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The Sioux City Explorers are a professional baseball team based in Sioux City, Iowa, in the United States. The Explorers are a member of the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. From their inception in 1993 to the present, the Explorers have played their home games at Lewis and Clark Park.

Sioux City Explorers
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Information
LeagueAmerican Association (Central Division)
LocationSioux City, Iowa
BallparkLewis and Clark Park
Year founded1993
Nickname(s)The X's
League championships0
Division championships5
Former league(s)
Former ballparks
  • none
ColorsBlack, red, white
              
Retired numbers42
OwnershipJohn Roost
ManagerSteve Montgomery
General ManagerShane Tritz
MediaSioux City Journal KSCJ Radio
Websitexsbaseball.com

The Explorers, frequently called the X's, have played in the American Association since 2006. Previously, they were members of the Northern League.

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Season-by-season recordsEdit

Sioux City Explorers (2010-2018) [1]
Season W–L Percentage Finish Playoffs
2010 49–47 .510 4th, North Division Did not qualify
2011 51–49 .510 3rd, Central Division Did not qualify
2012 45–55 .450 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2013 38–62 .380 5th, Central Division Did not qualify
2014 47–53 .470 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2015 75–25 .750 1st, Central Division Defeated St. Paul, 3–1 in first round, Lost Championship to Laredo Lemurs 1–3
2016 54–46 .540 1st, Central Division Lost in first round 3–1 to Wichita.
2017 46–54 .460 4th, Central Division Did not qualify
2018 71–29 .710 1st, South Division Lost in first round to Kansas City T-Bones 2–3
Totals 476–420 .531

PlayoffsEdit

  • 1994 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3-1 in championship.
  • 1999 season: Lost to Winnipeg 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2002 season: Defeated Joliet 3-2 in quarterfinals; lost to Winnipeg 3-1 in semifinals.
  • 2008 season: Lost to Sioux Falls 3-0 in semifinals.
  • 2015 season: Defeated St. Paul 3-1 in semifinals; lost to Laredo 3-1 in championship.
  • 2016 season: Lost to Wichita 3-1 in semifinals.
  • 2018 season: Lost to Kansas City 3-2 in semifinals.

Current rosterEdit

Sioux City Explorers roster
Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 37 Juan Aguilera
  • -- Max Duval ‡
  • 41 Tyler Fallwell
  • 86 Ryan Flores
  • 36 Nate Gercken
  • 34 Sam Held
  • 24 Taylor Jordan
  • 16 Eric Karch
  • 45 Matt Pobereyko
  • -- Joe Riley
  • 50 Carlos Sierra
  •  3 Pete Tago
  • 33 José Vélez



 

Catchers

  • 22 Justin Felix
  •  7 Dylan Kelly

Infielders

  • 30 Joel Davis
  • 27 Dex McCall
  •  5 Nate Samson
  •  2 Adam Sasser
  • 28 José Sermo
  • 12 Drew Stankiewicz

Outfielders

 

Manager

  • Steve Montgomery

Coaches

  • Matt Passerelle (hitting)
  • Bobby Post (pitching)
  • Brenden Kuhn (trainer)

  Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated August 27, 2019
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See alsoEdit

  • KMEG sports coverage

External linksEdit