El Paso Chihuahuas

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Team History[edit]

The El Paso Chihuahuas, of the Pacific Coast League and briefly in Triple-A West, in 2014 ended the 10-year El Paso absence that started when the St. Louis Cardinals bought and moved the El Paso Diablos. The San Diego Padres farmhands play their games at Southwest University Park in El Paso, TX.

The Cards' purchase of the Diablos came during the 2004-2005 off-season, with the ball club moving to a one-year-old stadium in Springfield, MO. The Tucson Padres moved to El Paso after the 2013 season. The name Chihuahuas was selected through a name-the-team contest, defeating finalists Aardvarks, Buckaroos, Desert Gators and Sun Dogs.

In only their third season, the Chihuahuas won the PCL championship. They faced the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in the 2016 Triple-A Baseball National Championship but lost, 3-1.

The Chihuahuas play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Margaritas de El Paso (El Paso Daisies, which can also refer to the popular cocktail).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2014 72-72 10th Pat Murphy Jacque Jones / Jody Davis Mike Cather
2015 78-66 5th(t) Pat Murphy (31-33)/ Jody Davis (0-1) /
Jamie Quirk (47-32)
Lost in 1st round Jody Davis Bronswell Patrick
2016 73-70 5th (t) Rod Barajas League Champs Morgan Burkhart Bronswell Patrick
2017 73-69 5th Rod Barajas Lost League Finals Morgan Burkhart Bronswell Patrick Keith Werman, Akinori Otsuka
2018 82-57 2nd (t) Rod Barajas Lost in 1st round Morgan Burkhart Bronswell Patrick Lance Burkhart
2019 80-60 3rd (t) Edwin Rodriguez Morgan Burkhart Bronswell Patrick Lance Burkhart
2020 Season cancelled
2021 46-74 10th Edwin Rodriguez (36-52) / Eric Junge (10-22) 5-5 Doug Banks Eric Junge Oscar Salazar
2022 Jared Sandberg Jon Mathews Mike McCarthy Robby Hammock

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