Kannapolis Intimidators

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Team History[edit]

The Kannapolis Intimidators of the South Atlantic League were an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox from 2001 to 2019. They played their home games at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The Intimidators won the 2005 league championship.

The club was previously called the Piedmont Boll Weevils. After the 2000 season, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt (nicknamed "The Intimidator") became a part owner of the club, and in 2001 the team was renamed the Intimidators in his honor, just before his untimely death in a crash at the Daytona 500 that spring.

After the 2019 season the team re-branded itself as the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers [1].

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2001 76-63 4th Razor Shines Ken Dominguez J.R. Perdew
2002 66-74 11th (t) John Orton Ken Dominguez Sean Snedeker
2003 55-82 15th John Orton Brandon Moore Sean Snedeker
2004 69-70 10th Chris Cron Brandon Moore Sean Snedeker
2005 74-59 4th Nick Capra League Champs Ryan Long J.R. Perdew
2006 42-94 16th Omer Munoz Joe Hall Sean Snedeker
2007 69-70 10th Chris Jones Andy Tomberlin Larry Owens
2008 67-68 9th Chris Jones (47-55) / Nick Capra (20-13) Andy Tomberlin Larry Owens
2009 82-57 1st Ernie Young Lost in 1st round Greg Briley Larry Owens
2010 65-74 9th (t) Ernie Young Greg Briley Larry Owens
2011 76-62 5th Tommy Thompson Charles Poe Jose Bautista
2012 61-78 12th Julio Vinas Rob Sasser Jose Bautista
2013 61-76 11th Tommy Thompson Andy Tomberlin Jose Bautista
2014 62-75 8th Pete Rose Jr. Rob Sasser Jose Bautista
2015 64-74 11th Tommy Thompson Rob Sasser Jose Bautista
2016 58-82 13th Cole Armstrong Justin Jirschele Brian Drahman
2017 68-69 8th Justin Jirschele Lost League Finals Jamie Dismuke Matt Zaleski
2018 74-63 3rd Justin Jirschele Lost in 1st round Jamie Dismuke Jose Bautista
2019 64-74 11th Ryan Newman Cole Armstrong Jose Bautista Ryan Johansen

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