Throwback Thursday – Sept. 3, 2015
Hoskins leads offense with three hits, two RBI against Blue Jays
The Clearwater Threshers started their final series of an impressive 2015 season with a 9-8 victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays on Sept. 3, 2015 at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. The win was the 77th of the club’s league-best 79 victories during the campaign.
Rhys Hoskins led the offense with
Trivia Tuesday – Cole Hamels
The southpaw is the only member of Clearwater’s Wall of Fame to play for the Threshers
Cole Hamels is a bit of a sports legend in Philadelphia. The left-handed pitcher was a first-round pick in 2002, won a World Series in 2008, and was named the World Series MVP against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The southpaw also holds his own place in Clearwater, as the starting
Throwback Thursday – Aug. 27, 2011
Hankerd homered twice, drove home five in 14-5 rout over Lakeland
Cyle Hankerd was a one-man wrecking crew against the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Aug. 27, 2011, homering twice and collecting five RBI in a 14-5 win for the Clearwater Threshers at Bright House Field. The performance was the fifth multi-home run performance of the USC product’s career, and third game
Trivia Tuesday – High School Picks
The Philadelphia Phillies have selected 16 high school players in the first round since 2000
It’s back-to-school week in Florida, which got us thinking here at the Clearwater Threshers: how many first-round draft picks for the Philadelphia Phillies were taken out of high school since the year 2000? The answer: 16.
Philadelphia has selected seven pitchers and nine position players out of high school, including
Throwback Thursday – 2019 Threshers with the Phillies
Three members of the 2019 Threshers have already made the debuts with the Phillies in 2020
With the Major League baseball season quickly approaching the halfway point, there have already been a number of members from the 2019 Clearwater Threshers squad who have quickly made the jump to the bigs.
The first man to make the leap was Spencer Howard. The power pitcher has appeared in
Trivia Tuesday – Greg Golson
Golson has appeared in more games for the Threshers than any other Philadelphia Phillies first-round pick
Since the year 2000, the Philadelphia Phillies have selected 10 position players in the first round of the first-year player draft. Of those 10 players, Greg Golson has appeared in the most games for the Clearwater Threshers with 139.
The 21st pick of the 2004 draft played 40 games for
This Day in Threshers History: August 13
Threshers tend to tame Tigers on August 13
Clearwater is a game under .500 at 6-7 during its history as the Threshers on August 13, but three of those victories have come against one team: the Lakeland Flying Tigers.
The Threshers’ first official victory on this date came during the 2008 campaign, as Clearwater recorded a 1-0 shutout
Trivia Tuesday – Thresher Sharks
Interesting facts about thresher sharks
It’s Shark Week on Discovery Channel! With that in mind, here are some interesting facts about Clearwater’s favorite shark, the thresher.
- The thresher’s top lobe of its tail is the most recognizable characteristic of the shark. The caudal fin is as long as half the length of the shark’s
This Day in Threshers History: August 6
Clearwater has compiled 14 wins against two losses on this date
August 6 has been a kind day to the Clearwater Threshers throughout the team’s 15-year history, as the club has compiled an astounding record of 14-2.
Clearwater has won its last eight games on this date, including a doubleheader sweep over the Tampa Tarpons in 2018. The twin bill including
Trivia Tuesday – Former Threshers on the Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies’ roster consists of 14 players who have appeared in Clearwater
Of the 31 players who make up the Philadelphia Phillies roster (as of Aug. 4, 2020), 14 have appeared for the Clearwater Threshers over the course of their careers:
LHP Austin Davis
RHP Zach Eflin
RHP Tommy Hunter
LHP Cole Irvin
C Andrew Knapp
OF Adam Haseley
INF Rhys Hoskins
Chase Utley Selected to Florida State League Hall of Fame
Utley hit 16 home runs for the Clearwater Phillies in 2001
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Florida State League has announced the newest members of the FSL Hall of Fame including Phillies giant and 2001 Clearwater standout, Chase Utley. A total of nine players, executives, coaches and umpires make up the 2020 roster of inductees being honored for their outstanding careers and
Trivia Tuesday – Threshers First Season Triple Crown Leaders
Jake Blalock, Timothy Moss, Marc Tugwell lead offense in Triple Crown categories
The Clearwater Threshers picked up just 41 wins during their inaugural season in 2005, but managed some impressive numbers on offense throughout the campaign.
