As the temperature drops, a Cyclones Eco Throw blanket is perfect for keeping you warm on those cold winter nights. For a limited time any item purchased online will receive FREE Cyclones Holiday Cards. BUY
With the World Series in full swing, once again the New York-Penn League is well represented with 15 former players on the rosters of the Cardinals and Rangers. Here's a look at the former NYPL stars who are battling it out for a World Series Championship:
During the 2011 Danny Muno was an offensive force during his record-breaking season with the Cyclones. On Wednesday evening he was honored by the Mets with the Sterling Award as the team MVP. READ MORE
On Wednesday evening the Mets honored six former Cyclones as part of their Sterling Awards at Citi Field including Josh Satin and Darin Gorski as the organizations Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year. READ MORE
The 2011 season was another record breaking year at MCU Park and it was all thanks to the support of the over 245,000 fans who came to Coney Island to cheer on the Cyclones. For the 11th straight season, the Cyclones led the NYPL in both average attendance and total attendance while also making Minor League Baseball history when the 3,000,000th fan came through the gates of the ballpark in July – a mark the team reached quicker than any other team in short-season baseball history.
On the field, the year was just as successful with the Cyclones claiming the New York-Penn League’s Wild Card for their eighth playoff appearance in 11 seasons. Danny Muno carved his place in the Cyclones record books with a NYPL leading .355 batting average – the highest in franchise history. Muno, the Mets eighth round selection in the 2011 MLB Draft, also tied Caleb Stewart’s record with 23 doubles. The 2011 season all saw Jose Reyes make his Brooklyn debut as part of his rehabilitation assignment on July 18th. Jose brought his trademark smile and “spotlight” to MCU Park while signing autographs for countless fans prior to the game.
The Cyclones again thank our fans for making Brooklyn baseball the success that it is, and we look forward to seeing you back in the stands next summer for our 12th season.
Take a look back at 2011 with our Images of the Year video:
Carlos Vazquez put it all on the line with six scoreless innings and six strikeouts but a run in the bottom of the 7th inning proved the difference as the Cyclones season ended with a 1-0 loss to the Yankees READ MORE
Starting Pitcher Marco Camarena kept the Cyclones in the game through 6.0 strong innings of one-run ball, but the offense could only muster two hits as they fell to Staten Island, 2-0 in Game One of the NYPL Semi-Finals. READ MORE
The corks were flying all over the locker room on Friday night as the Cyclones clinched their eighth playoff berth in thier 11-year history. Playoffs begin on Thursday, September 8th against Staten Island. READ MORE
Game Two of the NYPL Playoffs, scheduled for Friday, September 9th at Staten Island, will now be played at 1:05 PM instead of 7:05 PM as was previously scheduled, in hopes of avoiding potential rain that would affect the game.
After hundreds of entries, the Cyclones selected two winners in the Design a Ball Art Contest. On Sunday those winners will have their artwork transformed into a giveaway at MCU Park when the Cyclones take on the Yankees. BUY TIX
The summer isn't over just yet. Here's your chance to enjoy one last fireworks show before it's back-to-school time. Get your tickets for Friday, September 2nd when the Cyclones take on the Yankees. BUY TIX
Keep the Cyclones with you even when the winter weather turns cold thanks to the Brooklyn Cyclones Ski Cap giveaway presented by Pepsi on Friday, September 2nd when the Cyclones take on Staten Island. BUY TIX
August 26 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Due to impending rain from Hurricane Irene, Saturday's 1 p.m. game at Hudson Valley has been cancelled. The game will be made up on Monday as part of a doubleheader at MCU Park beginning at 6 p.m. Both games will be seven innings. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Fans with tickets to Monday's game will have access to both games. The MCU Park box office will be closed on Saturday due to the storm, but tickets can still be purchased by calling 718-507-TIXX or logging onto BrooklynCyclones.com.
After beginning his playing career in 2002 as a Cyclone, Bobby Malek reached as high as AAA before beginning a new climb up the ladder. Brooklyn’s hitting coach sat down to discuss his new career path. READ MORE
Danny Muno was 2-for-4 with a double and scored the first run of the game. Brooklyn broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth with a four-run inning and staved off the 'Cats to secure a 7-4 win. Brooklyn leads the Wild Card chase by .002 points. READ MORE
In a game scheduled for 7 innings, the Cyclones walked off with a win in extras. Amauris Valdez's solo shot in the eighth sealed a 3-2 victory for Brooklyn. Earlier, Brooklyn lost, 7-4, after resuming last night's suspended game READ MORE
Friday's game between the Jammers and Cyclones has been called due to rain. No makeup date has been announced. Tickets for the game can be exchanged for any remaining 2011 home games based on availability.
