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Throwback Thursday – Sept. 3, 2015

Hoskins leads offense with three hits, two RBI against Blue Jays
September 3, 2020

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
September 1, 2020

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
August 27, 2020

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
August 25, 2020

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
August 20, 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
August 18, 2020

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
August 13, 2020

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
August 11, 2020

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, 2020

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
August 4, 2020

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
July 30, 2020

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
July 28, 2020

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
July 23, 2020

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
July 21, 2020

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
July 10, 2020

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
July 1, 2020

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): Threshers Nation, 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
July 16, 2020

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
July 14, 2020

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
July 9, 2020

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
July 7, 2020

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
July 2, 2020

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
June 30, 2020

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. 2006 was

FSL announces Covid-19 relief efforts in all cities

June 9, 2020

Today the Florida State League announced that all its member teams will be participating in a League wide effort to support Covid-19 relief. The 12 teams have partnered with LiveSource to set up an auction site that will make bidding for auction items a simple and efficient process. The collectible

This Day in Threshers History: June 25

Threshers begin road trip with win over Flying Tigers
June 24, 2020

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