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Encyclopedia > San Antonio Missions
San Antonio Missions
Founded in 1968
San Antonio, Texas

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Class-Level
  • AA
Minor League affiliations
Major League affiliations
Name
  • San Antonio Missions (1968-1976), (1988-present)
  • San Antonio Dodgers (1977-1987)
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Minor League titles
League titles 1897, 1903, 1908, 1933, 1950, 1961, 1964, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2007
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Owner(s)/Operated by: Elmore Sports Group
Manager: Randy Ready
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The San Antonio Missions are a minor league baseball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The team, which plays in the Texas League, is the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres major-league club. The San Antonio Missions are the current Champions of the Texas League The Missions play in Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium, located in San Antonio. Opened in 1994, the park seats 6,300 fans. The San Antonio Missions official mascot is "Ballapeño," a baseballing jalapeño. "Henry the Puffy Taco" (a child-friendly mascot named for a local restaurant) races around the bases with children during the seventh inning. The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... Image File history File links SAmissions. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... 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 (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium is a stadium in San Antonio, Texas. ... Randy Ready (born January 8, 1960 in Fremont, California), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a utility player from 1983-1995. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. ... Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium is a stadium in San Antonio, Texas. ... Ballapeño is a baseball loving jalapeno who has acted as the mascot for the San Antonio Missions since 1997. ... Binomial name The jalapeño is a large to giant-size chili pepper that is prized for the cold, burning sensation that it produces in the left kidney when eaten. ... A baseball loving Taco who attends minor league baseball games. ...


The Missions are owned by the Elmore Sports Group, an organization which also owns the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League. The Inland Empire 66ers are a minor league baseball team in San Bernardino, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League. ... The California League is a minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. ...


Today, San Antonio is the nation's largest metropolitan area without baseball at the Major or AAA level. In April and May of 2006 the city was active in negotiations to relocate the troubled Florida Marlins, but the Marlins spurned a May 15th decision deadline imposed by the city, ensuring the continuation of Missions baseball for the next few years. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...

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History

The current Missions franchise began in 1968; however, the Texas League has hosted San Antonio Missions teams as far back as 1933, when the Longview Cannibals in the St. Louis Browns organization moved to San Antonio and took the name Missions. They remained a Browns affiliate until the Texas League's temporary demise after the 1942 season due to World War II. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Longview is a city in Texas, United States, located between Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA. The population was 73,345 at the 2000 census, but a 2005 estimate placed the citys population at 75,609. ... (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


After the war, the Texas League and the Missions resumed play. In 1959 they left the Baltimore Orioles organization (the Browns had moved to Baltimore five years earlier) for the Chicago Cubs organization. The Cubs affiliation lasted only four years, after which the team was renamed the Bullets and joined the Houston Colt .45s organization. They would move to Amarillo in 1965. This franchise remains in the Texas League today as the Tulsa Drillers. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Amarillo is a city located in Texas, USA and is part of the West Texas region. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... League Texas League Division North Division Year founded 1977 Major League affiliation St. ...


San Antonio was not long without Texas League baseball, however. For the 1968 season, the league expanded to eight teams with new franchises in Memphis, Tennessee and San Antonio, as the Missions name was revived as a Cubs affiliate. Upon changing affiliation to the Milwaukee Brewers for the 1972 season, the franchise took the Brewers nickname, which it kept despite changes in affiliation to the Cleveland Indians (1973-1975) and Texas Rangers (1976). The team became the San Antonio Dodgers with a change in affiliation to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Other nicknames True Blue Brew Crew, The Brew Crew, The Crew, Beermakers Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970–2000) Sick... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


While the franchise kept the "Dodger" moniker for eleven seasons (1977-1987), locals still referred to them occasionally as the Missions. The Dodgers responded by officially changing their nickname back to "Missions" for the 1988 season. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Missions were the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers until 2000, when the Dodgers ended their affiliation with the 66ers (then the San Bernardino Stampede), causing the owners to seek a change for both the Missions and the Stampede. 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 (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


Seattle Mariners

From 2001 until 2006 the Seattle Mariners had a player development contract with the team. During the tenure with the Mariners the team won the 2002 and 2003 Texas League Championship. Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None...


The 2006 Missions struggled to score runs and finished 60-77 overall. (27-41, 33-37). The Missions were plagued by high player turnover and featured 52 different players over the course of the season.


San Diego Padres

On September 28, 2006, the San Diego Padres announced a two-year player development contract with the San Antonio Missions.


Randy Ready managed the Missions in 2007 following a promotion from Class A. The first home game as a member of the Padres organization was April 12, 2007 a 2-0 win against the Tulsa Drillers. Sean Thompson picked up the win and helped score a run.


Led by [Chase Headley] and [Josh Geer] who won player of the year and pitcher of the year honors the Missions were the 2007 Texas League Champions.


Notable Former San Antonio Missions

Jerome Hanna Dizzy Dean (January 16, 1910 – July 17, 1974) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Eric Peter Karros (born November 4, 1967 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a former American baseball player who played in Major League Baseball from 1991-2004. ... Pedro Martinez warming up in right field of Fenway Park before a game, June 22, 2004. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Karl Wetteland (born August 26, 1966 ) (age 40) in San Mateo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played as a closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ... Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently plays forOakland Athletics,,Though he spent most of his career with the Dodgerss and Mets, breaking many offensive catching records with the Mets. ... Ramon Martinez is the name of several people: Ramon Martinez is a fencing instructor in New York City Ramon Martinez is a Major League baseball player and brother of Pedro Martinez This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Paul Anthony Lo Duca [Lah-Duke-uh] (born April 12, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Florida Marlins (2004-present). ... José Alexander (Alex) Cora (born October 18, 1975 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is an utility infielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Boston Red Sox. ... Chase Headley is a major league baseball player currently playing for the San Diego Padres. ... Adri n Beltr [ah-dree-AN bell-TRAY] (born April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... Félix Abraham Hernández (born April 8, 1986 in Valencia, Venezuela) is a baseball starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. ...

Trivia

In 2004 EA Sports placed the Missions as a playable team in MVP Baseball 2004 as well as other minor league teams. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ...


The San Antonio Missions are also featured on MLB 07 The Show.


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Basketball NBA: San Antonio Spurs, WNBA: San Antonio Silver Stars, D-League: Rio Grande Valley Vipers, CBA: Rio Grande Valley Silverados, UBL: San Antonio Soul
Football af2: Corpus Christi SharksRio Grande Valley Dorados, IFL: Corpus Christi Hammerheads
Hockey AHL: San Antonio Rampage, CHL: Corpus Christi RayzLaredo BucksRio Grande Valley Killer Bees
Soccer PDL: Laredo Heat
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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi • Texas State University-San Marcos • University of Texas-Pan American • University of Texas at San Antonio

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