In what some are calling the biggest upset since Supe Bowl III, New York Jets fans came out in droves on Thursday evening giving Gang Green the win in the first ever Jersey-Lection at MCU Park. READ MORE
The Cyclones Men's Camp gives players 20 and over the chance to learn from the pros and then play like the pros...on the same field as the Brooklyn Cyclones. Space is limited so reserve your place now! READ MORE
On Thursday, August 18th the Cyclones will host NY Football Night where the first 3,000 fans in attendance will get to choose either a Blue or Green jersey in our informal poll to see who is Brooklyn's favorite football team. BUY TIX
Brooklyn is known as the County of Kings, and we are asking you to help us keep our crown as the best borough…scratch that…the best city in the world! If someone is from the Bronx or Staten Island and they are asked where they are from, the answer typically comes back as New York. When you are from Brooklyn, there is only one acceptable answer…you are a Brooklynite. With that in mind, the Cyclones – Brooklyn’s only professional sports team – is holding BrooklyNite, which is our way of letting everyone who lives here now, used to live here, or wishes they lived here, have the chance to come to the ballpark and celebrate the diversity, history and attitude that makes Brooklyn, NY the global phenomenon that it is.
The night will be a Who’s Who of Brooklyn and what way to celebrate our beloved borough than with a good old fashioned block party!
So to kick it off we invited a few Brooklyn Friends to help make the night memorable;
MCU will have our buddy John Franco and former New York Met and Brooklynite signing autographs on the concourse between 5:30 and 6:15 (One autograph per person)
Our Queen of “BrooklyNite” from FOX 5’s Good Day New York Morning Show, Rosanna Scotto, will be crowned that evening.
WCBS 101.1 FM classic Disco King himself and “Brooklyn’s own” Joe Causi will host our on-field activities that evening.
And what would a Brooklynite be without Borough President Marty Markowitz!
The first 3,000 fans who come and rally with us will receive a one of a kind Brooklyn Rally Towel. Back in the day it used to be known as a crying towel when the Dodgers would come up short in their quest for a World Series championship, but nowadays what is there to cry about? We live in Brooklyn - the best city in the world!
During our pre game ceremony we will pay tribute to the late Duke Snider. That evening the team will wear a one of kind on field jersey that reads “Brooklynite” in script with a picture of the Brooklyn Bridge as the backdrop of the jersey. At the end of the game we will auction off the jerseys to benefit local Brooklyn charities.
We are asking all Brooklynites to post up there favorite memories and pictures on our Facebook page, and the most compelling story will be read and shown on the video board that evening. During the game, we will recapture the glory days dedicating a decade for every inning in the game starting with the 1940’s. This is the night we all can make history, so I encourage you please to get your group of friends together and let’s beat the all time record here at MCU Park! You think you got something better to do? Fuggedaboudit!
Congratulations to Cyclones reliever TJ Chism who was added to the 2011 New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Monday evening. Chism is one of six players who will represent the Cyclones on Tuesday in Lowell. READ MORE
Due to poor weather, fans with tickets for the 8/6 game can get Buy One, Get One Free tickets for the September 2nd game vs. Staten Island featuring post-game fireworks. You must redeem at MCU Park Box Office before August 19th.
The Cyclones will celebrate Italian Heritage Night on Monday, August 8th when the Cyclones take on the Staten Island Yankees. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Brooklyn Pride T-Shirt courtesy of Lutheran Medical Center. BUY TIX
Baseball isn't just for the boys any more. On August 6th the Cyclones will host the Ladies Baseball Clinic where women of all ages can learn the fundamentals with an emphasis on FUN, from the Cyclones players. LEARN MORE
The Brooklyn Cyclones are synonomous with family fun, and nothing says fun like a clown. On August 4th, in honor of National Clown Week, the Cyclones are offering FREE tickets to anyone in attendance dressed like a clown. READ MORE
Need a reason to take off from work? Day baseball at MCU Park Wednesday, August 3rd. Enjoy a Nathan's Hot Dog and the ocean breeze instead of worrying about that mound of paper work on your desk. BUY TICKETS
On Thursday, August 4th the Cyclones will hold Dillon Gee Night when the team takes on the Williamsport Crosscutters. Gee, who spent the 2007 season in Brooklyn, will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. BUY TIX
"Doo Wop in the Ballpark" presented by "Baby It's You" returns to MCU Park on Saturday, July 30th with a new cast of your favorite singers from the Doo Wop era. Tickets for the concert are on sale now READ MORE
As the Coney Island Fireworks lit up the sky, Brian Harrison's two-out, two-RBI double in the bottom of the eighth provided all the offense the Cyclones would need as they shutout Connecticut 2-0 on Friday night. READ MORE
Travis Taijeron's solo blast in the bottom of the ninth gave the Cyclones a 2-1 victory over the Connecticut Tigers on Thursday. It was his sixth home run of the season and seventh walk off home run in franchise history. READ MORE
Xorge Carrillo's two-run home in the second inning gave the Cyclones a 2-1 lead, but they could not nail down the victory. The Cyclones chipped away at an 8-2 Tigers lead with a four-run seventh inning, but the rally fell short. READ MORE
On Thursday, July 28th the Cyclones will take on the Connecticut Tigers at 7:00 PM. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a special Black & Blue Cyclones jersey as part of our Jersday Thursday. In addition, it will also be Country Western Night at the ballpark presented by Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York - America's Favorite Family Resort.
One lucky fan will win an all-inclusive 2 Night / 3 Day stay at the resort - including all accomodations, meals, full use of activities, nightly entertainment and other great ameninities. For more information, visit RockingHorseRanch.com
On Thursday, July 28th the Cyclones will host the Connecticut Tigers at 7:00 PM. It will be Jersday Thursday as the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Black & Blue Cyclones Jersey. BUY TICKETS
July 24th- University Park, PA—The Brooklyn bats were silenced and a three-game winning streak was put to an end as the Cyclones (20-16) fell to the State College Spikes (11-26) by a score of 5-1 on Sunday night at Lubrano Park.
