Your home team since 1946.

Who We Are

The SLO Blues Organization has three (3) main objectives. Our first is to provide first-rate and affordable family entertainment to California’s Central Coast residents. We believe it is our responsibility as a local business to give back to this great community. To this end, we have established Outreach Programs like the Charity Partners Program, the Educational Partner Program, and the Blues Buddies Program. Our second objective is to mentor and advance the professional and physical skills of collegiate ballplayers at the highest level of competition. Local and national Division I baseball players continue their development with Blues while temporarily away from their parent college or university. Our third objective is to continue and expand our internship program which focuses on a learn-by-doing approach. We take great pride in our interns’ involvement in nearly every aspect of operations, and will have more than 30 individuals interning with our organization for the 2018 season.

Our Thanks

The Blues have always depended upon local support for survival. We hope our passion in what we do shows in every pitch and crack of the bat. We are both proud and grateful to be serving the Central Coast, so Thanks! We would like to hear from you. Please send any comments, compliments or suggestions to info@bluesbaseball.com

SLO Blues Past

A Quick History of the SLO Blues

We began in 1946 when founding Manager Sandy Leguina gathered a group of WWII veterans coming home to San Luis Obispo who wanted to play baseball. He added a few younger players and began the season playing against semi-pro and town teams from throughout California. Originally dubbed the “Merchants”, the team name was changed just weeks into the first season. George Baker, local sports editor of the Telegram-Tribune, renamed the team the “Blues” after their blue lettering and blue stockings. He stated that any team worth anything needed a more colorful name, and declared that any objections should be directed to his desk, “else in the future we will” use the new name.

San Luis Obispo Blues Past
SLO Blues Present

A Quick History of the SLO Blues

The SLO Blues are a wooden bat, Summer Collegiate Baseball Organization that competes yearly from the end of May through August. Home games are held at Sinsheimer Stadium, located at 900 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo, CA. The team competes in the California Collegiate League (CCL) and is consistently ranked to be ranked among the top 25 teams nationally from a field of over 260 teams.

SLO Blues present

Former Blues in the Pros

Doug Bernier

Career

  • Position: INF
  • SLO Blues 2001
  • Colorado Rockies 2008
  • Minnesota Twins 2013-2014
  • Hometown: Santa Maria
Doug Bernier profile

Daniel Mengden

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2012
  • Stockton Ports (California League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Oakland Athletics
  • SP, Oakland Athletics
  • Texas A&M
Daniel Mengden profile

Casey Candaele

Career

  • Position: INF/OF 9 MLB Seasons
  • SLO Blues Manager 2001
  • Montreal Expos 1986-1988
  • Houston Astros 1988-1993
  • Cleveland Indians 1996-1997
  • Member of the 1980 College World Series Champion Arizona Wildcats
Casey Candaele profile

Chuck Estrada

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 1956
  • SLO Blues Hall of Fame
  • Baltimore Orioles 1960-1964
  • Chicago Cubs 1966
  • New York Mets 1967
  • 1960 AL All-Star & led AL in wins (18) in 1960
Chuck Estrada profile

Casey Fien

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2005 & 2006
  • Detroit Tigers 2009-2012
  • Minnesota Twins 2013-2016
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 2016-Present
Casey Fien profile

Adam Frazier

Career

  • Position: SS
  • SLO Blues 2011
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
Adam Frazier profile

Brian Fuentes

Career

  • Position: LHP
  • SLO Blues 1995
  • Seattle Mariners 2001
  • Colorado Rockies 2002-2008
  • LA Angels 2009-2010
  • Minnesota Twins 2010
  • Oakland A’s 2011-2012
  • 2005 & 2006 NL All-Star, 2009 AL All-Star, led AL in saves (48) in 2009
Brian Fuentes profile

Matt Garza

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2002
  • Minnesota Twins 2006-2007
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2008-2010
  • Chicago Cubs 2011-Present
  • ALCS MVP 2008
Matt Garza

Marcus Gwyn

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 1997
  • LA Angels 2007
Marcus Gwyn profile

Roy Howell

Career

  • Position: 3B 11 MLB Seasons
  • SLO Blues Manager 1999
  • Texas Rangers 1974-1976
  • Toronto Blue Jays 1977-1979
  • Milwaukee Brewers 1980-1981
  • 1979 Al All-Star
Row Howell profile

