Baseball has been a part of Eugene, Ore., since 1956. Though the team has been through a plethora of affiliations over their 60-plus seasons they have been the Class-A Short Season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs since 2015. The Cubs were also the parent organization for the Emeralds in 2000, but the team was then under the San Diego Padres umbrella from 2001-2014. The last few years as a Cubs' affiliate has seen some good results. The 2016 squad put up a remarkable 54-26 record on their way to a Northwest League Championship. The 2018 team also won a championship but did it in the most unconventional of ways. The Emeralds posted to worst regular season record in the Northwestern League, but the second-half wildcard-winning Emeralds tripped into the postseason. With an abysmal season behind them, Eugene actually won the championship on a walk-off balk in the bottom of the 10th inning, good for their second title in three years. You can get your tickets to see the 2020 Emeralds at StubHub today!
Do the Eugene Emeralds have any big games this season?
While divisional games always matter in baseball, the Emeralds have established a rivalry against intrastate opponent, the Salem Keizer Volcanoes. The teams play each other multiple times per season at both home fields. You can see what dates these two rivals are set to collide at StubHub.
Where do the Eugene Emeralds play their home games?
PK Park doubles as the home of the Eugene Emeralds and the Oregon Ducks college baseball team. Oregon had disbanded the baseball team as a varsity program until the 2009 season. The decision came at a perfect time for the Emeralds who were still playing in Civic Stadium even though it was deteriorating quickly. The Emeralds moved into the stadium on the University of Oregon's campus along with the Ducks for the 2009 season. The Oregon logos around the stadium do make it obvious that the stadium was built primarily for the school, but the 4,000-seat stadium is still a great spot to see the Emeralds.
Have the Eugene Emeralds produced any Major League Baseball players?
The story of Major League players coming through Eugene goes back generations. Hall of Fame third baseman, Mike Schmidt played for the Emeralds as did Cincinnati Reds legend, Eric Davis. The Emeralds also had former MLB player and current MLB Network analyst, Mark DeRosa on his way to the Majors. More recently, Washington Nationals infielder, Trea Turner was an Emerald player as recently as 2014.
Who is the manager of the Eugene Emeralds?
Lance Rymel is returning for his second season as the manager for the Eugene Emeralds. 2020 will be Rymel's fifth season as a coach or manager within the Cubs' organization and his second season as the manager for Eugene. Rymel's playing career lasted for three seasons where he played catcher for different teams within the Cubs' farm system. In 2016, he became the rehab coach for Mesa before serving as the manager for the Cubs' Dominican Summer League in 2017 and 2018. Last season, Rymel put up a record of 37-43 as a manager, good for third place in the South Division.
Where can I buy Eugene Emeralds tickets?
You can grab your tickets to see the Eugene Emeralds and the other teams that make up the Northwest League at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub. StubHub provides customers with traditional or electronic ticket delivery, secure checkouts and 360-degree seating previews.Back to Top