The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers signed a two-year Player Development Contract during a press conference at Security Service Field on October 2, 2014. With the signing of the agreement, the Sky Sox officially became the Triple-A Affiliate of the Brewers who in turn became the third major league affiliate in team history (Cleveland Indians – 1988-1992, Colorado Rockies – 1993-2004).
The award-winning team was established nearly 100 years ago, in 1918, and was purchased in 1981 by David G. Elmore. Mr. Elmore moved the team from Hawaii to Colorado Springs in 1988. During the first season, the Sky Sox moved from Spurgeon Stadium to the brand new Sky Sox Stadium, now known as Security Service Field.
According to the PCL Office, the Sky Sox franchise is an original member of the Pacific Coast League. The name “Sky Sox” is in honor of the Colorado Springs team that played at Memorial Park from 1950 through 1958.
From 1988 to 1992, the Sky Sox were the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Since 1993, Colorado Springs has been the top affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The Sky Sox won two PCL (Pacific Coast League) titles, in 1992 and again in 1995.
The San Antonio Missions is a minor league baseball team based in San Antonio, Texas. Since 1987, the team has been the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres major league club. Also since 1987, the San Antonio Missions have been a valued member of the Elmore family of companies.
Previously, the Missions have won eight Texas League Championships: 1908, 1933, 1950, 1961, 1964, 1987, 1997, and 2011. We are currently the 2013 Texas League Champions. Additionally, the Missions are a proud recipient of the prestigious Bob Frietas Award for Best Double A Team Award and the Best Overall Team Award, presented by Baseball America.
Started in 1940, the baseball club was originally named The Russets. The Elmore Sports Group Ltd. acquired the team in 1985. For almost a decade, from 1986 to 1994, the Chukars operated as a farm team for the Atlanta Braves, taking the name Idaho Falls Braves during that period. The team was affiliated with the San Diego Padres from 1995 to 2003.
Currently, the Chukars are affiliated with the Kansas City Royals.
In 2010, the team was the recipient of the prestigious Bob Frietas Organization of the Year Award, from Baseball America.
The Idaho Falls Chukars have won three League titles and seven Division titles.
As a Class A-Advanced Minor League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Inland Empire 66ers, play in San Bernardino, California and compete in the California League.
Dave Elmore and Donna Tuttle bought the team in 1992, and named the team the 66ers as a tribute to the historic Route 66.
From 1995 to 2000, the 66ers were affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers. From 2001 to 2006, the team was affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, and from 2007 to 2010, the team worked again with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Currently, the 66ers are affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Inland Empire 66ers have won five Minor League Titles in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2006.
During that time, the team has been affiliated with the White Sox, Twins, Rangers, Mets, Red Sox, Pirates, Reds, Braves and Indians. Lynchburg has signed a player development contract to remain affiliated with the Cleveland Indians through at least the 2018 season.
The team plays at historic Lynchburg City Stadium, which opened on April 11, 1940 with an exhibition game between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The game featured multiple Hall of Famers, including Bill Dickey, Leo Durocher and Joe DiMaggio, who led the Yankees to an 11-4 victory by going 3-4 with two runs and two RBIs.
Lynchburg has made the playoffs for five consecutive seasons, a run that began with the 2012 Carolina League Championship. In addition to 2012, Lynchburg has claimed six other Carolina League titles in 1978, 1983, 1984, 1997, 2002 and 2009. Elmore Sports Group purchased the organization in 2016.
After a strong start to the 2016 season, the Hillcats clinched the Carolina North Division first-half title. In the season’s opening month the Hillcats went 17-6, which was highlighted by a 10-game winning streak in April.
The Eugene Emeralds is a minor league baseball team in the great community of Eugene, Oregon. They are a short-season Class A team in the Northwest League. The Emeralds have been apart of the Elmore Sports Group Ltd. since 1983.
From 1984 to 1994, the Eugene Emeralds were affiliated with the Kansas City. Between 1995 to 1998, the Emeralds affiliated with the Atlanta Braves, and then the Chicago Cubs for one year. Since 2001, we are affiliated with the San Diego Padres.
In 2010, the Eugene Emeralds played their first season at the brand new PK Park. The Emeralds share PK Park with the University of Oregon Division 1 baseball program.
The Eugene Emeralds are proud to have won 5 League Titles and 15 Division Titles.
In 2016, Eugene clinched its first postseason appearance in five years by clinching the first-half title in the Northwest League South Division. Eugene will begin playoffs in September as they seek their first league championship since sharing the title in 1980.
Since its inception in 1994, the Utah Grizzlies have been a member of the Elmore Sports Group family.
Before becoming the Utah Grizzlies, the team started out as the Virginia Lancers and was a founding member of the East Coast Hockey League. The team lay dormant and was revitalized by the Elmore Sports Group, who moved the team to the Maverik Center in Utah.
Over the past 19 years, the Grizzlies have been at .500 or better 16 times. We have also made the playoff rounds in 13 seasons. The Grizzlies have produced over 200 National Hockey League (NHL) players.
In the upcoming 2015-2016 season, the Grizzlies will make their first ECHL trips to Rapid City, Allen, Tulsa, Wichita, Toledo, Quad City, Indy and Kalamazoo. Utah last visited Kalamazoo on Jan. 2, 2000 and played in Indy on March 21, 1998, in the IHL against the Ice.
An elite level amateur club, Lane United Football Club competes in the Northwest Division of the USL’s Premier Development League. The PDL is a 67-team nationwide league that has been in operation for more than 20 years and attracts the best talent in the country and from around the world. In fact 70% of all MLS draftees have PDL experience.
Lane United was formed and awarded a PDL franchise in 2013 and began playing in 2014, going on to win the 2014 PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year award. Subsequent achievements include 2014 LUFC forward Khiry Shelton being selected 2nd overall by NYCFC in the 2015 MLS Superdraft and Timmy Mueller being named to the 2015 All-PDL Team while also receiving the 2015 Young Player of the Year award.
Lane United currently plays its home matches at the Willamalane Center in Springfield where attendance has grown by more than 35% since 2014. Local media has also made its presence felt with KMTR, KEZI, the Register-Guard, the Daily Emerald, and Eugene Weekly all following closely.
The club is gearing up for more growth in 2017 and working closely with the Eugene Civic Alliance to ensure the Stadium at Civic Park will be the home of the Reds in the near future, with plans to move up to the full professional leagues soon thereafter.