The Peoria Chiefs is the Single-A affiliate for the St. Louis Cardinals.The franchise has been a member of the Midwest League since the 1984 season. Outside of the inaugural season, when it was an affiliate of the California Angels, the Chiefs has either been the Single-A squad for the Cardinals or the Chicago Cubsevery year since joining the Midwest League. From 1985 until 1994, the Cubs was the parent organization. While the early years saw the team make a couple of Midwest League Championship Series appearances, the Chiefs didn't win their first league title until the 2002 season when they were an affiliate of the Cardinals. The Cubs took the Chiefs back over again prior to the 2005 season and served as the parent organization through 2012 when it was announced that the Chiefs would revert to the Cardinals' organization once again. Today, the Peoria team is two years removed from its last Midwest League Championship Series appearance and looking to rebound from a disappointing 2019. Get your tickets at StubHub to see a Peoria Chiefs game.
Who are some notable Peoria Chiefs players?
A look at the Chiefs all-time roster looks like a "Who's Who" list of All-Stars, award winners, World Series Champions and Hall of Famers. Dating back to the earliest days, Cubs' greats like Mark Grace, Joe Girardi and Greg Maddux played for Peoria. Players who established great careers for themselves such as Yadier Molina, Jose Jimenez and Rick Ankiel also spent time with the Chiefs. Even more recently, superstars like Albert Pujols, Chris Archer, Josh Donaldson and DJ LeMahieu passed through Peoria on their way to their successful careers in Major League Baseball.
Do the Peoria Chiefs have any rivalries?
In conjunction with the Bowling Green Hot Rods,in 2008, the Peoria Chiefs announced they would be competing every year in the "Battle for the Barrel." The rivalry stems from a series in 2017 when the Hot Rods launched the Bootlegger Night promotion and the Chiefs played as the "Distillers" for one game. Now the team that wins the yearly series receives a trophy. Also, the Chiefs have had a long-standing rivalry with teams that are affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. This stems from the Cubs and Cardinals Major League rivalry, but it also sets up for some heated contests between the Peoria Chiefs and the South Bend Cubs.
Who is the manager of the Peoria Chiefs?
Erick Almonte will be returning for his second season as the manager of the Peoria Chiefs in 2020. Almonte is the first manager in the history of the Chiefs franchise to be born outside of the United States. As a player, Almonte played for both the New York Yankees and the Milwaukee Brewers before retiring after playing his last game in 2011. Coach Almonte has been a part of the Cardinals organization since the 2017 season when he was the hitting coach for the Single-A Palm Beach Cardinals. He spent the 2018 season as the manager of the Gulf Coast League Cardinals where he went 40-16. Almonte looks to rebound from a 2019 season where he put up a 54-85 record.
Where are the Peoria Chiefs games played?
Dozer Park is the home of the Peoria Chiefs, who share the stadium with the nearby Bradley University Braves. The relatively new stadium was built in 2002 and boasts a seating capacity of 7,500 with a traditional seating bowl as well as grassy berms down both foul lines as well as just beyond the left-field wall. The stadium is also home to one of the largest video boards in all of Minor League Baseball, a 30-foot by 42-foot hi-def video board that shows ads, replays and relevant game information.
Where can I buy Peoria Chiefs tickets?
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