Burlington Indians
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Burlington Indians
Burlington Royals
Founded in 1986
Burlington, North Carolina
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Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
LeagueAppalachian League (1986-present)
DivisionEast Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentKansas City Royals (2007-present)
PreviousCleveland Indians (1986-2006)
Minor league titles
  • 1987
  • 1993
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 2012
  • 2016
Team data
NicknameBurlington Royals (2007-present)
Previous names
Burlington Indians (1986-2006)
MascotBingo (1986-present)
BallparkBurlington Athletic Stadium (1960-present)
Miles Wolff
ManagerBrooks Conrad
General ManagerMikie Morrison

The Burlington Royals are a minor league baseball team in Burlington, North Carolina, United States. They are a Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League and have been a farm team of the Kansas City Royals since September 1, 2006. For the previous 21 years, the team had been affiliated with the Cleveland Indians as the Burlington Indians.[1] The Royals play home games at Burlington Athletic Stadium. Opened in 1960, Burlington Athletic Stadium seats 3,500 fans.[2]

Staff: Pitching Coach: Carlos Martinez. Hitting Coach: Jesus Azuaje. Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jon Ervin. Athletic Trainer: Saburo Hagihara. Bench Coach: Kevin Kuntz.

Major League Baseball alumni of note are featured on the wall inside the men's restroom at the Burlington Athletic Stadium in the form of painted jerseys: Manny Ramirez (#22), Jim Thome (#25), Bartolo Colón (#40) and CC Sabathia (#52).



Burlington Indians (Carolina League)

In addition to the Appalachian League version of the Burlington Indians, from 1958-64 a team representing Burlington, N.C., of the same name competed in the Carolina League (Class B through 1962; thereafter Class A) as a Cleveland farm club. During its seven years of existence, the Carolina League Burlington Indians won one league championship. Its players included future major leaguers Luis Tiant and Duke Sims.

Burlington Indians (Central Association)

A third team called the Burlington Indians was based in Burlington, Iowa, and played in the Class C Central Association in the late 1940s.


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