The Winnipeg Goldeyes are members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The team was founded in 1994 and initially took part in the Northern League. The eventful journey saw the Goldeneyes claim their first championship in the first season. In the following years, they reached six championship finals but couldn't claim the title. In 2005, a few of the team's close rivals joined the American Association, which prompted the Winnipeg Goldeyes to make the transition to AA in 2011. Joining the American Association impacted the team's fortunes, as the Fish claimed three more championship trophies in 2012, 2016 and 2017. The team is named in honor of a former Winnipeg team that played in the original Northern League in the 1950s and later became affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals. The name "Goldeye" represents a local fish that is served as a smoked delicacy in the region. Get tickets to all the Winnipeg Goldeyes ballgames at StubHub.
Where do the Winnipeg Goldeyes play their home ballgames?
Shaw Park, the premier baseball stadium in the city, is home to the Winnipeg Goldeyes. As soon as the field was ready in 1999, the team moved to Shaw Park from the Winnipeg Stadium. As of 2020, the stadium has 30 luxury suites, a large restaurant and a team retail store inside the premises. Shaw Park can easily accommodate 7,481 spectators who are facilitated by a large picnic area and an open patio. The outfield is natural grass complemented by the traditional dirt infield. Located in downtown, visitors can easily reach the ballpark using public transport.
Who is the manager of the Winnipeg Goldeyes?
Rick Forney has managed the team since joining in 2000 as a pitching coach. The position was justified considering that Rick had previously played for the Winnipeg Goldeyes as one of their greatest pitchers. While playing, he was asked to become a pitching coach in the middle of the season. In 2006, Rick took over the role of the manager. During his reign, 12 of the Winnipeg Goldeyes pitchers were signed by Major League clubs, and the team sold 37 players to Major League organizations. He also helped the team win three American League championship titles.
Where can I get the tickets to Winnipeg Goldeyes games?
Without leaving your home, you can get tickets at StubHub. StubHub is the world's largest online marketplace for major sports events. Buying the ticket from StubHub ensures that fans are protected by its 100% FanProtect promise. It means that your tickets will be valid for entry at the gates and you will get a full refund if the game is rescheduled or canceled. You can also use the StubHub platform to find the best-value seats using interactive seat map features.
What is the mascot of the Winnipeg Goldeyes?
Goldie, the mascot with a long snout, baseball years and first base written on his rear end, is the official mascot of the team. Since his birth in 1994, Goldie is known for his mischievous behavior and hyperactive attitude that often led to uneasy situations with rival mascots. His fight with Matt Nokes of the St. Paul Saints made national headlines when the two brawled inside the stadium. Matt claimed that he and his teammates were upset over Goldie jumping on the roof of the dugout, which prompted him to chase and attack Goldie. On the return leg of St. Paul, mascots from all over Winnipeg turned up calling Matt the Mascot Mugger. Eventually, Goldie and Matt shook hands and made up.
What's it like to be in the Winnipeg Goldeyes ballpark?
Once inside the stands, fans are entertained by Goldie and the Ushers. The trademark "Clapper" help fans create rattles around the stadium. Vendors and promoters chip in by tossing free cheese sticks, beef sticks, candy bars and squishy balls into the crowd.Back to Top
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