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Chiefs Announce 2021 Schedule

February 18, 2021

Peoria, Ill. – The Peoria Chiefs have announced their 2021 schedule in the newly formed High-A Central League. The Chiefs will kick off the season on May 4th with a six-game road trip to Cedar Rapids followed by their home opener on May 11th against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Following

Peoria Chiefs Announce 2021 Coaching Staff

Swauger Returns to Peoria
January 16, 2021

Peoria, Ill. - The Peoria Chiefs, along with the St. Louis Cardinals, have announced that Chris Swauger will serve as manager of the Chiefs for the 2021 season. Swauger is joined by Pitching Coach Rick Harig and Hitting Coach Joey Hawkins. Alex Wolfinger (Athletic Trainer) and Jacqueline Gover (Strength &

Chiefs Invited to be the St. Louis Cardinals Advanced-A Affiliate

December 9, 2020

December 9, 2020 PEORIA, IL- The Peoria Chiefs are excited to announce that as part of Major League Baseball’s minor league restructuring, Peoria has been invited to continue its St. Louis Cardinals affiliation and move to the High A level. The Chiefs are thrilled to be selected by the Cardinals


June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 PEORIA, IL- MiLB League President Pat O’Connor announced the cancellation of the 2020 MiLB season, including the Peoria Chiefs’ 140-game campaign, which was slated to begin on April 13th at Dozer Park. “While the cancellation of the season is disappointing, the safety of our fans and staff

Almonte Returns as Chiefs Skipper

Adrian Martin, Cody Gabella Join 2020 Staff
January 6, 2020

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals have announced the 2020 Chiefs field staff with 2019 skipper Erick Almonte returning for his second season at the helm. He will be joined by Peoria newcomers Pitching Coach Adrian Martin and Hitting Coach Cody Gabella, who both have experience

Chiefs Announce 2020 Specialty Jerseys

February 11, 2020

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs have announced their specialty jerseys for the 2020 campaign. The En El Rio themed jerseys will be worn on May 15, June 19, July 26, August 9 and September 4 and will be available for auction following the September 4 home game. These jerseys

Chiefs Announce 2020 Giveaways

Bat Can Cooler, Fanny Pack, 2 Copa Giveaways Lead Schedule
February 6, 2020

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs have announced 17 giveaways for the 2020 season that joins the five bobblehead dates and 22 firework shows as part of the promotional schedule. Some of the notable giveaways include a baseball bat can cooler, a Chiefs Fanny Pack and two En El Rio

Carlson, Edman, Joey Turkey Highlight 2020 Bobbleheads

February 4, 2020

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs have announced five bobbleheads for the 2020 season with individual tickets for all five games on sale for the next 48 hours at In a change for 2020, bobbleheads will be given to the first 1000 ticketed fans through the gates with no

Chiefs Announce 2020 Fireworks Dates

Season features 22 shows
January 30, 2020

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs have announced that 22 games in the 2020 season will feature the popular post-game fireworks shows from Central State Fireworks. Starting Saturday, May 2, every Saturday home game and nearly every Friday home game will feature fireworks, plus a few additional dates as well.

2020 Game Times Announced

Sunday Games to start at 1:35
November 17, 2019

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs have game times for the 2020 season with the schedule having been released in August. The Chiefs kick off the home portion of the 2020 schedule on Monday, April 13 at 6:35 p.m. against Quad Cities.SEE FULL SCHEDULE HERE 

Chiefs Announce 2020 Schedule

August 30, 2019

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs have announced their 2020 Midwest League schedule with the first pitch of their 38th season coming on the road in Davenport, Iowa Thursday, April 9 with the home opener set for Monday, April 13 against the Beloit Snappers. Game times and promotions will be

Chiefs Enter Copa as En El Rio de Peoria

Peoria among 22 new teams in MiLB initiative
November 14, 2019

Peoria, IL - The Peoria Chiefs, the Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, will take part in the MiLB Copa de la Diversión or "Fun Cup" program for the 2020 season with a team identity of En El Rio de Peoria, or Peoria on the River. En El Rio

Meet the 2020 Chiefs Front Office

April 29, 2020

Most years the Chiefs front office experiences a little turnover with full-time employees, especially with the one-year Inside Sales program installed in 2015 by current General Manager Jason Mott when he took over after using a similar program in Memphis. This season fans will see some new faces around the

Meet the 2020 Chiefs Interns

New Faces in the Chiefs Organization
April 29, 2020

This story was originally published on our Playing in Peoria blog. To visit this story on our blog, click here.

