Stockton Ports Tickets
Rivals: Modesto, Rancho Cucamonga
Venue: The Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton
All-Time Greats: Collin Theroux, Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green, Scott Dunn
Major League Affiliation: Oakland Athletics
Stockton Ports TicketsThe Stockton Ports strut their stuff at Stockton's Banner Island Ballpark home field and have graced the city with top-flight baseball talent since 1941. The minor league Ports represent a valued tie-in with the major league Oakland Athletics 75 miles away, which treasures the Ports because they won the California League championship 11 times to tie with their fellow minor league team, the San Jose Giants. Players such as catcher Collin Theroux served with distinction on the Ports to be selected later by a major league team, in Theroux's case the Athletics. If you sample Theroux's Ports record of 115 runs in 877 at bats, then you know the high quality of baseball you'll thrill to at a Ports game. Grab your Stockton Ports tickets fast at StubHub to enjoy firsthand a display of baseball playing at its most exciting.
What is the home venue like?The Banner Island Ballpark boasts convenient freeway access from Highway 4, I-5 and Highway 99 to present a 5,000-seat stadium. From the well-kept grass field to the nearness of the Stockton Arena, which is also part of the Stockton Events Center, the venue plays to admirers of scenic river views as well. There is plenty of on-street parking in addition to a multi-story parking garage.
Who are some top Stockton Ports’ players?Xavier Altamirano came to the Ports in 2015 to establish himself as a pitcher who held the rival Modesto Nuts to one run and retired 12 batters in a row in an April 2019 game on the Nuts' home field. Shortstop Jeremy Eierman shares a baseball heritage with father John in the minors and brother Johnny in the majors. He has proved himself in fielding and has gained a batting average of .208 in 2019. For spectacular catching and hitting talent, be sure to watch Jordan Devencenzi and his 2019 record of a .291 slugging percentage.
Who manages the Stockton Ports?Scott Emerson fields the pitching coach position as of 2017 and displays the results of 17 years in the Oakland Athletics organization. His history includes pitching for three major league teams. Bench coach Ryan Christenson offers game day play-by-play dissection and encouragement after 14 years’ experience with the Ports' major league affiliate. Hitting coach Darren Bush gets the most out of his players' talents by showcasing his six seasons on the major league coaching staff.
Which Stockton Ports' player broke an important barrier in US baseball?That honor belongs to "Pumpsie" Green, who was the first African-American to win MVP in 1955 with hitting .319 in 144 games for the Ports. Typical of his modesty, he claimed in a 2009 interview that he thought at the time that he 'had a great year and terrorized the Cal League,' which had been his dream. The Boston Red Sox bought his contract mid-season midway through the 1955 season, and he broke another record by being the first African-American player for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox team was the final major league team to fully integrate baseball.
Have the Stockton Ports ever won an important title?The California League determines the champ after postseason playoffs in the North and South divisions in a mini-series divided by first half of season and second half. This is then followed by a best-of-five series in the nail-biting tension to select the overall league champion. The Stockton Ports won in 1946, 1947, 1963, 1965, 1969, 1980, 1986, 1990, 1992, 2002 and 2008.
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