The 14th installment of our #SummerOfBaseball series comes to us from the Boise Hawks! The Hawks are the Short-Season Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies and play in Boise, Idaho in the Northwest League.
The history of the Hawks dates back to 1987 when the organization operated as an independent team in the Northwest League before becoming an affiliate of the Angels beginning with the 1990 season. During their 11 year affiliation with the Angels, they won the League Championship 4 times. After the 2000 season, the Hawks changed their affiliation to the Chicago Cubs where they remained for the next 14 seasons and won two more League Championships. The 2015 season marks the first year they are affiliated with the Colorado Rockies.
Some of the notable players who have passed through Boise on their way to the show over the years include Garret Anderson, Troy Percival, Jarrod Washburn, John Lackey, Francisco Rodriguez, Dontrelle Willis, and Jeff Samardzija.
Chicago Cubs rookie Third Baseman, All-Star, and Home Run Derby participant Kris Bryant also passed through Boise in 2013, where he hit .354 as a Hawk.
Check out the Boise Hawks website at http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t480
Check out their twitter at @BoiseHawks and check out their hashtag #HawksRock! Make sure to say hello!
Thanks Hawks for sending up the logo ball and for participating in our #SummerOfBaseball series!