Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
- Location: Kannapolis, NC
- League: South Atlantic League 2020 (did not play); Low-A East 2021; Carolina League 2022-
- Affiliation: Chicago White Sox 2020-present
- Stadium: Atrium Health Ballpark
The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, formerly of the South Atlantic League, briefly in Low-A East, and now in the Carolina League, announced new branding to go with their new stadium October 23, 2019. The Chicago White Sox farmhands play their home games at Atrium Health Ballpark.
Previously known as the Kannapolis Intimidators, the team's third ownership group since 1999 said using late co-owner Dale "The Intimidator" Earnhardt's nickname was problematic because his widow has it trademarked. It was viable while Teresa Earnhardt remained in the ownership but created a permissions process for anything the team wanted to do after she was not.
Earnhardt - a Kannapolis native - had bought into the club during the 1999-2000 off-season. Earnhardt never saw a game as co-owner before dying in a crash late in the 2000 Daytona 500.
In January 2020, ownership unveiled a mascot named (of course) Boomer. Staff wish arriving fans "a blast" and say "hope you had a blast" as they leave.
The city having been named for the Cannon family, who founded it as a company town for its Cannon Mills Company, why is it spelled with a K? To differentiate it from older but nearby Concord.
|Year||Record||Finish||Manager||Playoffs||Hitting coach||Pitching coach||Coach|
|2021||40-79||12th||Guillermo Quiroz||Charlie Romero||John Ely||Pat Leyland|
|2022||58-74||9th||Guillermo Quiroz||Cameron Seitzer||John Ely|
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