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Cain named commissioner of Mavericks League

Former Northwest League president takes over newly-formed independent circuit
February 8, 2021

Long-time baseball executive Jack Cain has been named as commissioner of the Mavericks Independent Baseball League. Cain has spent over four decades in baseball serving as Team Owner, Senior Advisor, General Manager and League President. 1981 marked Cain’s entry in baseball as owner of the Central Oregon Phillies and, prior

Volcanoes announce creation of new independent baseball league

Mavericks Independent Baseball League will feature top level non-drafted, released players
January 26, 2021

KEIZER, Oregon -- The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have announced the creation of a new Independent Baseball League to begin play this spring at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. The Mavericks Independent Baseball League will feature top level non-drafted and released players who hope to someday reach the Major Leagues. The four-team league

Volcanoes mourn passing of staffer Bea Howard

Longtime Office Manager/Director of Ticket Sales dies at 75
January 6, 2021

The Volcanoes are tremendously saddened at the passing of long-time friend and staff member Bea Howard. Bea thoroughly enjoyed Volcanoes' fans and her many friendships developed at Volcanoes Stadium. May she Rest in Peace.

Volcanoes create GiveSendGo thanks to fans

Over 5,000 signatures provided overwhelming support
December 14, 2020

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were touched by nearly 5,200 fan petition signatures to Save Our Volcanoes. In addition, the groundswell of support asking What Can We Do has been overwhelming. The creation of a GiveSendGo is the direct result of fans’ requests. Fans want to ensure the team can manage this

MLB realignment eliminates short-season baseball, but Volcanoes will play in 2021

Salem-Keizer's Walker 'very excited for what the future holds'
December 9, 2020

KEIZER, Oregon -- The long-expected elimination of Class A Short-Season baseball became official today as Major League Baseball and its 30 MLB teams announced a significant realignment of baseball’s Minor League system, contracting from 160 teams to 120 teams across the country. Part of the realignment included changing the Northwest

Volcanoes Stadium to host Drive-In Fireworks on New Year's Eve

9 p.m. ball drop Fireworks
December 6, 2020

KEIZER, OR – “The community needs something to enjoy and rally around and we are happy to be able to provide that,” said Volcanoes’ CEO Mickey Walker. “It’s time to put 2020 behind us and look forward to 2021! We want to provide something Fun and safe for families to

Volcanoes Stadium to host drive-in Fireworks Friday, Dec. 4 

Gates will open at 7 p.m., show to begin approximately 8:30 p.m.
November 18, 2020

KEIZER, OR -- Volcanoes Stadium has scheduled a Drive-In Fireworks show for Friday, Dec, 4. Gates will open at 7 p.m., show to begin approximately 8:30 p.m. Space is LIMITED due to COVID-19 protocol. “The community needs something to enjoy and rally around and we are happy to be able

Volcanoes Stadium to Host Community Market

October 18, 2020

The inaugural Volcanoes Stadium Community Markets in August and September were fabulous. Vendor space was Sold Out. Due to the Market's success, and as a result of many requests, the Stadium Market will return. A fall market is set for Friday and Saturday November 6th and 7th. A Christmas market

Volcanoes Stadium to host Drive-In Fireworks on Halloween

October 14, 2020

KEIZER, OR – “The community needs something to enjoy and rally around and we are happy to be able to provide that,” said Volcanoes’ CEO Mickey Walker. “We know Halloween is going to look and feel much different this year for families in our community – trick or treating is

5K Say: Volcanoes Stay!

Save Our Volcanoes breaks historic 5,000 petition mark
September 25, 2020

KEIZER, OREGON – The professional baseball world took notice today as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Northwest League, San Francisco Giants Affiliate) broke the hallowed 5,000 petition unique signature mark calling for MLB to continue the club’s official affiliation. The 5,000-mark was eclipsed at by "Jeffrey M. of Oregon" who wrote,

Volcanoes’ Cancer Awareness Tradition to Continue

Event to include Fans, Fan Cutouts, Survivors and Fireworks; Volcanoes to take the field for first and only time in 2020!
August 13, 2020

KEIZER, Oregon -- The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes' Cancer Awareness tradition of honoring survivors will continue with a celebration and baseball game planned for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Volcanoes Stadium. “While things will look different than prior years, we felt it was especially important for the event to survive the pandemic

