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Top Five: Stripers’ Specialty Jersey Games

Gwinnett’s best performances in alternate uniforms since 2018
August 8, 2020

Over the last decade, the “specialty jersey” has emerged as one of the most highly anticipated promotions on every Minor League Baseball team’s schedule. These jerseys, typically worn by a team for one game only as part of a theme night, sponsorship tie-in, or community partnership, showcase the creativity and

Braves’ 2020 Opening Day Roster Includes 21 Gwinnett Alums

Atlanta opens the 60-game MLB season on July 24 at the New York Mets
July 23, 2020

The Atlanta Braves announced today their 30-player Opening Day roster for the 2020 MLB season. Twenty-one former Gwinnett players will be on the active roster as the Braves begin the 60-game campaign on Friday, July 24 with a 4:10 p.m. contest at the New York Mets. The following active Braves

Stripers’ Coolray Field to host Braves Taxi Squad

No Minor League season in 2020
June 30, 2020

Gwinnett County, GA – Minor League Baseball after consultation with Major League Baseball has determined, due to the continuing pandemic, that it is in the best interest of our fans, players, coaches, and club employees that we will not play a 2020 season. The Gwinnett Stripers season, scheduled to begin

Top Five: Late-Career MLB Superstars with Gwinnett

Five who were famous long before joining the G-Braves and Stripers
July 15, 2020

Of all the levels of Minor League Baseball, Triple-A features the most unique combination of players. Any given International League or Pacific Coast League roster typically includes a mix of fast-rising prospects (think Cristian Pache), seasoned MiLB veterans (think Sean Kazmar Jr.), players who have worked their way back from

Top Five: Independence Day Performances

Ranking Gwinnett players who brought the fireworks on July 4
July 4, 2020

After Opening Day, Independence Day is the most anticipated regular-season game on the schedule for baseball teams across the country. Packed crowds, patriotic promotions, and the most elaborate post-game fireworks show of the year make July 4 one of the most memorable games of each summer. Hosting an Independence Day

Top Five: Gwinnett Players from Canada

Canadian-born players who made a mark with Gwinnett
July 1, 2020

Today is July 1, the day all of Canada celebrates the country’s national holiday known as “Canada Day.” In honor of our neighbors to the north, this edition of our “Top 5” series features the top Canadian-born players in Gwinnett history. To date, just six Canada natives have ever donned

Top Five: Father’s Day Performances

Five Gwinnett players who shined on Father’s Day
June 21, 2020

As the summer continues to roll on, so does our look back at some of the top Gwinnett player performances from holiday games during the team’s 11-year history. After recapping our Mother’s Day and Memorial Day top five, it’s time to dive into the five players who most stood out

Top Five: First-Round Pick Performances

Five first-rounders that made a lasting impact with Gwinnett
June 10, 2020

With the 2020 MLB Draft set to begin tonight, our “Top Five” series turns its focus to a rich history of first-round picks playing in Gwinnett. In all, 40 players selected in the first round of the draft have gone on to play for either the G-Braves or Stripers since

Top Five: Memorial Day Performances

Five Gwinnett players who made their mark on Memorial Day
May 25, 2020

As our Top Five series rolls on, it’s time to dive into some of the Gwinnett players that delivered memorable and clutch outings on Memorial Day. Gwinnett currently holds a 6-4 record on Memorial Day, with the last win coming in 2017 at home vs. Syracuse. Gwinnett’s longest winning streak

Top Five: Mother's Day Performances

Five Gwinnett players who delivered memorable efforts on Mother’s Day
May 10, 2020

Baseball season is fortunate enough to take place during the summer months where we get to spend many fun and joyous holidays with our families. We get to celebrate our moms in early May followed by Memorial Day at the end of the month. Dads’ get their turn in mid-June

Top Five: Xolos de Gwinnett Performances

Five players who made an impact wearing Xolos uniforms in 2019
May 5, 2020

Last season, the Gwinnett Stripers joined with 71 other teams to participate in Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversión” initiative, celebrating the Hispanic culture of each team’s home region. In a special ceremony on March 18, 2019, the Stripers unveiled their new Copa identity, the “Xolos de Gwinnett.” The

Five Gwinnett Alums Set to Play in Korean Baseball Organization

KBO to start regular season in empty stadiums on May 5
April 30, 2020

Professional baseball is currently at a worldwide stand-still due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but not in South Korea, where the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) is wrapping up its preseason this week. On May 5, the KBO will end a month-long delay and begin its 2020 regular season with five games

Fans Vote Freddie Freeman as Gwinnett Player of the Decade

Freeman edges Ronald Acuña Jr. for title as Gwinnett’s top player from 2010-19
April 10, 2020

The Gwinnett Stripers’ partnership with Coolray Heating & Cooling to let the fans determine the “Gwinnett Player of the Decade” for the 2010s has reached its conclusion. Five rounds pitting 32 former G-Braves and Stripers players against each other in voting on the team’s official Twitter account (@GoStripers) wrapped up

