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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 Fet

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
2015 32-42 .432 8th -- -- --
Totals 1,341–1,268 .514 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
† 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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KTVH

KTVH
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:04:19 -0700

PHOENIX and GLENDALE, Ariz. – Baseball is back. Opening day has come and gone across the country and Pioneer League play is right around the corner. The Great Falls Voyagers and Helena Brewers will have new skippers in town. Tommy Thompson ...

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Colorado Springs Gazette
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:27:32 -0700

Without specifically naming the team that would move to Colorado Springs, the group indicated it would be the Class A Helena Brewers of the Pioneer Rookie League. The Elmore Group operates a Double-A team in San Antonio and therefore owns the minor ...

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Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:50:03 -0700

In addition, to fill the vacant space left by the Sky Sox in Colorado Springs, the Helena Brewers (another Brewers affiliate owned by the Elmore Group) would be relocated to Colorado Springs. It's important to take this news with a grain of salt. There ...

KXLH Helena News

KXLH Helena News
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 22:22:34 -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.

KTVQ Billings News

KTVQ Billings News
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 18:18:45 -0700

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MLB.com

MLB.com
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:18:23 -0700

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Helena Independent Record

Helena Independent Record
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:58:43 -0800

This year, the Helena Brewers will take the field with an entirely new coaching staff. The Milwaukee Brewers affiliate announced on Wednesday that Tony Diggs, who had managed the team since 2013, will now serve as the organization's outfield roving ...
 
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:16:14 -0700

... Brewers' selections from recent drafts, including pitchers Kodi Mederios, Nathan Kirby and Cody Ponce, and shortstop Blake Allemand. Pitcher Cy Sneed made the all-star team and eventually was promoted to Brevard County. HELENA BREWERS. Rookie.
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