Clinton LumberKings

Clinton LumberKings

Clinton LumberKings
Founded in 1954
Clinton, Iowa
Team logo Cap insignia
Current Single-A (1954–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Midwest League (1954–present)
Division Western Division
Major league affiliations
Current Seattle Mariners (2009-)
Minor league titles
League titles (2)
  • 1963
  • 1991
Division titles (3)
  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 2010
Team data
Nickname Clinton LumberKings (1994–present)
Previous names
  • Clinton Giants (1980-1993)
  • Clinton Dodgers (1977-1979)
  • Clinton Pilots (1966-1976)
  • C-Sox (1960-1965)
  • Clinton White Sox (1959)
  • Clinton Pirates (1954-1958)
Ballpark Ashford University Field (1954–present)
Community Owned
Manager Scott Steinmann
General Manager Ted Tornow

The Clinton LumberKings are a Midwest League Class A minor league baseball team based in Clinton, Iowa, USA, affiliated with the Seattle Mariners.


  • History 1
  • Roster 2
  • Alumni 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Clinton joined the Midwest League in 1954 and is the oldest franchise in the league. The team has had several different major league affiliations: the Pirates (1954–58 and 1966–68), the White Sox (1959–65), the Pilots/Brewers (1969–70), the Tigers (1971–75), a Tigers/White Sox co-op (1976), the Dodgers (1977–79), the Giants (1980–94), the Padres (1995–98), the Reds (1999–2000), the Expos (2001–2002), and the Rangers (2003–2008). Since 2009, they have been an affiliate of the Mariners.

Aside from its time as the C-Sox (1960–65) and the Pilots (1966–76), the team used the parent major league team's nickname before adopting the LumberKings name for the 1994 season.

The 2010 LumberKings season is the subject of the 2013 book "Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere" by Lucas Mann.[1]

Their home park is Ashford University Field, built in 1937 as Riverview Stadium.




  1. ^ McAlpin, Heller (May 9, 2013). "Farm Team Saga 'Class A' Hits It Out Of The Park". NPR. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

External links

  • Clinton LumberKings web site