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Kristopher Negrón: First Time Manager and soon, Dad

Get to know R new skipper before his return to Cheney Stadium
March 11, 2021

Baseball’s best prospects. A brand new league. And a fresh (but familiar) face at the helm. When Triple-A baseball emerges from the lowest lows of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of Tacoma Rainiers baseball will look vastly different than it did pre-virus. New manager Kristopher Negrón will lead a club

Black Baseball History in R City Extends Far Beyond Cheney Stadium

February 23, 2021

Cheney Stadium opened its gates for Tacoma Giants baseball in 1960, bringing the city’s on-field talent to an all-time high. In two years, Tacoma’s Triple-A club was PCL champion and home— albeit brief— to three future Hall of Famers. One of those stars was Willie McCovey. “Mac” was the first

5 Unbreakable Tacoma Baseball Records

March 1, 2021

Cy Young’s 511 wins, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, and Pete Rose’s 4,256 career hits. Some records will simply outlive the sport, including many set by Tacoma baseball stars. The Giants set the bar high for Tacoma in the 1960s with three Hall of Famers and a gaggle of longtime

Rainiers among Minor League Baseball’s Top-25 in Merchandise Sales for Fifth-Straight Year

Continued sales growth and R Hat R City campaign propel Tacoma to top-25 honor yet again
July 31, 2020

TACOMA, WA – For the fifth-straight year, the Tacoma Rainiers were among the top-25 teams in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) for licensed merchandise sales for 2019, MiLB announced Monday. After a nine percent rise in sales growth in 2018, the Rainiers saw continued success in 2019, matching their sales from

Mariners to Utilize Cheney Stadium for “Taxi Squad” Practices, Simulated Games Beginning July 27

Tacoma staff will comply with MLB safety protocol including health screening and distancing from players and field staff
July 15, 2020

TACOMA, WA – Cheney Stadium will host the Seattle Mariners “taxi squad” for a 70-day period during the Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season beginning Monday, July 27. Seattle’s players, field staff, Cheney Stadium staff and media who enter the facility will be required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols as

Statement from Tacoma Rainiers Regarding COVID-19, Governor Inslee's Announcement

March 11, 2020

TACOMA, WA - Earlier today, Governor Inslee announced an indefinite suspension of all public events with greater than 250 people in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties due to health concerns regarding COVID-19. The Tacoma Rainiers will continue to work with regional government agencies and health authorities to ensure the safety

Tacoma Rainiers Release Promotional Schedule, Tickets on Sale Now for Select Theme Nights

Over 20 unique promotions on Rainiers slate, tickets to 15 themed contests available to purchase now
February 24, 2020

TACOMA, WA - The Tacoma Rainiers unveiled their promotional calendar on Monday, Feb. 24 for the 2020 home season, the 61st season of professional baseball at Cheney Stadium. Tickets are now available to purchase for 15 themed games at R House, including all five Copa de la Diversión (Copa) nights

Tacoma Rainiers Tickets on Sale Now for "Welcome Homestand"

Tickets for first five home contests available online and at the Cheney Stadium box office
January 31, 2020

TACOMA, WA - Tickets for the opening homestand of the 2020 Tacoma Rainiers season are now available to purchase at and in-person at the Cheney Stadium box office. Fans can purchase single-game tickets to all five games of the "Welcome Homestand" including R Opening Night on April 9.The Rainiers

Brown Returning to Tacoma, New Pitching Coach Marks Lone Change to Field Staff in 2020

Winningest manager in franchise history enters new decade poised to reach milestone
January 21, 2020

TACOMA, WA - Daren Brown will return to Tacoma for his ninth season as the Rainiers manager, leading the field staff in 2020 as he approaches 500 wins with the club. Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Director of Player Development Andy McKay made the

Negrón Named Mariners Assistant to Director of Player Development

Former Tacoma utility man hired one week after retiring as player
November 19, 2019

TACOMA, WA-- 2019 Tacoma Rainiers Defensive Player of the Year and recently retired utility man Kristopher Negrón is moving into a front office role with the Seattle Mariners, the club's Director of Player Development Andy McKay announced on Tuesday. Negrón will be the organization's Assistant to Director of Player Development, assisting

Tacoma Rainiers Win Minor League Baseball Golden Bobblehead Award for This Is R City Series

Franchise earns Minor League honor for the first time as "Best Digital Campaign or Activation"
September 27, 2019

EL PASO, TX - The Tacoma Rainiers front office was awarded Minor League Baseball's Golden Bobblehead Award for "Best Digital Campaign or Activation" for the development of their video series, This Is R City. Tacoma's submission was selected as one of five finalists for the award by Minor League Baseball

Brugman Homers One Last Time, Rainiers Fall to Las Vegas in Season Finale

Tacoma settles for series split with Aviators, finishes season with 61 victories
September 2, 2019

Summerlin, NV - The Tacoma Rainiers out-hit Las Vegas on Labor Day Monday, including a solo home run from outfielder Jaycob Brugman, but the Aviators topped Tacoma on the final day of the regular season, 3-2.Brugman crushed his team-best 23rd home run in the top of the eighth inning at

