Modesto Nuts

Modesto Nuts
Modesto Nuts
Founded in 1946
Modesto, California
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Class A - Advanced
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Modesto Nuts (2005–present)
  • Modesto A's (1975–2004)
  • Modesto Reds (1966–1974)
  • Modesto Colts (1962–1964)
  • Modesto Reds (1946–1961)
Ballpark
Minor league titles
League titles 1950, 1954, 1959, 1966, 1972, 1982, 1984, 2004
Division titles
Owner(s)/Operated by: Michael Savit
Manager: Jerry Weinstein
General Manager: Michael Gorrasi

The Modesto Nuts are a minor league baseball team in Modesto, California, USA. They are a Class A - Advanced team in the California League and a farm team of the Colorado Rockies. The Modesto Nuts play home games at John Thurman Field. Opened in 1955 and renovated in 1997, the park seats 4,000 fans. In March 2007, the City of Modesto installed a new video scoreboard and made improvements to the infield playing surface.

The Nuts adopted their current name in 2005, after the team's affiliation with the Oakland Athletics ended. Before then, the team was known as the Modesto Athletics (or A's). The new name was chosen to reflect the several types of nuts that are grown in the region.

Greg Young does play-by-play for all home and away games, and Modesto Bee sports writer Brian VanderBeek does color commentary in the middle innings of most home games. The play-by-play position was formerly held by Joshua Suchon, who now works for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

On June 2, 2006, manager Chad Kreuter resigned to become the head baseball coach of the University of Southern California. Kreuter replaced his father-in-law, Mike Gillespie. As of 2010, the club is managed by Jerry Weinstein.[1]

In Spring 2008, the team was the subject of Bush League TV's short internet video "Bush League 101: How to Bush League a Bush League Baseball Team." The Bush League TV team plans to have a tailgate at a road game in June.

The Modesto Nuts have two mascots:Al the Almond and Wally the Walnut. These mascots make their presence seen not only at the park cheering on the Nuts, but in the community of Modesto as well.

On August 1st, 2011 Modesto Nuts Outfielder Kent Matthes became the Nuts all-time single season Home Run leader with 21 homers on the season. As of August 2nd Matthes has 22 home runs on the season.

2011 roster

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Pitchers

  • 35 Chad Bettis
  • 10 Edwar Cabrera
  • 52 Alan DeRatt ∞
  • 41 Parker Frazier
  • 27 Isaiah Froneberger
  • 20 Leuris Gomez
  • 47 Will Harris
  • 22 Bruce Kern
  • 36 Sheng-An Kuo ∞
  • 19 Michael Marbry
  • 32 Daniel Perkins ∞
  • 28 Chad Rose
  • 25 Coty Woods
  • 21 Kurt Yacko

Catchers

  •  3 Jose Gonzalez
  • 23 Beau Seabury
  •  5 Dallas Tarleton

Infielders

  • 12 Nolan Arenado
  • 40 Jared Clark
  • 7 Kala Ka'aihue Injury icon 2.svg
  •  6 Carlos Martinez
  • 11 Angelys Nina
  • 46 Kiel Roling
  •  2 Josh Rutledge
  •  9 Joseph Sanders Injury icon 2.svg

Outfielders

  • 14 David Christensen
  • 24 Delta Cleary, Jr.
  • 22 Kent Matthes Injury icon 2.svg
  • 29 Eliezer Mesa
  •  9 Rafael Ortega
  • 44 Scott Robinson
  •  8 Orlando Sandoval ∞

Manager

  • 18 Jerry Weinstein

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Colorado Rockies 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated September 13, 2011
Transactions
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References

  1. ^ "Nuts Announce 2010 Coaching Staff." Modesto Nuts. 7 January 2010. Retrieved on 18 February 2010.
 2^ Modesto Mascots http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/team3/page.jsp?ymd=20090305&content_id=519809&vkey=team3_t515&fext=.jsp&sid=t515

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