Marc Tugwell played in 110 of the team’s 136 games, and managed a .295 batting average, good for 11th in the Florida State League. The backstop
This Day in Threshers History: July 23, 2005
Sellier caps off big night with walk-off knock
The Clearwater Threshers had a 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning against the Dunedin Blue Jays on July 23, 2005, but the game enter the ninth tied at three apiece at Bright House Networks Field.
With two outs and runners at first and second, Brian Sellier capped
Trivia Tuesday – Single-Season Hits Leader
Branden Florence paced FSL with 162 hits in 2006
Branden Florence finished at the top of the list with 162 hits with the Clearwater Threshers in 2006. The product of the College of Idaho finished second in the league with a .327 batting average, falling 14 points shy of the St. Lucie Mets’ Corey Coles.
Of Florence’s 162 knocks,
Spectrum Field Host to Pinellas County High School Graduations
Senior Ceremonies Continued for the Class of 2020 with Safety Protocols in Place
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Spectrum Field in Clearwater was the host for 16 Pinellas County High School Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 during the week of July 7-10. The Phillies and Threshers teamed up with the City of Clearwater, Pinellas County Schools and the Pinellas County Health Department to
Minor League Baseball Canceled for 2020
An Update From the Clearwater Threshers
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball recently officially canceled the 2020 season, please see below for a message from our GM and the statement from MiLB (link to MiLB official statement):
An official announcement was recently made regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season. Although
This Day in Threshers History: July 16, 2017
Hernandez draws six walks in big win over Tortugas
Cesar Hernandez had a short rehab assignment of just four games with the Clearwater Threshers in 2017, but the middle infielder had an impressive stat line against the Daytona Tortugas on July 16, 2017, drawing six walks in a 13-4 victory at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
The first of the six
Trivia Tuesday – Single-Season Home Runs Champion
Andrew Pullin topped the Florida State League with 14 home runs in 2015
There have been 12 players who have hit at least 14 home runs in a season for the Clearwater Threshers since 2005, but Andrew Pullin has been the only man to top the Florida State League in the category for the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate.
A fifth-round pick in the 2012
This Day in Threshers History: July 9, 2014
Threshers extend win streak with five-run ninth
The Clearwater Threshers entered the ninth inning against the Tampa Yankees in a 5-1 deficit on the night of July 9, 2014, but the visitors came roaring back with a five-run stanza to come from behind and take the Wednesday night affair.
The Threshers waited until the eighth to grab
Trivia Tuesday – Most Team Shutouts in a Season
The Threshers have tossed 14 shutouts during three separate seasons
The Clearwater Threshers have seen their share of quality pitchers on the squad during their 15 seasons, but have paced the Florida State League in the category just one time.
During a span from 2016-18, the Threshers held the opponent off the scoreboard a team-record, 14 times in each of
This Day in Threshers History: July 2
Early offense leads to fireworks against the Blue Jays
The Clearwater Threshers got off to an early start against the Dunedin Blue Jays on July 2, 2014, posting 10 runs in the first four frames of the 11-5 victory at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Three Threshers batters slugged home runs on the night, including Roman Quinn, Brian Pointer and
Trivia Tuesday – Single-Season Walks Leader
Brian Burgamy drew 88 free passes for the Threshers in 2006
The Clearwater Threshers drew nearly 500 walks in 2006 (496 total), with almost 20 percent coming from Brian Burgamy. The Wichita State product took his base 88 times during the campaign, finishing in a tie with Vero Beach’s Carlos Dunlap at the top of the Florida State League.
This Day in Threshers History: June 25
Threshers begin road trip with win over Flying Tigers
The Clearwater Threshers got off to a hot start in the second half of the 2019 season. The club took three of four against the Daytona Tortugas at Spectrum Field heading into an off day on June 24. The Threshers took to the road for a three-game series against the