Articles from September 2016
Former Cyclones Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo were named New York Mets Organizational Co-Players of the Year, while LHP and 2015 Cyclones P.J. Conlon was named the Organizational Pitcher of the Year. OF Desmond Lindsay was named 2016 Sterling Award Winner for the Cyclones.
Israel defeated Great Britain at MCU Park on Sunday evening by the score of 9-1 to win the Brooklyn Qualifier of the World Baseball Classic. Israel now advances to Seoul, South Korea and will open pool play on March 7th.
While the 2016 version of the Cyclones may have struggled with the bats, three former 'Clones finished the season tops in their league in batting average. T.J. Rivera, who played in Brooklyn during the 2011 season, finished tops in the PCL. Phil Evans, a 2012 & 2013 Cyclone, led the EL in batting and Tomas Nido, in Brooklyn in 2013 & 2014, led the FSL.
While the 2016 Brooklyn Cyclones struggled offensively, Harol Gonzalez solidified his place as one of the best pitchers in the New York-Penn League, and one of the best in Cyclones franchise history. The 21-year-old righthander finished the season tops in the New York-Penn League with a 2.01 ERA, first in strikeouts with 88 and third in the league with seven wins.
Israel has punched their ticket to Sunday evening's World Baseball Classic Qualifier Championship Game with a 1-0 win over Brazil on Friday afternoon. Starting Friday at 4 PM and running through 11:59 PM on Saturday evening the Cyclones will waive all ticket fees for Sunday's Championship game at 6:00 PM with post-game fireworks.
With the World Baseball Classic Qualifier to be played at MCU Park from Thursday - Sunday, here is a look at the prohibited items at the ballpark. There will be additional security measures in effect at the ballpark for the tournament so we ask all fans to please be patient as we work to keep everyone in attendance safe.
Rosters for the 2016 World Baseball Classic Qualifier to be played at Coney Island's MCU Park this September have been announced and will feature some familiar faces as former Cyclones Ike Davis and Josh Satin will play for Team Israel, and Blake Taylor will play for Team Great Britain.
The upcoming WBC Qualifier in Brooklyn will be held from September 22nd-25th at MCU Park, and will feature the national teams of Great Britain, Israel, Pakistan and Brazil, which will once again be managed by Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. Tickets are just $15 a game, or $60 for a tournament pass, and on sale-now!
On Sunday, September 4th the Cyclones will close out their 2016 home schedule when they take on the Staten Island Yankees at 4:00 PM. It's Fan Appreciation Day and fans are encouraged to arrive early as Cyclones Players will be at the front gates to sign autographs when gates open at 2:30 PM.
The Cyclones Box Office will have special Holiday hours over Labor Day Weekend. The Surf Avenue Box Office will be open from 10 AM - 3 PM (Friday), Noon - 4 PM (Saturday) and 11 AM - Game Time (Sunday). Tickets are always available at BrooklynCyclones.com.