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Speedy Billy Hamilton named Top 20 Greatest Dragons Player

 

Billy Hamilton playing shortstop while with the Dragons (courtesy Dayton Dragons)

Dayton, Ohio—The Dayton Dragons today announced the next name on their list of “20 Greatest Dragons.” The player recognition is part of the organization’s 20th Season Celebration.  Players selected on the list of 20 are being announced in random order leading up to the Dragons 20th Opening Night game on Thursday, April 4 against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

 

Next on the list of the 20 Greatest Dragons is:

 

Billy Hamilton

 

Hamilton spent the entire 2011 season with the Dragons and produced a year that will likely never be matched in the history of the Midwest League, or perhaps, any other professional league.  Hamilton stole 103 bases for the Dragons that season, the most at the time in the history of the Cincinnati Reds organization.  He broke the Dragons club record for stolen bases before the end of May and went on to top the century mark in the final series of the season.  Hamilton led the Dragons to an 83-57 record, still the best in team history.  The Dragons second half record in 2011 was an amazing 48-22.

 

Hamilton made his MLB debut with the Reds late in the 2013 season, appearing in 13 games and stealing 13 bases.  He became the only player in modern MLB history to record a stolen base in each of his first four games.

 

Despite changes in the game that have made base stealing more difficult, Hamilton finished the 2017 season with the sixth highest stolen base total in baseball history for the first five years of a career, even though his first season was very brief.  Since his MLB debut, Hamilton leads all MLB players in steals with 277.  He has also emerged as one of the greatest defensive center fielders of his era and has been a perennial finalist for the Gold Glove award.

 

Hamilton joins the following players who have been previously announced as the 20 Greatest Dragons:   Austin Kearns, Zack Cozart, Justin Turner, Homer Bailey, Samone Peters, Devin Mesoraco, Didi Gregorius, Tucker Barnhart, Todd Frazier, Wily Mo Peña, Jesse Winker, Edwin Encarnacion, Johnny Cueto, Luis Bolivar, Jose Siri, Jay Bruce, Donald Lutz, Adam Dunn.

 

The 20 Greatest Dragons were selected based on a media vote of Dragons television, newspaper, radio, and internet reporters.  Additionally, during the 2019 season, the Dragons will be conducting a fan vote featuring one player per position to announce their all-time greatest lineup.

 

Additional information on the Dragons 20th Season celebration including videos on the 20 Greatest Dragons, special 20th Season merchandise, and Dragons alumni listings is available here:  https://www.milb.com/dayton/team/20.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Slugging outfielder Adam Dunn named Top 20 Greatest Dragons Player

 

 

Adam Dunn as a Dragons player

 

Dayton, Ohio—The Dayton Dragons today announced the next name on their list of “20 Greatest Dragons.” The player recognition is part of the organization’s 20th Season Celebration.

 

Next on the list of the 20 Greatest Dragons is:

 

Adam Dunn

 

Dunn was part of the inaugural Dragons team in 2000, joined in the outfield by his future teammate with the Reds, Austin Kearns.  Dunn blasted 16 home runs and drove in 79 runs with the Dragons, helping them to the semi-final round of the Midwest League playoffs.

 

Dunn made his MLB debut with the Reds less than 11 months after the date of his final game with the Dragons, joining the Reds on July 20, 2001.  Despite not joining the Reds until after the midpoint of the 2001 season, Dunn still finished with 19 home runs and was fourth in the Rookie of the Year voting.

 

Dunn went on to hit 462 home runs in the Major Leagues, which ranks 37th in baseball history.  He hit at least 40 home runs in five straight seasons from 2004-08, and then again in 2012.  He finished in the top four in home runs in the National League six times and was selected to play in two MLB All-Star Games.  He also led the N.L. in walks two times and ranks 42nd all-time in that category.  Dunn spent eight years with the Reds, 14 years in the Major Leagues, and concluded his playing career in 2014.

 

Dunn joins the following players who have been previously announced as the 20 Greatest Dragons:   Austin Kearns, Zack Cozart, Justin Turner, Homer Bailey, Samone Peters, Devin Mesoraco, Didi Gregorius, Tucker Barnhart, Todd Frazier, Wily Mo Peña, Jesse Winker, Edwin Encarnacion, Johnny Cueto, Luis Bolivar, Jose Siri, Jay Bruce, and Donald Lutz.

 

The 20 Greatest Dragons were selected based on a media vote of Dragons television, newspaper, radio, and internet reporters.

 

Additional information on the Dragons 20th Season celebration including videos on the 20 Greatest Dragons, special 20th Season merchandise, and Dragons alumni listings is available here:  https://www.milb.com/dayton/team/20.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

Dragons end 20th season in dramatic fashion; a walk-off win over West Michigan

September 2, 2019

 


Click here for the box score

 


West Michigan (R-H-E): 4-10-1

Dayton (R-H-E): 5-13-2


Win: Matt Pidich (4-3)

Loss: Jared Tobey (1-2)

Save: None


HRDayton: None

HRWest Michigan: Danny Reyes (4th, 1 on base in 5th inning).