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes to provide final opportunity for high school seniors to PLAY BALL

Oregon seniors to take the field July 31-August 2 at Volcanoes Stadium
July 15, 2020

KEIZER, OR. -- 108 High School seniors, representing 48 different schools from across the State of Oregon, will be converging on Volcanoes Stadium the weekend of July 31, August 1, and August 2 – to play baseball! “One of the most cherished events in High School baseball is Senior Day

Volcanoes Stadium to Host Community Market

July 6, 2020

The Inaugural Volcanoes Stadium Community Market was fabulous. Vendor space was Sold Out. Due to the Market's success, and as a result of many requests, the Stadium Market will return. Set for Labor Day Weekend on Sunday 11am to 4pm and Monday 10am to 4pm Volcanoes Stadium ~ Keizer, Oregon

2020 Minor League Baseball Season Shelved 

June 30, 2020

St. Petersburg, Fla., June 30, 2020 — Major League Baseball™ (MLB™) has informed Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a Minor League Baseball season in 2020. “These are

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes to continue tradition of honoring military 

13th-annual Patriotic Tribute set for July 4, 2020
June 23, 2020

SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! KEIZER, OR -- The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes’ long-standing tradition of "Thanking, Honoring and Saluting" members of the military is set for July 4, 2020. This year’s event will be, as in prior years, held at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Unlike each of the prior tributes,

Northwest League Postpones Start of 2020 Season

June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 Keizer, OR – The Northwest League released the following statement today: “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the start of the 2020 Northwest League Season is being delayed indefinitely. The League and its clubs will continue to monitor the situation and work with our Major League Baseball

Volcanoes Stadium to host drive-in fireworks

First stadium events of summer to begin with a BOOM!
June 8, 2020

KEIZER, OR -- While the Volcanoes are unable to begin their 2020 Northwest League season as scheduled, the team is keeping their 20+ year tradition of Fireworks at Volcanoes Stadium alive. “We feel it is important,” said team CEO Mickey Walker. “The community needs something to enjoy and rally around

Campesinos Unveil Official On-Field Uniforms

March 12, 2020

The Campesinos will take the field for the first time in 2020 with perhaps one of the most unique uniforms in all of baseball. Salem-Keizer's "Campesinos" moniker pays tribute to the collective contributions of farmworkers throughout the region that established Oregon as one of the leading agricultural areas in the

Save Our Volcanoes

Your Volcanoes have announced a series of extremely important events
March 1, 2020

KEIZER, OREGON - In a historic show of support for your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Northwest League, San Francisco Giants) and 41 additional Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams facing the unthinkable decision by Major League Baseball (MLB) to potentially end affiliations in 2021, is nearing a record-breaking 5,000 petition signatures.

Volcanoes Winter Sports Banquet

January 24, 2020

Meet new Northwest League President, North Johnson. North will share his baseball experiences that span 40 years in the game and his vision for the Northwest League for 2020 and beyond. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and great comradery. Pre-register for memorabilia auction by downloading the Livesource app on your smartphone

Volcanoes Make Major Announcement

November 14, 2019

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have been selected by Minor League Baseball as one of 22 teams across the country to join their Copa de la Diversión program beginning with the 2020 season."Copa de la Diversión," or "Fun Cup," is a season-long event series specifically designed to embrace the culture and values

Salem-Keizer's Jerry Howard Wins Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award

From Minor League Baseball
October 30, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 30, 2019 - Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) announced today that Jerry Howard of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes is the recipient of the fourth annual Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award. Howard will receive the award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Hilton

Volcanoes Announce 2020 Schedule

October 23, 2019

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes will open their 24th Season at home versus the Everett AquaSox with Opening Night on Wednesday, June 17th - game one of a five-game series against the Seattle Mariners' affiliate. However, the first opportunity to see the team in 2020, will actually occur on Monday, June 15,

Walker family brings closure to epic 2010s with Bochy, Volcanoes alumni

October 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- For all the theater, the history and legends that come from professional baseball, the game remarkably proves very hard to find true closure. When Jerry Walker, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Co-Owner, and Rick Nelson, Volcanoes Operations President-Emeritus, joined their fellow leadership of San Francisco Giants and Affiliate ownership to wish future Hall of Fame skipper