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Sussex County Miners
Sussex County Miners
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Team logo Cap insignia
Information
League Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball
Location Augusta, New Jersey
Ballpark Skylands Stadium
Year founded 2015
Colors Black, gold, white
              
Mascot Herbie the Miner
Manager Bobby Jones
Media New Jersey Herald
Website Official Website

The Sussex County Miners are a professional independent league baseball team based in the Augusta section of Frankford Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States.[1] The Miners belong to the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League) and were founded in 2014. The Miners and the Ottawa Champions joined the Can-Am League in time for the 2015 season.

The Miners' home stadium is Skylands Stadium, located at 94 Championship Place in Augusta near the Sussex County Fairgrounds.

The team is owned by Sussex Professional Baseball, LLC. The Miners mascot is Herbie the Miner.

History of professional baseball in Sussex County

Skylands Stadium, originally called Skylands Park, opened in 1994. The stadium was built for the relocating Glens Falls Redbirds, who at the time were the St. Louis Cardinals' New York-Penn League affiliate and were playing in Glens Falls, New York at East Field. The team was relocating for the second time in as many years after playing in Hamilton, Ontario in 1992.

The team became known as the New Jersey Cardinals after moving to Sussex County and played there until 2005. Following the season, the Cardinals announced they were relocating their New York-Penn League affiliate to University Park, Pennsylvania, where it became known as the State College Spikes.[2]

Skylands Stadium

The Can-Am League announced shortly after the Cardinals' move was made official that they would be expanding for the 2006 season and adding a team in Sussex County. Owned by the same ownership group that held the New Jersey Jackals, the new team was named the Sussex Skyhawks after a contest where fans submitted names. The Skyhawks won the league championship in 2008,[3] but folded in 2010.[4]

Skylands Park was also a temporary home for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in their inaugural season; the Bears played their first twenty home games there while Riverfront Stadium in Newark was being built.

In the 2017 season, the Miners qualified for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. However, they got swept 3-0 in the opening round by the eventual champions, the Quebec Capitales.

Season-by-season records

Sussex County Miners (2015-present)
Season Total Finished Playoffs
2015 (6 Teams) 38-59 (6) .392 Did not qualify
2016 (6 Teams) 39-61 (7) .390 Did not qualify
2017 (6 Teams) 45-54 (4) .455 Lost Opening Round to Quebec Capitales 0-3
Totals 122-174 .412 Totals

Roster

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