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Encyclopedia > Kannapolis Intimidators

The Kannapolis Intimidators is a minor league baseball team in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The team is a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and has played in the South Atlantic League under various names and team affiliations since its inception in 1995. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor League Baseball. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... See also: 1994 in sports, other events of 1995, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ...

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Team History

The Intimidators franchise moved to Kannapolis in 1995 from Spartanburg, South Carolina, where they had been a Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Debate raged in the Kannapolis area over what to name the team, with the team's front office changing how it answered the phones almost constantly - from "Piedmont Phillies" (in reference to the region of North Carolina that Kannapolis is situated in), to "Kannapolis Phillies," and for a time even "Lake Fisher Phillies" (Lake Fisher is a small reservoir that sits near the team's stadium). Team officials finally decided to call the team the Piedmont Phillies for the 1995 season. A name-the-team contest in the fall of 1995 drew thousands of entries, and team officials settled on the boll weevil as the team's new mascot, indicative of Kannapolis' history as a textile mill town (Kannapolis natives are even called "lintheads"). The Piedmont Boll Weevils would keep that mascot until after the 2000 season, when NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt purchased a share in the team's ownership. It was then that the name was changed to the Kannapolis Intimidators, in honor of Earnhardt's legendary nickname. It was also during that offseason that the team's parent club changed from the Phillies to the Chicago White Sox, making the Intimidators the third White Sox farm team to be located in the Carolinas, following the Charlotte Knights (who actually play their home games in suburban Fort Mill, South Carolina) and the Winston-Salem Warthogs. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Spartanburg is the largest city and the county seat of Spartanburg CountyGR6 in South Carolina, and is the second-largest city of the three primary cities in the Upstate region of South Carolina. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames Phils, The Phightin Phils, The... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The Ashokan Reservoir, located in Ulster County, New York, USA. It is one of 19 that supplies New York City with drinking water. ... Binomial name Anthonomus grandis Boheman, 1843 Wikispecies has information related to: Boll weevil The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle measuring an average length of six millimeters (¼ inch). ... “fabric” redirects here. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1993-Present) Double-A (1976-1992) Minor League affiliations International League South Division Southern League (1976-1992) Major League affiliation Chicago White Sox (1998-Present) Florida Marlins (1996-1997) Cleveland Indians (1993-1995) Chicago Cubs (1989-1992) Baltimore Orioles (1976-1988) Current uniform Name Charlotte Knights... Fort Mill is a town located in York County, South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... League Carolina League Division Southern Division Year founded 1945 Major League affiliation Chicago White Sox Home ballpark Ernie Shore Field Previous home ballparks South Side Park City Winston-Salem, North Carolina Current uniform colors black, red, green Previous uniform colors Logo design A capital W in red outlined in black...


Dale Earnhardt, whose drove car number 3 in NASCAR, was killed in an accident at the Daytona 500 in February 2001. Following Earnhardt's death, the Intimidators avoided assigning the number 3 for team members. Team manager Razor Shines, originally slated to wear #3, subsequently changed his uniform number to #43. The team officially retired number 3 on May 15, 2002, in memory of their former co-owner, similar to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim retiring the number 26 (the 26th man) in honor of former owner Gene Autry. This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, Angelitos (Spanish), Serafines (Spanish... Gene Autry. ...


The team's logo was designed by Sam Bass, who has designed paint schemes and uniforms on many NASCAR, Champ Car, and IRL race cars.


The team plays in Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium in Kannapolis. "The Cannon" was still under construction when the Piedmont Phillies began play in 1995. Upon completion in the winter of 1996, the stadium seated 4,700 fans. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium is a baseball stadium in Kannapolis, North Carolina. ...


