Oakland Dukes

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Oakland Dukes

Founded in 1991

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Team logo

League Cow League (AAA)
Subleague Frontier League
Division West
Bull League Affiliations
Affiliated to Nevada Speeders
Previous Chicago Knights (1991-1993)
Team Info
Name Oakland Dukes (1995-present)

Previous names Oakland Knights (1991-1993)

Colors Navy blue, red, white


Ballpark Oakland Grounds
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

Team Records

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
Player Record Year Player 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
Mike Jacobson
18 2000
Steve Colvin 52
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
John Schmidt
Salvatore Resendiz
Ralph Nichol
9 2012
John Schmidt 37
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


Cow League Championship Series
Preceded by:
Albany Statesmen
Succeeded by:
Baltimore Bruins
Preceded by:
Brampton Longhorns
Succeeded by:
Current holder