The 19th team in our #SummerOfBaseball series comes to us from the Midwest League – the Clinton LumberKings!
The Clinton LumberKings are the Single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The LumberKings were founded in 1954 and have been playing at Ashford University Field in Clinton, Iowa since inception. They’ve used the LumberKings moniker since 1994 and over the years, they have been affiliated with the White Sox, Pirates, Pilots/Brewers, Tigers, Dodgers, Giants, Padres, Reds, Expos, and Rangers prior to their current affiliation with the Mariners since 2009.
Orel Hershiser and Mike Scioscia played for Clinton on their way to the bigs. Since becoming affiliated with the Mariners, former LumberKings who have made it to the majors include Ketel Marte, Chris Taylor, Brad Miller, Carter Capps, Roenis Elias, Brandon Maurer, James Paxton, Taijuan Walker, James Jones, Nick Franklin, and Kyle Seager.
Thank you LumberKings for sending in a ball and participating in the #SummerOfBaseball – check out their team website at http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t500 and give them a follow on twitter at @LumberKings