After amassing 32 runs in their past three victories, the Cyclones’ bats were unable to muster any sort of consistent offense. The bats collected seven hits but only one run showed for the effort. Brian Harrison finished 0-for-4 and saw his hitting-streak halted at seven games while Javier Rodriguez finished 3-for-4 with three singles.
The Spikes wasted no time getting a run on the board as Alex Dickerson doubled to left with two outs before he was brought home on another double by Chris Lashmet for a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. State College plated another run in the bottom of the third after Alex Fuselier leadoff the frame by tripling to center and was brought home in the very next at-bat on a single to left by Samuel Gonzalez.
The Cyclones narrowed the deficit to a run the following inning, the closest they would get, after Travis Taijeron hit a leadoff solo homerun to left off of Spikes’ starter Zack Dodson.
Dickerson responded with a two-out solo homerun of his own in the bottom of the fifth inning off of Brooklyn starter Eduardo Aldama (2-1). The strikeout artist, who entered the night with a 40 punchouts, struggled in his eighth start of the season allowing three runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings.
Nursing a 3-1 lead, the Spikes’ added two more unearned runs off in the bottom of the sixth inning off of reliever Eric Beaulac on a single to left by Carlos Mesa and a fielding error by Richard Lucas that scored Mesa who had reached third by way of two stolen bases.
Josh Poytress (1-2) earned the win in relief after adding 2.1 innings of scoreless relief while Mitchell Fienemann retired the side in order for his fifth save of the season. Fienemann entered in the bottom of the eighth inning with two outs and the bases loaded but a force out by NelfiZapata ended the threat.
Brooklyn will conclude a three-game set with the State College Spikes tomorrow at 7 PM. The Cyclones will return to Coney Island on Wednesday for the first of a three-game series with the Connecticut Tigers. Carlos Vazquez (2-2, 3.66 ERA) will battle Nicholas Kingham (1-2, 3.60 ERA). The Cyclones will welcome their 3,000,000th fan to MCU Park on Wednesday and they will have a chance to win $30,000. Get your tickets now by calling 718-507-TIXX, logging on to BrooklynCyclones.com or at the MCU Park box office.
Brian Harrison led the Cyclones offense with a 3-5 effort as Brooklyn defeated State College 8-4 on Saturday night. It was Brooklyn's third straight win, and their fifth straight game with double digit hits. READ MORE
Because of the sky rocketing temperatures in NYC that kept many fans in the AC all day, those with tickets for Friday's game vs. Aberdeen can exchange them for FREE Tickets for August 2nd or August 4th. READ MORE
July 22nd -- Brooklyn, NY -- The Brooklyn Cyclones (19-15) defeated the Aberdeen IronBirds (10-25) by a score of 11-1 on a hot, humid Friday night at MCU Park. The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot in Coney Island as the blazing Brooklyn bats outscored Aberdeen, 24-1, in the two game set at MCU Park. The piping-hot pitching staff was back at it again tonight as well, holding Aberdeen to just five hits for the second night in a row. The Cyclones have now defeated the IronBirds in all five of their games at MCU Park this season. Reliever Todd Weldon (3-0) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, picking up the win after starter Randy Fontanez scattered two hits and three strikeouts in 4.0 shutout innings.
With two outs in the top of the third, Aberdeen put the first runner in scoring position of the game, but a diving catch on a bloop pop fly to right field by Charley Thurber erased the threat.
Richard Lucas’ RBI-single in the top of fourth ignited a two-out, four-run rally. The single plated Danny Muno, who was nearly left stranded after leading off the inning with a double. After Lucas advanced to second on a wild pitch, Thurber brought the Jacksonville native around to score on the second double of the inning. Unsatisfied with the 2-0 lead, Brian Harrison launched his first home run of the season well over the left field wall. The hot-hitting Harrison, who extended his hitting streak to six games on the homer, was only cooled down by the post-game Gatorade bath.
The Cyclones one-upped their four-run effort with a five-run fifth inning – four of which came before an out was recorded. Brooklyn strung together three consecutive singles to begin the inning, the third of which brought in two runs and caused Aberdeen to pull their starting pitcher. His replacement did not fare any betteras he walked his first batter and then served up an RBI-double to Javier Rodriguez. The two-bagger was his 12th of the season, which ties the NYPL-lead. The IronBirds reliever then uncorked a wild pitch to allow Brooklyn’s eighth run to score and move J-Rod over to third. After a fielding error by the third baseman kept the no-out rally alive, Thurber picked up his second RBI of the game on a groundout to give the Cyclones an 8-0 lead. With the no-out rally over, Aberdeen induced a double-play to end the inning.
Aberdeen got on the board in the top of the seventh on a wild pitch, but Brooklyn answered right back in the bottom of the frame with J-Rod’s RBI-groundout. Muno, who scored on the play, reached base on his second of the double of the game.
Brooklyn added another run in the eighth on an RBI-single by Ismael Tijerina.
Tyson Seng, who worked the seventh and eighth innings, tossed a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season.
