The Wilmington Blue Rocks, the Class-A advanced affiliate of the Kansas City Royals has been a successful franchise since the team was founded in 1940. Initially an affiliate of the Philadelphia A's, the team remained with Philadelphia's Major League organization when the A's moved to Oakland and the Phillies were created. The Royals became the parent organization for the team prior to the 1993 season, and with the exception of the 2004-2005 season, the Royals have maintained their relationships with the Blue Rocks since. Since 1993, the Blue Rocks have been a perennial playoff contender having made the postseason every year between 1993 and 1996. During that span, they won two Carolina League championships. The team would go on to win two more league titles in 1998 and 2000. Last season, the team won their fifth Carolina League championship as an affiliate of the Royals after putting up a record of 82-56. You can get your tickets to see the Wilmington Blue Rocks today at StubHub!
Are there any big games on the Wilmington Blue Rocks' schedule this season?
While all divisional games matter more, the games between the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Lynchburg Hillcatshave some added layers of intensity. Not only do the two squads battle for Northern Division supremacy, but their parent organizations are also divisional rivals. The Royals and the Cleveland Indians have battled in the American League Central for years. You can check StubHub to see when the Hillcats appear on the Blue Rocks' schedule.
Where do the Wilmington Blue Rocks play?
Daniel S. Frawley Stadium, the home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks opened in 1993. The stadium's opening coincided with the Kansas City Royals becoming the parent organization of the team. The stadium's location makes it appealing to a wider fan base as Wilmington is often considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area and sits on the northeastern border of Maryland. The 6,532 seat stadium sets on the riverfront and provides fans a great view of downtown Wilmington.
Are there any notable players that have played for the Wilmington Blue Rocks?
The Wilmington Blue Rocks have a long history of putting players into Major League Baseball. Mike Montgomery, Eric Hosmer, Brady Singer and Nick Pratto are all products of Wilmington baseball. Other stars that played for the Blue Rocks include Carlos Beltran, Clay Buchholz, Johnny Damon, Jacoby Ellsbury, Zack Grienke and Mike Sweeney.
Who is the manager of the Wilmington Blue Rocks?
The Kansas City Royals have announced that Chris Widger will be the new manager for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Widger replaces manager, Scott Thorman who piloted the Blue Rocks to the Carolina League championship last season. Wider, a former Major League catcher, spent 10 years in the Major Leagues with several different teams including the Chicago White Sox with whom he won a World Series in 2005. Before this managerial position, Widger spent three seasons as the bench coach for the Blue Rocks between 2016 and 2018. Last season he served as the manager of the Burlington Royals where he posted a record of 39-29. Coach Widger will be the 17th manager in the history of the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Where can I buy Wilmington Blue Rocks tickets?
You can grab your tickets to see the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the rest of the Carolina League as they take to the diamond at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub. StubHub, your one-stop shop for all sporting event tickets offers multiple ticket delivery options, 360-degree seating previews and a secure checkout process designed to protect your information.Back to Top
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