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Encyclopedia > Brooklyn Cyclones
Brooklyn Cyclones
Founded in 1986
Brooklyn, New York
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  • A
Minor League affiliations
  • New York - Penn League
    • McNamara Division
Major League affiliations
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Minor League titles
League titles 2001 (declared Co-champions with Williamsport Crosscutters)
Division titles 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007
Owner(s)/Operated by: Sterling Equities
Manager: Edgar Alfonzo
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The Brooklyn Cyclones are a minor league baseball team in the short season single "A" New York - Penn League, affiliated with the New York Mets. The Cyclones play at KeySpan Park just off the boardwalk on Coney Island. In 2005, the Brooklyn Cyclones became the major partner of the High School of Sports Management, a new small school located down the block from KeySpan Park on West 19 Street and Mermaid Ave. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... St. ... St. ... The Queens Kings were the Toronto Blue Jays Short A Class team in the New York-Penn League in the 2000 season. ... KeySpan Park is a minor league baseball stadium in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. ... St. ... Community Park is a stadium in St. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor League Baseball. ... This article is about the sport. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... KeySpan Park is a minor league baseball stadium in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. ... Photograph of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, USA, taken August 2003. ... For other uses, see Coney Island (disambiguation). ...


In 1999, New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced a deal that would bring two minor-league baseball teams to the outer boroughs of the city. New stadiums would be constructed for the Staten Island Yankees and an as-yet-unnamed team to play at Coney Island. A name-the-team contest was held, and the club became known as the Cyclones, named for the famous Cyclone roller coaster at nearby Astroland amusement park on Coney Island. This article is about the year. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league baseball team, located in Staten Island, New York. ... Coney Island Cyclone Perhaps the most famous roller coaster of all time is the Coney Island Cyclone, although it is not the oldest standing, most impressive, or even the only one to have had a campaign to save it from demolition. ... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Cyclones began as the St. Catharines, Ontario-based St. Catharines Stompers (formerly St. Catharines Blue Jays) in 1986 as a team in the New York - Penn League. Sold by Toronto in 1995 and bought out by local investors, including former Toronto Blue Jay Ernie Whitt. In 1999 the team was bought and moved to Brooklyn. The club played its 2000 season at St. John's University in Jamaica, in the borough of Queens, remaining a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate for one last season. During this time, the club was known as the "Queens Kings". Nickname: Motto: Industry and Liberality Location of St. ... St. ... St. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Leo Ernest Ernie Whitt (born June 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball player noted for being an original player for the Toronto Blue Jays when they broke into the major leagues in 1977. ... This article is about the year. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... St. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ...


By 2001, the new park was completed, and many Brooklynites eagerly awaited its opening. There had been no professional baseball in the borough – indeed, no professional sports at all – since the Dodgers had left Ebbets Field for California. The team proved so popular that additional seats were added to the ballpark about three weeks after opening day. They, too, sold out quickly. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


The Cyclones have two major mascots, Sandy the Seagull and Pee-wee. Sandy is the main Cyclones mascot who has been with the team since the first year in 2001. Pee-wee was introduced in 2003 and is supposedly the adopted son of Sandy. From 2001-2002 Sandy was sponsored by Radio Shack.From 2004 till now Sandy is sponsored by Astoria Savings bank. Pee-wee on the other hand was sponsored by Coney Island Hospital from 2003-2005. Currently Pee-Wee has no sponsor. In 2006 the Cyclones introduced a new unnamed mascot that was a Pelican. The Pelican was a blow-up "Zooperstar" type character who would be on the field an inning or two each game. There was a "Name the Mascot" contest where fans had the opportunity to name the Pelicun. Fans were not entertained much by the Pelican. Since the 2006 season, the Pelican has not made an appearance and the team never officially gave the mascot a name. This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RadioShack Corporation (formerly Radio Shack) (NYSE: RSH) runs a chain of electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of Europe. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coney Island Hospital is located in Brooklyn, New York City. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Cyclones were strong in their opening season with the best record in the league, 52-24. They defeated the Staten Island Yankees, 2 games to 1, in the opening playoff round. The championship series was against the Williamsport Crosscutters, and the Cyclones traveled to Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and won the series opener on September 9. The potential championship clincher was scheduled for September 11 in Brooklyn, but that morning the World Trade Center in Manhattan was destroyed in a terrorist attack and the league canceled the remainder of the series, leaving Brooklyn and Williamsport as co-champions. The Williamsport Crosscutters are a Class A minor league baseball team based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... Bowman Field For other uses, see Bowman Field. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County,GR6 Pennsylvania in the United States. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “WTC” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


Since then, the Cyclones have continually sold out KeySpan Park and the games continue to draw large crowds from both Brooklyn and farther afield. They won the 2003 McNamara division championship. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first Cyclone to break into the major leagues was infielder Danny Garcia, who made his debut with the New York Mets on September 2, 2003, in a 3-1 Met win over the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium. is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ...


In April 2006, Brian Bannister became the first Cyclone Pitcher to make his debut with the Mets in a game against the Washington Nationals at Shea. Ex-Mets prospect Scott Kazmir, who played with Brooklyn in 2002, made his ML Debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2004. This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames Nats, Nacionales (Spanish) Ballpark RFK Stadium (2005–present) Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977-2004) Jarry Park... Scott Edward Kazmir (born January 24, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The latest Cyclone to make the Mets roster is sidearm reliever Joe Smith, who pitched a scoreless third of an inning in his debut against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of the 2007 season. Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On August 23, 2005, The Cyclones and KeySpan Park hosted the first-ever New York-Penn League All-Star Game, which was won by the National League NYPL Team by a score of 5-4. is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ...


On July 20, 2006, the Cyclones and the Oneonta Tigers took part in the longest game in the history of the New York-Penn League, a 26-inning marathon that the Cyclones lost, 6-1. The game took 6 hours and 40 minutes to complete. The Cyclones scored their run in the first inning; Oneonta tied the game in the fourth and then did not score again until they scored five runs in the top of the 26th. Cyclones manager George Greer was ejected from the contest in the first inning for arguing an umpire's call on a force play at second base. [1] is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 1967 Major League affiliation Detroit Tigers Home ballpark Damaschke Field Previous home ballparks City Oneonta, New York Current uniform colors navy blue, orange Previous uniform colors navy blue, white Logo design An orange tiger stalking through a navy blue O...


On September 7, 2007; during the final regular season game (a 5-4 victory over the Lowell Spinners), the Cyclones set an all time single game attendance record of 10,073; 2,573 people over the seating capacity of the stadium in 2001. is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 1996 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark Edward A. LeLacheur Park Previous home ballparks Alumni Field City Lowell, Massachusetts Current uniform colors red, navy blue Previous uniform colors Logo design A thread-wrapped a baseball bat spinning inside...


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Brooklyn Cyclones - definition of Brooklyn Cyclones in Encyclopedia (391 words)
A name-the-team contest was held, and the club became known as the Cyclones, named for the famous Cyclone roller coaster at a nearby amusement park.
The championship series was against the Williamsport Crosscutters, and the Cyclones traveled to Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and won the series opener on September 9.
The potential championship clincher was scheduled for September 11 in Brooklyn, but that morning the World Trade Center in Manhattan was destroyed in a terrorist attack and the league canceled the remainder of the series, leaving Brooklyn and Williamsport as co-champions.
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