Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball, Albuquerque

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The Albuquerque Isotopes are a Minor League Baseball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The team, which plays in the Pacific Coast League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The team was affiliated with the Florida Marlins from 2003–2008 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2009–2014. Albuquerque was represented in the PCL as a Dodgers' affiliate by the Albuquerque Dukes, who won several PCL championships in the 1970s and 1980s before relocating to Portland, Oregon, as the Portland Beavers in 2001. The Isotopes began play in 2003 when the Calgary Cannons relocated to New Mexico. In 2016, Forbes listed the Isotopes as the 14th-most valuable Minor League Baseball team with a value of $34 million.The Isotopes' mascot is Orbit, a yellow, orange, and red alien. Home games are played at Isotopes Park.Name originsThe team's name recalls the fictional Springfield Isotopes from the long running TV series The Simpsons. In the episode "Hungry, Hungry Homer", which first aired on March 4, 2001, main character Homer Simpson attempts to thwart the team's plan to move to Albuquerque by going on a hunger strike. Subsequently, when the Albuquerque Tribune asked its online readers to help choose a new name for the Cannons, "Isotopes" received 67% of the 120,000 votes cast.
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  • My hubby and I went to the game vs the Fresno Grizzles. It was our FIRST Isotopes game. We were greatly impressed by the layout of the park and its accessibility and parking. There was also plenty of....  more »
  • One of the best minor league ballparks I have visited (as a former professional minor league baseball player and an avid baseball fan, I have seen a lot of minor league ballparks). Seats were very...  more »

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