Jim Longorg

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 1960-1961
  • Boston Red Sox 1965-1971
  • Milwaukee Brewers 1972
  • Philadelphia Philies 1973-1979
  • 1967 AL All-Star, 1967 AL Cy Young, Led AL in wins (22) in 1967, Led Al in strikeouts (246) in 1967
Jim Lonborg profile

Adam Moore

Career

  • Position: C
  • SLO Blues 2003
  • Seattle Mariners 2009-2011
  • Kansas City Royals 2012-2013
  • San Diego Padres 2013-2014
  • Cleveland Indians 2014-Present
Adam Moore profile

Brent Morel

Career

  • Position: 3B
  • SLO Blues 2005
  • Chicago White Sox 2010-2013
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2014-Present
Brent Morel

Will Ohman

Career

  • Position: LHP
  • SLO Blues 1998
  • Chicago Cubs 2001-2002, 2005-2007
  • Atlanta Braves 2008
  • LA Dodgers 2009
  • Baltimore Orioles 2010
  • Florida Marlins 2010
  • Chicago White Sox 2011-Present
Will Ohman

Mel Queen

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 1958-1960
  • Cincinnati Reds 1966-1969
  • California Angels 1970-1972
  • Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Coach 1996-1999, Interim Manager 1997
  • 2nd generation MLB
Mel Queen profile

C.J. Cron

Career

  • Position: C
  • SLO Blues 2009
  • LA Angels 2014-Present
C.J. Cron

Kyle Hendricks

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2009
  • Chicago Cubs 2014-Present
Kyle Hendricks profile

Ross Stripling

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2009
  • Texas A&M
  • LA Dodgers 2016-Present
Ross Stripling profile

Jeff Johnson

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2009
  • Columbus Clippers (International League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Cleveland Indians
  • Mexican League
  • Cal Poly SLO
Jeff Johnson profile

Sheldon Nause

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Oakland Athletics
Sheldon Nause profile

Dakota Hudson

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: St. Louis Cardinals
Dakota Hudson profile

Matt Juengel

Career

  • Position: OF
  • SLO Blues 2010
  • Jacksonville Suns (Southern League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Miami Marlins
  • Texas A&M
Matt Juengel profile

Kyle Martin

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2011
  • Portland Sea Dogs (Eastern League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Boston Red Sox
  • Texas A&M
Kyle Martin

Xorge Carillo

Career

  • SLO Blues 2008
  • Binghamton Mets
  • MLB Parent Club: NY Mets
  • Arizona State
Xorge Carillo

Grayson Long

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2013
  • Orem Owlz (Pioneer League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Los Angeles Angels
  • Texas A&M
Grayson Long

Cody Jones

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Kansas City Royals
Cody Jones profile

Matt Krook

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Krook profile

Alec Hansen

Career

  • College World Series
Alec Hansen profile

Ryan Walker

Career

  • Position: SS
  • SLO Blues 2012
  • Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Minnesota Twins
  • Texas-Arlington
Ryan Walker

Will Maddox

Career

  • Position: 1B
  • SLO Blues 2012
  • West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Detroit Tigers
  • Tennessee
Will Maddox

Michael Pritchard

Career

  • Position: LF
  • SLO Blues 2013
  • State College Spiked (New York-Penn League)
  • MLB Parent Club: St. Louis Cardinals
  • Nebraska
Michael Pritchard profile

Blake Allemand

Career

  • Position: SS
  • SLO Blues 2013
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Milwaukee Brewers
  • Texas A&M
Blake Allemand profile

Max Duval

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • (2014-Present) – Frontier Greys (Frontier League)

Bryan Case

Career

  • Position: C
  • SLO Blues 2013
  • San Jose Giants (California League)
  • MLB Parent Club: San Francisco Giants
  • Oklahoma State
Bryan Case profile picture

Collin Ferguson

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Colorado Rockies
Collin Ferguson profile

Justin Kelly

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Atlanta Braves
Justin Kelly profile

Vance Tatum

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Kansas City Royals
Vance Tatum profile

Adam Atkins

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: New York Mets
Adam Atkins profile

