Scottsdale Scorpions Information
Founded in 1992
|Current||Class A to Triple-A|
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Arizona Fall League (1992–present)|
|Division||East Division (2009–present)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (3)|
|Division titles (6)|
|Ballpark||Scottsdale Stadium (1992–present)|
In the fall of 1994, the team gained worldwide media attention, when Michael Jordan joined the Scorpions after playing his first minor league baseball season with the Double-A Birmingham Barons in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Scorpions won their first championship in 1996 against the Mesa Saguaros.
The Scorpions would make the championship game in 2002, 2004, and 2005 but would fail to win it. For the 2005 season, the team played its games in Surprise, Arizona due to renovations of Scottsdale Stadium. The team returned to Scottsdale Stadium the following year only to be named the Grand Canyon Scorpions. The team would change their name back to the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 2007 season.
They would win the championship in 2010, the first time in fourteen years. They also won the championship in 2015.
- Dusty Baker, former outfielder and manager
- Josh Bard, former catcher and current bench coach for the New York Yankees
- Tim Tebow, retired National Football League quarterback
- Ryan Braun, outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers
- Emmanuel Burriss, utility player for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Terry Francona, manager of the Cleveland Indians
- Nomar Garciaparra, former shortstop and current ESPN baseball analyst
- Shawn Green, retired outfielder
- Bryce Harper, outfielder for the Washington Nationals
- Derek Jeter, retired shortstop for the New York Yankees and current CEO of the Miami Marlins
- Michael Jordan, retired NBA player
- Aaron Judge, outfielder for the New York Yankees
- Scott Kingery (born 1994), player for the Philadelphia Phillies
- James Loney, free agent first baseman
- Evan Longoria, third baseman for the San Francisco Giants
- Russell Martin, catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
- Will Middlebrooks, retired third baseman, formerly of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 
- Kendrys Morales, designated hitter for the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Troy Percival, retired closing pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Albert Pujols, first baseman and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals.
- Scott Schoeneweis, retired pitcher
- Zack Thornton, pitcher
- Mike Trout, outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Brandon Webb, retired pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Gleyber Torres, second baseman for the New York Yankees
- Dustin Pedroia, second baseman for the Boston Red Sox
- Miguel Andújar, third baseman for the New York Yankees
Scottsdale Scorpions roster
- Dernell Stenson Stats. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
- Stenson Award. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.