Since 1902, Minor Leaguers in pursuit of Major League dreams have come through Greensboro. The 1993 Greensboro Hornets had shortstop Derek Jeter as one of its representatives on the South Atlantic League All-Star Team. This one-time player in the Gate City has five World Series titles, the 2000 World Series MVP, the 2000 All-Star Game MVP and the honor of the 1996 MLB Rookie of the Year. He is also a member of the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame class. Other standout Major Leaguers who once wore the Greensboro uniform include 2017 National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton and 1985 American League MVP Don Mattingly. Along with many great players, Greensboro baseball has the 2011 South Atlantic League Champions in the form of the Grasshoppers to its credit. That 2011 edition is one of four Grasshopper squads to enjoy postseason South Atlantic League action. Grab Greensboro Grasshoppers tickets at StubHub.
Who is the manager of the Greensboro Grasshoppers?
Kieran Mattison assumes the managerial reins for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2020. Mattison brings four years in the Pirates organization, during which time he managed the Bristol Pirates of the Appalachian League (Rookie Advanced) to its first playoff berth since 2002. In 2013, Mattison coached the French Baseball National Team. He pitched collegiately for the East Carolina University Pirates in Greenville.
What was the record of the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2019?
Despite not making the playoffs in 2019, the Greensboro Grasshoppers managed to land 20 games north of .500 at 79-59. That mark earned Greensboro a third-place finish in the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division. In the first half of the season, the Grasshoppers notched 44 wins against 25 loss. However, a 35-34 record in the second half prevented Greensboro from catching the division champion, the Delmarva Shorebirds.
What is the size of the Greensboro Grasshoppers' venue?
First National Bank Field enjoys the tall buildings of downtown Greensboro as its backdrop. With a capacity of 7,499, First National Bank Field can meet the standard of a Class AA team. For its inaugural game that was held on April 3, 2005, the stadium and the Greensboro Grasshoppers welcomed the then-Florida Marlins.
Who have been the Greensboro Grasshoppers' parent clubs?
After the 2018 season, the Greensboro Grasshoppers and Florida Marlins ended their 16-year relationship. Since 2019, Greensboro has been in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system. The storied history of Minor League baseball in Greensboro has seen affiliations with the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds.
Who are the Greensboro Grasshoppers' rivals?
The Greensboro Grasshoppers share the same division of the South Atlantic League with fellow North Carolina teams Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis. The latter division rival now bears the name "Cannon Ballers" for the textile mill that called Kannapolis home. Previously, Greensboro’s I-85 rivals were the Kannapolis Intimidators, named for the legendary NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Along with the Hickory Crawdads, the Asheville Tourists of South Atlantic League’s Southern Division will make the trip up I-40 to duel with the Grasshoppers at First National Bank Field.
Where can I get Greensboro Grasshoppers tickets?
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