4/19/2018, From the management: We have moved the Bullpen over to its new permanent server setup. It's a bit much to explain here, but I think it's working mostly. We have an issue where some requests are blocked due to too many images on a page. I'm working on fixing that issue today. Please let me know on User_talk:Admin if you see any issues. Thank you as always for your support.
- Location: Syracuse, NY
- League: International League 1934-1955; Eastern League 1956-1957; International League 1961-1996, 2007-2018
- Affiliation: Boston Red Sox 1934-1936; Cincinnati Reds 1937-1938; Pittsburgh Pirates 1940; Cincinnati Reds 1942-1950; Philadelphia Phillies 1954-1955; Detroit Tigers 1956; Minnesota Twins 1961; Washington Senators & New York Mets 1962; Detroit Tigers 1963-1966; New York Yankees 1967-1977; Toronto Blue Jays 1978-1996, 2007-2008; Washington Nationals 2009-2018
- Famous Alumni: Thurman Munson, Fred McGriff, Cecil Fielder, David Wells, Pat Hentgen, Tony Fernandez, Mickey Lolich, Jimmy Key, Dave Stieb, Tom Henke, Kelly Gruber, Willie Upshaw, Carlos Delgado, Ron Guidry, Denny McLain
Before 1930, Syracuse teams had almost always been the Syracuse Stars. When Syracuse re-entered the International League in 1934, they adopted the moniker "Chiefs." They used the name through 1955, when they left the league for the Eastern League. Still named the Chiefs, the team moved to Allentown, PA in 1957. When Syracuse again got a team in the IL in 1960, they were once more the Chiefs. In 1997 they finally (sort of) changed names, becoming the Syracuse SkyChiefs, although that turned out to be just a temporary change. Since 1967 the team has only been affiliated with three different major league clubs - the New York Yankees (1967-1977), Toronto Blue Jays (1978-2008) and Washington Senators (2009-present). After the 2006 season, the Syracuse team returned to the Chiefs moniker.
While the name "Chiefs" was traditionally associated with American Indians (and the team's former logo depicted a native headdress), the modern variant refers to a railroad station chief, an appropriate association givent he presence of railroad tracks just behind the left field fence at NBT Bank Stadium. Freight trains can be seen and heard passing by during games. One of the team's two mascots represents an old-timer station chief, dressed in the striped clothing usually associated with 19th century rail workers and the team's current logo features a locomotive.
|1934||60-94||7th||Andy High (28-40) / Bill Sweeney (32-54)|
|1935||87-67||2nd||Nemo Leibold||League Champs|
|1936||59-95||7th||Nemo Leibold (27-35) / Mike Kelly (32-60)|
|1937||78-74||3rd||Mike Kelly||Lost in 1st round|
|1938||87-67||2nd||Jim Bottomley (6-15) / Dick Porter (81-52)||Lost in 1st round|
|1942||78-74||3rd||Jewel Ens||League Champs|
|1943||82-71||3rd||Jewel Ens||League Champs|
|1946||81-72||2nd||Jewel Ens||Lost League Finals|
|1947||88-65||3rd||Jewel Ens||League Champs|
|1948||77-73||3rd||Jewel Ens||Lost League Finals|
|1951||82-71||3rd||Bruno Betzel||Lost League Finals|
|1952||88-66||2nd||Bruno Betzel||Lost in 1st round|
|1954||79-76||4th||Skeeter Newsome||League Champs|
|1956||62-77||5th||Red McQuillen (19-28) / Joe Torpey (40-46) / Frank Calo (3-3)|
|1957||56-84 overall||--||Frank Calo||--||Syracuse moved to Allentown July 13|