World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Scottsdale Scorpions

Article Id: WHEBN0030863214
Reproduction Date:

Title: Scottsdale Scorpions  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Arizona, Brandon Belt, Scott Maine, Arizona Derby Dames, Arizona League Angels
Collection: Arizona Fall League Teams, Professional Baseball Teams in Arizona, Sports in Scottsdale, Arizona
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Scottsdale Scorpions

Scottsdale Scorpions
Founded in 1992
Scottsdale, Arizona
Team logo Cap insignia
Current Class A to Triple-A
Minor league affiliations
League Arizona Fall League (1992–present)
Division East Division (2009–present)
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 1996, 2010
Division titles 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010
Team data
  • Scottsdale Scorpions (2007–present)
  • Grand Canyon Scorpions (2006)
  • Surprise Scorpions (2005)
  • Scottsdale Scorpions (1992–2004)
Ballpark Scottsdale Stadium (1992–present)
Manager Jeff Banister
Michael Jordan, #35

The Scottsdale Scorpions are a baseball team that plays in the East Division of the Arizona Fall League located in Scottsdale, Arizona. They play their home games at Scottsdale Stadium.

In the 2011 season, the Major League Baseball teams that sent players to the Scorpions were: the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, and Washington Nationals.

For the 2012 season, the Major League Baseball teams that sent players to the Scorpions were: the Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and San Francisco Giants.

In the 2013 season, the Major League Baseball teams that sent players to the Scorpions were: the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.


  • Team history 1
  • Notable alumni 2
  • Stenson Award 3
  • Current roster 4
  • Standings 5
  • Footnotes 6
  • External links 7

Team history

In 1994, the team gained worldwide media attention, when Michael Jordan began his professional baseball career by joining the Scorpions. After one year, Jordan was sent to the Double-A Birmingham Barons in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Scorpions won their first championship in 1996 against the Mesa Saguaros.

The Scorpions would make the championship game in 2002, 2004, and 2005 but would fail to win it. For the 2005 season, the team played its games in Surprise, Arizona due to renovations of Scottsdale Stadium. The team returned to Scottsdale Stadium the following year only to be named the Grand Canyon Scorpions. The team would change their name back to the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 2007 season.

They would once again win the championship in 2010, the first time in fourteen years.

Notable alumni

Stenson Award

The Stenson Award was created in 2004 by the Arizona Fall League, in memory of Dernell Stenson,[1] a Scorpions outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), who was killed in a carjacking on November 5, 2003.[2]

Current roster


2013 Arizona Fall League East Division
Team Win Loss Tie % GB
Mesa Solar Sox 19 11 1 .633
Salt River Rafters 19 12 0 .613 0.5
Scottsdale Scorpions 10 21 0 .323 9.5


  1. ^ Dernell Stenson Stats. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  2. ^ Stenson Award. Baseball Almanac website. Retrieved 2010-12-31.

External links

  • Official website of the Scottsdale Scorpions
  • Official Arizona Fall League website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.