The Pacific Coast League's Reno Aces joined the league in 2009, but the franchise was originally located in Tucson and known as the Sidewinders. That team existed between 1998 and 2008 before relocating to Reno and being renamed the Aces. Since their inception, the Aces have been the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Aces play the home games on their schedule at the aptly titled Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno's Freight House District. The park opened in 2009 and holds 9,100 fans. It was the site of the 2013 Pacific Coast League All-Star Game and occasionally makes news headlines for its vast outfield, in which the center field fence is 424 feet from home plate. Aces Park is a short distance from several Reno casinos.
Two Triple-A Championship Wins
Despite their short history, the Aces have enjoyed a handful of accomplishments. The club won the Pacific Coast League title in 2012 and when known as the Sidewinders, claimed the league in 2006. The franchise won the Triple-A National Championship Game in 2006 and 2012, beating the Toledo Mud Hens and Pawtucket Red Sox, respectively. The Aces has also won two division titles since moving to Reno.
Reno Aces Roster
Several players who would eventually rise to stardom for the Diamondbacks spend part of their careers on the Aces roster. Former Aces include Ryan Roberts, Adam Eaton, Chris Owings, Trevor Bauer, Stephen Drew and J.J. Putz.
During Spring Training, members of the Aces share Salt River Fields at Talking Stick with other players from the Arizona Diamondbacks system. The park opened in 2011 and has an official capacity of 11,000. It's also the Spring Training home of the Colorado Rockies and commonly regarded as one of the best Cactus League facilities.
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