Brooklyn begins a three-game series at State College tomorrow, Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m. RHP Marco Camarena (1-3) will oppose RHP Ryan Hafner (0-2). After an off-day on Tuesday, the Cyclones return home to MCU Park for a three-game series vs. Connecticut. The first game begins on Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available and be purchased by calling 718-507-TIXX, visiting the MCU Park box office, or logging onto BrooklynCyclones.com. Because of the sizzling temperatures that have taken over NYC, the Cyclones are offering fans with tickets for tonight's game, tickets to either the Tuesday, August 2nd or Thursday, August 4th game for FREE. Whether you made it to the game tonight or not, all you need to do is present the ticket for tonight's game at the MCU Park box office. August 4th is a Jersday Thursday with post-game fireworks.
As of Friday, July 22nd the Cycloneds have welcomed 2,990,274 fans to MCU Park since 2001. On Wednesday, July 27th the Cyclones will eclipse the 3,000,000 mark with one lucky fan winning BIG! READ MORE
The Cyclones will host their 5th Annual Brooklyn Charity Golf Outing at Dyker Beach Golf Course on Tuesday, July 26th at 1:30 PM. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Red Cross and NYPL Charitable Foundation READ MORE.
On Saturday, July 23rd, MCU Park will host the Disco in the Park concert featuring The Trammps, Stayin' Alive and Rochelle Fleming. Come dressed in your favorite 70s attire for a musical trip down memory lane READ MORE
It was high-fives all around as the Cyclones punded out 20 hits -- a new season high and two short of the all-time single game record. Jeff Walters added 6.0 shutout innnings to dismantle the IronBirds. READ MORE
The Cyclones rallied from a 5-0 defecit to push the game into extra innings, but fell 6-5 to the Aberdeen IronBirds on Wednesday evening. Brandon Brown hit his fifth home run of the season in a losing effort. READ MORE
The Cyclones won a wild one in Aberdeen on Tuesday night rallying from an early defecit for a 12-5 win over the IronBirds. Javier Rodriguez went 3-5 with three runs scored and two RBI for Brooklyn. READ MORE
The Cyclones will honor those who are serving our country, as well as those who have already served, on Military Appreciation Night, Thursday, July 21st. Active or retired service members receive a special discount READ MORE.
After falling behind 4-0 in the second inning, the Cyclones bullpen combined to pitch 7.1 scoreless innings. Brooklyn rallied behind Nelfi Zapata's three doubles and go-ahead run in the sixth to win 5-4 READ MORE
Toodee from Nick Jr.'s hit show Yo Gabba Gabba will be stopping by MCU Park on Sunday to entertain the crowd. Fans can also have a catch on the field pre-game and kids can run the bases post-game BUY TIX.
Charley Thurber extended his hitting streak to four games, and has an RBI in three straight, but Brooklyn fell below .500 for the first time since 2008 following their 9-3 loss to the Auburn Doubledays. READ MORE
Two errors and two wild pitches from the Cyclones led to three runs for the Connecticut Tigers as they took the rubber game of a three game set on Monday Night, 5-3 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich. READ MORE
On Friday, July 8th the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Cyclones Visor courtesy of Pepsi Max. Then, following the game fans can enjoy the Coney Island Fireworks right from their seats. BUY TICKETS.
The Brooklyn Cyclones will take on the Vermont Lake Monsters on July 7th during Irish Heritage Night. The team will wear special hats and jerseys - which will be raffled off during the game. To get your tickets now CLICK HERE.
Jonathan Clark (above) went 2-5 and made two outstanding defensive plays in center field, but Brooklyn commited three errors which led to Vermont runs as the Lake Monsters defeated the Cyclones 5-2 on Wednesday. READ MORE
On Wednesday, July 6th beginning at 5:30 PM the first 50 people at MCU Park to check in on their phones using Facebook Places will receive $10 in Cyclones Cash as part of "Social Media Madness" READ MORE
On July 6th fans who tweet their seat locations and use the @BKCyclones tag will have a chance to win signed photos, concert tickets, and the chance to take batting practice on the field at MCU Park. READ MORE
You "like" us. You really "like" us. On Friday the Cyclones welcomed their 15,000th fan on the official Brooklyn Cyclones Facebook page. As a thank you we will host Social Media Madness on July 6th. READ MORE
July 3rd -- Brooklyn, New York -- For the second night in a row, Staten Island rallied late as Brooklyn fell to the Yankees (14-2) 3-2 after the start of the game was delayed by 23 minutes due to rain. Staten Island extended their winning streak to a franchise-best 13 games.
The Cyclones put two on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Hot-hitting Ismael Tijerina, who entered the day batting .351, began the frame with a double on a line drive to right field before Luke Stewart deposited a 1-1 offering well into the rightfield bleachers for a two-run lead off of Baby Bombers’ starter Bryan Mitchell.
The Yankees narrowed the deficit to a run in the top of the third inning which was the first time starter Carlos Vazquez had given up a run before the fifth inning in his four starts. Bobby Rinard doubled with one-out to left field before Mason Williams doubled in a run on a line drive just in front of Charley Thurber.
With a runner on second and one out in the top of the fifth inning, Cito Culver chased Vazquez with a line drive double to left, scoring Williams who had doubled to start the rally. Vazquez finished with five strikeouts and a walk on seven hits before being replaced by Steven Winnick with one out in the fourth.