Chiefs Scholarship Applications Open

High School Students Can Apply Before March 4
January 22, 2020

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs, in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, have announced that applications are now open for two available scholarships in the 2020 Peoria Chiefs Scholarship Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. This year the college scholarships awarded will

Chiefs Walk Off Snappers, Win Again

Machado singles Chiefs to series win
August 29, 2019

Peoria, IL - After entering the ninth trailing by one, the Peoria Chiefs rallied to get the 5-4 walk off win against the Beloit Snappers Thursday night at Dozer Park. Jonatan Machado went two-for-five with a double, RBI and a run scored earning the Pekin Insurance Beyond the Expected Player

Four-run Seventh Lifts Chiefs Over Snappers

Every Chiefs batter reaches base safely
August 28, 2019

Peoria, IL - Thanks to a four-run seventh inning, the Peoria Chiefs defeated the Beloit Snappers 9-5 Wednesday night at Dozer Park. Imeldo Diaz went two-for-four with a double and two RBI earning the Pekin Insurance Beyond the Expected Player of the Game.

Chiefs Score 9 in 9th to Stun Cedar Rapids

August 25, 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Peoria Chiefs used their biggest inning in more than two years to stun the playoff bound Cedar Rapids Kernels 9-5 Sunday afternoon with all nine runs coming in the ninth inning. With three hits, a double, walk, two runs scored and two RBI, Brandon Riley

Chiefs Win Second Straight, Clinch Series v. Bandits

Diaz knocks in both Chiefs runs
August 22, 2019

Peoria, IL - With another last at-bat win on this homestand, the Peoria Chiefs defeated the first-place Quad Cities River Bandits 2-1 Thursday night at Dozer Park to clinch the series. Imeldo Diaz went two-for-four with two RBI to earn the Pekin Insurance Beyond the Expected Player of the Game.

Brettell Pitches Chiefs to 2-0 Win over Quad Cities

Chiefs get 13th shutout of 2019
August 21, 2019

Peoria, IL - The Peoria Chiefs rode a season-high eight shutout innings from Michael Brettell as they defeated the Quad Cities River Bandits 2-0 Wednesday night at Dozer Park. Brettell pitched eight shutout innings allowing four hits, with two walks and four strikeouts to earn the Pekin Insurance Beyond the

TDICH: May 1, 2013 Wilson Walks Off Captains

Chiefs Walk off Captains 5/1/13
May 1, 2020

This day in Chiefs history includes two walkoffs and a near no-hitter. Read more on today's entry in the Playing in Peoria Blog, the Chiefs home for news!

Chiefs Announce 2020 Appearances

Characters, Mascots, Concerts on Summer Schedule
February 13, 2020

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Chiefs have announced their list of appearances for the 2020 season. A variety of mascots, movie characters, superheroes, dueling pianos and Christian-rock band Remedy Drive will be at Dozer Park in 2020. As a reminder, all dates are subject to change.

Chiefs Walk Off Rattlers Monday Night

Whalen knocks in winning run
August 19, 2019

Peoria, IL - After blowing a 4-1 lead the Peoria Chiefs rallied for a 5-4 walkoff win courtesy of Brady Whalen and a one-out single that beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Whalen went two-for-four with two RBI and a run scored earning the Pekin Insurance Beyond the Expected Player of

Chiefs Beat Cougars Wednesday

August 14, 2019

Geneva, IL - The Peoria Chiefs collected 11 hits and handed the first-place Kane County Cougars a 6-3 defeat Wednesday night in the opening game of a three-game series. With a home run, two singles, three runs scored and a RBI, third baseman Imeldo Diaz was the Pekin Insurance Beyond