As the Short-Season Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Hudson Valley Renegades actually took the field two seasons before the major league club even started playing. The team was officially founded in 1994 as an affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Though the Tampa Bay Rays would not be part of MLB's expansion until the 1998 season, the team joined the Texas Rangers as a parent organization of the Renegades during the 1996 season. To kick off the 1997 season, the Rays became the only parent organization as the Tampa club began to build the farm system for the team that would join the American League East the next season. The Renegades won their first league championship in 1999, then missed the playoffs every season until 2012, when they won the New York-Penn League title once again. Coming into 2020, the Hudson Valley Renegades has been a playoff team each of the last four seasons, including winning its third league championship in 2017. Get your tickets to see the Hudson Valley Renegades at StubHub.
Who is the Hudson Valley Renegades' manager?
Rafael Valenzuela was introduced as the manager of the Hudson Valley Renegades in January 2020. Valenzuela was drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of high school in 2006 but opted to go play college baseball at the University of Arizona. He then signed with the Houston Astros and spent four seasons in their minor league system as a third baseman before retiring after 165 career games. Valenzuela joined the Rays organization as a coach in 2014 and has worked his way through the system, including a stint as an assistant on the major league team. Coach Valenzuela made his managerial debut last season with the Gulf Coast Rays and put up a record of 25-28.
Where does the Hudson Valley Renegades play home games?
Opened in 1994, Dutchess Stadium has been the home of the Hudson Valley Renegades since the team formed. The 4,494-seat stadium offers all the standard ballpark fare but also several specialty food options, including a Mexican food stand, pizza stand and Bourbon BBQ and Grill. Around the box office, a section of plaques is set up to pay tribute to the many players who have been part of the lengthy history of the Renegades' organization. The lower level of the stadium provides an excellent view, as there are only nine rows of seats around the bottom portion of the stands.
Are there any big Hudson Valley Renegades games this season?
The parent organization of the Renegades, the Tampa Bay Rays, has been divisional rivals with the New York Yankees since they joined the MLB in 1998. Their short-season Class-A squads are also divisional opponents in the McNamara Division. You can check the Renegades' schedule at StubHub to see when they will be playing the Staten Island Yankees.
Who are some noteworthy Hudson Valley Renegades players?
The Renegades have featured some notable alumni over their long history with the Rays. They include Scott Podsednik, Evan Longoria, Josh Hamilton and John Jaso. Some big-name pitchers have also spent time with Hudson Valley, like Wade Davis, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson and Ryan Dempster.
Where can I buy Hudson Valley Renegades tickets?
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