Second round pick Cory Mazzoni made his Cyclones’ debut by throwing an inning of scoreless relief in the top of the seventh walking one and striking out two.
Staten Island scored the deciding run in the top of the ninth inning when Rinard began the frame by reaching base on a fielding error by Cyclones short stop Ish Tijerina. Mason Williams placed a bunt down the third baseline that Richard Lucas fielded cleanly but on the play Rinard was able to make it all the way to third as the Cyclones left the base unattended. Cito Culver brought home the go-ahead run on bloop fly ball that landed just out of the reach of a pair of Cyclones
In the ninth, Brandon Pinder retired the Cyclones in order for his league-leading fifth save of the season.
The series resumes on the road tomorrow at 7:00 PM as Jeff Walters (0-1, 2.70 ERA) battles William Oliver (1-0, 3.29 ERA) before Brooklyn returns home for a three game series with the Vermont Lake Monsters beginning Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Reggy the Purple Party Dude will make an appearance and fans can run the bases at the conclusion of the game. Tickets are still available by calling 718-507-TIXX, at the MCU Park box office, or at BrooklynCyclones.com.
On Sunday, July 3rd the Cyclones will partner with the ACS for the 7th Annual Take Your Base Run/Walk on the famous Reigelmann Boardwalk on Coney Island. To find out how you can be a part of this amazing fund raising event CLICK HERE.
After every Sunday home game all children are invited to run the bases. This Sunday we have post-game fireworks, pre-game catch on the field and the rivalry of the Cycones and the Staten Island Yankees BUY TICKETS.
Spend part of your holiday weekend at MCU Park and see the Cyclones take on the Yankees at 6:00 PM on Sunday. Come early for a catch on the field, stay late for post-game kids run the bases and fireworks. READ MORE
After the success of last year's TNA event at MCU Park, the high-flying action will be returning to Coney Island on July 1st and will feature "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Tickets are on sale now!!! READ MORE
For the second straight night the Cyclones were involved in a 1-0 contest, but this time came up on the losing end. Jeff Walters started and was solid through four, but a solo home run in the eighth proved to be the deciding factor READ MORE
Chris Hilliard has been one of the best pitchers in the history of the Cyclones, recently collecting his 12th Brooklyn win. The lefthander sat down with BrooklynCyclones.com to refelct on his time on Coney Island. READ MORE
June 28th -- Aberdeen, MD -- The Cyclones bats mustered only one run on five hits, but that was all the offense they would need as Carlos Vazquez (1-2) and three Cyclones relievers kept the IronBirds off the scoreboard all night in a 1-0 shutout win for Brooklyn. With the victory, the Cyclones improved to 8-4 as they won their third series in four tries this season.
Through his first two starts of the season, Carlos Vazquez has been Brooklyn's own Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In innings one through four, he has been nearly perfect. Allowing only four hits and one walk while striking out 10 and not surrendering a run. The fifth inning however, has been his undoing - allowing seven hits and five runs.
But tonight, Vazquez made a big leap in his development. After once again cruising through the first 4.0 innings without allowing a hit, he was once again faced with adversity in the fifth, but this time he fought his way through. With one out in the bottom of the fifth, Connor Narron singled and Wynston Sawyer doubled to put runners on second and third with one away. Vazquez, faced with his first base runners of the evening, quickly extinguished the threat striking out the next two batters he faced, his only punch-outs of the evening, to keep the Cyclones ahead 1-0 after five.
The Cyclones scored that lone run in the second inning thanks to a pair of doubles. Richard Lucas laced a two-bagger to right field to collect the first hit of the game for Brooklyn, and put a runner in scoring position for the Cyclones and set the stage for Charley Thurber's two-out double, which plated Lucas for the lone run of the game.
With offense at a premium, it was the Cyclones bullpen that once again played a pivotal role. Orlando Tovar pitched a scoreless sixth, followed by Hunter Carnevale who tossed 2.2 near-perfect innings, before giving way to TJ Chism. The southpaw worked his way in and out of trouble, recording the final out of the game with the tying and game-winning runs on base, to collect his third save of the year.
Brooklyn returns to MCU Park on Wednesday night to open a three-game series against the Hudson Valley Renegades. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a scratch off card with a chance to win game-worn Cyclones jerseys. In addition, there will be a post-game fireworks show as the Cyclones celebrate the end of school in New York City and the start of summer. Tickets are still available by calling 718-507-TIXX, in person at the MCU Park box office or at BrooklynCyclones.com
June 27th -- Aberdeen, MD --The Aberdeen IronBirds (2-9) defeated the Brooklyn Cyclones (7-4) 4-3 in the second game of a three-game series on Monday night at Ripken Stadium. Brooklyn had beaten Aberdeen in 11 consecutive games dating back to last season before a late rally in the bottom of the eighth inning sealed the loss.
The IronBirds, losers of nine straight games after an Opening Day victory versus Hudson Valley on June 17th, got on the board first in the top of the second inning. With two outs and runners on first and second by way of walks to Connor Narron and Riley Hornback, Dudley Leonara scored Narron on a double off the base of the wall in leftfield for a 1-0 lead.
