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Former Braves star Andruw Jones coming to RVA for Flying Squirrels' Opening Night

Five-time NL All-Star, former Richmond Braves outfielder to help ring in 2020 season at The Diamond
January 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - Former MLB standout Andruw Jones will be the special guest for Opening Night as the Richmond Flying Squirrels begin their home schedule at The Diamond on April 16, the team announced on Wednesday. The five-time National League All-Star will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign

Flying Squirrels, COTU reveal 'Richmond Rally Cap' as name for new beer

New grapefruit shandy set for release this spring
January 21, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - The votes have been tallied, and the new official beer of the Richmond Flying Squirrels will be called Richmond Rally Cap, the Flying Squirrels and Center of the University Brewing Company (COTU) in conjunction with Entercom Richmond announced on Tuesday. The new grapefruit shandy will be released

Alguacil returns as Flying Squirrels manager in 2020

Giants set full Richmond field staff for upcoming season
January 13, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - José Alguacil will return to manage the Richmond Flying Squirrels for the 2020 season, the San Francisco Giants announced on Monday. Steve Kline will also return to Richmond as the pitching coach and Doug Clark has been appointed as the Flying Squirrels' hitting coach.

Chris Ray selected as recipient of 2020 Paul Keyes RBI Award

Former MLB pitcher, Center of the Universe Brewing co-founder to be honored at Hot Stove Banquet on Jan. 22
January 9, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - Former MLB pitcher and co-founder of Center of the Universe Brewing Chris Ray has been named the recipient of the 2020 Paul Keyes RBI Award, the Richmond Flying Squirrels announced on Thursday.

Flying Squirrels President Lou DiBella elected to International Boxing Hall of Fame

December 4, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond Flying Squirrels President & Managing General Partner Lou DiBella has been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday.

Brian Jordan headlining Flying Squirrels' annual Hot Stove Banquet

Former MLB, NFL star returns to Richmond on Jan. 22
November 20, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Former two-sport standout at the University of Richmond, National League All-Star outfielder and National Football League safety Brian Jordan will be the headlining guest for the Richmond Flying Squirrels' annual Charity Hot Stove Banquet on Wed., Jan. 22 at the Siegel Center, the Flying Squirrels announced on

Flying Squirrels, Center of the Universe Brewing reveal finalists for new beer name

Fans asked to vote to name new grapefruit shandy coming in 2020
October 22, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Center of the Universe Brewing Company (COTU) in conjunction with Entercom Richmond revealed four finalists for the name of a new beer set to debut in the spring of 2020. Fans are being asked to vote for the winning name of the

Former Flying Squirrels across MLB in 2019

34 Flying Squirrels alumni played in the majors this year
October 16, 2019

In the franchise's 10 seasons, the Richmond Flying Squirrels have seen 67 of their alumni go on to play in the major leagues. In 2019, there were 34 former Flying Squirrels players who played in the big leagues.

Name submissions for new Flying Squirrels, COTU beer now open

New Grapefruit Shandy will debut Spring 2020
October 11, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Center of the Universe Brewing Company (COTU) in conjunction with Entercom Richmond are calling on fans to submit names for their new beer, which will debut in the spring of 2020.

Flying Squirrels, VMHC present "Hamilton Arrives" at The Diamond on Nov. 16

Event welcomes arrival of HAMILTON to Richmond with fireworks and more
October 9, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) will host "HAMILTON Arrives: Fireworks Spectacular at The Diamond" on Sat., Nov. 16, as part of a series of events coinciding with the arrival of HAMILTON at the Altria Theatre in Richmond and Chrysler

Bart selected for Fall Stars Game

Flying Squirrels catcher hitting .333 with four homers in Arizona Fall League
October 9, 2019

Richmond Flying Squirrels catcher Joey Bart has been selected for the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game presented by Bowman Baseball Cards, the league announced on Tuesday.

Flying Squirrels nominated for top MiLB award

John H. Johnson President's Award honors Minor League Baseball's top "complete franchise"
October 3, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels have been selected as the Eastern League's nominee for the John H. Johnson President's Award, Minor League Baseball's top honor, as announced by the league on Thursday morning.

