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Montgomery Biscuits

 
Montgomery Biscuits -- Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium

The Montgomery Biscuits began life in 1973, known as the Orlando Twins. That club played in the Southern League between 1973 and 1989, before relocating to Orlando and taking the name of the SunRays. The SunRays had a short tenure, lasting from 1990 to 1993. The franchise then moved to Orlando where it was called the Cubs from 1993 to 1996. The next change wasn't in geography, but rather in name. The team remained in Orlando from 1997 to 2003, but was called the Rays. The franchise made the short trip to Montgomery in time for to the 2004 season, where it has since resided. Since 1973, the team's MLB parent clubs have been the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays.

Ballpark

The Biscuits play the home games on their schedule at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium, which has an official capacity of 7,000. The park is located in downtown Montgomery and opened in 2004. Its features include its connection with the city's old train terminal, which runs along the first base line, multiple picnic areas and a unique cut out of the right field corner for the park's flagpole.

Back-to-Back Southern League Championships

It didn't take long for the Biscuits to provide excitement for their fans upon relocating to Montgomery. The team made news headlines by winning the Southern League championship in back-to-back seasons, in 2006 and 2007.

Montgomery Biscuits Roster

Many current or recent Major League Baseball players found themselves on the Biscuits roster on their journey to "the show." These names include Scott Kazmir, James Shields, David Price, Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton, Delmon Young and Andy Sonnanstine.

Spring Training

During Spring Training, members of the Biscuits share Charlotte Sports Park with other players from the Tampa Bay Rays system. The park, which opened in 1987, went through a major renovation prior to 2009 Spring Training. Charlotte Sports Park has an official capacity of 7,000.

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