Augusta GreenJackets

Augusta GreenJackets

Augusta GreenJackets
Founded in 1980
Augusta, Georgia
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current A
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League (1980–present)
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current San Francisco Giants (2005–present)
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (4)
  • 1989
  • 1995
  • 1999
  • 2008
Division titles (1) 2008
Team data
Nickname Augusta GreenJackets (1994–present)
Previous names
Ballpark Lake Olmstead Stadium
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Agon Sports Entertainment, LLC.
Manager Mike Goff
General Manager Tom Denlinger

The Augusta GreenJackets are a San Francisco Giants. Lake Olmstead Stadium has been the home of the GreenJackets since the 1995 season, although Augusta has fielded a team in the South Atlantic League since 1988. The team is named in honor of The Masters golf tournament held in Augusta, where the winner receives a green jacket.

Before the Giants took over the club's affiliation after the 2004 season, the GreenJackets were a part of the

  • Augusta GreenJackets homepage
  • August Pirates on FunWhileItLasted.net
  • Red Sox connection

External links

  1. ^ "2008 MiLBY Awards". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 

References

See also

Current roster

Besides Wakefield, Youkilis, and Pedroia other Major League Baseball players that performed at Lake Olmstead Stadium include Moisés Alou, Emmanuel Burriss, Carlos García, Brian Horwitz, Jason Kendall, Orlando Merced, Hanley Ramírez, Brandon Moss, Luis Mendoza, Pablo Sandoval, Eugenio Vélez, Brian Wilson, Madison Bumgarner, and Tony Womack.

All Star Kevin Youkilis

Notable alumni

In 2008, the team was voted by fans as the best minor-league team in the Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) Awards.[1]

Awards

Despite holding the best overall record in their division, the GreenJackets missed the playoffs in 2009 and 2010. Only the winners of the first- and second-half advance due to the playoff format of the South Atlantic League, something Augusta failed to do in either season.

Recent history

Built primarily as a baseball facility between 1994 and 1995, Lake Olmstead Stadium was transformed by the GreenJackets into a versatile entertainment center for Augusta and the surrounding communities. The stadium seats 4,400 with nearly 1,000 box seats, 830 reserved seats, over 2,000 general admission seats, and also offers a large 500 person picnic area down the left field line and a Grill and Bar area down the right field line. Lake Olmstead Stadium has been the site of events associated with The Masters golf tournament, many concerts, the Annual Masters Beach Blast Concert, and other special events as well.

Stadium

  • Stadium 1
  • Recent history 2
  • Awards 3
  • Notable alumni 4
  • Current roster 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

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