Modesto Nuts Tickets
Rivals: Stockton Ports, Lake Elsinore Storm, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Lancaster JetHawks
Venue: John Thurman Field
All Time Greats: Kent Matthes, outfielder who won California League MVP in 2011, Brian Stavisky, outfielder who won the same award in 2004, Joe Rizzo, Luis Liberato
Major League Affiliation: Seattle Mariners
Modesto Nuts TicketsThe Modesto Nuts owns a venerable legacy of baseball that began in 1946 and continues to this day. If you catch a game with them traveling or on home John Thurman Field, then you'll see America's pastime played with passion by such outstanding performers as Dayeison Arias pitching as he demonstrates how he journeyed from the Dominican Summer League to the short A level, full A level, and now the advanced A level team in the Modesto Nuts. To win the 2017 California League championship, the Modesto Nuts swept the five-game series in a superior display of sportsmanship and talent against rival Lancaster JetHawks. In the final championship game, Joe Rizzo earned the MVP award with an average of .538, one home run, two doubles, and four runs batted in. Seek out tickets from stubhub.com for the Modesto Nuts and you're assured of prime baseball action from a seasoned team.
Who are some top players?After coming on board in 2019, Dayeison Arias ran up a run average 9 statistic of 1.23 run average 9 statistic after pitching in five games and facing 26 batters. Joe Rizzo played outstandingly well in the 2017 championship series, as noted above.
Who coaches the Modesto Nuts?The team benefits from the expertise in pitching from Sean McGrath, whose first-year affiliation with the Nuts this is. McGrath coached pitching at Elon University, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Iona College. Another first year Nuts coach is Shawn O'Malley for hitting, whose experience includes MLB careers in the Seattle Mariners organization as well as the Los Angeles Angels. Denny Hocking, a 13-year MLB veteran, continues as manager and head coach.
What is the Modesto Nuts home venue like?John Thurman Field plays home base for the team and it seats 4,000 excited fans. The stadium features plenty of parking, natural grass, a combination of individual and bench seating, handicapped accessible seats directly behind home plate, night lighting, safety net and fully stocked gift shops as well as a string of food concessions. Expect fan involvement in relay races and hitting contests on the field for a family fun event.
Have the Modesto Nuts ever won an important title?Yes, 9 times. The California League hosts postseason playoffs in its North and South divisions in a small series that is divided by the first half of season and second half. Following this, a best of five series determines the league champ. The Modesto team rose to the challenge to win the championship in 1950, 1954, 1959, 1966 and 1972, when they were branded the Modesto Reds. As the Modesto A's, the team won the championship in 1982, 1984 and 2004. The Modesto Nuts won in 2017.
Are there opportunities for minor league players to hone their skills in the Modesto Nuts?Yes. Connor Kopach from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale demonstrates advancing ability in his positions as shortstop, second baseman and outfielder as he plays for a minor league team, which traditionally is a stepping stone to MLB play.
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