Lynchburg Hillcats
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Team logo Cap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassSingle-A (2022–present)
Previous classes
LeagueCarolina League (2022–present)
DivisionNorth Division
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
TeamCleveland Indians / Guardians (2015–present)
Previous teams
Minor league titles
League titles (8)
  • 1978
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1997
  • 2002
  • 2009
  • 2012
  • 2017
First-half titles (1)
  • 2022
Team data
NameLynchburg Hillcats (1995–present)
Previous names
  • Lynchburg Red Sox (1988–1994)
  • Lynchburg Mets (1976–1987)
  • Lynchburg Rangers (1975)
  • Lynchburg Twins (1970–1974)
  • Lynchburg White Sox (1963–1969)
  • Lynchburg Cardinals (1943–1955)
  • Lynchburg Senators (1940–1942)
  • Lynchburg Grays (1939)
  • Lynchburg Shoemakers (1906–1917, various)
  • Lynchburg Climbers (1894–1896)
ColorsMidnight blue, cyan, green, white
       
MascotSouthpaw 2.0
BallparkCalvin Falwell Field (1963–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Elmore Sports Group
PresidentChris Jones
General managerChris Jones
ManagerOmir Santos

The Lynchburg Hillcats are a Minor League Baseball team in Lynchburg, Virginia that plays in the Carolina League and is the Single-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. They were a farm team of the Atlanta Braves from 2011 to 2014, the Cincinnati Reds in 2010, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1995 to 2009. The Hillcats play home games at Calvin Falwell Field; refurbished and renamed in 2004, the stadium seats 4,291 fans.

In May 2016, the franchise announced that they would rebrand after the season.[1] When put to a fan vote for a new moniker with "Derechos," "Doves," "Lamb Chops," "Love Apples," and "River Runners" as options, a majority of fans voted to retain the Hillcats name.[2] They did, however, unveil new logos and a different color scheme, consisting of seven hills green, Blue Ridge blue, and midnight blue, for the 2017 season.[3]

Division and league championships

Roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 16 Franco Aleman
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  • 36 Reny Artiles
  • 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs
  • 44 Trenton Denholm
  • 47 Will Dion
  • 37 Yeury Gervacio
  • -- Allan Hernández
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  • 49 Elvis Jerez
  • 15 Reid Johnston
  • 32 Jake Miller
  • 39 Sergio Morillo
  • 31 Tyler Thornton
  • 40 Samuel Vasquez
  • 45 Hugo Villalobos
  • 23 Miguel Vinicio
  • 32 Ryan Webb
  • 30 Josh Wolf
  • 38 Juan Zapata

Catchers

  •  7 Joe Donovan
  • 13 Richard Paz
  •  6 Victor Planchart

Infielders

  • 27 Will Bartlett
  • 24 Jordan Brown
  •  1 Jake Fox
  •  2 Dayan Frias
  • 46 Junior Sanquintin
  •  4 Carson Tucker
  • 10 Yordys Valdes

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

  • 12 Kevin Erminio (pitching)
  •  5 Craig Massoni (hitting)
  • 41 Daniel Robertson (bench)

60-day injured list

  • -- Elmson Candelario

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7-day injured list
* On Cleveland Guardians 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated July 15, 2022
Transactions
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Cleveland Guardians minor league players

Notable Lynchburg alumni

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John Grabow
Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Hall of Fame alumni

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ Walls, Dave (May 24, 2016). "Lynchburg Hillcats announce contest to rename franchise". WSET.
  2. ^ "Lynchburg to Remain Hillcats". Ballpark Digest. July 27, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Lynchburg Hillcats Unveil New Logos". Ballpark Digest. October 28, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Carolina League cancels Mills Cup Finals". Carolina League. Minor League Baseball. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.