Rome Braves

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Team History[edit]

The Rome Braves, of the High-A South Atlantic League and briefly in High-A East, play on a diamond that used to mimic that of their parent club. The Atlanta Braves farmhands play their home games at AdventHealth Stadium in Rome, GA.

Although Advent's name has changed since it debuted as State Mutual Stadium, the end of the mimicking did not happen because of any changes to it. The Rome ballpark's field was laid out to mirror [[Atlanta, GA|Atlanta's Turner Field - which the big Braves left for a new suburban park after the 2016 campaign.

R-Braves' history began when the Macon Braves moved to Rome after the 2002 season. In 2003, the R-Braves won the league title in their inaugural campaign.

The Braves' top three farm clubs were all parent-owned when MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization raised the R-Braves one level - and all four remaining Atlanta farm teams are among those Endeavor Group Holdings acquired in late 2021 and put under its newly created Diamond Baseball Holdings subsidiary.[1] Endeavor, which was created in a merger of two talent agencies, also owns Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe. However, after the MLB Players Association threatened to block Endeavor talent agents from representing professional baseball players on the grounds that a talent agency owning baseball teams is a conflict of interest, Endeavor sold DBH to the equity firm Silver Lake Partners - a major investor in Endeavor.

In August 2023, the Rome Professional Baseball club announced its intent to rebrand and move away from the Braves moniker. In November the new name Rome Emperors was announced.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2003 78-61 3rd Rocket Wheeler League Champs Bobby Moore Kent Willis
2004 70-70 7th (t) Rocket Wheeler Bobby Moore Kent Willis
2005 72-65 5th Rocket Wheeler Bobby Moore Jim Czajkowski
2006 71-68 8th Randy Ingle Lost in 1st round Bobby Moore Jim Czajkowski Billy Nicholson
2007 66-74 11th Randy Ingle Bobby Moore Doug Henry Billy Nicholson
2008 56-81 14th Randy Ingle Bobby Moore Jim Czajkowski Billy Nicholson
2009 66-73 11th Randy Ingle Bobby Moore Jim Czajkowski
2010 59-80 13th Randy Ingle Bobby Moore Jim Czajkowski
2011 60-80 11th Matt Walbeck (28-56) / Rick Albert (32-24) Carlos Méndez Derrick Lewis
2012 62-76 10th (t) Randy Ingle Lost in 1st round Carlos Méndez Derrick Lewis
2013 73-66 7th Randy Ingle Bobby Moore Derrick Lewis Jose Mota
2014 56-84 12th Jonathan Schuerholz Bobby Moore Gabriel Luckert Nestor Perez Tim Straus
2015 58-82 13th Randy Ingle Bobby Moore Gabriel Luckert Nestor Perez Tim Straus
2016 70-69 9th Randy Ingle League Champs Bobby Moore Dan Meyer Jose Yepez
2017 74-65 5th Randy Ingle Bobby Moore Dan Meyer Anthony Nunez
2018 71-65 5th Rocket Wheeler Lost in 1st round Bobby Moore Dan Meyer Anthony Nunez
2019 65-74 9th Matt Tuiasosopo Bobby Moore Kanekoa Texeira Wigberto Nevarez
2020 Season cancelled
2021 56-60 6th Kanekoa Texeira Danny Santiesteban Bo Henning Angel Flores, Bobby Moore
2022 74-54 3rd Kanekoa Texeira Lost in 1st round Danny Santiesteban Wes McGuire Bobby Moore
2023 64-68 8th Angel Flores Garrett Wilkinson Mike Steed Bobby Moore

External Link[edit]

Official Home of the Rome Braves

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