Salt Lake City Spartans

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Salt Lake City Spartans

Founded in 1995

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Secondary logo

Affiliations
League Cow League (AAA)
Subleague Frontier League
Division West
Bull League Affiliations
Affiliated to Denver Danger
Previous Boston Brawlers (1995-2017)
Team Info
Name Salt Lake City Spartans (2018-present)

Previous names Laval Zebras (1995-2017)

Previous locations Laval, QC (1995-2017)

Colors Blue, gold, white, grey

                   

Ballpark
Ballpark Sparta Stadium
Former Zebras Stadium (1995-2017)
Titles
League pennants (2) 2000—2001

Division pennants (2) 2000—2001
Playoff appearances (5) 2000—2001, 2013—2014, 2016



The Salt Lake City Spartans are an American professional baseball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They play in the Frontier League's West division and are the Cow League (AAA-level) affiliate of the Denver Danger. They play at Sparta Stadium.

The team has an all-time win-loss record of 817-841 (.490).

History

The team was originally named the Laval Zebras when the team was created in 1995. Originally, it had been the AAA-level affiliate of the Boston Brawlers. Despite the team's history, with over 22 seasons of play, they do not have a history of postseason success, having only five playoff appearances and no Cow League championships.

But, the Zebras had come close. In 2000 and 2001, Laval made it all the way through to the final round of the Cow League Cup, but were defeated, losing 4-2 in 2000 (when the series was a best-of-7) and losing 3-2 in 2001 (when the series was a best-of-5). Those were the only years they qualified as the champions of their division, and their next playoff appearances came as wildcard entries. In both 2013 and 2014, the Zebras exited after the Quarterfinal round, but in 2016 they finally advanced to the Frontier League Championship Series. However, the Baltimore Bruins stopped them from making it to their third Cow League Cup.

Awards and other achievements

Team Records

For career hitting percentage records, 1,283 plate appearances are required. For career pitching percentage records, 414 innings pitched are required.[1][2]

Statistic Single season record Career record
Player Record Year Player Record
Batting average Mike Hudson .312 1997 None qualified
At bats Tadahiro Kanno 293 2002 Dante Hernandez 1,104
Runs Mike Hudson 49 1997 Dante Hernandez 140
Hits Mike Hudson 81 1997 Dante Hernandez 252
Doubles Mike Hudson
Ricky Valdez
Brian Halpin
18 1997
2004
1998
Jose Ramos 49
Triples Brian Halpin 11 1998 Brian Halpin 21
Home runs Nirvana Nevermind
Jesus Garza
7 2016
2004
Dante Hernandez 19
Runs batted in Jesus Garza 53 2004 Dante Hernandez 122
Stolen bases Martin Duff 40 1998 Bill Flores 88
Earned runs average Joaquin Torres 1.68 2016 None qualified
Wins John McAleer 10 2001 King Ryder 38
Losses Pat Vallis 10 1996 King Ryder 34
Saves Jeremy George 20 2005 Mike Traynor 49
Innings pitched John McAleer 110.2 2001 King Ryder 640.2
Strikeouts Joaquin Torres 119 2016 King Ryder 655

References

  1. Laval Zebras: Batting Leaders. Bull News Network. [1]. Accessed: 1 November 2016.
  2. Laval Zebras: Pitching Leaders. Bull News Network. [2]. Accessed: 1 November 2016.