The Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the Beloit Snappers have been a member of the Midwest League since 1982. Then, known as the Beloit Brewers, the franchise was an affiliate of Milkwaukee's Major League Baseball franchise. From 1982 through 1994, the team went by the same name as its parent organization before adopting the new moniker. In its first season as the Snappers in 1995, the franchise won its first Midwest League All Star championship. After sporadic playoff appearances by the team during its stint as the Brewers, postseason play became much more frequent following the name change. The Minnesota Twins became the parent organization of the Snappers just before the 2005 season, and the results remained steady as the team made the playoffs three consecutive years between 2005 and 2007. The Snappers became the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics for the 2013 season, and the team has made two postseason appearances since. While the 2019 Snappers finished 30 games under .500, Beloit is looking to bounce back in 2020. Get your Beloit Snappers tickets today at StubHub.
Who is the manager for the Beloit Snappers?
Lloyd Turner will be returning as the manager of the Beloit Snappers in 2020 for his second season at the helm. Although the Snappers went 54-84 in his first season as manager, Turner saw 11 players be promoted through Oakland's organization during his inaugural season as manager. After an 11-year playing career Turner retired to go into coaching and had been with the Athletics' organization for six years as an assistant before landing the managerial role. Two of those six seasons were spent as the hitting coach for Beloit.
What is Pohlman Field like?
Pohlman Field, home of the Beloit Snappers, opened in 1982. Everything about the stadium embraces its history, down to the music that is played between innings. The 3,501-seat stadium embraces its status as a nearly 90-year-old facility, including the fact that the seating is still mostly made up of bleachers. The renovations performed in 2012 didn't change much with regard to the fan experience, but it did raise the outfield that used to be lower than the infield. In addition to the bleacher-style seating, there are picnic areas that extend down both foul lines and a kids' area that includes a fast-pitch style game. The fans that you will be watching the game with will often be families who are hosting the players in their homes during the season. Since the stadium doesn't meet some Minor League Baseball requirements, a new stadium is being planned, with groundbreaking anticipated for spring 2020.
Who are some notable athletes that have played for the Beloit Snappers?
Over the course of the last several seasons, some of the most recognizable names in Major League Baseball have passed through Beloit on their way to the big leagues. Addison Russell, who went on to win a World Series with the Chicago Cubs, is a former Snapper. Billy McKinney, Matt Chapman, Daniel Robertson and A.J. Puk are also all Beloit alumni who have established themselves in the MLB.
Do the Beloit Snappers have any rivals?
The primary rivals for the Beloit Snappers are the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Not only do both of these teams play in the Western Division, but they're both based in Wisconsin, so the battle for state supremacy adds another layer to their rivalry.
Where can I buy Beloit Snappers tickets?
Minor League Baseball fans can get tickets to see the Beloit Snappers and the rest of the Midwest League teams at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.Back to Top
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