Sing joins 20th-Anniversary Team
SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Pheasants fans have voted Brandon Sing as the 20th Anniversary Team’s all-time first baseman, the team announced on Friday.
In celebration of the franchise’s 20th season, fans are determining the top players in history through online voting at the team’s website, www.sfpheasants.com.
Sing garnered 68 percent of the vote, surpassing Abner Arroyo (23 percent) and Michael Burton (9 percent).
Sing (2010-2011) is perhaps the most prolific pure power hitter in franchise history. The former Cubs prospect had a monster all-star season in 2010, setting a league record with 27 home runs and tying the team mark set by Jermaine Swinton in 2001. (The previous league record was also his own.) Sing also set a team and league record with an astronomical .702 slugging percentage. He followed up in 2011 with 24 home runs, totaling 51 in two seasons, third most all-time. Sing ranks first all-time in slugging percentage (.646) and fourth in team extra-base hits (113).
Nominees were determined by a select group of organization members and Sioux Falls media personnel who have long observed the club.
The 20th-Anniversary Team will consist of two starting pitchers, two relief pitchers, one catcher, a representative from each infield position, three outfielders and a designated hitter. In addition, fans can vote for a manager.
More nominees and voting will occur throughout the season.
The Sioux Falls Pheasants are in their 20th season of independent professional baseball. Information about season tickets and group outings is available by calling (605) 336-6060 or visiting www.sfpheasants.com.