Quincy Gems

The Quincy Gems are a collegiate summer league baseball team located in Quincy, Illinois.

Quincy Gems

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Information
LeagueProspect League (West Division)
LocationQuincy, Illinois
BallparkQuincy Stadium
Year founded1996
League championships4 (1996, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014)
Division championships4 (1998, 1999, 2009, 2010)
Former name(s)Quincy Gems (1996-present)
Former league(s)Central Illinois Collegiate League (1996-2008)
ManagementJimmie Louthan (GM)
ManagerPat Robles
MediaQuincy Herald Whig, WGEM, KRRY
Websitequincygems.com

The Gems were originally a part of the Central Illinois Collegiate League and joined the Prospect League with several other CICL teams prior to the 2009 season. The team's original owners, the Quincy Civic Center Authority, sold the Gems to its current owners in September 2014 for $120,000.[1]

The Gems currently play in the Prospect League's West Division along with the Cape Catfish, DuPage Pistol Shrimp, Hannibal Hoots, Normal CornBelters and Springfield Sliders.[2]

Stadium

The Gems play at QU Stadium, a 2,500 seat facility owned and operated by Quincy University. The facility was built in 1938[3] and is located at 1800 Sycamore Street in Quincy.[4]

Seasons

SeasonManagerRecordWin %DivisionGBPost-season recordPost-season win %Post-season resultNotes
2009Chris Martin[5]36-20.6431st--Champions
2010Chris Martin29-24.5472nd5.51-1.500Runner-up
2011Chris Martin38-18.6791st2-01.000Champions
2012Chris Martin34-26.5673rd40-0.000
2013Chris Martin34-25.5762nd6.52-2.500
2014Chris Martin39-20.6611st4-2.667Champions
2015Chris Martin27-33.4505th160-0.000
2016Zach Getsee[6]27-33.4505th12.52-2.500Runner-upMade playoffs as a result of 1st Half division title
2017Adam Hightower and Rick Fraire[7]21-39.3505th150-0.000Hightower and Fraire were co-managers
2018Rick Fraire[8]33-27.5503rd3.00-0.000
Totals318-265.54511-7.611

    References

    1. "Quincy Gems sold to local group for $120,000". Herald-Whig. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
    2. "NEW FOR 2019: DuPage Pistol Shrimp | Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC". www.prospectleague.com. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
    3. "QU Stadium". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
    4. http://www.prospectleague.com/view/prospectleague/prospect-league-stadiums
    5. "Martin stepping down as Gems manager; first child due in May". Herald-Whig. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
    6. "Gems introduce Getsee as new head coach". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
    7. "Gems hire new coaching staff". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
    8. "Coaching Staff | Quincy Gems". www.quincygems.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21.


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