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Looking Back On The O.G. Giants Era In Eugene

April 6, 2021

Founded in 1955, the Emeralds spent the first four years of its existence without a parent Major League club. That changed heading into the 1959 season when the Ems inked their first-ever affiliation with an MLB franchise. That franchise? The San Francisco Giants. On the heels of the Ems (re)aligning

Emeralds Announce 2021 Season Schedule

120-game season set to start in May as the Emeralds prepare to transition to High-A ball under a new affiliation with MLB’s San Francisco Giants
February 18, 2021

More than 500 days removed since the last professional pitch was thrown (and the last beer batter strikeout) at PK Park, Thursday marked a major milestone towards the return of Emeralds baseball as Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced the 2021 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) schedule in its totality, including

Eugene Emeralds Announce 2021 Coaching Staff

February 8, 2021

The Eugene Emeralds announced their 2021 coaching staff headed by manager Dennis Pelfrey. He will be joined by pitching coach Alain Quijano, hitting coach Jake Fox and fundamentals coach Lipso Nava. The staff will also include athletic trainer Tim Vigue and strength and conditioning coach Matt Jordan.

Ems Receive Invitation from San Francisco Giants

December 9, 2020

The Eugene Emeralds are pleased to announce they have been formally invited by the San Francisco Giants to become their new Advanced-A affiliate. Once we receive the full details, we’ll be evaluating the proposal carefully to assure that it works for the team, the fans and the community before formally

From Eugene to Chicago, Thank You Cubs

December 9, 2020

"The Eugene Emeralds would like to give our sincere gratitude to the Chicago Cubs organization for being an outstanding partner for the past 6 years. The immediate impact the Cubs had on this organization is undeniable. In 2016, in only our second season of affiliation with Chicago, the Emeralds ended

Ems Selected for Baseball America's Top Award

The Eugene Emeralds have been selected as Baseball America’s Short-Season recipients of the Bob Freitas Award
December 3, 2020

The Eugene Emeralds are proud to announce that they have been selected by Baseball America as the Short-Season recipients of the Bob Freitas Award, which recognizes the top overall operation at each level of the minor leagues. The annual award is given to one team in each classification of Minor

Cooking with the Emeralds - Monster Cookie Bars

November 30, 2020

Prep Time: 20 Min Cook Time: 20 Min

Cooking with the Emeralds - Mac and Cheese

November 23, 2020

Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 20 Min

Cooking with the Emeralds - Cheesy Crescent Trees

November 16, 2020

Prep Time: 15 Min Cook Time: 6 Min

Cooking with the Emeralds - Mini Pumpkin Pies

November 10, 2020

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

The Emeralds Buy a Mask/Give a Mask Program

November 9, 2020

Last month the Eugene Emeralds launched their online initiative to donate reusable, washable masks to local school districts. Through the Emeralds Buy a Mask/Give a Mask Program fans can purchase an adjustable face mask, or a gator, and the Emeralds will donate an identical mask to a local school district.

100th Anniversary of Negro Baseball League

August 7, 2020

This season the Eugene Emeralds were set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Negro Baseball League at PK Park. This league was known for spotlighting some great sportsmanship. Although the pandemic has stopped the Emeralds season, we will move forward with recognizing some of the great

Emeralds Win MiLB April Promotion of the Month

Eugene United program helps provide relief to local community during COVID-19 pandemic.
May 18, 2020

Minor League Baseball announced today that the Eugene Emeralds have won the April Promotion of the Month across all of MiLB with the Eugene United Program, a coordinated effort involving the entire Eugene/Springfield community to help deliver homemade mask kits and host personal protective equipment drives for local hospitals.

Former Pitcher Uses Coffee to Make a Difference

Emeralds Alumnus, Sean Barry, founded the Random Acts of Kindness Coffee Company in 2019, that gives 20% of each purchase to a nonprofit.
May 18, 2020

Every Little Leaguer dreams of one day playing for a Major League team, and being able to call themselves a professional baseball player. In 2017, almost 900 young men were drafted, but only 10% of those ball players are expected to make it to the big league and suit up

Ems' Road Cap Finishes in Top 10 Most Popular of 2019

January 15, 2020

The 2019 season featured a record number of fans attending PK Park as well as a 9th straight Larry MacPhail Award nomination for the best marketing and promotions in the Northwest League for the Eugene Emeralds. Today, Minor League Baseball delivered another bit of exciting news for the Sasquatch-stompin' organization,

Lance Rymel Returns for Second Managerial Stint in Eugene

January 14, 2020

Today, the Chicago Cubs announced their minor league managers and coaching staffs for the 2020 season, and some familiar faces will be back in the dugout for the Eugene Emeralds this summer, headlined by the return of manager, Lance Rymel.

Season In Review | Former Ems Make MLB Debuts

September 17, 2019

With another season of Emeralds baseball now officially in the rear-view mirror, we're taking a look back at some of the special moments and memories created during the 2019 season. To start this season's series of recaps, we look back at some of the noteworthy player news that occurred throughout

Season In Review | Ems Go Above And Beyond To Benefit Local Community

September 12, 2019

With another season of Emeralds baseball now officially in the rear-view mirror, we're taking a look back at some of the special moments and memories created during the 2019 season. Today, we reflect on all the good that the Emeralds imparted throughout the Eugene/Springfield community.

Season In Review | Ems Break Attendance Record For Fifth Straight Season

PK Park once again saw a record number of fans pass through the gates during the 2019 Northwest League season
September 12, 2019

With another season of Emeralds baseball now officially in the rear-view mirror, we're taking a look back at some of the special moments and memories created during the 2019 season. Today, we'll take a look at another historic season for the Ems after a record number of fans passed through

Season In Review | Top Tier Players Pass Through Emerald Valley Once More

September 12, 2019

With another season of Emeralds baseball now officially in the rear-view mirror, we're taking a look back at some of the special moments and memories created during the 2019 season. To start this season's series of recaps, we look back at some of the players that passed through Eugene and

Former Emeralds Help South Bend To Midwest League Championship

September 14, 2019

Two dozen former Emeralds helped the South Bend Cubs (A-Full) claim their first Midwest League title in since 2005 on Saturday night as the Chicago Cubs' Single A-Full affiliate defeated the Clinton LumberKings, 5-0, to win the Midwest League Championship Series three-games-to-none.

Sold Out Crowd Sees Ems Wrap Home Schedule With Extra Innings Loss

September 1, 2019

A sold out crowd saw the Eugene Emeralds (15-21, 31-43) drop their second straight heartbreaker in extra innings on Saturday night, falling to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (20-16, 46-28) by a final score of 4-3 in 10 innings at PK Park.

Ems Break Attendance Record, Fall In Extras

August 31, 2019

The Eugene Emeralds (15-20, 31-42) suffered a heartbreaking defeat in front of a raucous, sold out crowd on Friday night, falling to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (19-16, 45-28) by a final score of 4-3 in 11 innings at PK Park.

Salem-Keizer Slams Way To Win In Seesaw Battle

August 30, 2019

The Eugene Emeralds (15-18, 31-41) dropped a seesaw affair on Thursday night, falling to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (18-16, 44-28) by a final score of 10-5 in front of 3,612 fans at PK Park.