The Class A Advanced minor league team named for the famous US Route 66 drives in run after run for solid baseball action. The team won the California League Championship in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2013. In the California League All-Star Game of June 2019 that the 66ers hosted on its home field, the 66ers boasted no less than five players, not including the coaching staff. The team also delivers fan activities in special events, such as the upcoming one-day rebranding of the 66ers to the Inland Empire Cherubs complete with unique jerseys, T-shirts and hats to promote charity. Old-timers recognize 66er Torii Hunter Jr. as the talented young offspring of former major leaguer Torii Hunter Sr. You can see Junior play in his efforts to reach the Major Leagues. Get your Inland Empire 66ers tickets at StubHub.
Who are some top Inland Empire 66ers players?
After his MLB retirement in 2000, right-handed pitcher Orel Hershiser pitched a game in a win for the 66ers to retain his commitment to baseball and this team when the parent team was the Los Angeles Dodgers. The current right-handed pitcher, Cristopher Molina, cites his inspiration from Albert Pujols, a fellow Dominican Republic native playing for the 66ers' parent team, the Los Angeles Angels. Molina achieved a walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) statistic of 1.43 in 2019.
Who manages the Inland Empire 66ers?
Manager Jack Santora parlayed his playing days as a shortstop in Team Italy in three World Baseball Classics to the position of manager and head coach of the 66ers. Santora oversees pitching coach Michael Wuertz, whose major league career includes national renown for his slider pitch that generated the most misses per swing in 2009. Along with Wuertz, coach Steven Hernandez adds his decades-old expertise and devotion to the Angels organization's affiliate team despite never having played professionally.
What is the Inland Empire 66ers home field like?
Constructed in 1996, San Manuel Stadium seats 8,000 fans and boasts additional lawn seating for folks cheering on their team and also looking to catch a fly ball or two. Bleachers and individual seating combine to offer comfortable surroundings under a canopy. Natural turf adds to the feel of a family-friendly outing.
What was a recent Inland Empire 66ers game like?
In September 2019, the grandstand exploded for Jordyn Adams as the 66ers center fielder smacked a double to open the game as they played the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Adams, whose batting average was .229, trotted home on Orlando Martinez's one run batted in.
Are there opportunities for minor league players to hone their skills for the Inland Empire 66ers?
Yes. You may catch a breakout player such as Ken Griffey Jr., who played for the team when it was known as the San Bernardino Spirit in 1988. Griffey aced 42 home runs and stole 32 bases in minor league play that season, which traditionally is a steppingstone to MLB opportunities.
What division do the Inland Empire 66ers play in?
The 66ers play for the Southern Division in the California League, along with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Lake Elsinore Storm and Lancaster JetHawks.
Where can I buy Inland Empire 66ers tickets?
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