The Richmond Flying Squirrels really are a Minor League Baseball team located in Richmond, Virginia. They, which is part of the Eastern League, may be the Double-A affiliate from the Bay Area Giants major league club, and plays in the Gemstone. The Squirrels were formerly referred to as Connecticut Defenders.

The Flying Squirrels mark affiliated baseball’s go back to Richmond following a one-year absence motivated through the moving from the former Triple-A Worldwide League’s Richmond Braves to Lawrenceville, Georgia in ’09, where they are known as the Gwinnett Stripers.

On September 23, 2009, it had been announced the Connecticut Defenders could leave Norwich for his or her current home in the Gemstone in Richmond, Virginia, where they’ll continue seeking proposals for any new ballpark within the Richmond metropolitan area. They name was altered towards the “Flying Squirrels”.

The name the Richmond Flying Squirrels was selected via a Richmond Occasions-Dispatch readers “name-the-team-contest,” which ended on October 15, 2009. The name was posted by Kaira Mead of Prince George, Virginia. Other finalists were the Rock Hoppers, Hambones, Rhinos, Flatheads, and Hush Young puppies. (The name Hambones was later ruled from the contest following the city’s uproar and also the NAACP discovering that “the Hambones” might be seen as an derogatory term directed for the African-American community.)

The brand new Flying Squirrels emblem was unveiled on December 1, 2009. It’s a black, red, and gray flying squirrel having a patch the same shape as an “R” (for Richmond) on the top of the acorn over its heart. The emblem was created by North Park-based sports branding firm Brandiose. It had been named the emblem of the season by Ballpark Digest this year and also the best minor-league emblem by Baseball America in 2015.

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7-day hurt list

* On Bay Area Giants 40-man roster

# Rehab assignment

∞ Reserve list

‡ Restricted list

§ Suspended list

† Temporary inactive list

Roster updated The month of january 14, 2020

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