Augusta GreenJackets
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Augusta GreenJackets

Augusta GreenJackets
Founded in 1980
North Augusta, South Carolina
GreenJackets.PNGGreenJackets cap.PNG
Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassLow-A (2021-present)
Previous classesClass A (1980-2020)
LeagueLow-A East (2021-present)
DivisionSouth Division
Previous leagues
South Atlantic League (1980-2020)
Major league affiliations
TeamAtlanta Braves (2021-present)
Previous teams
Minor league titles
  • 1989
  • 1995
  • 1999
  • 2008
2008
Team data
NameAugusta GreenJackets (1994-present)
Previous names
ColorsDark green, green, gold, black, white
         
MascotAuggie
BallparkSRP Park (2018-present)
Previous parks
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Agon Sports Entertainment, LLC.
General ManagerTBD
ManagerCarlos Valderrama[1]

The Augusta GreenJackets are a Minor League Baseball team of the Low-A East and the Low-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. They play their home games at SRP Park in North Augusta, South Carolina, which opened in April 2018.[2] They previously played at Lake Olmstead Stadium which had been the home of the GreenJackets from 1995 to 2017. The team is named in honor of The Masters golf tournament held across the river in Augusta, Georgia, where the winner receives a green jacket.

Augusta was a member of the South Atlantic League from 1980 to 2020. Before the San Francisco Giants took over the club's affiliation after the 2004 season, the GreenJackets were a part of the Boston Red Sox organization. Prior to that, the Red Sox replaced the Pittsburgh Pirates in Augusta. The GreenJackets boast third baseman Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia as the only prospects to make the Red Sox roster, although knuckle baller Tim Wakefield pitched there in 1989 with the Pirates organization. The Red Sox' relationship with Augusta met with immediate success when the GreenJackets won the South Atlantic League championship in their first year as an affiliate team.

Stadium

The GreenJackets play in SRP Park, a 4,782-seat stadium which opened on April 12, 2018.[3] SRP Park is part of a development featuring apartments, a senior living facility, office space, a hotel, and a beer garden.[4] The North Augusta-based SRP Financial Credit Union purchased the naming rights to the ballpark.[5]

SRP Park replaced Lake Olmstead Stadium as the home of the GreenJackets. Lake Olmstead Stadium was built primarily as a baseball facility between 1994 and 1995. The stadium seated 4,400 with nearly 1,000 box seats, 830 reserved seats, over 2,000 general admission seats.

Awards

In 2008, the team was voted by fans as the best minor league team in the Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) Awards.[6]

Notable alumni

Roster

References

  1. ^ "Augusta GreenJackets Team Roster". Augusta GreenJackets. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "SRP Park Playing Field Takes Shape". BallParkDigest.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Mock, Joe (January 27, 2018). "Ballpark Update". Baseball Parks. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Smith, Michael (May 19, 2017). "North Augusta Baseball Stadium Suites Sell Out". Aiken Standard. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Reichard, Kevin (August 22, 2017). "New for 2018: SRP Park". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "2008 MiLBY Awards". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2012.

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