 


Dayton, Ohio—Ernesto Liberatore’s two-out single brought in Matt Lloyd from third base with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Dayton Dragons defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-4 in the final game of the season Monday afternoon.  The win was the Dragons fifth “walk-off” victory of 2019 as they closed out their 20th year at Fifth Third Field.

 

 

A crowd of 8,170 was in attendance to bring the Dragons final total for the year to 553,000, an average of 8,014 per game.  They led the Single-A classification in Minor League Baseball in attendance for the 20th consecutive year.

 

 

The Dragons led West Michigan 4-3 going to the top of the ninth inning before the Whitecaps scored one run to tie the game and force a bottom of the ninth.  The Dragons began their winning rally when Cameron Warren drew a walk to lead off the inning.  Morgan Lofstrom bunted into a fielder’s choice with Warren out at second, and Juan Martinez grounded out.  Jay Schuyler walked to put runners at first and second with two outs, and Matt Lloyd ran for Lofstrom at second.  Mariel Bautista was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Liberatore ran the count to 3-1 before lining a hit past the shortstop into left field to bring in Lloyd and end the game.

 

 

The Dragons finished the second half with a record of 30-40, in sixth place in the Midwest League’s East Division.  Their final full-season record was 58-82.  A complete summary of the 2019 season will be released this week.

 

 

After West Michigan got a two-run home run from Danny Reyes in the top of the fifth, the Dragons battled back to tie the game in the bottom of half of the same inning.  Miles Gordon ripped a triple to the right field corner with one out and scored on Claudio Finol’s single.  Finol eventually scored from second base on Lofstrom’s single to right to tie the game, 2-2.

 

 

After West Michigan took the lead with one run in the top of the seventh, the Dragons responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.  Cameron Warren singled with one out and went to second on a single by Juan Martinez.  Jay Schuyler followed with a hard ground ball down the left field line for a double that brought in both Warren and Martinez and gave the Dragons a 4-3 lead.  West Michigan scored one in the top of the ninth to set the stage for Liberatore’s heroics.

 

 

Dragons starting pitcher Clate Schmidt worked five innings, allowing two runs on five hits with five walks and four strikeouts.  He left the game with the score tied, 2-2.

 

 

Tyler Gibson replaced Schmidt and pitched a scoreless sixth inning before allowing a run in the seventh.  Matt Pidich worked a perfect eighth inning before giving up a run in the ninth.  He was credited with the victory to improve to 4-3.

 

 

The Dragons finished with 13 hits, including two each by Liberatore, Gordon, Finol, and Lofstrom.

 

 

The Dragons will open their 21st season in April of 2020.

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

MLB suspends 2 minor leaguers for drug violations

 

August 23, 2019

 

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced recently that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Chicago White Sox Minor League pitcher Francisco Benitez, who is currently on the Club’s Dominican Summer League roster, has received a 72-game suspension without pay following a positive test for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance.

Kansas City Royals Minor League outfielder Jarvis Martinez, who is currently on the Club’s Dominican Summer League roster, has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance.

The suspensions of both players are effective immediately.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY MLB MEDIA RELATIONS; COURTESY MLBpressbox.com

 

Dragons to host Dayton Area Police Night on Thursday, August 22, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Dayton, Ohio – The Dayton Dragons are pleased to welcome the Dayton Area Police to Fifth Third Field on Thursday, August 22, when the Dragons host the Fort Wayne TinCaps at 7:00 p.m. The night at the ballpark will also raise money for a Bootleggers, Bandits, and Badges exhibit that tells the story of Prohibition Era Dayton.

 

Fans are invited to get to the ballpark early and check out a large, interactive display on the plaza. The Dayton Police Department (DPD) will have tables set up for fans to see SWAT gear as well as a Bat Car, bomb squad items, motorcycles and bicycles all used by the DPD. McGruff the Crime Dog will also be on the plaza to interact with fans and take photos.

 

Once fans are in the park, the DPD will be a part of the pregame festivities. Retired Lt. Colonel Virgil F. McDaniel will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. McDaniel was the Dayton Assistant Police Chief from 1990 to 1994 and served on the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police executive board for over 30 years. Following the ceremonial first pitch, the Dayton Police Department’s Color Guard will present to colors for the performing of the national anthem.

 

The Department is raising money through the Dayton Police History Foundation for the Bootleggers, Bandits and Badges exhibit that will open on October 28 at Carillon Park. The exhibit will primarily feature tools of the trade from the early 20th century used by both police and gangsters. This includes a paddy wagon, a 1921 colt machine gun, also known as a “Tommy Gun”, and items from when “Public Enemy #1” John Dillinger was arrested in Dayton.

 

More Information: The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling at (937) 228-2287, emailing at dragons@daytondragons.com, or on the web at daytondragons.com.

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Josh Hess; COURTESY DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

 

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