Hutchinson Polar Bears






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Team: Hutchinson Polar Bears [ID #311] Bookmark Hutchinson Polar Bears

Location: Hutchinson, KS (Plains)

League: V.11 - East

Owner: RoyalBrave send message
          [since June 25th 2020 | last seen November 28th 2020]

Manager: Gene Gray

Ballpark: Hutchinson Memorial Stadium

Rank: #176 - Rating: 129.68

Fan Mood: 134.79

Prestige: 7

Color: Light Blue

Team Notes:

• Aug 29 2047: Hiroshi Maki was released.
• Nov 04 2046: Armando Abreu was named the Rookie of the Year.
• Nov 04 2046: Rafael Gamez was named the Rookie Pitcher of the Year.
• Sep 26 2046: Russell Watkins was released.
• Aug 09 2046: Ramón Saavedra was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 21 2046: Derrick Gardiner was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 07 2046: Johnny Lee was released.
• Jul 07 2046: Michael McCall was claimed off of waivers.
• Jul 02 2046: Mason Jacobs was claimed off of waivers.
• Jun 08 2046: Álvaro Peña was claimed off of waivers.


League Record:

Wins: 0 Losses: 0 Pct: .000 Last10: 0-0 Streak: -

Ave: 0.0 - 0.0 RS: 0 RA: 0 DIFF: 0

Cup:

Group 107 [0 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

Mar 25 2047: Rookies of the Year Recognized - by RoyalBrave on September 15th, 2020

With the start of the season, a special pre-game ceremony to honor the 2046 Rookies of the Year took place at Hutchinson Memorial for Armando Abreu and Rafael Gamez.

Coach Gray had this to say, "I'm proud of the way these two men approach the game, always wanting to get better. I look forward to coaching them this year and seeing how they adjust to a higher level of competition."

In other Hutchinson news, the Owners announced the fan polling for the team nickname had closed but they had not released the results. Changes to the nickname and color scheme are expected in the next season.


Jul 16 2046: Hutchinson Land Five on All-Star Squad - by RoyalBrave on July 29th, 2020

The VI.22 East leading Hutchinson Polar Bears managed to have three starters in the lineup, with pitcher Omar Benavidez getting the start for the East, which lost 3-4.

Manager Gene Gray voiced his pleasure with the selections, “These guys have been a joy to coach and they have earned the right to be all-stars. We are in a good position in the pennant this season because of their contributions to the team.”

With fan engagement rising considerably, ownership took the opportunity to address where they see the club going, “When the team moved from Old Bridge to Hutchinson, the Polar Bear nickname remained. In our first few months of ownership we have listened to many in our passionate fan base that want a change to more accurately reflect the locale of Hutchinson. In the coming offseason, we plan to change the team color scheme, nickname and potentially even rename Hutchinson Park. An online poll will be setup where fans can participate in choosing the new nickname and color scheme for the team. The changes won’t diminish our past history, but rather solidify our identity as we begin our climb up the leagues. We are excited to lead the next chapter of Hutchinson baseball.”



Mar 12 2046: Change in Ownership for Hutchinson - by RoyalBrave on June 25th, 2020

A team of local Hutchinson businessmen have formed a ownership group and purchased the Polar Bears from the previous owners:

"We know that a change of ownership just before the season isn't ideal, but the roster will remain largely intact... a run at promotion is our hope for this season".

When asked about the long term vision the group has, they had this to say:
"We have been proud of the Polar Bears organization and the enrichment the team has brought Hutchinson the last 13 years. With rumors swirling that the club might be leaving, we knew it was now or never to act in order to keep the club in our town. Now that we have a hand in the daily operations we look forward to leading the Polar Bears to many years of success."

Only time will tell if the new ownership can help the Polar Bears become a top predator, but for now at least, the Polar Bears of the Plains won't go extinct.