Charlotte Knights

Knights April Review

The Charlotte Knights have been an early surprise in a packed Frontier League this season. The Knights opened the season 8-2 and finished April with a 13-10 record good enough for second place in a league with over half its teams posting 10 or more wins in the month. Minneapolis has a healthy three-game lead with a 16-7 record. Led by former waiver wire selection Curt Tullos, the Knights have used power and pitching to jump out to a hot start. Tullos has posted a team-best .988 OPS in the first month of competition and leads the team in home runs with 9 and RBI with 22. The Knights are tied for fourth in the league with 34 home runs with Hector Espinosa adding seven to the total. Much has been made of Espinosa and Addison Russell co-opening a night club in the offseason and whether the eve...

Knights Make Change at the Top

  With just 117 wins over the last two seasons, the Charlotte Knights have decided to take a new direction with the storied franchise. Entering as general manager is Barrett Gilham who takes over a squad that went 65-97 a year ago and posted the second-worst ERA in team history. After missing the playoffs in the first two seasons of franchise history, the Knights went to the playoffs in 11 of the next 12 seasons including seven-straight seasons from 2016 to 2022. After missing the playoffs in 2023 they would return the next season and win back-to-back championships in 2025 and 2026. The Knights hit a high watermark with 110 wins in 2027 but missed a three-peat after dropping game seven to the Austin Bats in the Premier Cup Series. “The Knights had an outstanding run for over a d...

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