Because baseball games are no longer used to settle land disputes and damages from horse collisions, they've become the battleground for deciding which U.S. city will be the first to move to the moon. Catch a nation-changing showdown with this GrouponLive deal.
- $27 for four tickets to an Inland Empire 66ers game with a parking pass (up to a $4 value for the parking pass; up to a $52 total value)
- When: An remaining regular-season game; see the schedule
- Where: San Manuel Stadium
- Seating: Executive Box
- Door time: One hour before the first pitch
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
After a strong finish in 2012, the 66ers have cruised into the 2013 season in pursuit of a playoff berth. So far this season, pitcher Mark Sappington has emerged as the team's ace, posting a 3–0 record and 1.57 ERA through five starts. Sappington anchors a 66ers roster that has planted its flag amongst the California League's best. They'll need to stay sharp as formidable foes stomp into San Manuel Stadium all season along, including a second visit from the defending league champion Lancaster JetHawks in mid-July.
Inland Empire 66ers
Baseball in San Bernardino dates back to 1899. More than a century's worth of history includes such team names as the Kittens and the Pioneers. It also includes a drought from 1950–1987, during which the city lacked enough dirt to build a baseball field. That drought ended when the San Bernardino Spirit began play as part of the California League.
In 1996, the Spirit became the Stampede, and in 2003, the Stampede became the 66ers, a name chosen in honor of the historic U.S. Route 66 that is famous for its hitchhiking umpires. Over the years, the 66ers organization has spent time as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Mariners, Dodgers, and most recently, the Angels. The team has brought honor to each of its MLB partners, as it has won six California League championships since 1995.