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Colorado Springs Sky Sox
The COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX are a minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs, Colorado . The team plays in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and is the Triple-A affiliate of the major league Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers
. The Sky Sox won the PCL title in 1992 and again in 1995. In 2019, the Sky Sox Triple-A franchise will be transferred to San Antonio, Texas , where it will continue in the PCL as the San Antonio Missions . The Sky Sox will continue play in Colorado
Colorado
Springs as a Rookie League
Rookie League
team of the Pioneer League . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Roster * 3 Notable alumni * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYFrom 1950 to 1958, the Colorado
Colorado
Springs Sky Sox were a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
in the Western League
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Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Western League)
The COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX were a Minor League Baseball team in Colorado Springs, Colorado , from 1950 to 1958. The team played in the Class A Western League as a farm team for the Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
. The Sky Sox, named for their association with the White Sox, won the league pennant in 1953, 1955, and 1958. When the Western League folded at the end of the 1958 season, the club also ceased operations. The Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak
region was without professional baseball for 30 years until 1988, when the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League relocated to Colorado Springs and became the second incarnation of the Sky Sox . REFERENCES * ^ A B " Colorado Springs, Colorado Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 5, 2017. * ^ "1853 Western League". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 5, 2017. * ^ "1855 Western League". Baseball-Reference.com
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1988 In Baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 1988
1988
throughout the world
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS is a home rule municipality that is the largest city by area in Colorado
Colorado
as well as the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County , Colorado
Colorado
, United States
United States
. Colorado Springs is located in the east central portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 60 miles (97 km) south of the Colorado
Colorado
State Capitol in Denver
Denver
. At 6,035 feet (1,839 m) the city stands over 1 mile (1.6 km) above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. Colorado
Colorado
Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak
, rising above 14,000 feet (4,300 m) on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains
Southern Rocky Mountains

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Triple-A (baseball)
TRIPLE-A (or CLASS AAA) is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States
United States
and Mexico
Mexico
. Before 2008, Triple-A leagues also fielded teams in Canada . A total of 30 teams play in the Triple-A International League
International League
(IL) and Pacific Coast League (PCL), with 14 teams in the IL and 16 in the PCL. The MLB-independent Mexican League fields 16 teams. Triple-A teams are typically located in large metropolitan areas that do not have Major League Baseball teams, such as Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas
; Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
; Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
; and Charlotte, North Carolina . Interleague play between the International League
International League
and Pacific Coast League occurs twice each season
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Pacific Coast League
The PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (PCL) is a Minor League Baseball
Baseball
league operating in the Western , Midwestern , and Southeastern United States . Along with the International League and the Mexican League , it is one of three leagues playing at the Triple-A level, which is one grade below Major League Baseball
Baseball
. It is officially named the Pacific Coast League of Professional Baseball
Baseball
Clubs, Inc. Its headquarters are located in Round Rock, Texas
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Milwaukee Brewers
The MILWAUKEE BREWERS are an American professional baseball team and are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
. The team is named for the city's association with the brewing industry . Since 2001, the Brewers have played their home games at Miller Park , which has a seating capacity of 41,900. The team was founded in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots , an expansion team of the American League
American League
(AL), in Seattle
Seattle
, Washington . The Pilots played their home games at Sick\'s Stadium . After only one season, the team relocated to Milwaukee, becoming known as the Brewers and playing their home games at Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
. In 1998 , the Brewers joined the National League. They are the only franchise to play in four divisions since the advent of divisional play in Major League Baseball
Baseball
in 1969
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Colorado Rockies
The COLORADO ROCKIES are an American professional baseball team based in Denver, Colorado . The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. The team's home venue is Coors Field , located in the Lower Downtown area of Denver. The Rockies have won one National League championship , in 2007 , after having won 14 of their final 15 games in order to secure a Wild Card position. In the World Series they were swept by the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox in four games. They are one of two MLB franchises to have never won a division title (the other team is the Miami Marlins )
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Cleveland Indians
The CLEVELAND INDIANS are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio . The Indians compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. Since 1994 , they have played at Progressive Field and are the defending American League champions . The team's spring training facility is at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona . Since their establishment as a major league franchise in 1901, the Indians have won two World Series championships: in 1920 and 1948 , along with eight Central Division titles and six American League pennants . The Indians' current World Series championship drought is the longest active drought , and through 2016 is the fifth-longest in baseball history
