The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the
. The team was previously known as the Durham Bulls, but when the Bulls moved up to the Triple-A International League, a new franchise was created to replace them. The franchise played one season in Danville, Va., as the Danville 97s while a stadium was built for them in Myrtle Beach. The Pelicans' first 11 seasons were spent as an affiliate for the
. In the team's first two seasons, they won the Carolina League championship but only made two playoff appearances over the next 10 seasons. The
took over the organization for the 2011 season, and although they would only be the parent organization for four seasons, the Pelicans went on an impressive run of seven straight playoff berths. In the middle of those seven straight postseason trips, 2015 saw the Chicago Cubs take over the Pelicans, who won Carolina League titles in their first two seasons as a Cubs' affiliate. You can get your 2020 Myrtle Beach Pelicans tickets at StubHub to see the team play.
Who are the rivals of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans?
Things get incredibly heated when the Myrtle Beach Pelicans face off with the
The Dash, who are an affiliate of the Cubs' crosstown rival
Chicago White Sox
, are divisional rivals of the Pelicans. Things between the two teams don't only get heated on the field as the 2017 season included a lengthy battle between both squads' social media profiles. You can find out when the Pelicans take on the Dash at StubHub.
Have any notable players played for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans?
Well over 100 players have come through Myrtle Beach on their way to major league success. Braves' legends like Brian McCann, Freddie Freeman, Rafael Furcal and Julio Teheran are all former Pelicans. There are also players who played in Myrtle Beach who have established themselves as stars all over the league. Jason Heyward, Kyle Hendricks, Craig Kimbrel, Adam Wainwright, Gleyber Torres, Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor are just a few examples of big league stars who donned the Pelicans uniform before getting to The Show.
Where do the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play their home games?
Generally just referred to as Pelicans Ballpark,
TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark
is the official name for the home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Opened in 1999, the 6,600-seat stadium has been the home of the Pelicans since the team came to Myrtle Beach. The stadium sits across the street from the popular shopping and eating area, Broadway at the Beach. The recently added LED-lights in the stadium not only provide lighting for evening games, but there are also light shows between innings. Down the left field line, fans can enjoy Tito's Beach Party, which is an area that brings the beach to the stadium with a seating option other than standard seat backs.
Who manages the Myrtle Beach Pelicans?
Steve Lerud will be returning for his second season as the manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Before joining the Pelicans, Lerud was the manager for the Cubs Short-Season affiliate, the
. In his sole season at the helm in Eugene, Lerud led the Emeralds to a Northwest League Championship. Lerud played for 13 seasons, primarily in the minor leagues, before retiring following the 2017 season. In his first season as the skipper of the Pelicans, Lerud posted a record of 34-35.
Where can I buy Myrtle Beach Pelicans tickets?
You can get your tickets to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.
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