Gwinnett Stripers

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Team History[edit]

The Gwinnett Stripers, of the International League and briefly in Triple-A East, have been owned by their parent club for more than five decades - although with operations now outsourced. The Atlanta Braves farmhands play their home games at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA.

The Stripers are among the teams Endeavor Group Holdings acquired in late 2021 and put under its newly created Diamond Baseball Holdings subsidiary. However, Endeavor's announcement differentiates that it will "operate" the four Braves' teams, suggesting something other than an outright sale.[1] Endeavor also owns Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe.

Uniquely, the Braves have twice bumped their own top farm team: in 1953, when the Boston Braves bumped the Milwaukee Brewers to Toledo, OH; and in 1966, when the Atlanta Braves sent the Atlanta Crackers to Richmond, VA.

"Stripers" is for striped bass, spun off from the 2017 naming-contest submission Big Mouths for nearby Lake Lanier's largemouth bass. The team decided to find a local-interest name after finding it very hard to create a buzz and develop an identity around the team with the big-league Braves playing just a few miles away.

The Fish play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Xolos de Gwinnett (Xolo is short for Xoloitzcuintli, the dog breed also known as a Mexican hairless).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2018 70-69 7th Damon Berryhill John Moses Reid Cornelius Jose Mota Billy Nicholson
2019 80-59 2nd Damon Berryhill Lost in 1st round Bobby Magallanes Mike Maroth Einar Diaz
2020 Season cancelled
2021 68-51 6th Matt Tuiasosopo 3-7 Carlos Mendez Mike Maroth Wigberto Nevarez
2021 Matt Tuiasosopo Carlos Mendez Mike Maroth Wigberto Nevarez, Devon Travis

Further Reading[edit]

  • Dave Lezotte: "Gwinnett Braves Rebrand as Gwinnett Stripers: Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate unveils new name, logos and uniforms", Gwinnett Braves, December 8, 2017. [2]

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