Founded in 1986
Brooklyn, New York
|Minor League affiliations|
|Major League affiliations|
|Minor League titles|
|League titles||2001 (declared Co-champions with Williamsport Crosscutters)|
|Division titles||2001, 2003, 2004, 2007|
|Owner(s)/Operated by: Sterling Equities|
|Manager: Edgar Alfonzo|
|General Manager: Steve Cohen|
The Brooklyn Cyclones are a minor league baseball team in the short season single "A" New York - Penn League, affiliated with the New York Mets. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Mets over Boston Red Sox (4-3 Ray Knight, MVP Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The New York - Penn League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. St Catharines Blue Jays were a Minor league baseball team that played at Community Park in St St Catharines Blue Jays were a Minor league baseball team that played at Community Park in St The Queens Kings were the Toronto Blue Jays ' Short-Season A classification team in the New York-Penn League in the 2000 season KeySpan Park is a Minor league baseball Stadium in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each The New York - Penn League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. The Cyclones play at KeySpan Park just off the boardwalk on Coney Island. KeySpan Park is a Minor league baseball Stadium in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, USA. For the record label see Boardwalk Records. for the former Las Vegas hotel see Boardwalk Hotel and Casino. Coney Island is a Peninsula, formerly an island in southernmost Brooklyn, New York City, USA with a Beach on the Atlantic Ocean In 2005, the Brooklyn Cyclones became the major partner of the High School of Sports Management, a new small school located down the block from KeySpan Park on West 19 Street and Mermaid Ave.
In 1999, New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced a deal that would bring two minor-league baseball teams to the outer boroughs of the city. The City of New York KBE Per, "Postnominal letters should be included when they are issued by a country or organization the subject has been closely associated with Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North New stadiums would be constructed for the Staten Island Yankees and an as-yet-unnamed team to play at Coney Island. A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English is a place or venue for (mostly outdoor Sports Concerts or other events consisting The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league Baseball team located in Staten Island, New York. A name-the-team contest was held, and the club became known as the Cyclones, named for the famous Cyclone roller coaster at nearby Astroland amusement park on Coney Island. The Coney Island Cyclone, better known as simply the Cyclone, is a well known Roller coaster in Coney Island. The roller coaster is a popular Amusement ride developed for Amusement parks and modern Theme parks LaMarcus Adna Thompson patented the first Theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other Entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group
The Cyclones began as the St. Catharines, Ontario-based St. Catharines Stompers (formerly St. Catharines Blue Jays) in 1986 as a team in the New York - Penn League. St Catharines Blue Jays were a Minor league baseball team that played at Community Park in St St Catharines Blue Jays were a Minor league baseball team that played at Community Park in St The New York - Penn League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. Sold by Toronto in 1995 and bought out by local investors, including former Toronto Blue Jay Ernie Whitt. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Leo Ernest "Ernie" Whitt (born June 13, 1952 in Detroit Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and coach noted In 1999 the team was bought and moved to Brooklyn. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The club played its 2000 season at St. John's University in Jamaica, in the borough of Queens, remaining a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate for one last season. Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. A borough is an Administrative division of various countries In principle the term borough designates a self-governing Township although in practice The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. During this time, the club was known as the "Queens Kings".
By 2001, the new park was completed, and many Brooklynites eagerly awaited its opening. There had been no professional baseball in the borough – indeed, no professional sports at all – since the Dodgers had left Ebbets Field for California. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The team proved so popular that additional seats were added to the ballpark about three weeks after opening day. They, too, sold out quickly.
