KANNAPOLIS CANNON BALLERS
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League: South Atlantic League, Class A
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Home Games: Atrium Health Ballpark
Affiliation: Chicago White Sox
Manager: Guillermo Quiróz
Coach: Patrick Leyland
Kannopolis Cannon Ballers TicketsThis Minor League baseball team in Kannapolis, NC, began in 1995 as the Piedmont Boll Weevils. In 2000, seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt Sr. bought a partial stake in the team. As an homage to the moniker that personified Earnhardt’s storied career, the team assumed the name Kannapolis Intimidators. In October 2019, Kannapolis’ Minor League team changed its name again to honor another landmark of this small town just northeast of Charlotte — Cannon Mills. The Cannon Ballers’ name came from over 1,200 nominations by the public when Kannapolis announced it was looking to rename the team. Even as the Cannon Ballers, this affiliate of the Chicago White Sox will carry the mustache and racing glasses in its logos to remind fans of the mark Earnhardt had on NASCAR and Kannapolis. Watch future White Sox players make their impact in the South Atlantic League. Grab your Cannon Ballers tickets at StubHub.
Who are the manager and coach of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers?Guillermo Quiróz began guiding Kannapolis as the Cannon Ballers era of Kannapolis baseball began in 2020. The Venezuelan native started his 17-year playing career at the age of 17. His 10 years in the Major Leagues included time with the Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox. He played on the 2014 World Series titleholder San Francisco Giants. Coach Patrick Leyland, son of three-time MLB Manager of the Year Jim Leyland, will assist Quiróz on the field.
What was the record of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers in 2019?The team went 64-74 in 2019, placing seventh in the eight-team South Atlantic League Northern Division. As recently as 2017, the Kannapolis team appeared in the South Atlantic League finals. That season, the Greenville Drive took the league title in three games in the best of five series with Kannapolis. A league championship came Kannapolis' way in 2005.
What notable players have been on the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers' roster?From the Kannapolis organization have come accomplished Major League and even National Football League players. Pitcher Bartolo Colon, who played for Kannapolis in 2009, has on his resume the 2005 American League Cy Young Award and four All-Star appearances (1998, 2005 and 2013 with the American League and 2016 with the National League). Ten years before his 2007 National League MVP season with the Philadelphia Phillies, Jimmy Rollins donned the uniform of the team that is now known as the Cannon Ballers. Rollins also has a 2008 World Series ring and three appearances in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Heisman Trophy winner and NFL veteran Ricky Williams played for the Cannon Ballers' predecessor in 1996 and 1997.
Who are the rivals of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers?The Greensboro Grasshoppers and Hickory Crawdads compete for in-state bragging rights with Kannapolis as well as top place in the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division. Another North Carolina-based South Atlantic League squad, the Asheville Tourists, plays in the Southern Division.
How big is the Cannon Ballers' home stadium?Atrium Health Ballpark has a 4,930-seat capacity. Even as a new facility, the stadium evokes memories of the Cannon Mills, as it sits in the spot once occupied by that textile plant, the world's largest, in downtown Kannapolis.
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