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Helena Brewers
Founded in 1978
Helena, Montana
Helena Brewers Logo.PNG HelenaBrewersCapLogo.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie (1978–2000, 2003–present)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League
Division North Division
Major league affiliations
Current Milwaukee Brewers (1985–2000, 2003–present)
Previous

Independent (1984)

Philadelphia Phillies (1978–1983)
Minor league titles
League titles (4)
  • 1984
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 2010
Division titles (10)
  • 1979
  • 1984
  • 1987
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 2005
  • 2010
  • 2013
Team data
Nickname Helena Brewers (1987–2000, 2003–present)
Previous names

Helena Gold Sox (1984–1986)

Helena Phillies (1978–1983)
Colors navy blue, gold, white
              
Ballpark Kindrick Legion Field (1978–2000, 2003–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
D. G. Elmore
Manager Tony Diggs
General Manager Paul Fetz

The Helena Brewers are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League and are the Advanced Rookie affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. They are located in Helena, Montana. The team plays their home games at Kindrick Legion Field; built in 1939, the park currently holds 2,010 people.

Among the best-known players to play in Helena are Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, who started his career with the Phillies in Helena, Gary Sheffield, who started his career with the Helena Gold Sox in 1986, Jeff Cirillo and Mark Loretta who began their careers with the 1991 and 1993 Helena Brewers, respectively; and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.

History[edit]

The Helena Phillies joined the Pioneer League in 1978, giving Helena a professional baseball team for the first time in 64 years. In 1984, the Helena Gold Sox won the Pioneer League Championship, a rarity for an independent club. The team hooked on with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1985 and changed its name to the Helena Brewers in 1987. Helena won the PL championship in back-to-back seasons in 1995 and 1996. The franchise moved to Provo, Utah, after the 2000 season. In 2003, the Medicine Hat Blue Jays moved to Helena, and the team once again became a Brewers affiliate.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Helena Brewers
Year Regular Season Post-season
Record Win % Finish* Record Win % Result
1978 30–38 .441 6th
1979 43–26 .623 2nd 0–2 .000 Lost PL Championship vs Lethbridge Dodgers, 0–2
1980 32–38 .457 3rd
1981 22–44 .371 4th
1982 29–41 .414 4th
1983 16–54 .229 4th
1984 44–24 .647 1st 3–1 .750 Won PL Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 3–1
1985 42–26 .618 2nd
1986 38–32 .543 3rd
1987 46–24 .657 1st 1–3 .250 Lost PL Championship vs Salt Lake City Trappers, 1–3
1988 41–29 .586 2nd
1989 38–30 .559 2nd
1990 37–28 .569 3rd
1991 44–26 .629 2nd
1992 50–26 .658 2nd
1993 43–30 .589 1st 1–2 .333 Lost PL Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 1–2
1994 44–28 .611 1st 2–3 .400 Lost PL Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 2–3
1995 49–22 .690 1st 4–1 .800 Won Northern Division Championship vs Idaho Falls Braves, 2–1
Won PL Championship vs Medicine Hat Blue Jays, 2–0
1996 43–29 .597 2nd 4–1 .800 Won Northern Division Championship vs Lethbridge Black Diamonds, 2–1
Won PL Championship vs Ogden Raptors, 2–0
1997 37–34 .521 5th
1998 21–55 .276 4th
1999 47–28 .627 1st 0–2 .000 Lost Northern Division Championship vs Missoula Osprey, 0–2
2000 26–50 .342 4th
2003 48–28 .632 2nd 1–2 .333 Lost Northern Division Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 1–2
2004 39–37 .513 2nd
2005 46–30 .605 1st 2–2 .500 Won Northern Division Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 2–0
Lost PL Championship vs Orem Owlz, 0–2
2006 34–42 .447 3rd
2007 48–28 .632 2nd 1–2 .333 Lost Northern Division Championship vs Great Falls White Sox, 1–2
2008 35–41 .461 6th
2009 32–44 .421 6th
2010 41–34 .421 3rd 4–1 .800 Won North Division Championship vs Great Falls Voyagers, 2–1
Won PL Championship vs Ogden Raptors, 2–0
2011 30–46 .395 7th
2012 24–52 .316 8th
2013 43–33 .566 2nd 3-2 .600 Won North Division Championship vs Great Falls Voyagers, 2–0
Lost PL Championship vs Idaho Falls Chukars, 1–2
2014 27–49 .355 8th
Totals 1,309–1,226 .516 29–26 .509 4 League Championships
Note: * Finish denotes overall position in the league standings.