Aberdeen padded the lead an inning later with a run on a RBI single to rightfield by Joe Vellegia off of Cyclones’ starter Eduardo Aldama scoring Chris Clinton from second.
Brooklyn narrowed the deficit to a run in the top of the fourth on a RBI single on a fly ball to leftfield by Brian Harrison after J.B. Brown began the inning also by singling to left field. IronBirds’ starter Parker Bridwell, who was tagged for the loss in a 5-2 Cyclones’ win last Wednesday, provided 5.0 innings allowing a run on just three hits with five strikeouts and three walks before turning it over to the bullpen.
After holding the IronBirds hitless through four innings and earning the win last Wednesday, Aldama allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts before being relieved by Casey Hauptman in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Chase Greene evened the score with a solo homerun in the top of the seventh inning off of Angel Cespedes before the Cyclones temporarily took a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth inning. Cespedes was pulled in favor of Trent Howard (1-0) who allowed a run to score on a two-out double to leftfield by Charlie Thurber that scored Javier Rodriguez who had also doubled to leadoff the inning.
Brooklyn reliever Jeremy Gould (0-1) retired the first two batters of the bottom of the eighth inning on a flyout and groundout respectively before allowing three consecutive singles, the last by Joe Vellegia that scored Chris Clinton and Mychal Givens for the go-ahead run. Steven Mazur retired the side in order in the top of the ninth inning for his first of the save season.
The teams’ will conclude the three game set tomorrow night at 7:05 PM. Carlos Vazquez (0-2, 2.89 ERA) battles Jake Cowan (0-1, 3.60 ERA) in the rubber game. Brooklyn returns home on Wednesday, June 29th, for a game against Hudson Valley. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the MCU Park box office, by calling 718-507-TIXX or at Brooklyncyclones.com.
Congratulations to Cyclones outfielder Travis Taijeron for being voted the Cyclones Mobile Player of the Week for June 17th-24th. The 18th round pick hit .333 (7-21) with three runs scored and three RBI during his first week as pro. READ MORE
Brandon Brown (above) went 3-3 with two home runs and four runs scored, while Juan Torres added another solo blast for the Cyclones as they ran away with a 7-2 win over the Hudson Valley Renegades. READ MORE
On Saturday night, the Cyclones will wear special jerseys to benefit the New York Aquarium. The jerseys feature a large shark that wraps around the jersey and the word Brooklyn with a shark bite taken out of it. BUY TICKETS
The Cyclones rallied from an early 2-0 defecit and walked off with a 3-2 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds on Tuesday night. Luke Stewart plated Javier Rodriguez with a two-out, double in the bottom of the ninth READ MORE.
New for the 2011 season are several technological advances for your mobile device including text alerts, game updates and the ability to listen to the Cyclones broadcast through your smart phone. READ MORE
Cyclones catcher Nelfi Zapata hit a home run off of rehabbing Yankees starter Phil Hughes to start the Brooklyn offense in a 5-3 win over Staten Island. The Cyclones took two of three from the Yankees READ MORE
Before the Cyclones Home Opener on Saturday, pitching coach Frank Viola sat down with BrooklynCyclones.com to talk about the 2011 season and his hopes for his first season back in professional baseball READ MORE.
Staten Island, NY – June 17, 2011 – The Brooklyn Cyclones kicked off the 2011 season in style with a 5-3 victory over the Yankees at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island.With the victory the Cyclones improved to 9-2 all-time on Opening Day, including 7-1 against their rivals from across the Verrazano.
The offense came to life early for Brooklyn, who put up a three spot in the second inning to take the lead.Luke Stewart started the frame with a single, which was followed by a pair of walks to load the bases with nobody out.Catcher Amauris Valdez took advantage of the early opportunity and plated the first run of the season for the Cyclones with an RBI single to put the Cyclones on the board.After a wild pitch plated the second run of the game, shortstop Danny Muno, the Mets 8th round selection in the recent MLB draft, drove in the first run of his professional career with an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0.
The Baby Bombers clawed back with a pair of runs off Cyclones starter Eduardo Aldama in the third inning and later drew even with an unearned run off reliever Orlando Tovar (1-0) in the fifth to knot the score at 3-3.
Brooklyn quickly responded in the sixth, scoring a single run and taking the lead for good.Travis Taijeron, who finished the game 2-2 with a pair of walks and runs scored in his professional debut, started the sixth inning with a triple and scored one batter later on Dylan Brown’s RBI single.The run scoring single gave Brooklyn a 4-3 advantage heading into the bottom of the frame.
Staten Island rallied in the bottom of the sixth, loading the bases with two outs, before Brooklyn turned to TJ Chism out of the bullpen.The southpaw struck out Yankees outfielder Mason Williams, who was 2-2 with a double and home run to that point, to end the inning and keep the Cyclones in front.
In the ninth inning Ish Tijerina, who entered the game as a defensive replacement, added an insurance run with an RBI single to make the final score 5-3.
Chism, Hunter Carnevale and Jeremy Gould combined to toss scoreless innings of relief to close out the victory, allowing only one hit and one walk while striking out five.Gould pitched a scoreless ninth to collect the save.
The Cyclones open up the home portion of their schedule Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. against these same Staten Island Yankees.Fans are encouraged to take public transportation to the ballpark due to the Mermaid Parade on Surf Avenue tomorrow afternoon.LHP Carlos Vazquez will make the start for Brooklyn.Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 718-507-TIXX, at the MCU Park box office or by clicking here.
