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Miami Storm

Founded in 1995

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Team logo

Affiliations
League Bull League
Subleague American Eagle League

Lake League (1995-2017)

Division East
Team Info
Name Miami Storm

Previous names Kingston Cannons (2010-2017)

Kingston Battlements (1995-2009)

Previous locations Kingston, ON Flag of Canada.svg.png (1995-2017)

Colors Blue, white, black

              

Owner Marquis Williams

General manager Troy Vogel (December 2017)
Ballpark
Ballpark Stormcenter (2018-)
Former Cannon Field (1995-2017)
Titles
Bull Cup titles (1) 2000
League pennants (3) 1996, 2000, 2012

Division pennants (5) LL East - 1996, 1998, 2000, 2012, 2015



The Miami Storm are an American Bull League baseball team based in Miami, Florida. The team is located in the American Eagle League (AEL) East division. Their home ballpark is Stormcenter in the South Beach area.

The team has a lifetime win-loss record of 943-927 (.504), with seven playoff appearances and one Bull Cup Championship Series win.

History[edit]

In 1995, the league underwent a major reorganization, and added four teams to the existing twelve. The Kingston Battlements were an expansion team added to the LL East. Within five years, they had reached the league's pinnacle of success, defeating the California Tidals in the best-of-five Bull Cup Championships 3-2, and carrying the best win-loss record in baseball that year at 53-27. The team dominated with pitchers such a Jimmy McDonalds (who won a Sandy Koufax Award), Dave Cassell and Brian Bell (who won the Woodchuck Trophy) on the pitching staff that year.

But that early success was difficult to repeat, and the Battlements struggled to achieve that success again.

In 2010, the team changed its name to the Kingston Cannons, still paying homage to the strong military connection, but while hoping to reinvigorate the club and its fans to further success. In recent years, they have tasted some of that success again, winning the LL East division pennant in 2012 and going on to win the LLCS that year, and taking another division pennant in 2015.

For 2018, the team completed a relocation to Miami, Florida, and were renamed to the Miami Storm. They were moved to the American Eagle League.

Opening Day Rosters[edit]

Starting positional players at opening day.[1] Bold indicates Hall of Fame member.

Opening Day Rosters Since 1995
Year Record C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF
1995 51-29 Mike Lapi William Morales Jerry Noftall Tony Nichols Sean Marble Mike Moczulski Mike Stetser Terry Waugh
1996 49-31 Mike Lapi Gino Sicilino Ben Day Tony Nichols Herc Mercenary Mike Moczulski Michael Hawkins Terry Waugh
1997 45-35 Mike Lapi David Cole Ben Day Herc Mercenary Armando Gonzalez Mike Moczulski Corey Ray Terry Waugh
1998 43-37 Luis Sanchez Corey Ray Ben Day Paul Heckelman Armando Gonzalez Mike Moczulski Michael Hawkins Terry Waugh
1999 43-37 Luis Sanchez Bill Krant Armando Gonzalez Chris Brechtel Paul Heckelman Mike Moczulski Steve Colvin Terry Waugh
2000 53-27 Jason Strid Sean Underhay Armando Gonzalez Rick Wider Mike Moczulski Juan Cruz Corey Ray Terry Waugh
2001 39-41 Tony Relish Sean Underhay D.P. Justice Armando Gonzalez Edmund Ostrom Juan Cruz Mitch Corrigan Yuri Yagaslov
2002 30-50 Tony Relish Sean Underhay Armando Gonzalez Rick Wider Edmund Ostrom Yuri Yagaslov Mike Keown Terry Waugh
2003 26-54 Nails Greenburg Bill Krant Robert Ségard Edmund Ostrom Shoshichi Nakamura Steve Colvin David Noriega Mike Keown
2004 25-55 Bill Ross Todd Lummis Robert Ségard Edmund Ostrom Shoshichi Nakamura Dan Reaves David Noreiga Mike Keown
2005 38-42 Bill Ross Roberto Hernandez Robert Ségard Xavier de Soto Justin Good Ed Gentry Joe Sandow Mike Keown

Retired Numbers[edit]

The Miami Storm have not retired any uniform numbers.

