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Idaho Falls Chukars

Idaho Falls Chukars
Founded in 1940
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Team logoCap insignia
Current Rookie Advanced (1964–present)
Previous Class - C (1940–1963)
Minor league affiliations
League Pioneer League (1940–present)
Division South Division
Previous leagues
No Past Leagues
Major league affiliations
Current Kansas City Royals (2004–present)
Minor league titles
League titles 1998, 2000, 2013
Division titles 1978, 1982, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2013
Team data
Nickname Idaho Falls Chukars (2004–present)
Previous names
  • Idaho Falls Padres (2000–2003)
  • Idaho Falls Braves (1986–1991, 1993–1999)
  • Idaho Falls Gems (1992)
  • Idaho Falls Eagles (1985)
  • Idaho Falls A's (1982–1984)
  • Idaho Falls Angels (1964–1981)
  • Idaho Falls Yankees (1962–1963)
  • Idaho Falls Russets (1940–1961)
Colors Black, burgundy, silver, white
Mascot Charlie the Chukar
Ballpark Melaleuca Field (2007–present)
Previous parks
McDermott Field (1978–2006)
Elmore Sports Group
Manager Justin Gemoll
General manager Kevin Greene

The Idaho Falls Chukars are a professional baseball club based in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The Chukars are a Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. They play their home games at Melaleuca Field, which has a seating capacity of 3,400. The dimensions of the ballpark are 340' to left field, 400' to center field, and 350' to right field. The playing surface is natural grass (Kentucky bluegrass).[1] The team plays in the Pioneer League, a short-season league operating from June to early September, which is designated as Rookie Advanced League. They adopted the name the Chukars following a fan vote when the major league affiliation changed after the 2003 season. A Chukar is a game bird found in the region.

The ball club started in 1940 and were called the Russets. Some famous baseball players to come through the Idaho Falls ballclub are Billy Martin, Jose Canseco, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler.

Current roster

Idaho Falls Chukars roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • -- Bryan Brickhouse
  • -- Igol Feliz
  • 37 Cruz Guevara
  • -- Tim Hill
  • 38 Sam Lewis
  • -- Joe Lopez ‡
  • 24 Javier Reynoso
  • 44 Alberto Rodriguez
  • 41 Brandon Thomas


  • 20 Pedro Gonzalez


  •  2 Jeckson Flores
  • 24 Marten Gasparini
  •  4 Luis Valenzuela


  •  7 DonAndre Clark
  • 32 Brawlun Gomez
  • -- Alexis Rivera
  • 35 Brandon Thomasson


  • Justin Gemoll


10px 7-day disabled list
* On Kansas City Royals 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated April 12, 2015
More MiLB rosters
Kansas City Royals minor league players

Professional Alumni


  1. ^ "Melaleuca Field Information". Idaho Falls Chukars. March 15, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 

External links

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