Inland Empire 66ers

The Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino are a Minor League Baseball team of the California League and the Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. The 66ers are based in San Bernardino, California, and play at San Manuel Stadium.

Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino
Team logo Cap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassSingle-A (2022–present)
Previous classes
LeagueCalifornia League (2022–present)
ConferenceSouth Division
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
TeamLos Angeles Angels (2011–present)
Previous teams
Minor league titles
League titles (6)
  • 1995
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2003
  • 2006
  • 2013
Second-half titles (1)
  • 2022
Team data
NameInland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino (2003–present)
Previous names
  • San Bernardino Stampede (1996–2002)
  • San Bernardino Spirit (1987–1995)
BallparkSan Manuel Stadium
Elmore Sports Group (David G. Elmore & Donna F. Tuttle)
General managerJoe Hudson

Franchise history

The 66ers began when the Salinas Spurs moved to San Bernardino and bought the name of the San Bernardino Spirit from the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes who had just left town. The team was bought by Elmore Sports Group soon afterwards. The team originally played at Fiscalini Field until 1996 when the team moved to San Bernardino Stadium, nicknamed "The Ranch" in concert with the team's new name, the San Bernardino Stampede.

Later, the stadium was re-christened San Manuel Stadium sponsored by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians with their casino.

The team name was later changed to the team's current name, the Inland Empire 66ers, taken from the historic U. S. Route 66 that ran through San Bernardino.

In September 2006, the 66ers announced they were renewing its affiliation with the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning in the 2007 season. That affiliation would last through the end of the 2010 season.

In September 2010, the 66ers agreed to a two-year affiliation with the Los Angeles Angels to be the MLB club's minor league "High A" ball affiliate.

The team was once unique for having a National Public Radio affiliate, KVCR-FM, as the station that broadcast its games on radio. However, in 2008 the team changed its station to commercial talk station KCAA.

In conjunction with Major League Baseball's restructuring of Minor League Baseball in 2021, the 66ers were organized into the Low-A West.[1] They retained their affiliation with the Angels.[2] In 2022, the Low-A West became known as the California League, the name historically used by the regional circuit prior to the 2021 reorganization, and was reclassified as a Single-A circuit.[3]

Season-by-season records

  • San Bernardino Spirit (1993–1995)
  • San Bernardino Stampede (1996–2002)
  • Inland Empire 66ers (2003–present)
199362–747thGreg Mahlberg
199448–889thGreg Mahlberg
199584–541stRon RoenickeLeague Champions
199670–707thDel Crandall
199768–727thDel Crandall / Dino EbelLost League Finals
199855–859thMickey Hatcher / Joe Vavra / Tim Wallach
199980–612ndRick BurlesonLeague Champions
200077–634thDino EbelLeague Champions
200176–643rdDaren BrownLost in 1st round
200277–633rdDaren BrownLost in 2nd round
200378–622ndSteve RoadcapLeague Champions
200477–633rdDaren BrownLost in 2nd round
200558–829thDaren Brown
200672–685thGary ThurmanLeague Champions
200772–673rdDave CollinsLost in 1st round
200868–733rdJohn ValentinLost in 1st round
200959–814thCarlos Subero
201050–905thJeff Carter
201169–715thTom Gamboa
201266–745thBill Haselman
201369–715thBill HaselmanLeague Champions
201462–785thDenny HockingLost in 2nd round
201561–794thDenny Hocking
201648–925thChad Tracy


Players Coaches/Other


  • 38 Kelvin Caceres
  • 25 Chase Chaney
  • -- Sadrac Franco
  • 31 Max Gieg
  • 12 Julio Goff
  • 18 Fernando Guanare
  •  7 Gabriel Hernandez
  • -- Keythel Key ~
  • 32 Jack Kochanowicz
  • 37 Alex Martinez
  • -- Andrew Peters
  • 17 Roman Phansalkar
  • 39 Dayan Reinoso
  • 26 Blake Seigler
  • 21 Jared Southard
  • 33 Connor Van Scoyoc
  • 36 Joey Walsh


  • 15 Myles Emmerson
  • 10 Edgar Quero
  • 27 Kevin Watson Jr.


  •  4 Jeremy Arocho
  •  9 Werner Blakely
  • 13 Jose Bonilla
  •  1 Starlin Gill
  • 16 Adrian Placencia
  •  3 Arol Vera
  • 45 Kenyon Yovan


  • 41 BJ Boyd
  • 11 David Calabrese
  •  8 Tucker Flint
  • 20 Luke Franzoni
  •  6 Tate Kolwyck
  • 28 Alexander Ramirez
  • -- Erik Rivera
  • 14 Jadiel Sanchez


  • 22 Dave Stapleton


  • 19 Bo Martino (pitching)
  •  5 Tyler Nyp (coach)
  • 37 Ryan Sebra (hitting)

7-day injured list
* On Los Angeles Angels 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated August 9, 2022
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Notable alumni

Hall of Fame alumni

Notable alumni

  • Tom Candiotti (1996)
  • Rafael Furcal (2007, 2010) 3 x MLB All-Star; 2000 NL Rookie of the Year
  • Orel Hershiser (2000) 1988 World Series Most Valuable Player; 1988 NL Cy Young Award
  • Ismael Valdez (1998)
  • Terry Whitfield (1987)


  1. Mayo, Jonathan (February 12, 2021). "MLB Announces New Minors Teams, Leagues". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  2. "Angels extend affiliation invites for 2021". Minor League Baseball. December 9, 2020. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  3. "Historical League Names to Return in 2022". Minor League Baseball. March 16, 2022. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
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