The Visalia Rawhide has been bringing minor league baseball to Tulare and Kings counties of California since the Class A - Advanced team's inception in 1946. The Rawhide has been affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2007. The Rawhide's affiliation is in the middle of the Diamondbacks system, with two teams at a higher level of the minor leagues and three teams at lower levels. These other teams include the Missoula Paddleheads, who were formerly known as the Missoula Osprey. Other teams include the Hillsboro Hops, the Kane County Cougars, the Jackson Generals and the Reno Aces. The team plays a total of 140 games against its rivals in the California League from Stockton all the way to the Inland Empire. It is part of the Northern Division. The Visalia Rawhide's contract with the Diamondbacks sets things up so that Arizona provides the coaches while working to prepare prospects in the Rawhide for careers in the big leagues. Get your Visalia Rawhide tickets at StubHub.
Who are some Visalia Rawhide players that have gone on to the major leagues?
Since the team's inception in 1946, 270 Visalia Rawhide players have gone on to play in the major leagues. They include Cy Young, Max Scherzer and Barry Zito. Another former player for the Visalia Rawhide, Kirby Puckett, played for the Minnesota Twins and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001, the first year he was eligible.
Who are some of the players for the Visalia Rawhide?
Some recent and current players for the team are pitchers Cole Bartlett, Luis Castillo, Jose Cuas, Cameron Gann and Erbert Gonzalez. The catchers include Jose Herrera and Tim Susnara. The infield is made up of Luis Alejandro Basabe, Jancarlos Cintron, Alex King, Geraldo Perdomo and Yoel Yanqui. Some of the outfielders rounding out the team are Eduardo Diaz, Anfernee Grier, Jake McCarthy, Max Murphy, Jorge Perez, Luis Silverio and Alek Thomas.
Who owns the Visalia Rawhide?
The 2020 season marks the first season for the Visalia Rawhide under new ownership. First Pitch Entertainment, LLC, a group consisting of family members Sam, Ruth and Elliot Sigal, MD, purchased the team from ownership group Top of the Third, Inc.
Who is on the coaching staff for the Visalia Rawhide?
Shawn Roof, 2019 California League Manager of the Year, is the manager of the Visalia Rawhide and helped lead the team to its first California League Championship since the 1970s. Shane Loux is the pitching coach for the team. Before his time with the Visalia Rawhide, Loux acted as pitching coach for Missoula. Carlos Mesa serves as coach, and Travis Denker is the hitting coach.
Where does the Visalia Rawhide play its home games?
Recreation Ballpark holds a total of 2,468 fans, and tickets to the game are extremely affordable. The stadium features a grandstand built into its stone structure. The stone is painted to represent all past Major League Baseball affiliations for the Visalia Rawhide. There are several suites available as well as a party area near third base. Near the first base concourse, there is also a Hall of Fame area that is available to ticket holders. A Kid's Zone located near right field gives children a chance to work off some of their energy, so their parents can make it all the way to the ninth inning. Concessions at Recreation Park on the first and third base concourses offer meals and snacks. Domestic and craft beers are also available.
Where can I get tickets to see the Visalia Rawhide play?
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