With the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaching, the NYPL has announced that every team in the 14-team league will be wearing a commemorative patch on their helmets for the 2011 season. READ MORE
Rich Donnelly (above) will begin his first season as the Cyclones manager on Friday when the team takes on Staten Island. On Tuesday, the preliminary roster of players who will make up the 2011 Cyclones was announced READ MORE
The Beach Bums add another element of excitement at MCU Park. They are the first people to greet fans and are interacting with virtuall every person in the ballpark during every game. Here's your first look at the 2011 squad READ MORE
The TONY Award winning musical Milliona Dollar Quartet, which features the music of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jonny Cash, will be performing at MCU Park for the Home Opener on June 18th. READ MORE
In 2003, American Idol finalist Pia Toscano performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at MCU Park in one of her first public performances. On August 22nd, she will make her triumphant return to Coney Island READ MORE
First, it was a wild bachelor party in Las Vegas that nobody could remember. Then the Wolfpack took their hinjix to Thailand. Now Coney Island will be the scene of the crime for a night you WILL remember. READ MORE
With the weather warming up and summer closing in that means that it's almost time for Cyclones baseball. Tickets for the 2011 season are on sale now at 718-507-TIXX, visiting the MCU Park box office or CLICKING HERE
Everyone knows that MCU Park is the place to be for the fun and excitement that is synonymous with the Cyclones This year it will also be the home for a musical trip down memory lane with two very special concerts READ MORE
The Cyclones are looking for a new on-field host for the 2011 season. So if you are a fun, energetic person, who loves being at the ballpark here is your chance to be a part of the action at MCU Park. READ MORE
In 2003, American Idol's Pia Toscano began her singing career performing at MCU Park. Now it's your chance to take center stage! On Thursday, May 19th the Cyclones will hold auditions at Kings Plaza, starting at 6:00 PM. READ MORE
The Cyclones and the New York-Penn League will once again sponsor a scholarship program allowing area high school seniors the opportunity to compete for one of three $2,500 grand prize awards. READ MORE
In 2008, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was an offensive force for the Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2011 he is dominating Triple-A with the Buffalo Bisons and only one step away from his dream of making the big leagues READ MORE.
Don't miss out on your chance to get tickets for the 2011 Home Opener against the Staten Island Yankees on June 18th. Tickets are on sale now by calling 718-507-TIXX, visiting MCU Park or CLICKING HERE.
If the NFL lockout has you down, don't worry we have you covered. On August 18th the Cyclones will hold their first ever NY Football Night where YOU can choose your colors as part of Jersday Thursday READ MORE
The Brooklyn Cyclones, in conjunction with Daktronics, Inc. of Brookings, SD, have begun construction and installation of a new state-of-the-art video and scoreboard at MCU Park, which will be unveiled during the Cyclones home opener on June 18th against the Staten Island Yankees.
The new integrated display system measures 16 feet high and 66 feet wide with two digital displays and a fixed digital scoreboard. The main video display is roughly twice the size of its predecessor at MCU Park and measures 16 feet high by 30 feet wide. It will feature the latest Daktronics 20 mm LED video technology with the capabilities to present live and recorded video images, colorful animation and vivid graphics.
“This season we will be welcoming our three millionth fan to MCU Park,” said Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen. “And the fans who have helped us reach this amazing milestone deserve the best possible experience and by adding this new top-of-the-line video board, we think it will make your trip the ballpark even better!”
The LED baseball scoreboard provides fans with scoring information throughout the game including at-bat, ball, strike, out, hit/error, team names, inning scores, runs, hits and errors. Below the scoreboard is another LED display, measuring seven feet high by 36 feet wide. This display can showcase season statistics, advertisements, cheer graphics and other messages.
The old scoreboard starts to come down piece by piece.
Now there is nothing left but the frame
Mock up of what the new video and scoreboard will look like.
There is no better way to spend a summer night than at MCU Park taking in the non-stop fun and entertainment of Cyclones baseball followed by a breathtaking fireworks display that takes over the sky READ MORE
Mark Cohoon, who was the 2009 Sterling Award Winner for the Cyclones, had a record-setting night with the Binghamton Mets on Wednesday. The southpaw compiled a career-high 11 punchouts for the B-Mets READ MORE.
The Cyclones continued the Meaningful Mondaya program on April 18th with a trip to Shore Road Park. The front office staff helped in the beautification process along the Bay Ridge waterfront. READ MORE
Municipal Credit Union is opening a branch located right on Surf Avenue next to the Cyclones ticket office. Earlier today the ribbon cutting ceremony was held and the branch will be fully operational beginning April 4th. READ MORE
The Brooklyn Cyclones are searching for New York City's next great signing group. We are inviting all High Schools, Choral Groups, Glee Clubs, and Church Choirs to compete in the "Stars are Born" competition.
All submissions will be reviewed by the Brooklyn Cyclones with the top five finalists then competing through BrooklynCyclones.com during a public vote.