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Fox
FOXES are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae
Canidae
. Foxes are slightly smaller than a medium-size domestic dog , with a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout , and a long bushy tail (or brush). Twelve species belong to the monophyletic group of Vulpes
Vulpes
genus of "true foxes". Approximately another 25 current or extinct species are always or sometimes called foxes; these foxes are either part of the paraphyletic group of the South American foxes, or of the outlying group, which consists of bat-eared fox, gray fox, and island fox. Foxes live on every continent except Antarctica. By far the most common and widespread species of fox is the red fox ( Vulpes
Vulpes
vulpes) with about 47 recognized subspecies
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Security Service Field
SECURITY SERVICE FIELD, formerly known as SKY SOX STADIUM, is a professional baseball stadium on the eastern edge of Colorado
Colorado
Springs, Colorado
Colorado
. The stadium is the home of the Colorado
Colorado
Springs Sky Sox , the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers
Major League Baseball team. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Trivia * 3 Notable events * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYBefore the construction of Sky Sox Stadium, the Sky Sox played on a public field at Memorial Park in downtown Colorado
Colorado
Springs. Sky Sox Stadium was constructed in time for the 1988 season at a cost of $3.7 million and was the home of the Sky Sox for 17 seasons (1988–2004). During that time the Sky Sox won two Pacific Coast League championships (1992 and 1995)
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Rick Sweet
RICKY JOE (RICK) SWEET is a former professional baseball catcher and current manager of the Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers
' Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox . He played three seasons in Major League Baseball between 1978 and 1983, and has since had a long career as minor and major league coach and minor league manager. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Playing career * 3 Post-playing career * 4 Notes * 5 External links * 6 Sources EARLY LIFESweet was born September 7, 1952, in Longview, Washington
Longview, Washington
. After graduating from Mark Morris High School , he attended Gonzaga University , where he played college baseball for the Bulldogs from 1973 to 1975. PLAYING CAREERSweet was drafted in the 3rd round of the secondary phase of the 1975 Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
draft by the San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres

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Minor League Baseball
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues. All of the minor leagues are operated as independent businesses. Most are members of the umbrella organization known as MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (MILB), which operates under the Commissioner of Baseball within the scope of organized baseball . Several leagues, known as independent baseball leagues , do not have any official links to Major League Baseball. Except for the Mexican League , teams in the organized minor leagues are generally independently owned and operated but are directly affiliated with one major league team through a standardized Player Development Contract (PDC)
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Major League Baseball
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (MLB) is a professional baseball league, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada . A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL), with 15 teams in each league. The NL and AL operated as separate legal entities from 1876 and 1901 respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities since 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball in 2000. The organization also oversees Minor League Baseball , which comprises about 240 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs. With the World Baseball Softball Confederation , MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament. Baseball's first professional team was founded in Cincinnati in 1869, 30 years after Abner Doubleday supposedly invented the game of baseball
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San Antonio, Texas
SAN ANTONIO (/ˌsæn ænˈtoʊni.oʊ/ Spanish for "Saint Anthony "), officially the CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, is the seventh-most populous city in the United States
United States
and the second-most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States . Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city became the first chartered civil settlement in Texas
Texas
in 1731, making it the state's oldest municipality. The city's deep history is contrasted with its rapid growth: it was the fastest-growing of the top ten largest cities in the United States
United States
from 2000 to 2010 , and the second from 1990 to 2000 . Straddling the regional divide between South and Central Texas
Texas
, San Antonio
San Antonio
anchors the southwestern corner of an urban megaregion colloquially known as the " Texas
Texas
Triangle "
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San Antonio Missions
The SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS are a Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball
team of the Texas League
Texas League
and are the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres
. They are located in San Antonio
San Antonio
, Texas
Texas
, and are named for The Alamo , originally a Spanish mission located in San Antonio. The Missions play their home games at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium , which opened in 1994 and seats over 6,200 people with a total capacity of over 9,000. On June 21, 2017, team owner David G. Elmore announced the relocation of the Missions Double-A franchise to Amarillo, Texas
Texas
, in 2019, where a new $45 million downtown ballpark will be constructed. The Double-A franchise will continue to compete in the Texas League
Texas League
under a new nickname
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