The Jupiter Hammerheads, the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Miami Marlins, have called Jupiter, Fla., home since 1998. Before becoming an affiliate of the Marlins, the franchise had a lengthy run with the now defunct Montreal Expos. The team started in 1969 as the West Palm Beach Expos and remained the Expos' affiliate for 29 seasons, the longest tenure of any team that served in Montreal's farm system. Over the course of those 29 seasons, the Expos made it to the postseason 10 times and won two Florida State League championships. Prior to the 1998 season, the team relocated to Jupiter, and by 2002, the Marlins had taken over as the parent organization. After making the playoffs as an affiliate of the Marlins in 2002 and 2003, the Hammerheads went on an eight year postseason drought. That drought ended in 2012 when the Hammerheads came up just short in the Florida State League Championship Series. Unfortunately, the Hammerheads haven't made it back to the playoffs since. Grab your tickets to see the Jupiter Hammerheads today at StubHub.
Where do the Jupiter Hammerheads play their home games?
Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium is the home of the Jupiter Hammerheads. The Hammerheads share their stadium with the Palm Beach Cardinals and their parent organization, the Miami Marlins, during Spring Training. The stadium seats approximately 7,000 fans and features luxury suites, field and loge box seats, bleachers and bullpen club seating. The ballpark seats about 6,700 fans. The main concourse of the stadium serves as an interactive tribute to baseball in Palm Beach County as there are newspaper articles about Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on display as well as banners for the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame.
Who are some notable players that played for the Jupiter Hammerheads?
Over the last several seasons, some of the top names for the Miami Marlins and around Major League Baseball have passed through Jupiter on their way to the majors. National League Rookie of the Year and MVP Christian Yelich played for the Hammerheads during his minor league career. Pitchers Sandy Alcantara, Andrew Heaney and Jose Fernandez all took the mound in Jupiter on their way to big league success.
Do the Jupiter Hammerheads have any rivals?
Many teams have rivalry games based on divisional alignment or geographical proximity. Not every team gets to mix those two factors in with a shared stadium. The Jupiter Hammerheads chief rival is the Palm Beach Cardinals. Not only do the two squads share a state and a division, but when you consider the fact they also share a stadium, this rivalry takes on a whole new dimension.
Who manages the Jupiter Hammerheads?
The Miami Marlins brought in a familiar face to manage the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2020. Mike Jacobs enters his first season as the manager of the Hammerheads and his fourth season overall as a manager in the Marlins' organization. Marlins fans may remember Jacobs from his playing days, when he spent three seasons as the first baseman of the major league squad. Jacobs was drafted by the New York Mets but was traded to the Marlins after six seasons in New York's farm system. Coach Jacobs started his managerial career in the Marlins' system in 2017 when he lead the Short Season New York-Penn League Batavia Muckdogs to a 30-45 record. He returned to the squad in 2018 and posted a 36-40 record. Jacobs also coached the Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League to a 78-61 record and an appearance in the finals last season.
Where can I buy Jupiter Hammerheads tickets?
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