The winning group will receive:
a) An opportunity to perform the National Anthem and God Bless America at the Cyclones game on July 3rd.
b) The chance to sing on stage at a DooWop Concert at MCU Park on July 30th.
c) $500 donation to support your group
Here's how to enter:
You must complete the ENTRY FORM and submit that along with a sample performance no longer than five (5) minutes. The submissions must be either e-mailed in MP3 format to Promotions@BrooklynCyclones.com or mailed on a CD or DVD to MCU Park, c/o Stars are Born, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11224. All submissions will not be returned and must be received by Tuesday, April 5th
How it will work:
After all entries are received, the top five will be voted on by a panel of judges selected by the Brooklyn Cyclones and announced on April 12th. All top five submissions will be posted on BrooklynCyclones.com for voting. The group that receives the most votes between April 13th and April 29th will be the winner of the "Stars are Born" competition.
Why should the boys get to have all the fun? The Cyclones will be holding Girl Scout Night on August 19th with a pre-game parade on field and post-game fireworks, plus the chance for the girls to design their own patch! READ MORE
The Cyclones will be holding Scout Night 2011 on Saturday, June 25th at MCU Park. Group tickets start as low as $8 and includes a pre-game parade on field, and post-game sleepover for the first 500 scouts to sign up READ MORE
Group tickets for NYPD Night are on sale NOW! This year will feature an Officer Sandy bobble head, and post game run the bases for all ages to truly make it a night at the ballpark for EVERYONE to enjoy. READ MORE
Rich Donnelly, who will serve as the Cyclones manager for the 2011 season, will be guest writing here on BrooklynCyclones.com with updates from Spring Training in Port St. Lucie. Find out what Rich has to say READ MORE
Cyclones fans have always been able to say they knew Angel Pagan and Ike Davis before they were big leaguers, but now they can add American Idol contestant Pia Toscano to the list of stars they saw first READ MORE
In 2010 Darrell Ceciliani put togehter one of the best seasons in the history of the Cyclones. How does he plan on following that up in 2011? He recently sat down with BrooklynCyclones.com to talk about his plans READ MORE
On Tuesday afternoon, Cory Vaughn - who set a Cyclones franchise record with 14 home runs in 2010 - got called up to play for the Mets in a major league spring training game in St. Lucie and immediatly made his mark READ MORE.
Brooklyn Cyclones season ticket holders are entitled to an EXCLUSIVE pre-sale for tickets for the 2011 New York Mets season - including Opening Day and the Subway Series. To see the other perks of season tickets CLICK HERE
In 2009 Mark Cohoon had one of the best years in Cyclones history. The next year he showed that he was just getting started. Recently he sat down with BC.com to talk about his time in Brooklyn READ MORE
On February 24th, MCU Park played host to Coney Island's Fourth Annual Black History Month Celebration which featured several guest speakers, art displays and award presentations for local community leaders. READ MORE
Frank Viola, above with his daughter Brittany who won the 2008 NCAA National Championship in 10-meter diving at the University of Miami, will lead the Cyclones pitching staff in 2011. To learn more about Frank CLICK HERE.
A missed field goal as time expires. A dropped pass in the end zone. A last minute interception. A “wardrobe malfunction.” Each year, it seems like someone makes a mistake and because it happens in the Super Bowl, the whole world is buzzing about it the next day. This year’s victim is four-time Grammy Award Winner and Staten Island, NY native Christina Aguilera whose slip-up during the Star-Spangled Banner has everyone talking.
With that in mind, the Brooklyn Cyclones have offered Christina Aguilera the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at MCU Park this summer.
“We’ve all made mistakes,” said Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen. “But when most of us make mistakes, it’s not in front of 100 million people watching in every corner of the world. When a player makes a mistake, they usually don’t get a shot at redemption, but with a singer, that’s a different story.”
In addition, the Cyclones will give a local group the opportunity to launch their music career with the “Stars are Born” competition. Starting Monday, February 7th and running through Monday, March 14th, all New York City High Schools, Choral Groups, Glee Clubs, or Church Choirs are invited to send an audition tape to the Cyclones in hopes of being New York’s next big thing. There will be five finalists chosen and voted upon by the public with the winner getting the opportunity to perform in front of thousands during a DooWop Concert at MCU Park on July 30th. They will also be given the chance to show Ms. Aguilera how it’s done by singing the National Anthem and God Bless America during the Cyclones game on July 3rd and will be presented with a $500 donation in an on-field ceremony prior to the game.
“New York City is full of hidden talent,” Cohen said. “And just like the Cyclones players hope their career on the baseball field gets jumpstarted in Brooklyn, we hope this contest can give musical groups the chance to ignite their singing career.”
For full details on the competition or to learn how to apply, visit brooklyncyclones.com. Season Tickets, Mini Plans and Group Tickets for the 2011 season are also available online or by calling 718-37-BKLYN.
Frank Viola, known as "Sweet Music" during his 15-year major league career, will serve as the Cyclones pitching coach for 2011. Joining him will be manager Rich Donnelly and hitting coach Bobby Malek. READ MORE
Bobby Parnell made history when he started the first ever NYPL All-Star Game in 2005, and has gone on to solidify himself as a key kog in the Mets bullpen. See what Bobby had to say about his trip to "The Show". READ MORE
New York City has been getting pounded with snow all winter long. In fact 37 inches have fallen in Brooklyn since December. But have no fear the Cyclones are here to put you in the right frame of mind for summer READ MORE