Flying Squirrels alumni in the 2019 MLB Postseason

Duffy, Strickland, Duvall among former Flying Squirrels in this year's playoffs
October 3, 2019

The 2019 MLB Postseason began earlier this week with the NL and AL Wild Card Games, and the Division Series games begin tonight. The Flying Squirrels' parent club, the San Francisco Giants, missed out on this year's playoffs, but there are still a handful of former Squirrels to pull for

Parney named Eastern League Executive of the Year

Flying Squirrels VP & COO selected for award for third time
October 2, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond Flying Squirrels Vice President & COO Todd "Parney" Parnell has been named the 2019 Eastern League Executive of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday morning. It is the third time Parney has been selected for the award, which will be presented at the Baseball Winter

Bart named Eastern League Player of the Week

Flying Squirrels catcher hit .538 with six RBIs over final seven games
September 3, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond Flying Squirrels catcher Joey Bart has been named the Eastern League Player of the Week for Aug. 26-Sept. 2, the league announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Squirrels blast three home runs in season-ending win

Richmond welcomes 400,321 fans to The Diamond in 2019, tops Eastern League in average attendance
September 2, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Brandon Van Horn , Jose Layer and Heliot Ramos each hit a home run as part of a six-run, fourth inning to lead the Richmond Flying Squirrels over the Bowie Baysox, 7-1, on Monday afternoon at The Diamond.

Flying Squirrels announce 2019 team awards

Fargas named Player of the Year, Halstead named Pitcher of the Year for 10th season
September 1, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels announced the recipients of their 2019 team awards in a pregame ceremony on Sunday night at The Diamond. Outfielder Johneshwy Fargas was selected as the team's Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Ryan Halstead was named as the Pitcher of the Year.

Fargas sets Squirrels' single-season steals mark in win over Baysox

Richmond welcomes 9,354 fans to The Diamond for final night game of 2019
September 1, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Johneshwy Fargas stole his 50th base of the season as part of a two-run eighth inning to lift the Richmond Flying Squirrels over the Bowie Baysox, 2-1, on Sunday in front of 9,354 fans at The Diamond.

Squirrels beat Baysox behind Bart's walk-off double

Richmond earns seventh walk-off win in front of 8,472 fans at The Diamond
August 31, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Trailing, 2-1, with one out in the 10th inning, Joey Bart hit a two-run, walk-off double to give the Richmond Flying Squirrels the win, 3-2, over the Bowie Baysox on Saturday at The Diamond.

Lawson's strong start not enough in late loss to Bowie

Fargas records 49th stolen base to tie Flying Squirrels' single-season record
August 30, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Brandon Lawson did not allow a hit through 6.2 innings, but the Richmond Flying Squirrels could not hold on to the lead, falling, 5-3, to the Bowie Baysox on Friday in front of 8,059 fans at The Diamond.

Right-hander Sam Wolff takes pride in South Dakota roots throughout journey to big leagues

Wolff posted a 1.78 ERA in 25 appearances with Flying Squirrels in 2019
August 30, 2019

Originally published in Issue No. 13 of The NutshellWhen Sam Wolff found out he was traded to the San Francisco Giants, the first person he thought of was Mark Ellis."Mark Ellis was a Rapid City kid growing up and someone I always idolized because he was that guy that made it

Final Flying Squirrels homestand of 2019 coming up this weekend

Two fireworks shows and much more on tap for the year's final weekend of Flying Squirrels baseball
August 28, 2019

FUNNVILLE - The Richmond Flying Squirrels return home for the final games of the 2019 season this Labor Day weekend, with four games at The Diamond from Friday through Monday to close out the franchise's 10th Season celebration.

Squirrels sweep SeaWolves in last road series of 2019

Bart collected four hits in a 9-5 Richmond win on Thursday night
August 29, 2019

ERIE, Pa - The Richmond Flying Squirrels ran away from the Erie SeaWolves for a 9-5 win on Thursday night to complete a four-game sweep at UPMC Park.

Flying Squirrels sweep SeaWolves in Wednesday double-header

Fargas fills stat sheet as Squirrels pick up second and third straight wins
August 28, 2019

ERIE, Pa - The Richmond Flying Squirrels topped the Erie SeaWolves, 6-4 and 4-3, to sweep a double-header on Wednesday night at UPMC Park.