Current or former Major League Baseball players to pass through Kannapolis include Jimmy Rollins and David Coggin of the Philadelphia Phillies. Also, NFL running back Ricky Williams played for the Boll Weevils during the late 1990's while he was also playing college football for the University of Texas. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... James Calvin Jimmy Rollins (born November 27, 1978 in Oakland, California), and currently resides in Woolwich Township, New Jersey, nicknamed J-Roll, is an All-Star Shortstop of the Philadelphia Phillies. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Errick Lynne Williams, Jr. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The University of Texas at Austin (often referred to as The University of Texas, UT Austin, UT, or Texas) is a doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas. ...


Ownership

Smith Family Baseball, owned by Illinois businessman Dale Smith and his son Brad (the team's President) bought the team from Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and motorsports magnate Bruton Smith in December of 2004. Larry and Sue Hedrick, the owners who bought the Spartanburg Phillies in 1993 and eventually moved them to Kannapolis, retained a minority share of the team's ownership. Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ollen Bruton Smith (born 1927 in Oakboro, North Carolina) is a promoter and owner/CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry Hedrick (born December 12, 1940) is a North Carolina-born businessman and former NASCAR team owner. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Smith Family baseball owns 100 percent of the franchise with the purchase in 2004, Larry and Sue Hedrick are no longer minority owners



Marlon Byrd (Phillies, Nationals) , Anthony Young (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Brett Myers (Phillies) are also Major League players who have passed through Kannapolis.


Championship Series

The Kannapolis franchise has appeared in two SAL championship series, winning one:

Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Augusta GreenJackets are a minor league baseball team that plays in Augusta, Georgia as a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...

2007 Roster

Pitchers

  • 32 Flag of Massachusetts Michael Dubee
  • 40 Flag of Florida Justin Edwards
  • 27 Flag of Ohio Matt Long
  • 35 Flag of Venezuela Carlos Perez
  • 14 Flag of Nevada Jake Rasner
  • 21 Flag of California Jason Rice
  • 15 Flag of California Mike Rocco
  • 13 Flag of Dominican Republic Noe Rodriguez
  • 30 Ryan Rote
  • 34 Flag of California Steve Spurgeon
  • 10 Flag of Hawaii Kanekoa Texeira
  • 17 Flag of Louisiana Joe Winn
  • 25 Flag of Mexico Jose Zazueta
 

Catchers Image File history File links Flag_of_Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ohio. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nevada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... huiiuknki nujcxn uj File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Louisiana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ...

  • 12 Flag of Dominican Republic Francisco Hernandez
  • 38 Flag of Illinois Billy Killian
  •  9 Flag of Dominican Republic Reymundo Tavares


Infielders Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Illinois. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ...

  • 51 Flag of Texas Brandon Allen
  • 28 Flag of South Dakota John Anderson
  • 33 Flag of Nevada Chris Carter
  • 22 Flag of Florida Mike Grace
  • 20 Flag of Idaho Scotty Madsen
  •  1 Flag of Puerto Rico Sergio Miranda
 

Outfielders Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Dakota. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nevada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Idaho. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ...

  • 23 Flag of Florida Lee Cruz
  • 31 Flag of California Stefan Gartrell
  •  8 Flag of California Archie Gilbert
  •  5 Flag of Brazil Anderson Gomes
  •  6 John Shelby Jr.


Coaches Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kentucky. ...

  • 50 Flag of New York Chris Jones - Manager
  • 11 Flag of North Carolina Andy Tomberlin - Hitting Coach
  • 24 Larry Owens - Pitching Coach
  • -- Flag of Massachusetts Chris McKenna - Athletic Trainer
  • -- Flag of Indiana Tim Rodmaker - Conditioning Coach
 

Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... Christopher Carlos Jones (born December 16, 1965, in Utica, New York) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Carolina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kentucky. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indiana. ...

External links

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Kannapolis, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (671 words)
Kannapolis is a city in Cabarrus County and Rowan County, North Carolina, northwest of Concord and northeast of Charlotte.
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Kannapolis is located adjacent to Interstate 85, approximately 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina.
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