|League||Cow League (AAA)|
|Bull League Affiliations|
|Affiliated to||Nevada Speeders|
|Previous||Chicago Knights (1991-1993)|
|Name||Oakland Dukes (1995-present)
|Previous names||Oakland Knights (1991-1993)
|Colors||Navy blue, red, white
|Championships||(2) 2008, 2018|
|League pennants||(3) 1995, 2008, 2018
|Division pennants||(9) 1995, 2001, 2004—2006, 2008, 2011—2012, 2018|
|Playoff appearances||(10) 1995, 2001, 2004—2006, 2008, 2011—2012, 2017, 2018|
The Oakland Dukes are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. They play in the Frontier League's West division and are the Cow League (AAA-level) affiliate of the Nevada Speeders. They play at Oakland Grounds.
The team has an all-time win-loss record of 881-785 (.529), giving them the third highest win percentage and third most wins in the Cow League.
The club was first formed in 1991 as the Oakland Knights, as a AAA-level Cow League affiliate for the Chicago Knights (now the Chicago Pit Bulls). In 1994, during the infamous labor dispute, no baseball was played in the Bull League, or its minor league affiliates. But in 1995, baseball started up again and the Knights became the Oakland Dukes and changed their affiliation to the Nevada Speeders.
Since that time, they have continued as the Dukes, and kept their affiliation with Nevada all throughout their history, only changing leagues from the now-defunct North-East League for the 2017, when they were placed in the Frontier League. They have been fairly successful throughout their many seasons, accumulating the third-highest win-loss percentage and third most wins in the Cow League since 1995 (no game records exist from previous seasons).
Despite their success at winning games, in nine playoff appearances they have just one championship, and only three appearances in the championship series (1995, 2008, 2017). In 2008, they swept the Miami Snow 3-0 in the final round of the playoffs, after recording the best record in the Cow League that season, and eliminating the Hartford Judges in the North-East League championships, 2-1. Dukes third baseman Alejandro Reyna was named Cow League MVP that season.
Awards and other achievements
For career hitting percentage records, 1,674 plate appearances are required. For career pitching percentage records, 500 innings pitched are required.
|Statistic||Single season record||Career record|
|Batting average||Takeo Otomo||.307||2000||None qualified||—|
|At bats||Miguel Pena||277||2016||Takeo Otomo||1,118|
|Runs||Kevin Schoenherr||57||2004||Kevin Schoenherr||179|
|Hits||Miguel Pena||83||2016||Takeo Otomo||337|
|Doubles|| Andrew White
|Triples||Nate Morris||9||2001||Nate Morris||22|
|Home runs||Jacob Jackson||10||2018||James Paterson||34|
|Runs batted in||Hardball McCaul||48||2009||Takeo Otomo||154|
|Stolen bases||Biao Kui||57||2018||Yoshio Ishii||128|
|Earned runs average||John Schmidt||2.74||2007||None qualified||—|
|Wins|| Josh Agnello
|Losses||8 tied||7||—||Lorenzo Orozco||24|
|Saves||Mat McNally||17||1998||George Rose||52|
|Innings pitched||John Bourque||102.2||2003||John Schmidt||494.0|
|Strikeouts||Paul Pippy||129||1997||John Schmidt||572|
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