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David Peterson Dazzles in Major League Debut

July 29, 2020 - Columbia, S.C. - Former Fireflies pitcher David Peterson tossed his first big league start Tuesday, earning a win in 5.2 innings of work, while allowing just two runs and fanning a trio of Red Sox batters. He is the ninth former-Fireflies player to make his Major League debut. The lefty spent part of the 2018 season with the Fireflies, starting nine games and recording a 1.59 ERA across 59.1 innings. The New York Mets 2017 first round selection limited opponents to a .214 batting average and held a WHIP of 0.96 while in t... Full Story

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Blake Taylor Debuts in Houston Astros Opener

July 25, 2020 - Columbia, S.C. - Former Fireflies pitcher Blake Taylor made his Major League debut last night. The Houston Astro came on in relief in the eighth inning against the Mariners. The lefty retired the side in order, forcing a flyout and a pair of groundouts. He is the eighth former Fireflies player to play in the big leagues. The 2013 second round selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates spent the 2017 season in the Soda City, starting 17 of the 18 games he appeared in. Taylor fanned 72 batters in 85.2 innings of work while maintai... Full Story

Andres Gimenez Called-Up to the Show

July 25, 2020 - Columbia, S.C. - Former Fireflies infielder Andres Gimenez made his Major League debut last night. The New York Met entered the game in the eighth inning as a defensive substitution at second base for Robinson Cano. He is the seventh former Fireflies player to play in the big leagues. The Mets third-ranked prospect according to played 92 games with the Fireflies in 2017, 89 of which he played shortstop. At age 18, he hit .265, with four homers and 32 RBI in the South Atlantic League. The Venezuela-native was named... Full Story

Fireflies Launch "We Are Fireflies" Jersey Campaign

July 17, 2020 - Columbia, S.C. - The Columbia Fireflies today announced the launch of the "We Are Fireflies" jersey campaign. Fans, season ticket and suite members, partners and Fireflies supporters across the Midlands and the country can have their names on a jersey that the Fireflies will wear on the first Saturday home game of the 2021 season. "This is a great way for the community to join forces with the Fireflies as we launch this innovative initiative," said Fireflies team president John Katz. "It represents an opportunity to suppo... Full Story

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