The Cyclones have two major mascots, Sandy the Seagull and Pee-wee. Sandy is the main Cyclones mascot who has been with the team since the first year in 2001. The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Pee-wee was introduced in 2003 and is supposedly the adopted son of Sandy. From 2001-2002 Sandy was sponsored by Radio Shack. RadioShack Corporation (formerly Tandy Corporation) (  is a chain of electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of North America From 2003 till now Sandy is sponsored by Astoria Savings bank. Pee-wee on the other hand was sponsored by Coney Island Hospital from 2003-2005. Coney Island Hospital is a public hospital located in Brooklyn, New York City. Currently Pee-Wee has no sponsor. Sandy got his name from Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax, while Pee-Wee was named after Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Sanford Koufax (ˈkoʊfæks (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935) is an American Left-handed former Pitcher in The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Harold Henry "Pee Wee" Reese ( July 23 1918 - August 14 1999) was an American professional Baseball player who In 2006 the Cyclones introduced a new unnamed mascot that was a Pelican. The Pelican was a blow-up "Zooperstar" type character who would be on the field an inning or two each game. There was a "Name the Mascot" contest where fans had the opportunity to name the Pelicun. Fans were not entertained much by the Pelican. Since the 2006 season, the Pelican has not made an appearance and the team never officially gave the mascot a name.
The Cyclones were strong in their opening season with the best record in the league, 52-24. They defeated the Staten Island Yankees, 2 games to 1, in the opening playoff round. The championship series was against the Williamsport Crosscutters, and the Cyclones traveled to Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and won the series opener on September 9. Williamsport Crosscutters are a Short-Season A classification minor league Baseball team based in Williamsport Pennsylvania, in the United Bowman Field is a minor league Baseball Stadium in Williamsport Pennsylvania in the United States. Williamsport is a city in and the County seat of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania in the United States Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian The potential championship clincher was scheduled for September 11 in Brooklyn, but that morning the World Trade Center in Manhattan was destroyed in a terrorist attack and the league canceled the remainder of the series, leaving Brooklyn and Williamsport as co-champions. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul The World Trade Center in New York City, United States (sometimes informally the WTC or Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York
Since then, the Cyclones have continually sold out KeySpan Park and the games continue to draw large crowds from both Brooklyn and farther afield. They won the 2003 McNamara division championship.
The first Cyclone to break into the major leagues was infielder Danny Garcia, who made his debut with the New York Mets on September 2, 2003, in a 3-1 Met win over the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium. Daniel Joseph Garcia (born April 12, 1980 in Riverside California) is an American baseball player who played Second base for the New York Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. William A Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea (ʃeɪ̪ is a Stadium located in the New York City borough
In April 2006, Brian Bannister became the first Cyclone Pitcher to make his debut with the Mets in a game against the Washington Nationals at Shea. Brian Patrick Bannister (born February 28, 1981 in Scottsdale, Arizona) is a Starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D Ex-Mets prospect Scott Kazmir, who played with Brooklyn in 2002, made his ML Debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2004. Scott Edward Kazmir (born January 24, 1984 in Houston Texas) is a left-handed Starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball franchise based in St
In April 2007, sidearm reliever Joe Smith, who pitched for the Cyclones in 2006 made his major league debut on opening day for the Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals. Joseph Michael Smith (born March 22, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball Relief pitcher for the New The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St Smith pitched a scoreless third of an inning in the Mets win. As of 2008 Smith is an integral part of the Mets bullpen.
The latest Cyclone to make the Mets roster is first baseman/outfielder Nick Evans, who was called up on May 24 as an injury replacement. Nicholas R Evans (born January 30, 1986 in) is an American professional Baseball player Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Evans, the 2005 Cyclone, had 3 doubles in his first major league game, a win over the Colorado Rockies. The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado.
On August 23, 2005, The Cyclones and KeySpan Park hosted the first-ever New York-Penn League All-Star Game, which was won by the National League NYPL Team by a score of 5-4. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The New York - Penn League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball
On July 20, 2006, the Cyclones and the Oneonta Tigers took part in the longest game in the history of the New York-Penn League, a 26-inning marathon that the Cyclones lost, 6-1. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold The Oneonta Tigers are a Minor league baseball team from Oneonta New York. The game took 6 hours and 40 minutes to complete. The Cyclones scored their run in the first inning; Oneonta tied the game in the fourth and then did not score again until they scored five runs in the top of the 26th. Cyclones manager George Greer was ejected from the contest in the first inning for arguing an umpire's call on a force play at second base. 
On September 7, 2007; during the final regular season game (a 5-4 victory over the Lowell Spinners), the Cyclones set an all time single game attendance record of 10,073; 2,573 people over the seating capacity of the stadium in 2001. Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. The Lowell Spinners are a Short-Season A Minor league baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.