Gwinnett Player of the Decade: The Final Four

Freeman, Albies, Riley, and Acuña Jr. make it to the final rounds of fan voting
April 3, 2020

Back in January, I took on the challenge of selecting the best Gwinnett players over the last 10 years (2010-19), the first full decade in team history. While it was satisfying to name the best players (and honorable mentions) at each position, one larger question remained. Who was the single

Stripers’ Roster Takes Shape Amid Season Delay

Braves have optioned nine players to Gwinnett since March 9
March 23, 2020

Opening Day for both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball has been delayed indefinitely, but that hasn’t stopped the Gwinnett Stripers’ 25-man roster from forming. Following initial spring roster cuts that optioned four to Gwinnett on March 6, the Atlanta Braves have since optioned nine more players to the

Gwinnett Stripers COVID-19 Statement

June 17, 2020

Dear Stripers Fans, We have received many questions regarding COVID-19 and its impact on our season, and while not all of those questions have answers yet, we want to keep you as informed as possible. The health and safety of our fans, employees, team, and community is always our top

Braves Option Four to Gwinnett in First Spring Cuts

De La Cruz, Webb, Wilson, and Ynoa each sent to Stripers roster
March 6, 2020

Today, the Atlanta Braves announced their first roster cuts of the spring, reducing their Spring Training roster to 55 players. Four players – pitchers Jasseel De La Cruz, Jacob Webb, Bryse Wilson, and Huascar Ynoa – were optioned to Gwinnett, while nine players – pitchers Thomas Burrows, Kurt Hoekstra, Connor

Gwinnett 2010-19 All-Decade Team (Outfield, Utility, DH)

Part two of a three-part series highlighting Gwinnett's best players from the last decade
January 21, 2020

The first full decade in Gwinnett Baseball history included numerous team and individual achievements, including two International League South Division titles, one Governors' Cup Championship Series appearance, 23 IL Midseason All-Stars, nine IL Postseason All-Stars, three IL Rookies of the Year, one IL Most Valuable Pitcher, two IL Batting Champions,

Gwinnett 2010-19 All-Decade Team (Catcher, Infielders)

Part one of a three-part series highlighting Gwinnett's best players from the last decade
January 13, 2020

The first full decade in Gwinnett Baseball history included numerous team and individual achievements, including two International League South Division titles, one Governors' Cup Championship Series appearance, 23 IL Midseason All-Stars, nine IL Postseason All-Stars, three IL Rookies of the Year, one IL Most Valuable Pitcher, two IL Batting Champions,

Gwinnett Stripers Accepting Grant Applications for 2020

Team will award four $2,500 grants to different nonprofits this season
December 10, 2019

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Gwinnett Stripers, in conjunction with the Atlanta Braves Foundation, are now accepting applications for the 2020 Stripers Grant Program. The program will award a $2,500 grant to a different nonprofit organization each month from May through August.Each month will focus on a different category of nonprofit

Stripers Introduce New Batting Practice Cap, Updated Uniforms

All-new "GWIN" logo cap highlights fresh looks to be worn in 2020
November 7, 2019

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - In an event held today at Coolray Field, the Gwinnett Stripers introduced an exciting new batting practice cap, and updates to their retro alternate cap and home pinstripe jersey.Beginning with the 2020 season, the Stripers will wear a bass green batting practice cap featuring an all-new "GWIN"

Stripers Launch New "Veterans Pack" for Veterans Day

Service members and family can purchase at Coolray Field only on November 11 and 12
November 5, 2019

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - In honor of Veterans Day, the Gwinnett Stripers have created a new "Veterans Pack" for 2020, available for purchase by service men and women and their families only at Coolray Field on November 11 and 12.Each pack includes one Field Box ticket to four patriotic-themed Stripers games

Gwinnett alums set to battle in WBSC Premier12™ tournament

Nine of the 12 teams vying for a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have ties to Gwinnett
October 31, 2019

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12™ tournament begins this weekend in Mexico, Chinese Taipei, and Korea, pitting the 12 highest-ranked baseball nations against one another in a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Nine of those 12 teams - Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico,

Stripers' hitting coach Magallanes along for Braves' Postseason ride

Bobby Magallanes reunited with Gwinnett pupils Adam Duvall and Rafael Ortega in September call-up to Atlanta
October 5, 2019

ATLANTA, Ga. - Not long after Gwinnett's playoff run ended with a 5-4 loss at Columbus in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup Semifinals on September 7, Bobby Magallanes found out his season wasn't over. The first-year Stripers hitting coach learned he was one of two minor league coaches receiving

Six 2019 Stripers included on Atlanta Braves' NLDS roster

Fourteen former Gwinnett players in all will suit up for the NL East champions
October 3, 2019

The Atlanta Braves announced today their 25-man roster for the National League Division Series vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, and 14 of the players set to suit up for the NL East Division champions are former Gwinnett Braves/Stripers.Six members of that group played for the Stripers this season: pitchers Mike