Michael Sullivan

Career

  • Position: LHP
  • SLO Blues 2010
  • Dayton Dragons (Midwest League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Cincinatti Reds
  • Scottsdale CC
Michael Sullivan profile

Brian Grening

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • (2015) – Southern Marlyand Blue Crabs (Atlantic League)

Jon Keller

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2011
  • Bowie Baysox (Eastern League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Baltimore Orioles
  • Nebraska/Tampa
John Keller

Jimmy Allen

Career

  • Position: 2B
  • SLO Blues 2013
  • Great lakes Loons (Midwest League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Cal Poly SLO
Jimmy Allen profile

Andrew Lee

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2013
  • Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic League)
  • MLB Parent Club: WAshington Nationals
  • Tennessee
Andrew Lee

Zack Zehner

Career

  • Position: LF
  • SLO Blues
  • Staten Island Yankees (New York-Penn League)
  • MLB Parent Club: New York Yankees
  • Cal Poly SLO
Zack Zehner

Ty Damron

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Oakland Athletics
Ty Damron profile

Tanner Gardner

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Texas Rangers
Tanner Gardner profile

Brendan Nail

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Boston Red Sox
Brendan Nail profile

Brent Diaz

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Milwaukee Brewers
Brent Diaz profile

Parker Mushinski

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Houston Astros
Parker Mushinski profile

Drake Owenby

Career

  • Position: LHP
  • SLO Blues 2013
  • Helena Brewers (Pioneer League)
  • MLB Parent Club: Milwaukee Brewers
  • Tennessee
Drake Owenby profile

Corey Ray

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • SLO Blues 2013
  • Lexington Legends (South Atlantic League)
  • MLB Parent Club: KC Royals
  • Texas A&M
Corey Ray profile

Jeff Moberg

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: Colorado Rockies
Jeff Moberg profile

Korey Anderson

Career

  • MLB Parent Club: San Diego Padres
Korey Anderson profile

Adam Bailey

Career

  • Position: OF
  • (2015-Present) – Kansas City T-Bones (American Association)

Kevin Cravey

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • (2015-Present) – St. Paul Saints (American Association)

Nick Grim

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • (2015-Present) – Rockford Aviators (Frontier League)

Josh Frye

Career

  • Position: RHP
  • (2015-Present) – River City Rascals (Frontier League)

Leo Vargas

Career

  • Position: 2B/SS
  • (2015-Present) – Wichita Wingnuts (American Association)

Wicks Roofing

2018 SLO Blues Baseball Hall of Fame Sponsor Wicks Roofing Hall of Fame sponsor photo

Hall Of Fame Members

  • Angelo, Ed
  • Ball, Ray (#18, #14) – INF (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, & 1954)
  • Bartola, Lou – C/OF (1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, & 1956)
  • Burke, Dick – One of the principle contractors/volunteers for the construction of SLO Stadium.
  • Dunlap, Reldon – 2B (1947, 1948, & 1949)
  • Estrada, Chuck – P (1956)
  • Fanning, Chal – Coach 2000-2014
  • Fraser, Gene “Peewee” (#15, #4) – OF (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, & 1954)
  • Garman, Don (#2) – P (1946, 1947, 1948, & 1949)
  • Hart, Guy – P (1950, 1951, 1952, & 1953)
  • Iunker, Earl (#16, #17) – INF (1950, 1953, 1954, & 1955)
  • Janssen, Bob – Business Manager
  • Kathan, Wick (#17, #23) – P (1950, 1953, & 1954)
  • Korpa, Steve (#30, #17) – P (1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, & 1958)
  • Leguina, Sandy (#13) – INF/Field Manager (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, & 1960)
  • Libhart, Ralph (#14, #1) – P/OF (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, & 1957)
  • Martin, Harold (#27, #31, #22) – C/INF/Coach (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, & 1961)
  • McCaleb, Don – Historian 1985-present
  • Navoni, Joe (#20, #8) – OF (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, & 1957)
  • Petkos, Vic (#21, #25, #2) – INF (1946, 1951, 1952, 1953, & 1954)
  • Queen, Mel – INF/OF (1958, 1959, & 1960)
  • Rosa, Buddy (#23, #22, #9) – C/INF/OF (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, & 1956)
  • Rosa, Lee (#26) – C/INF/OF (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, & 1952)
  • Seger, Charles “Doc” (#26, #17) – P/OF/Field Manager (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, & 1956)
  • Williams, John – P/OF (1948, 1949, & 1950)

* The appearance that players were not as uniform numbers as they are in baseball in recent years, seems to account for the fact that most on this list had multiple uniform numbers. The fact that several played as many as nine or ten seasons for the Blues, and that the team would likely have had two or three different sets of uniforms in that time, might have also resulted in players having more than one uniform number.

