Sugar Land Skeeters
- Location: Sugar Land, TX
- League: Atlantic League 2012-2019; Constellation Energy League 2020; Triple-A West 2021
- Affiliation: Houston Astros 2021
- Ballpark: Constellation Field
After two unsuccessful tries to put an existing Triple-A franchise in suburban Houston - first the Omaha Royals, then the Oklahoma City RedHawks - the Astros finally got their wish as part of MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization - which they authored . Skeeters ownership agreed to sell a majority interest to the Astros while remaining minority owners.
Playing in a ballpark that was built in the hope of landing an affiliated team, the Skeeters joined the independent Atlantic League in 2012. They were the circuit's first team outside of its traditional geographic area in the northeastern United States. The league then stretched from Long Island, NY, all the way to ... Waldorf, MD - leaving Sugar Land more than 1,200 miles from its nearest league-mate. The Skeeters played in the Atlantic through 2019. When the Coronavirus pandemic canceled the 2020 season, they set up a mini-league of four teams based in the Houston area, the Constellation Energy League, and limited crowds to 1,800. The reorganization took place during the following off-season.
Roger Clemens signed with the Skeeters on August 12th, 2012, after the fanfare surrounding his perjury trial had died down. It was portrayed as a one-time favor to manager Gary Gaetti, a close friend of Clemens. He joined another former major leaguer, Scott Kazmir, on the team's pitching staff. Roger's son Koby Clemens also signed a short-term contract with the Skeeters, catching his father in a game on September 7th.
|2013||95-45||1st||Gary Gaetti||Lost in 1st round|
|2014||80-60||3rd||Gary Gaetti||Lost League Finals|
|2019||72-66||4th||Pete Incaviglia||Lost League Finals|
|2020||14-11||2nd||Pete Incaviglia||None; Champions|
|Year||Record||Finish||Manager||Playoffs||Hitting coach||Pitching coach||Coach|
|2021||71-49||2nd||Mickey Storey||4-6||Ben Rosenthal||Erick Abreu||Sean Connole|