Vallejo Admirals Baseball Will Not Take The Field In 2021

To our community and fans of the Vallejo Admirals: It is with great disappointment, that the Vallejo Admirals will not have a 2021 season due to the uncertain infrastructure surrounding COVID. While this is a difficult decision, our top priorities remain in the safety of our fans, players, and staff.

Although there have been medical developments at the local, state, and federal levels, we feel that it would be premature and shortsighted to attempt Admirals baseball in the capacity in which we present it. Many efforts were taken, however, league-wide the Pacific Association has chosen to restructure in 2021 to allow those teams in approved counties the opportunity to play should they be able to.

“As much as we would love to open our gates should Solano County get to the orange tier (allowing 20% fans) or beyond,” General Manager Heather Luna explains. “The endless hypothetical planning just cannot be thrown together last minute.”

 

Times~Herald: New Vallejo Admirals owner Dave Phinney looks forward to popping cork on 2020 season

Dave Phinney has been somewhat of a legend with his work at Savage & Cooke and his past labels such as The Prisoner and Orin Swift Collection. Now as the Vallejo Admirals enter their eighth year in independent minor league baseball, Phinney is hoping the team can age in the same way as fine wine.

Phinney, who also formed the Nimitz Group with Gaylon Lawrence Jr., and Sebastian Lane, bought the Admirals from Kevin Reilly for an undisclosed amount last week. As Phinney walked into Wilson Park on Friday morning he remarked, “If you had told me 20 years ago I’d be buying a baseball team at some point in my life, I’d be laughing at you.”

However, Phinney was happy and serious when he sat down to chat in the Admirals home dugout.

Click for article at The Times~Herald

Vallejo Admirals Statement on COVID-19

As the Admirals prepare for the start of our 2020 season in June, we recognize that our fans and community need the utmost support during this time of uncertainty and question. Our fans, community and families’ safety are at the top of our wishes and concerns.

We hope the mass spread of the coronavirus becomes controlled, and we understand the next few months bring a lot of uncertainty. In conjunction with our health and wellness experts and fellow teams in the league, we have decided to keep plans for our summer season as safely as we can. We will be providing regular updates as new health and safety progressions transpire over the next 30 days and beyond.

When we get clarity on if the season can ultimately happen, we want our loyal Partners there by our side to continue our tradition of fun, family entertainment every summer. We are not asking for money to continue at this time, but rather a verbal pledge that you will continue your partnership with us if and when the time becomes right.

Please follow us on social media as we are posting sponsor related news, business hours, take-out food, etc. and please let us know if we can help advertise some news with your company/business, too. We will get through this together.

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Luna named General Manager

The Vallejo Admirals announced that Heather Luna, a veteran of the Pacific Association, will be the team’s new General Manager.

Luna worked as the Assistant General Manager with the San Rafael Pacifics during their 2018 Pacific Association championship season.

Luna grew up in Napa and played several sports as a child. She did her undergraduate work at Sonoma State and earned a Masters in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. She has worked for two Super Bowl host committees, managing the Volunteer Department.

Admirals sold to Phinney group

VALLEJO, Calif. — The Vallejo Admirals announced the sale of the team from Kevin Reilly to Dave Phinney, a Napa Valley winemaker and one of the partners in the Nimitz Group.

Reilly had owned the team since early 2015. Under Reilly, the team won its first Pacific Association championship in 2017. The Admirals also made the Pacific Association playoffs the past three seasons.

“It has been a great ride,” Reilly said. “It started as a way to give Vallejo residents a place to gather, have fun and see the best of their city, featured in the between-inning events. It became a small part of the resurgence of Vallejo. I am honored to have been part of it and I’m happy it will be in excellent hands going forward.”

“I am very excited to be a part of this next chapter of the Vallejo Admirals,” Phinney said. “We take this responsibility very seriously and with that in mind I am proud to announce that my good friend Carmen Policy has agreed to assist us at an advisory level with an eye towards joining the ownership group that includes another good friend two- time World Series Champion and Petaluma native Jonny Gomes.”

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