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Encyclopedia > Charleston RiverDogs
Charleston Riverdogs
League South Atlantic League
Division South
Year founded 1886
Major League affiliation New York Yankees
Home ballpark Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
Previous home ballparks College Park (1897-1996)
City Charleston, South Carolina
Current uniform colors Purple, Navy Blue and White home. Purple, Navy Blue and Gray away
Previous uniform colors Purple, Teal (1994-2002)
Logo design A dog biting down on a bat inside a purple C with Charleston on top and Riverdogs on the bottom in purple.
Division titles
League titles
Manager Torre Tyson
Owner Robin Williams

The Charleston RiverDogs are a Minor League Baseball team based in Charleston, South Carolina. They play in the class A South Atlantic League and are an affiliate of the New York Yankees. Image File history File links Riverdogs. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1886 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Joseph P. Riley, Jr. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21, 1952)[1] is an American actor and comedian. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...

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History

Baseball can be traced in Charleston back to 1886, when the Charleston Seagulls took the field in front of only 32 people at an old high school baseball field. In 1897 a brand new facility was built for the Seagulls named College Park. In 1907 the Sea Gulls won the South Atlantic League Championship. In 1947 the new Charleston Rebels set an attendance record of 184,851, which stood until 1997. The Rebels became the second team to bring home the South Atlantic League Pennant.


The RiverDogs were originally formed in 1980 under the name of the Charleston Royals. They won the South Atlantic League's Southern Division championship in their first full season, and again in 1984. In 1988, the renamed Charleston Rainbows won the divisional championship for a third time. However, after this success, the team suffered five consecutive losing seasons before changing their name to the RiverDogs in 1994.


1997 saw the RiverDogs leave their 111 year old College Park stadium and move into the brand new 5,900 person capacity Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The team also began its eight year affiliation with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1997. The "Joe" as it's nicknamed quickly saw a rise in total attendance setting a record of 100,000 fan increase over just 1 year! The RiverDogs became a Class A affiliate with the Yankees on September 15, 2004. At the end of the 2005 season, Charleston is making an attempt to attract a Class AA team by expanding their stadium by 1,000 seats. Charleston's single game attendance record is 8,257 which was set on July 3rd, 2006. So far this season the team has averaged 4,043 a game. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. ... 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... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Through solid ownership, the Riverdogs are home to what is consistently voted the best ballpark in the Southeast [dubious ], and also subsidizes ticket and refreshment sales, keeping prices low and contributing most of the proceeds generated from concessions to local schools and charities.


Notable players

A number of ex-RiverDogs have gone on to make a name for themselves in Major League Baseball, including: Rocco Baldelli, Sandy Alomar, Jr., Roberto Alomar, Carlos Baerga, Seth McClung, Josh Hamilton, Fernando Tatis, Aubrey Huff, and David Cone. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... Rocco Dan Baldelli (born September 25, 1981 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is a Major League Baseball player for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball player, considered by many to be one of the best second basemen to have ever played the game. ... Carlos Obed Baerga Ortiz (born November 4, 1968 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico), better known plainly as Carlos Baerga, is a Major League Baseball player. ... Michael Seth McClung (born February 7, 1981 in Lewisburg, WV) is a pitcher who plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... For other people with this name, see Josh Hamilton Joshua Holt Hamilton also known as Ham Bone (born May 21, 1981 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Fernando Tatis, Jr. ... Aubrey Lewis Huff (born December 20, 1976 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros. ... David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ...


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Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... League International League Division North Year founded 1989 Major League affiliation New York Yankees Home ballpark PNC Field Previous home ballparks City Moosic, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors Navy Blue, Grey, White Previous uniform colors Red, Blue, White Logo design Baseball bat and Uncle Sam hat with the Yankees wordmark centered... League Eastern League Division Northern Division Year founded 1994 Major League affiliation New York Yankees Home ballpark Mercer County Waterfront Park Previous home ballparks Labatt Park City Trenton, New Jersey Current uniform colors blue, black, red Previous uniform colors navy, orange Logo design A T with the Norse god Thor... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The Tampa Yankees are a minor league baseball team based in Tampa, Florida. ... The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league baseball team, located in Staten Island, New York. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The Gulf Coast Yankees are the R minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... The Delmarva Shorebirds are a class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. ... League South Atlantic League Division Northern Division Year founded 1981 Major League affiliation Washington Nationals Home ballpark Municipal Stadium Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Hagerstown, Maryland Current uniform colors black, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design A baseball wearing a black cap and sunglasses superimposed over an orange sunburst. ... Pittsburgh Pirates National League AAA Indianapolis Indians AA Altoona Curve A Lynchburg Hillcats Hickory Crawdads Williamsport Crosscutters R Bradenton Pirates The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team in Hickory, North Carolina, USA. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and have been a farm... The Kannapolis Intimidators is a minor league baseball team in Kannapolis, North Carolina. ... The Lake County Captains are a minor league baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. ... League South Atlantic League Division Northern Division Year founded 2001 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark FirstEnergy Park Previous home ballparks City Lakewood, New Jersey Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors Logo design A swimming blue crab with a baseball bobbing in front of it. ... The Lexington Legends, who play in Lexington, Kentucky, are a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Houston Astros, in the South Atlantic League. ... The West Virginia Power are a minor league baseball team from Charleston, West Virginia, that plays in the Class A South Atlantic League as an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers (as of the 2006 season). ... Colorado Rockies National League AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox AA Tulsa Drillers A Modesto Nuts Asheville Tourists Tri-City Dust Devils R Casper Rockies The Asheville Tourists are a minor league baseball team in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and... The Augusta GreenJackets are a minor league baseball team that plays in Augusta, Georgia as a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. ... Los Angeles Dodgers National League AAA Las Vegas 51s AA Jacksonville Suns A Columbus Catfish Vero Beach Dodgers R Ogden Raptors Gulf Coast Dodgers The Columbus Catfish are a minor league baseball team in Columbus, Georgia, USA. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and have... Florida Marlins National League AAA Albuquerque Isotopes AA Carolina Mudcats A Jupiter Hammerheads Greensboro Grasshoppers Jamestown Jammers R Gulf Coast Marlins The Greensboro Grasshoppers are a minor league baseball team in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and have been a... League South Atlantic League Division Southern Division Year founded 1977 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark West End Field Previous home ballparks Capital City Stadium City Greenville, South Carolina Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors black, red, green Logo design Division titles League titles 1986... The Rome Braves are a single-A team of the Atlanta Braves and are part of the South Atlantic League. ... The Savannah Sand Gnats are a minor league baseball team in Savannah, Georgia and are a Class A farm team in the South Atlantic League, being affiliated with the New York Mets[1]. In the past, they have been a farm team of the Montréal Expos/Washington Nationals (2003...

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Sports teams based in South Carolina
Baseball IL: Charlotte Knights, CL: Myrtle Beach Pelicans, SAL: Charleston RiverDogsGreenville Drive, SCL: Aiken FoxhoundsAnderson Joes
Football AIFA: Carolina SandsharksFlorence Phantoms, NIFL: Columbia Stingers
Hockey ECHL: Columbia InfernoSouth Carolina Stingrays
Soccer USL-1: Charleston Battery
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