Awards and other achievements[edit]

Team records[edit]

For career hitting percentage records, 1,860 plate appearances are required.[2] For career pitching percentage records, 500 innings pitched are required.[3]

Statistic Single season record Career record
Player Record Year Player Record
Batting average Ben Day .383 1996 Xavier de Soto .302
On base percentage Francisco Erazo .453 2015 Justin Good .369
Slugging percentage Mike Lapi .602 1995 Justin Good .476
At bats Xavier de Soto 417 2017 Xavier de Soto 4,469
Runs Juan Cruz 67 2000 Xavier de Soto 606
Hits Xavier de Soto 128 2015 Xavier de Soto 1,348
Doubles Xavier de Soto 30 2011 Xavier de Soto 269
Triples Ben Day
Koichi Masuda
9 1996
2015
Xavier de Soto 49
Home runs Mike Lapi
Justin Good
Juan Cruz
24 1997
2012
2001
Justin Good 101
Runs batted in Juan Cruz 80 2001 Xavier de Soto 415
Stolen bases Xavier de Soto 28 2011 Xavier de Soto 202
Earned runs average Alex Medina 1.95 2014 Ron Alder 3.08
Wins Ron Alder (x2)
Cliff Cameron
11 2015, 2013
1995
Ron Alder 68
Losses Ivan Ibarra 10 2007 Ron Alder 44
Saves Nick MacLellan 28 2012 Ju-ho Kim 149
Games pitched Cam Knickle 45 1998 Ju-ho Kim 306
Games started Ron Alder
Nate Noftle
Jake Figurski
21 2017
2017
2017
Ron Alder 133
Complete games Jake Figurski 9 2017 Ron Alder 21
Shutouts Bill Coolen
Jake Figurski
Jimmy McDonalds
2 1996
2017
1997
Ron Alder 4
Innings pitched Jake Figurski 163.1 2017 Ron Alder 1,086.1
Strikeouts Jimmy McDonalds 169 1998 Ron Alder 918

Championships[edit]

Bull Cup Champions
Preceded by:
New York Minutemen
2000
(As Kingston Battlements)
Succeeded by:
Hamilton Industrials
Lake League Champions
Preceded by:
Montreal Metros
1996
(As Kingston Battlements)
Succeeded by:
New York Minutemen
Preceded by:
New York Minutemen
2000
(As Kingston Battlements)
Succeeded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
Preceded by:
Montreal Metros
2012
(As Kingston Cannons)
Succeeded by:
Montreal Metros
Lake League East Division Titles
Preceded by:
Montreal Metros
1996
(As Kingston Battlements)
Succeeded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
Preceded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
1998
(As Kingston Battlements)
Succeeded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
Preceded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
2000
(As Kingston Battlements)
Succeeded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
Preceded by:
Montreal Metros
2012
(As Kingston Cannons)
Succeeded by:
Montreal Metros
Preceded by:
Montreal Metros
2015
(As Kingston Cannons)
Succeeded by:
Montreal Metros

Minor League Affiliations[edit]

Level Team League Location
AAA Thunder Bay Rail Heads Cow League Thunder Bay, Ontario
AA Seba Beach Miners Heifer League Seba Beach, Alberta
A Markham Tar Heels Calf League Markham, Ontario
Short Season A Bonnyville Dinos Milk League Bonnyville, Alberta
Rookie Tallahassee Storm Florida Rookie League Tallahassee, Florida

References[edit]

  1. Kingston Cannons Positional Chart. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_7_starters_positional.html. Accessed: 18 April 2017.
  2. Kingston Cannons Batting Leaders. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_7_batting_leaders.html. Accessed: 18 April 2017.
  3. Kingston Cannons Pitching Leaders. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_7_pitching_leaders.html. Accessed: 18 April 2017.