Danville Braves

The Danville Braves are a minor league baseball team in Danville, Virginia. They are an Advanced Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League and have been a farm team of the Atlanta Braves since 1982. Since 1993, the Braves have played home games at American Legion Post 325 Field. Opened in 1993, Legion Field seats 2,588 fans. Previously, they played at Calfee Park in Pulaski.

Danville Braves
Founded in 1993
Danville, Virginia
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Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassRookie (1982–present)
LeagueAppalachian League
Major league affiliations
TeamAtlanta Braves
Minor league titles
League titles (4)
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 1991
  • 1986
Division titles (10)
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2000
  • 1991
  • 1989
  • 1986
  • 1984
Team data
NicknameDanville Braves (1993–present)
Previous names
Pulaski Braves (1982–1992)
MascotBlooper (1999-present)
BallparkAmerican Legion Field (1993–present)
Previous parks
Calfee Park (1982–1992)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Liberty Media
ManagerAnthony Nunez
General ManagerBrandon Bennett[1]

On September 3, 2006, Danville won their first ever Appalachian League championship, defeating the Elizabethton Twins 2 games to 1, in a best of three series. On September 3, 2009, Danville won their second Appalachian League championship, again defeating the Elizabethton Twins, this time two games to zero.

The Danville Braves mascot is a large, green bird named Blooper.

In 2019 it had attendance of 30,000.[2]

In late 2019 it was reported that the team is among a number of minor league teams that might face restructuring following the 2020 season that would strip the team of its major league affiliation.[3][4] All baseball activities were delayed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 30, 2020, the Minor League Baseball season was officially cancelled.

Notable playersEdit

Notable players who have played for Danville include:

PlayoffsEdit

RosterEdit

Danville Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 46 Alex Aquino
  • 26 Alec Barger
  • -- Alex Camacho
  • 30 Marrick Crouse
  • 48 Zach Daniels
  • 36 Tanner Gordon
  • -- Ty Harpenau
  • 51 Alger Hodgson
  • 49 Deyvis Julian
  • 45 Greg Leban
  • 52 Tyler Owens
  • 22 Filyer Sanchez
  • 57 Lisandro Santos
  • 27 Alex Segal
  • 23 Darius Vines
  • 56 Albinson Volquez
  • 18 Kenny Wells
  • 54 Peyton Williams
  • 53 Justin Yeager

Catchers

  • 37 Mitch Calandra
  • 16 Brandon Chapman
  • 34 Victor De Hoyos

Infielders

  • 16 Mason Berne
  • 12 Cody Birdsong
  • 28 Ray Hernandez
  •  7 Cody Milligan
  •  4 Beau Philip
  • 32 Garrett Saunders

Outfielders

  • 15 Willie Carter
  • 14 Jose Palma
  •  8 Brandon Parker
  • 39 Charles Reyes


Manager

Coaches

  • -- Angel Flores
  • -- Connor Narron (hitting)


  7-day injured list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated February 16, 2020
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Appalachian League
Atlanta Braves minor league players

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact the Danville Braves". Danville Braves. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Appalachian League Attendance | Appalachian League Stats". Milb.com. 2017-02-28. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  3. ^ Cotton, Parker (2019-12-03). "Danville Braves threatened by proposed MLB restructuring; 2020 season still on, but future is uncertain | Danville Braves". godanriver.com. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  4. ^ "Virginia minor league teams may lose MLB ties". Newsleader.com. 2019-11-18. Retrieved 2020-01-03.

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