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Jupiter Hammerheads

The Jupiter Hammerheads are a minor league baseball team based in the town of Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida. The team plays in the Florida State League and is the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Miami Marlins major-league club.

Jupiter Hammerheads
Founded in 1940
Jupiter, Florida
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentAdvanced-A (1998–present)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueFlorida State League (1965–present)
DivisionSouth Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentMiami Marlins (2002–present)
PreviousMontreal Expos (1969–2001)
Minor league titles
Division titles (1)2012
Team data
NicknameJupiter Hammerheads (1998–present)
Previous names
West Palm Beach Expos (1969–1997)

West Palm Beach Braves (1965–1966)

West Palm Beach Indians (1940-1956)
MascotHamilton R. Head (1998-present)
Willie P. Bananas (1989-1997)
BallparkRoger Dean Chevrolet Stadium (1998–present)
Previous parks
W. Palm Beach Municipal Stadium (1969–1997) Connie Mack Field (1965–1968)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Miami Marlins (owner)/ Jupiter Stadium, LTD (operator)
ManagerTodd Pratt
General ManagerJamie Toole

The Hammerheads play their home games at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Opened in 1998, the park seats 6,871 fans.[1] They share the facility with the Palm Beach Cardinals, also of the FSL.

On May 23, 2011, the Hammerheads gained national attention after playing in a 23 inning game against the Clearwater Threshers.[2]

In 2012, the Hammerheads won the 2nd Half Division Title and went on to defeat the St. Lucie Mets in a decisive Game 3[3] of the Division Championship Series to capture their first ever Division crown. Jupiter would lose in the FSL Championship[4] in the fifth and final game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, despite holding a 2-1 lead after Game 3.[5]

Notable alumniEdit

Hall of Fame alumni

Alumni: Most Valuable Player

  • Miguel Cabrera (2002) 11 x MLB All-Star; 4 x MLB Batting Title (2011-2013, 2015) ;2 x AL Most Valuable Player (2012,2013)

Alumni: Rookie of the Year

Notable alumni

RosterEdit

Jupiter Hammerheads roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 30 Dustin Beggs
  • 29 Taylor Braley
  • 33 Sean Guenther
  • 11 Colton Hock
  • 15 Tyler Jones
  • -- Tyler Kolek
  • 28 Kale Leach
  • 14 Jeff Lindgren
  • 32 Brian McKenna
  • 19 Humberto Mejia
  • -- Brady Puckett
  • 23 Cason Sherrod
  • 27 Will Stewart

Catchers

  •  7 Nick Fortes
  • 15 B.J. Lopez

Infielders

  • 44 Lazaro Alonso
  •  4 Micah Brown
  • 20 James Nelson
  • 12 Gunnar Schubert
  •  6 Zach Scott
  •  5 Demetrius Sims

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches


  7-day injured list
* On Miami Marlins 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated October 23, 2019
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Florida State League
Miami Marlins minor league players

Season-by-seasonEdit

League champions Finals appearance * Division winner ^ Wild card berth ¤
Year League Division Regular season Post-season
1st half 2nd half
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
1998 FSL East 1st ^ 40 30 .571 1st ^ 40 30 .571 Lost semifinals (St. Lucie) 0–2
1999 FSL East 1st ^ 39 29 .574 4th 34 36 .486 7 Lost semifinals (Kissimmee) 1–2
2000 FSL East 6th 27 43 .386 20.5 4th 34 36 .486 10.5
2001 FSL East 6th 29 38 .433 10.5 2nd 41 31 .569 2.5
2002 FSL East 3rd 39 32 .549 0.5 1st ^ 42 25 .627 Lost semifinals (Lakeland) 0–2
2003 FSL East 1st ^ 42 28 .600 3rd 34 34 .500 9.5 Lost semifinals (St. Lucie) 0–2
2004 FSL East 6th 30 38 .441 9.5 4th 34 33 .507 8.5
2005 FSL East 3rd 35 33 .515 6 6th 24 45 .348 17.5
2006 FSL East 5th 31 38 .449 8.5 6th 24 42 .364 12.5
2007 FSL East 5th 31 39 .443 10.5 4th 32 27 .464 5
2008 FSL East 5th 33 36 .478 8.5 2nd 41 28 .594 0.5
2009 FSL South 3rd 34 33 .507 8 4th 33 37 .471 4.5
2010 FSL South 6th 22 46 .324 20.5 6th 24 46 .343 14
2011 FSL South 3rd 32 38 .457 6 6th 28 42 .400 17.5
2012 FSL South 2nd 36 34 .514 14 1st ^ 38 28 .576 Won semifinals (St. Lucie) 2–1
Lost finals (Lakeland) 2–3 *
2013 FSL South 3rd 36 32 .529 9.5 6th 32 37 .464 8
2014 FSL South 6th 27 42 .391 14 6th 23 45 .338 19
2015 FSL South 3rd 35 35 .500 10.0 5th 32 38 .457 12
2016 FSL South 6th 31 37 .456 7 2nd 37 32 .536 2.5
2017 FSL South 3rd 34 35 .493 7 5th 33 33 .500 8
2018 FSL South 2nd 41 28 .594 0.5 4th 29 36 .429 10
2019 FSL South 6th 21 42 .333 16.5 5th 33 36 .478 14
Statistic Wins Losses Win %
Regular season record (1998–2019) 1,447 1,563 .481
Postseason record (1998–2019) 5 12 .294
All-time regular and postseason record 1,452 1,575 .480

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MinorLeagueBallparks.com - Roger Dean Stadium
  2. ^ "Minor League game goes 23 innings". Espn.com.
  3. ^ "Jupiter Defeats Mets, Division Title".
  4. ^ "Jupiter Shutout in Championship Game".
  5. ^ "Jupiter Takes FSL Series Lead".

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