Stadium

Sinsheimer Stadium

Sinsheimer Stadium is located in Sinsheimer Park on Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo. It is currently home to multiple community user groups year round. Within the park itself there are multiple barbecue areas, a disc golf course, horseshoe pits, pedestrian trails, a playground, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a softball field, batting cages, and Sinsheimer Stadium. The stadium was built in 1968 by volunteers from the Daytime Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, American Legion, Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union, Junior Matrons, and Monday Club all under the direction of Dr. Carl Dubuy. Mayor Clell Whelchel was even seen working on the dug outs.

Sinsheimer Stadium construction photo
Stadium Rules

Rules

  1. No Smoking
  2. No Pets
  3. No Outside Food or Drink
  4. No Bicycles
Stadium Amenities

Concessions

  • The Blues are excited to partner with The Rib Line once again for all concessions. The Rib Line offers a wide variety from your traditional ballpark menu to full barbeque meals.

Beer and Wine

  • We provide Spirits from our Sponsors Miller Light, Blue Moon and Hope Family Wines

Seating

  • All field level seating is general admission and on a first come basis. There are approximately 800 pro-stadium style chairs and 1200 grass seats.
  • Handicap seating (ADA seating) is available in front of both men and women’s restrooms.

Merchandise

Hotels offering SLO Blues Discounts

Stadium Directions

From the North

  1. Merge onto US 101 South
  2. Take EXIT 204 toward Monterey St.0.1 mi
  3. Turn left onto Buena Vista Ave.0.1 mi
  4. Make a slight right turn onto Monterey St.0.6 mi
  5. Turn left onto Johnson Ave.1.6 mi
  6. Turn right onto Laural Ln.0.2 mi
  7. Take the 2nd right onto Southwood Dr.0.2 mi
  8. 900 Southwood Dr. is on the right

From the South

  1. Merge onto US 101 North
  2. Take EXIT 190 toward Price St.0.3 mi
  3. Make a slight right turn onto Price St.0.1 mi
  4. Turn right onto Hinds Ave.0.1 mi
  5. Hinds Ave becomes Price Canyon Rd.4.8 mi
  6. Turn left onto Edna Rd./CA227 and continue4.9 mi
  7. Turn right onto Orcutt Rd.0.4 mi
  8. Turn left onto Laural Ln.0.3 mi
  9. Take the 2nd left onto Southwood Dr.0.2 mi
  10. 900 Southwood Dr. is on the right

From Morro Bay

  1. Merge onto CA-1 South12.0 mi
  2. Continue down, CA-1 becomes Santa Rosa St.0.3 mi
  3. Turn left onto Monterey St.0.2 mi
  4. Take the 2nd right onto Johnson Ave.1.6 mi
  5. Turn right onto Laural Ln.0.2 mi
  6. Take the 2nd left onto Southwood Dr.0.2 mi
  7. 900 Southwood Dr. is on the right

From Los Osos

  1. Leave Los Osos Southeast on Los Osos Vally Rd.
  2. Turn left onto Madonna Rd.1.4 mi
  3. Turn left onto Higuera St./CA-2270.09 mi
  4. Turn right onto South St./CA-2270.8 mi
  5. Turn right onto Broad St./ CA-2270.7 mi
  6. Turn left onto Orcutt Rd.0.4 mi
  7. Turn left onto Laural Ln.0.3 mi
  8. Take the 2nd left onto Southwood0.2 mi
  9. 900 Southwood Dr. is on the right

SLO Blues Staff

The hardworking people that bring this team together to work efficiently.
General Manager, Owner

Adam Stowe

Adam Stowe has been with the Blues since 2010 as the Director of Sales, and took over as General Manager in 2012. He was born in SLO’s General Hospital. Graduated first from Morro Bay High School and later from Cal Poly with a degree in Business. Adam’s first business interaction with the Blues came while working with Ultrex Business Products as the Director of Marking. He constructed the Ultrex Ox which now grazes in left-center field each season. He and his family reside just steps away from Sinsheimer Stadium. Wife Lauren and daughter Quinzi are ardent fans and can be seen at most Blues home games.
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Assistant General Manager

