Surprise Rafters

Surprise Rafters

MiLB infobox
name = Surprise Rafters
founded = 1993
city = Surprise, Arizona
misc =

class level = Class A to Triple-A
past class level=
current league = Arizona Fall League (1993–present)
conference =
division = National Division (2008–present)
past league =
majorleague = Baltimore Orioles
*Cleveland Indians
*Kansas City Royals
*Los Angeles Dodgers
*"'Texas Rangers"
pastmajorleague =
uniform =
nickname = Surprise Rafters (2007–present)
pastnames = Grand Canyon Rafters (199?–2006)
*Tempe Rafters (1993–199?)
ballpark = Surprise Stadium
pastparks =
leaguechamps = 1993, 2000
divisionchamps = 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007
misc6 =
owner =
manager = Gary Allenson
gm =
The Surprise Rafters are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Arizona Fall League. They play their home games at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona, which is also the spring training home to the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals.

For the 2008 season, Major League Baseball teams sending players to the Rafters are: the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas Rangers.

Notable alumni

*Garret Anderson, outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels
*Terry Francona, manager of the Boston Red Sox
*Roy Halladay, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
*Alfonso Soriano, outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, member of 40-40 club
*Grady Little, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers




External links

* [ Official website of the Surprise Rafters]
* [ Team Roster (as of August 26, 2008)]
* [ Official Arizona Fall League website]

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