Major leaguers[edit]

The following is a list of Helena players by year that would eventually play in Major League baseball:

Roster[edit]

Helena Brewers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 25 Marcos Diplan
  • 18 Jake Drossner
  • 36 Alex Farina
  • 33 Milton Gomez
  • 27 Nate Griep
  • 34 Connor Harber
  • 14 Brad Kuntz
  • 20 Jon Olczak
  • 26 Drake Owenby
  • 37 Junior Rincon
  • 38 Joshua Torres
  • 39 Quintin Torres-Costa
  • 19 Christian Trent
  • 23 Jordan Yamamoto

Catchers

  • 28 Charles Galiano
  • 13 Mitch Ghelfi
  • 12 Milan Post

Infielders

  •  6 Jose Cuas
  • 17 George Iskenderian
  • 16 Gilbert Lara
  • 30 Franly Mallen
  •  3 Jonathan Oquendo
  •  4 Yerison Pena

Outfielders

  •  2 Carlos Belonis
  •  8 Trent Clark
  • 34 Malik Collymore
  •  5 Monte Harrison
  • 16 Joantgel Segovia
  • 15 Troy Stokes

Manager

  •  7 Tony Diggs

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated December 31, 2015
Transactions · Coaching staff
More MiLB rosters
Milwaukee Brewers minor league players

External links[edit]


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1338 news items

KTVH

KTVH
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:44:39 -0800

MTN News- Big changes coming to the boys of summer over at Kindrick Legion Field as the Helena Brewers announced the hiring a new coaching staff earlier today. Nestor Corredor will replace Tony Diggs as manager this season. Diggs will be managing ...

SpaceCoastDaily.com

SpaceCoastDaily.com
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:33:06 -0800

From 2009-2011 he served as a coach with the Helena Brewers. As a player, Yost spent three seasons as an infielder in Milwaukee's farm system from 2005-07, playing two seasons in Brevard County. Yost is also the son of former Brewers manager and ...

Brew Crew Ball

Brew Crew Ball
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:41:15 -0800

... some point in the future as they move closer to the big leagues. Gatewood will probably begin the season in low-A Appleton and Lara may have to wait until short season ball starts in June to make his 2016 debut, likely with the rookie level Helena ...

KRTV Great Falls News

KRTV Great Falls News
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:15:00 -0700

Peter Van Gansen turned on the first pitch he saw from Missoula's Dan Savas in the 10th inning and sent it down the right field line for a walk-off single, giving the Northwest League a 6-5 win in its first-ever All-Star Game against the Pioneer League.

KRTV Great Falls News

KRTV Great Falls News
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 18:18:45 -0700

Denson, 20, publicly disclosed the news in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article after sharing it with his family and Helena Brewers teammates. The news makes Denson the first active player affiliated with a Major League organization to come out publicly.
 
Colorado Springs Gazette
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:27:20 -0800

Coincidentally, the group also owns another team (the Helena Brewers) that plays in a league (the Pioneer League, a short-season Advanced Rookie League) that already has a footprint in Colorado (the Grand Junction Rockies are part of that league). And ...

Tallahassee.com

Tallahassee.com
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:21:37 -0800

Cain began his pro career playing for Milwaukee's Rookie League Helena Brewers. In 2006, he was moved up to the Class A West Virginia Power, but it wasn't until 2010 that he was called up to big leagues by the Brewers. And then he was traded to the ...

The Missoulian

The Missoulian
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:30:38 -0700

Missoula Osprey vs Helena Brewers Wednesday Baseball Gallery. Jun 24, 2015; 0. The Missoula Osprey battle the Helena Brewers in the O's home opener Wednesday evening in Missoula. Close. 1 of 10. Matt Jones chases the pitch. MICHAEL GALLACHER ...
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