Five Former Dans On MLB Rosters
When MLB teams hit the field this week for Opening Day, there were five former Dans on rosters across the league.
Jonathan Papelbon (a 2001 Dan) and Tanner Roark (2006 Dan) are both pitchers with the Washington Nationals. Mitch Moreland (2005 Dan) plays first base with the Texas Rangers. Two former Dans switched teams in the off-season: outfielder Chris Coghlan (2004 Dans) was traded by the Cubs to the A's, and pitcher Louis Coleman (2006) went from the Royals to the Dodgers.
The Danville Dans are proud of all our alumni that have, are and will wear a MLB uniform. We've had 25 Dans pull on that MLB uni, with more than 200 others having played in the minor leagues.
The next group of potential big leaguers will be in Danville late May, with the first home game on Tuesday, May 31.
Click here to see a list of all the Dans who made it to the Majors
Danville Dans are pleased to announce that they have Ticket Books for the 2016 available at a pre-season reduced price of just $95 - a savings of $15 over the 2016 season price.
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Dans Looking For Danterns
Much of the Danville Dan's success is due to the talents and enthusiasm of our interns, who we affectionately call Danterns! And good news... the Dans are currently accepting intern applications for the 2016 season! The Dans will continue interviews until all positions are full.
Now that the calendar has turned to 2016, it’s time to start planning your summer fun. Be sure to include the Danville Dans on your must-do list. And the Dans have released their 60-game schedule for 2016, and there are some new highlights on the schedule, from new teams to a couple of games on Sundays.
The Dans will kick off their 2016 campaign on May 26 with four road games. The home opener – a Two-Buck Tuesday – will be May 31 against Hannibal. New team DuPage Drones will make their first appearance at Danville Stadium on Friday, June 3, with league’s other new squad – Lafayette Aviators – coming in the next week on June 7.
The schedule features five Saturday
and six Friday nights. There are also seven Tuesdays (that’s a lot of Two-Buck
Tuesdays) and three Wednesdays. Our seven
Thursday nights are Kid’s Night, where kids get in free with a paid adult.This year’s schedule also features
two games to be played on Sunday: June
12 and July 31, both against Quincy.
Game times for Monday – Saturday will remain at 6:30 pm, with any double headers created by rainouts starting at 6:00 pm. The Sunday games will have an earlier start time at 4:30 pm. The gates to Danville Stadium will open one hour prior to game time.