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Vermont Lake Monsters Tickets
League: New York-Penn League
Affiliation: Oakland Athletics
Location: Burlington, Vt.
Class Level: Class-A Short Season
Vermont Lake Monsters TicketsThe Vermont Lake Monsters are the Class-A Short Season affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The Lake Monsters were the product of a rebranding effort before the 2006 season. The team was created in 1994 as the Vermont Expos, an affiliate of the now-defunct Montreal Expos. Outside of a New York-Penn League championship in 1996, the team only made the postseason one other time during their run as the Expos. The Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals, but the minor league team kept the Expos moniker through the 2005 campaign. The organization pushed to keep the Expos name but was forced to change the name by Major League Baseball. The Nationals maintained their role as the parent organization of the team through the 2010 season. They were the force behind the new name, the Lake Monsters, which is based on a local legend that says there is a large snake-like creature named Champ that lives in Lake Champlain in Vermont. The Athletics took over the organization for the 2011 season, and the Lake Monsters have made the playoffs twice since then. Grab your Vermont Lake Monsters tickets at StubHub to see the team play this season.
Who are some notable players who played for the Vermont Lake Monsters?The prominence of players who passed through Burlington on their way to the big leagues goes back to the early days when the franchise was known as the Expos. MLB stars like Milton Bradley, Jason Bay, Orlando Cabrera and Michael Barrett all played for Vermont before they made it to the majors. More recently, players like Jordan Zimmermann and Danny Espinosa also spent time with the Lake Monsters before reaching the Big Show.
Are there any big games on the Vermont Lake Monsters’ schedule for the 2020 season?While every division game matters, it may be a good idea to check out some games between the Vermont Lake Monsters and the Tri-City ValleyCats. Not only are both squads members of the Stedler Division, but the ValleyCats are an affiliate of the Houston Astros, who are a division rival of the Oakland Athletics.
Where do the Vermont Lake Monsters play home games?Centennial Field is the home field for the Vermont Lake Monsters. The stadium actually sits on the eastern edge of the University of Vermont's campus even though the school hasn't fielded a baseball team since the 2009 season. The first ballgame at Centennial Field was actually played on April 17, 1906, making it one of the oldest stadiums in all of professional baseball. Today, the stadium does a nice job of blending modern amenities with the past in the historically rich venue. For instance, there is a new video scoreboard over the left field wall, but a large number of the bleachers that are still in use today were built in 1922 after a fire destroyed the original wooden seats. Today, there is a children's play area along with a beer deck and food options for adults just beyond the right-center field fence while the stadium still pays tribute to past legends who have played there like Ken Griffey Jr.
Who is the manager of the Vermont Lake Monsters?Rick Magnante is returning as the manager of the Vermont Lake Monsters for the 2020 season. Magnante served as the Lake Monsters' manager for three seasons between 2011 and 2013 and won the Stedler Division with Vermont in 2011. While with the Lake Monsters, Magnante put up a record of 105-121 before going on to manage the Single-A Beloit team and Oakland's affiliate in Stockton. For the 2019 season, Magnante was back with the Lake Monsters as the bench coach.
Where can I buy Vermont Lake Monsters tickets?You can get your tickets to see the Vermont Lake Monsters at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub.
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