Matt Michael interviews Chiefs Manager Billy Gardner Jr.
Syracuse Chiefs Manager Billy Gardner Jr. is a true baseball lifer. He grew up around baseball because his father, former major-league infielder Billy Gardner Sr., managed in the minors and then the majors with the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals. After two years as a minor-league player, Billy became a coach and has been a minor-league manager for the last 20 years.
Souza, 25, is the Triple-A Chiefs’ best hitter (a .362 batting average with 15 home runs and 63 RBIs through July 19) and will likely make his major-league debut in September, if not sooner.
In his first regular-season game after deciding to devote his life to God, Syracuse Chiefs outfielder Steven Souza went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts for Single-A Hagerstown.
New Times reporter Matt Michael recently caught up with Hill at NBT Bank Stadium to ask him about Auburn, his special 2014 season and – dare we say it – helping the Chiefs make the playoffs.
There are many reasons why the Syracuse Chiefs are in contention for their first playoff appearance since 1998, but none bigger than pitcher Taylor Hill.
Chiefs’ Fans Get Free admission to the Hall of Fame Museum
It’s only fitting that in a summer when the first former Syracuse Chief of the modern area will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (Bobby Cox), Syracuse fans can use a ticket stub from a 2014 Chiefs game for free admission to the Hall of Fame Museum on Fridays through Sept. 5.
“It’s going to take a little while to get this thing right”
Jason Smorol left baseball, but baseball never left him.
After Cardiac ’Cuse flatlined in Buffalo, there are unanswered questions for the Orange’s 2014-2015 hoops season
When fans of the Syracuse University men’s basketball team look back at the 2013-2014 season, two shots will stand out in their minds:
SU hoopsters open in NCAA tourney Thursday afternoon
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Boeheim: “We turned it around last year with one game”
The Syracuse University men’s basketball team can only hope that history will continue its curious habit of repeating itself.
It’s been a thrilling February, but will the Orange be good enough come March?
With a school-record 25 consecutive wins, the No. 1 ranking in the country and three of the most dramatic wins you’ll ever see in a recent two-week span, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team is on a roll unlike any other in the program’s 114-year history.
The epic SU-Duke game ushers a new college basketball rivalry
When 10-year-old Billy Pabst, of Scranton, Pa., received a ticket to the Duke-Syracuse University basketball game as a Christmas present, he said he “almost fainted.”