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 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
Trivia Tuesday: Threshers No-Hitters
Clearwater has tossed four no-hitters during its 15 seasons as the Threshers
June 22, 2020 marked the one-year anniversary of the most recent no-hitter tossed by the Clearwater Threshers. The Philadelphia Phillies affiliate has four no-hitters since 2005, with the first occurring on August 19, 2006 against the Sarasota Reds.
Of the four no-hitters, two have seen the starter pitch every inning.
This Day in Threshers History: June 18
Clearwater hosts 2011 FSL All-Star Game
The sight of the Florida State League’s 50th All-Star Game was Bright House Field on June 18, 2011, where the North came out on top of the South with a 5-3 victory.
Only four members of the Clearwater Threshers were initially named to the All-Star team, with Jonathan Pettibone making
Trivia Tuesday: Most Managerial Wins
Greg Legg compiled more than 250 victories as Threshers manager
Greg Legg managed the Clearwater Threshers for four seasons, and compiled a record of 269-279.
Legg took over after Mike Schmidt’s one season in Clearwater. The then 45-year-old lasted two years from 2005-06, where the skipper had 108 wins compared to 167 losses.
After spending the next eight seasons coaching
This Day in Threshers History: June 11
Carrasco dazzles in final start for Threshers
Carlos Carrasco did not need much time in the Florida State League, as the then-20-year-old starter needed only 12 games to go from the Clearwater Threshers to the Reading Fightin’ Phils. The right-hander ended his Threshers career with a stellar performance against the Fort Myers Miracle, tossing a complete-game shutout
Trivia Tuesday: Single-Season Stolen Bases Leader
Quintin Berry swiped 51 bags for Threshers in 2008
Quintin Berry’s 2008 campaign mirrored his successful 2007 season with the Lakewood BlueClaws, as the speedster from San Diego State University set the Clearwater Threshers record with 51 stolen bases in a season.
The then-23-year-old appeared in 136 games in 2008, and was caught stealing only 14 times. Berry’s 51
Strike Out Cancer Night Goes Online with the Threshers
Join the Threshers Relay For Life of North Pinellas Team
Clearwater, Fla. - The Clearwater Threshers and the American Cancer Society teamed up in 2019 for the inaugural Strike Out Cancer Night, an evening of awareness and fundraising during a Threshers game.
Now in 2020, COVID-19 forced the American Cancer Society to suspend its popular Relay For Life events. Volunteers
This Day in Threshers History: June 4
Mayer walks it off as Threshers come back from 6-0 deficit
After falling behind 6-0 through the first three innings against the Jupiter Hammerheads at Spectrum Field, the Clearwater Threshers had a tall task ahead of them to complete their largest comeback victory of the season during 2019.
The home team tallied four runs in the fourth to cut the deficit
Trivia Tuesday: Single-Season Home Runs Leaders
Kyle Martin and Art Charles top Threshers home runs list with 19 round trippers
The Clearwater Threshers have seen their share of young sluggers come through the Florida State League, but two names stand out above the group: Art Charles and Kyle Martin.
The two men both share the record for the most round trippers by a Threshers player with 19. Charles was the
This Day in Threshers History: May 28
Charles ties it late, Threshers walk off against Miracle
The 2014 Clearwater Threshers did not get off to a strong start to the season with just 17 wins in the first half, but the club still had bright spots throughout the half. One such occurrence happened May 28 in a 5-4, 11-inning victory over the Fort Myers Miracle at
Trivia Tuesday: Single-Game Home Runs Leader
Harris crushes three homers in 11-3 win over St. Lucie
Clay Harris collected 12 home runs in 2008, with three of those leaving the yard on June 28, 2008 against the St. Lucie Mets in an 11-3 victory for the Clearwater Threshers at Tradition Field.
The product of Louisiana State was a perfect 3-for-3 with the three long balls and
This Day in Threshers History: May 21
Mark Leiter, Jr. tosses eight shutout innings in 7-0 win over Palm Beach
Mark Leiter, Jr. had a phenomenal start to his 2015 campaign, and continued his strong start into a May 21 outing against the Palm Beach Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium in a 7-0 victory. The right-hander tossed eight scoreless frames in the win to improve to 3-0 through 10 appearances
Trivia Tuesday: Single-Season Save Leader
Michael Schwimer remains the only Threshers pitcher with 20 saves in a season
On August 25, 2009, Michael Schwimer struck out four batters over the final two innings of a 6-4 victory against the Brevard County Manatees to secure his 20th save of the season, becoming the first - and only - Clearwater Threshers pitcher to reach the milestone in the history of
Minor League Baseball Launches CommUNITY First Campaign
Global pandemic prompts national initiative, community response in MiLB cities
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Minor League Baseball has announced the launch of MiLB CommUNITY First, a new national initiative developed in conjunction with Feeding America, to raise funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.Fans can visit MiLB.com/CommUNITYFirst through
This Day in Threshers History: May 14
Winning streak reaches six behind bats of Maton and Stokes
The Clearwater Threshers extended their winning streak to six games with a 6-3 victory over the Lakeland Flying Tigers on May 14, 2019 at Spectrum Field. Four of the team’s runs came on two-run home runs off the bats of Nick Maton and Madison Stokes.
Maton’s shot capped off a
Trivia Tuesday: Single-Game Strikeout Leaders
Hyatt, May collect 14 strikeouts to set single-game record for Clearwater
Austin Hyatt had two double-digit strikeouts games in his career before exploding for 14 against the Jupiter Hammerheads on May 11, 2010 at Bright House Networks Field. The then-23-year-old had back-to-back performances of at least 10 punch outs on August 26 and 31 of 2009, before reaching his career mark
This Day in Threshers History: May 7
Rodriguez wins fifth consecutive start in shutout
Julio Rodriguez had a 2011 to remember, as the then-21-year-old pitcher paced all of Minor League Baseball with 16 wins. On May 7, the right-hander won his fifth consecutive start in a 4-0 shutout over the Dunedin Blue Jays to improve to 5-0 to start the season on his way