Tacoma Rainiers Tickets
All the fans of the Minor League baseball team, Tacoma Rainiers can expect to have much excitement and entertainment in the coming few weeks! The dates for the next game featuring their favorite boys have been announced and things are going to get really wild over the next few days. Any game with the boys from Tacoma is bound to be high in energy and cheers with ample moments for fans to rejoice. The consistent good performance over the past few years by the Tacoma Rainiers has given their fans enough reason to expect another round of brilliant matches this season, and all the players are well aware of this fact and are committed to make their fans happy with amazing performance in their every game.
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In the sports category of Minor League Baseball Tacoma Rainiers are the defending champions of Pacific Coast League at the moment. The team is based in the state of Washington with Tacoma as their hometown. They are the members of the Pacific Coast League since 1960 making them the oldest members of the league. When it comes to their membership with Seattle Mariners, the Rainiers are rated very high as a three A member.
In early 1960s, the Phoenix Giants who were a part of the much larger San Francisco Giants decided to relocate to Tacoma in Washington. They laid down the foundation for the present franchise by changing the name of their team to Tacoma Giants. A few years later however their managers decided to head back to Phoenix. But luckily for the residents of Tacoma who were now used to having a team of their own Chicago Cubs who were associated with the Salt lake Bees moved their team to Tacoma. The name of the team was subsequently changed to Tacoma Cubs. In order to show its affiliation and bond with the original club the team would choose a name that would reflect this relationship for the next two decades. The titles kept on changing in different years including Tacoma Giants during the early sixties, and Tacoma Cubs in the later half of that decade till 1971. For the most part of seventies the team was known as Tacoma Wins and Tacoma Yankees for the year of 1978. In 1979 it Tacoma Tugs and then Tacoma Tigers in 1980 which would remain the team’s title till mid nineties. From 1995 onwards the team has been playing all their games as the Tacoma Rainiers.
Over the years this team has produced some really good players that have experienced the fame of baseball stardom. Some prominent names amongst such baseball stars are of Juan Marichal and Mark McGwire. Other players who through their consistent good performance have made a place for themselves in the hearts of their admirers are Alex Rodriguez and José Canseco.
Home games of Tacoma Rainiers are played at a stadium big enough to hold crowds of up to ten thousand people. In early 1950s a Tacoma local named Ben Cheney worked diligently to make his city the home town of a minor league baseball team. The stadium was opened in 1960 after San Francisco Giants moved to the city and was named Cheney Stadium to acknowledge the work of Mr.Cheny. During home games the whole venue is full of excited fans all cheering for their favorite team. The stadium now also has a restaurant to and luxury suites for fans with families.
During 2010 playoffs, Cheney Stadium was going through renovations and was not available for any home games of Tacoma Rainiers. Other ball parks also did not meet the requirements of Pacific Coast League so our favorite boys had to play all their games of the Championship on the road. This without a doubt made them even more popular amongst their supporters. Nonetheless that did not stop the team from winning who swept the Redbirds in 3 games and ended up winning the 2010 Pacific Coast League Championship. However, Rainiers were beaten in Triple A Baseball National Championship game by the Columbus Clippers. The game was played in Oklahoma City.
At present, Dwight Bernard is pitching coach of Tacoma Rainiers and Alonzo Powell is working as hitting coach of the team. Both of them are hopeful that with the current lineup of team and the solid backing of their fans the team would perform well during the coming season. Daren Brown is responsible as manager of the team and seems happy the way boys are working on and off the field.
If you are a fan of the minor league baseball then grab your Tacoma Rainiers Tickets today and join thousands of other fans to show your support for America’s favorite team.
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