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Auburn Doubledays
Founded in 1982
Auburn, New York
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Short-Season A (1982–present)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Auburn Doubledays (1996–present)
  • Auburn Astros (1982-1995)
Ballpark
  • Falcon Park II (1995–present)
  • Falcon Park I (1982-1994)
Minor league titles
League titles 2007, 1998
Division titles 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Owner(s)/Operated by: Auburn Community Owned Non-Profit Baseball Association, Inc.
Manager: Dennis Holmberg
General Manager: Carl Gutelius

The Auburn Doubledays are a minor league baseball team in Auburn, New York, USA. They are a Short-Season A classification team in the New York-Penn League and have been a farm team of the Houston Astros (1982–2000) and the Toronto Blue Jays (2001 – Present).

The Doubledays play home games at Leo Pinckney Field at Falcon Park. Falcon Park was opened in June 1995, replacing the original Falcon Park which was built in 1927. Falcon Park seats 2,800 fans. In 2008, new blue box seats were installed.

The team and its mascot are named after Abner Doubleday, the Civil War general and Auburn native credited with inventing the game of baseball. Abner wears number 96 in honor of the birth of the team in 1996.

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History

Baseball in Auburn dates back to at least 1958. The current franchise began operations in 1996.

In 1998 the Doubledays and the Oneonta Tigers were named Co-Champions of the NY Penn League after Central New York was hit with a torrential rain storm and the fields at both parks were deemed unplayable.

The Doubledays won the Pinckney Division title for six straight years in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, but failed to win the league championship for the first five of those years. After losing in the first round of the playoffs for the first three years of their streak, they advanced to the New York - Penn League Championship series before being swept by the Staten Island Yankees. In 2003, the Doubledays led all of baseball in winning percentage (.757).

The Doubledays finally won the NY Penn League title in 2007, sweeping the Brooklyn Cyclones in the League Championship series. The final game featured a stellar pitching performance by Brett Cecil and a home run by J.P. Arencibia.[1] This was the first league championship for the city of Auburn since 1973.

Players who played in Auburn

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Catcher

1st Base

2nd Base

3rd Base

Shortstop

Right Field

Center Field

Left Field

Starting Pitchers

Bullpen

Wall of Fame

Auburn Baseball Past Affiliation

  • Auburn Yankees 1958-1961
  • Auburn Mets 1962-1966
  • Auburn Twins 1967-1971
  • Auburn Phillies 1972-1977
  • Auburn Sunsets 1978
  • Auburn Red Stars 1979
  • Auburn Americans 1980
  • Auburn Astros 1982-1995

Roster

Auburn Doubledays roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 12 Zach Anderson
  •  1 Casey Beck
  •  4 Evan Crawford
  • 32 Scott Gracey
  • 14 Shawn Griffith
  • 22 Brian Justice
  • 20 Willy Mendez
  • 39 Nestor Molina
  • 18 Matthew Morgal
  •  9 Zach Outman
  • 28 Dave Sever
  • -- David Slovak
  • 25 Egan Smith
  • -- Evan Teague
  • 17 Steven Turnbull
  • 36 Josh Wells
  •  6 Matthew Wright
Catchers
  •  5 Yan Gomes
  • 38 Sean Ochinko
  • 27 Karim Turkamani

Infielders

  • 24 Jon Del Campo
  •  3 Lance Durham
  • 29 Kyle Gilligan
  •  8 Bradley Glenn
  •  7 Jimmy Gonzalez
  • 23 Kevin Nolan
  • 11 Ryan Schimpf
  • 21 Randy Schwartz

Outfielders

  • 10 Markus Brisker
  • 13 Eric Eiland
  •  2 Chris Hopkins
  • 22 Francisco Santana
Manager

Coaches

  • 44 Kenny Graham (hitting)

† Disabled list
* On Toronto Blue Jays 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-17
Transactions

References

External links


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