Reno Aces

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Team History[edit]

Marine throwing out a pitch at an Aces game in 2015.

The Reno Aces, of the Pacific Coast League and briefly in Triple-A West, revived affiliated baseball in a city that went without from 1993 through 2008. The Arizona Diamondbacks farmhands play their home games at Greater Nevada Field in Reno, NV.

In 2009, while the Tucson Sidewinders were shedding their skin to move to Reno - bringing along their affiliation with the Diamondbacks - a naming contest drew 1,100 different names among more than 3,500 submissions; more than 50 of those pitched Aces. Its double entendre recognizes both the primary local industry and their game: The ace playing card ties to gambling, while a baseball team's best pitcher is known as its ace.

Nevada's only two minor league baseball teams play their season series for the Silver Plate Trophy. The Aces were managed during their first five seasons by former Major League player Brett Butler.

The Aces play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Corazones de Reno (Reno Hearts).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2009 79-64 3rd Brett Butler Rick Burleson Mike Parrott
2010 69-74 11th Brett Butler Rick Burleson Mike Parrott
2011 77-67 5th Brett Butler Lost in 1st round Rick Burleson Mike Parrott
2012 81-63 3rd Brett Butler League Champs Rick Burleson Mike Parrott
2013 60-84 15th Brett Butler Greg Gross Mike Parrott
2014 81-63 1st Phil Nevin Lost in League Finals Greg Gross Mike Parrott
2015 70-74 10th Phil Nevin Greg Gross Mike Parrott Luis Urueta
2016 76-68 4th Phil Nevin Greg Gross Gil Heredia Tack Wilson
2017 80-62 3rd Greg Gross Lost in 1st round Mike Lansing Gil Heredia
2018 72-68 6th (t) Greg Gross Jason Camilli Gil Heredia Mike Lansing
2019 66-74 10th Chris Cron Jason Camilli Jeff Bajenaru Greg Gross
2020 Season cancelled
2021 69-49 3rd Blake Lalli 1-5 Rick Short / Bijan Rademacher Jeff Bajenaru Jorge Cortes
2022 Gil Velazquez Nick Evans & Mark Reed Doug Drabek

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