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Orem Owlz
Orem Owlz
Founded in 2001
Orem, Utah
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Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassAdvanced-Rookie (2001-present)
LeaguePioneer League (2001-present)
DivisionSouth Division
Major league affiliations
TeamLos Angeles Angels (2001-present)
Minor league titles
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2016
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
Team data
NicknameOrem Owlz (2005-present)
Previous names
Provo Angels (2001-2004)
MascotHootz (2005-present)
Holly (2009-present)
Rowly (2013-present)
Charlie the St. Bernard (2001-2004)
BallparkUCCU Ballpark (2005-present)
Previous parks
Larry H. Miller Field (2001-2004)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Jeff Katofsky
ManagerJack Santora
General ManagerRick Berry

The Orem Owlz are a minor league baseball team based in Orem, Utah, United States. The team competes in the Pioneer League as a Rookie League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. The Owlz play home games at Home of the Owlz on the campus of Utah Valley University and are one of two Pioneer League teams in Utah, the other being the Ogden Raptors.

History

Formerly known as the Provo Angels (2001-2004), the team originally played at the Larry H. Miller Field on the campus of Brigham Young University in northeastern Provo. After the 2004 season, the team changed ownership and moved from Provo to a new stadium in neighboring Orem.[1] While retaining its affiliation with the Angels major league club, the team introduced a new name and logo at the time of their move. The Owlz also introduced a new mascot named Hootz, a red owl with a head in the shape of a large baseball. Hootz was married in 2009 in an on-field ceremony to Holly, a female owl. According to team lore, the two Mascot Owlz live in an abandoned oak tree that is graciously offered by an Orem host family.

The Owlz play in the Pioneer League, which is a Rookie League with an abbreviated schedule (short-season). The team has won five Pioneer League titles; one while in Provo (2004),[2] and four while in Orem (2005, 2007, 2009, and 2016). With its championship victory in 2016, the Orem Owlz became the quickest franchise in Pioneer League history to win five championships, doing so in just 17 years. The team has also finished first in the South Division of the Pioneer League eight times.

The team is prominently mentioned in the book Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit, a memoir recounting the author's one season playing for the Provo Angels.

Team owner Jeff Katofsky planned to relocate the team to Pueblo, Colorado, in 2020, where they would be known as the Pueblo Owlz,[3] but the plan was abandoned due to financial concerns by the city of Pueblo.[4]

Playoffs

Hootz, the mascot of the Orem Owlz, July 2006
  • 2017: Lost to Ogden 2-0 in semifinals.
  • 2016: Defeated Ogden 2-1 in semifinals; defeated Billings 2-0 to win championship.
  • 2015: Lost to Idaho Falls 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2014: Defeated Ogden 2-0 in semifinals; lost to Billings 2-0 in finals.
  • 2011: Lost to Ogden 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2010: Lost to Ogden 2-1 in semifinals.
  • 2009: Defeated Ogden 2-0 in semifinals; defeated Missoula 2-1 to win championship.
  • 2008: Lost to Great Falls 2-1 in finals.
  • 2007: Defeated Great Falls 2-0 to win championship.
  • 2005: Defeated Helena 2-0 to win championship.
  • 2004: Defeated Billings 2-0 to win championship.
  • 2003: Lost to Billings 2-0 in finals.
  • 2002: Lost to Great Falls 2-1 in finals.
  • 2001: Lost to Billings 2-0 in finals.

Roster

All-stars

Players with MLB experience

Players are listed by the season(s) they played for the Provo Angels (2001-2004) or Orem Owlz (2005-present).

dagger There are two different pitchers named "Austin Adams" who have played for the Owlz and have MLB experience; Austin Adams born in 1986 and Austin Adams born in 1991.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://universe.byu.edu/2004/12/06/orem-owlz-replace-provo-angels/
  2. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/595091227/Angels-on-high--Pioneer-League-crown-is-Provos-first-in-4-tries.html
  3. ^ "Minor League Baseball team owner to move club to Colorado". ESPN. June 21, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Speddon, Zach (July 24, 2018). "Pueblo County Pulls Plug on Ballpark Project". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b "All-Star Teams 2000-today". milb.com. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "2001 Provo Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "2002 Provo Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "2003 Provo Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "2004 Provo Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "2005 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "2006 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "2007 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "2008 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "2009 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "2010 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "2011 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ "2012 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ "2013 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  19. ^ "2014 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ "2015 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  21. ^ "2016 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  22. ^ "2017 Orem Owlz". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017.

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