Nolin Strikes Out 11, Rainiers Drop Sunday Night Match-Up against Aviators

Tacoma left-hander punches out more hitters in single game than any Rainiers pitcher since 2013
September 2, 2019

Summerlin, NV - Left-hander Sean Nolin punched out 11 Las Vegas hitters over 4 2/3 innings but the Aviators rallied and defeated the Rainiers on Sunday at Las Vegas Ballpark, 8-1.Nolin gave up two runs on six hits and two walks in his final start of the campaign. The southpaw

Misiewicz Dominant to Propel Rainiers to Second-Straight Win in Las Vegas

Lefty gives up one, punches out double-digits in six innings
September 1, 2019

Summerlin, NV - Anthony Misiewicz missed quite a few bats on Saturday, punching out 10 Las Vegas hitters over six strong innings leading the Rainiers to a 3-2 victory over Las Vegas and grabbing his eighth win on the season for Tacoma.Misiewicz (8-6) surrendered five hits and three walks but

Andreoli Racks up Four Hits, Brugman Knocks in Game-Winner for Rainiers

Grotz and Festa pitch four scoreless in relief to secure series opener in Vegas
August 31, 2019

Summerlin, NV --John Andreoli had himself a day on Friday, notching four hits, and Jaycob Brugman ripped a two-run single to put the Tacoma Rainiers ahead for good on Friday night in a 4-2 victory against the Las Vegas Aviators.The Rainiers got on the board first, beginning in the first

Shed Long, Rainiers in Vegas for Start of Season's Final Series

August 30, 2019

Brugman Plates Four, Rainiers Drop Series Finale to Fresno

Outfielder clears bases with three-run double, finishes series with nine RBI
August 30, 2019

Fresno, CA --Jaycob Brugman drove in four runs for Tacoma, but the Rainiers couldn't overcome Fresno's 13-run output, losing by the score of 13-5 on Thursday in the four-game series finale at Chukchansi Park.With the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, Brugman roped his 22nd double which scored

Rainiers Fighting for Series Split on Thursday in Fresno

August 29, 2019

After a 10-inning game with 27 combined runs on Wednesday, the Tacoma Rainiers (59-75) and Fresno Grizzlies (60-75) will wrap up their season series on Thursday at 7:05 PM PDT. The Rainiers will send Mike Wright (2-4) to the mound to face Paolo Espino (7-4) and the Grizzlies.LISTEN | WATCHTacoma

Rainiers Fall to Fresno in Wild Back-and-Forth Contest

Andreoli comes up a triple shy of the cycle, drives in four runs in first three innings
August 29, 2019

Fresno, CA - John Andreoli started his Wednesday night 3-for-3 with a home run, double and 4 RBI, helping Tacoma build an early 7-0 lead, but the Fresno Grizzlies answered quickly and eventually outlasted the Rainiers in walk-off fashion in the 10th inning at Chukchansi Park, 14-13.Andreoli led off the

Tacoma Carries Momentum from Strong Pitching Performance into Wednesday Contest

August 28, 2019

One night after surrendering just one run to Fresno, the Tacoma Rainiers (59-74) will play for back-to-back wins against the Grizzlies (59-75) on Wednesday at 7:05 PM PDT. The Rainiers will send Andrew Moore (0-4) to the mound to face J.J. Hoover (5-6) and the Grizzlies.LISTEN | WATCHTacoma is celebrating

Nolin, Rainiers Edge Fresno to End Six-Game Losing Streak

Lefty combines with three relievers to complete one-run effort, even series with Grizzlies
August 28, 2019

Fresno, CA - Sean Nolin turned in his third strong start against Fresno this season, as the lefty pitched seven scoreless innings en route to a 4-1 Tacoma Rainiers victory against the Grizzlies on Tuesday at Chukchansi Park.Nolin allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out six Grizzlies.

Rainiers Playing to Snap Skid on Tuesday in Fresno

August 27, 2019

Filia Tallies First Three-Hit Game in Rainiers Defeat at Fresno

Tacoma outfielder doubles home two to build early lead, Grizzlies score nine unanswered
August 27, 2019

Fresno, CA --Eric Filia had three hits, including a two-run double, but Tacoma couldn't come away with a victory over Fresno, dropping their sixth game in-a-row on Monday at Chukchansi Park, 9-3.With this loss, Tacoma drops to 58-74. The victory for Fresno brings their record to 59-74. Joan Baez (1-2)

McCaughan Goes Six Shutout, Rainiers Drop Home Finale against Aviators

Right-hander takes no-decision in final start at Cheney, Andreoli and Court log multi-hit efforts
August 25, 2019

Tacoma, WA - Right-hander Darren McCaughan tossed six innings of scoreless baseball for Tacoma, allowing only two hits and striking out six, but the Rainiers left the bases loaded in the ninth inning and dropped their 2019 home finale against the Las Vegas Aviators on Sunday, 2-0, getting swept in

McCaughan, Rainiers Play Final Home Game of Season against Aviators

August 25, 2019

The Tacoma Rainiers (58-72) play for their first victory of the series as they host the Las Vegas Aviators (79-52) on Sunday in the final home game of the season. Right-hander Darren McCaughan (0-6, 10.38) will take the mound in the homestand finale for a 1:35 p.m. PDT start.It's also