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Scottsdale Scorpions
Founded in 1992
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Team logo
Class-level
CurrentClass A to Triple-A
Minor league affiliations
League Arizona Fall League (1992–present)
DivisionEast Division (2009–present)
Major league affiliations
Current
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1996
  • 2010
  • 2015
Division titles (6)
  • 1996
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2010
  • 2015
Team data
Nickname
  • Scottsdale Scorpions (2007–present)
  • Grand Canyon Scorpions (2006)
  • Surprise Scorpions (2005)
  • Scottsdale Scorpions (1992–2004)
Ballpark Scottsdale Stadium (1992–present)
Manager Willie Harris
Michael Jordan, #35

The Scottsdale Scorpions are a baseball team that plays in the East Division of the Arizona Fall League located in Scottsdale, Arizona. They play their home games at Scottsdale Stadium.

Team history

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.

Notable alumni

Stenson Award

The Stenson Award was created in 2004 by the Arizona Fall League, in memory of Dernell Stenson, [2] a Scorpions outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), who was killed in a carjacking on November 5, 2003. [3]

Roster

Scottsdale Scorpions roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

  • 98 Mark Kolozsvary ( CIN)
  • 25 Ali Sanchez ( NYM)
  • 16 Matt Winn ( SF)

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list

# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated October 10, 2018
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB •  Arizona Fall League

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=519025#/career/R/hitting/2016/ALL
  2. ^ Dernell Stenson Stats. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  3. ^ Stenson Award. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.

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