Taylor Santero

Starting out as a Marketing Intern in 2013, Taylor has worked her way up through the SLO Blues organization. However before coming to the Blues, she was no rookie to baseball. Taylor worked 3 seasons for a minor league team in her hometown Lancaster, CA. When she moved to San Luis Obispo for school she felt the Blues would be the perfect fit for her. Outside of the Blues Taylor is also a dance instructor and choreographer, and likes to pick up shifts at her family’s pizzeria, Village Host. Taylor graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Sport Management, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance at St. Mary’s College.
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Host Family Coordinator, Owner

Marianne Stowe

Marianne Stowe is our volunteer Blues Host Family Coordinator. This is her 4th year of matching our “out of town” Blues players with generous families in our county who are known for their hospitality Marianne and her husband, Keith, are 45 year residents of San Luis Obispo county. She is a retired RN/Chaplain. She says the best part of her job is knowing that many host families maintain relationships with their players for many years after the players have played with the Blues.
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Director of Baseball Operations, Head Coach

Dan Marple

Marple, a California native, began his coaching career at Cuesta College in 1979. He was an assistant coach at Templeton high school for ten years and most recently coached baseball for the North County Indians, a semi-professional baseball team, from 2012 to 2014. Prior to a 26 year career with the California Highway Patrol, where he served Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Templeton, Marple’s baseball career began as a player for Huenemee High School where he was named to 1st team All-CIF as a senior in 1971. Later that year, he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, but chose to attend Cal Poly on a baseball scholarship instead. Marple currently resides in Paso Robles, CA, with his wife, Susan, of twenty-seven years. They have two sons and two daughters. Both sons played collegiate baseball and one went on to play in the Phillies Organization for 6 years in the minor league system.
Dan Marple profile photo
Sports Information Department

Coleman Bahr

Statistician School: University of Southern Florida Major: Business Analytics

Mason Platt

Media Coordinator School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Experience Industry Management

Davis Ellington

Radio Broadcaster School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Communication Studies

Ellie Magnuson

Director of Press Box School: Oregon State University Major: Speech Communications
Hospitality Department

Juan Carillo

Beer and Hospitality Manager
Youth Programs

MacKenzie Parry

Director of Youth Programs School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Child Development
Marketing Team

Zoe McGlynn

Marketing Coordinator School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Experience Industry Management

Quinten McLane

Marketing Coordinator School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Business Administration

Grace Roman

Game Day Coordinator School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Experience Industry Management

Meg Graciano

Marketing Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Experience Industry Managment

Thor Ronemus

Marketing Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Communication Studies

Grady Camps

Marketing Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Business Administration

Kelsey Parmenter

Marketing Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Journalism
Promotional Team

Katie Izzo

Promotions Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Business Administration

Nick Corbani

Promotions Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Experience Industry Management

Bruno Cavelier

Promotions Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Business Administration

Tom Avitzur

Promotions Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Experience Industry Management

Noah Scott

Promotions Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Business Administration

Alyssa Stewart

Promotions Team Member School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Experience Industry Management

Tess Rossi

Promotions Intern School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Journalism

Weston Lazarus

Promotions Intern School: Humboldt Major: Journalism

Kayla Bueno

Promotions Intern School: Arroyo Grande High School Graduate Major: Not Applicable

Noah Furrow

Promotions Intern School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Agricultural Business

Luis Silva

Promotions Intern School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Experience Industry Management
Athletic Trainers

Brittany Bauer

Lead Trainer

Alicia Murch

Athletic Trainer Intern School: Lousiana State University Major: Athletic Training

Karly Michales

Athletic Trainer Intern School: Cuesta College Major: Kinesiology
Ticket Department

Justise Osiecki

Ticket Manager School: Cal Poly SLO Major:Ag Communication
Contact
Merchandise Department

Nick Khorshidi

Merchandise Director School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Business Administration Contact
Public Announcer

Jim Seybert

Announcer
VIP Fan Services & Corporate Events

Ryan Mitchell

Director School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Business Administration