove (Manager)
  • Charlie Manuel (Manager)

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