Danville Dans

The Danville Dans are a collegiate summer league baseball team located in Danville, Illinois. The team plays in the Prospect League, which their former league, the NCAA-sanctioned Central Illinois Collegiate League, was absorbed into after the 2008 season.

Danville Dans
Information
LeagueProspect League (West Division)
LocationDanville, Illinois
BallparkDanville Stadium
Year founded1989
League championships9 (1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
Former name(s)Danville Dans (1989–present)
Former league(s)Central Illinois Collegiate League (1989–2008)
ColorsForest Green, Black, White
              
OwnershipJeanie Cooke, Rick Kurth
ManagerEric Coleman
MediaCommercial-News
Websitedanvilledans.com

In their history as a CICL team, the Dans won nine tournament titles.[1] Since the merge of the CICL and the Prospect League, the Dans have qualified for the playoffs four times, with their best finish coming in 2010, when they were the runner-up to the league champion, Chillicothe Paints.[2]

The Dans play in the Prospect League's West Division along with the Terre Haute Rex, Lafayette Aviators, Quincy Gems,Springfield Sliders, and a soon-to-be-named team in O'Fallon, Missouri.

Stadium

The Dans play their home games in 5,021-seat Danville Stadium.[3] During the 2017 season, just under 50,000 people attended Danville Dans games, ranking the stadium as the second-most visited facility in the Prospect League in terms of overall fans and average per game.[4]

Seasons

SeasonManagerRecordWin %LeagueDivisionGBPost-season recordPost-season win %Post-season resultNotes
2008Pete Paciorek[5]24-23-Prospect League inaugural season
2009Pete Paciorek32–21.6042nd2nd2.5-
2010Steve Bieser32–24.5703rd1st-2-1.667-
2011Mike Hutcheon25-29.46310th5th12--
2012Jamie Sailors17-43.28311th6th21--
2013Jamie Sailors41-19.6831st1st-0-2.000-2nd best regular season winning percentage in league history
2014Eric Coleman[6]31-29.5176th3rd8.5---
2015Eric Coleman31-29.5176th2nd12---
2016Eric Coleman35-25.5834th4th4.5---
2017Eric Coleman31-29.5174th3rd5---
2018Eric Coleman35-23.5882nd1st-1-2.333Lost Western Division championship series
Totals[7]334-294.532

References

  1. "Danville Dans (Summer Collegiate) - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  2. "Prospect League - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  3. "Danville Stadium Is Rich in History". www.danvilledans.org. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  4. "Prospect League Attendance Up in 2017 | Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC". pointstreaksites.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  5. "Danville Dans (Summer Collegiate) - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  6. "Coleman Earns 100th Win with Danville Dans | Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC". pointstreaksites.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  7. "Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC | Pointstreak Stats". prospectleague.wttbaseball.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
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