Team History

July 2013

After discussions with various local “baseball people,” Charlottesville businessman Jeff Burton meets with Valley League Commissioner Don Lemish about the idea of bringing a Valley League team to Charlottesville.

Lemish indicates the Valley League may be interested, and follow-up discussions are held over the summer.

November 2013

The Valley League member teams vote to award a team to Charlottesville beginning with the 2015 season.

July 2014

Charlottesville Community Baseball, Inc. is formed to oversee the team.  In keeping with Valley League policy, it is a non-profit organization and will depend on volunteers to operate the team.

Public announcement follows: Charlottesville will field a Valley League team beginning in 2015, with former University of Virginia All-America and major leaguer Joe Koshansky serving as general manager.  The team will play at Charlottesville High School and will make improvements to the baseball facility.

October 2014

Charlottesville Community Baseball invites the public to take part in a name-the-team contest.  Utilizing social media, a whopping 266 separate names are put forth.  While inspiring, such names as “Derechos,” “Jefferson Fairplane,” “NIMBYs,” “Bypass,” “Turkey Vultures,” and “Ville-ins“ are not selected.

November 2014

Four finalists are named: Presidents, Sabres, Tom Sox, and Vines.

An initial roster of 26 players is introduced, including St. Anne’s-Belfield alum Brett Johnson, now playing at James Madison University.

University of Richmond assistant coach Michael Goldberg is introduced as head coach, along with assistant coach Jim McKew, director of baseball operations at George Washington University.

At a press conference at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, the team is introduced as the Tom Sox.  Colors will be blue, green, and gray.

January 2015

The 2015 Valley League schedule is announced.  Opening Night for the Tom Sox will be Tuesday, June 9 against Covington.

Upgrades continue at Charlottesville High School, and the Tom Sox make a presentation to the Charlottesville School Board with the team’s thoughts about a long-term improvement plan to upgrade the baseball facility at CHS.

June 4, 2015

The Tom Sox take the field for the first time, falling 4-2 to the New Market Rebels. Matthew Quarles starts the game for the Tom Sox and Colton Konvicka collects the first hit, a single in the third inning. Brett Johnson scores the first run in ‘Sox history, driven in on a Cole Murphy groundout.

June 9, 2015

The Tom Sox play their first-ever game at Charlottesville High School.

June 11, 2015

The Tom Sox win their first game in team history, defeating the New Market Rebels 7-5 at C-VILLE Weekly Ballpark.

August 8, 2017

Under the direction of local product Corey Hunt, Charlottesville wins the 2017 Valley League Championship in just their third year of existence. The Tom Sox triumph 2-1 over Strasburg at home in game three of the series, with Michael DeRenzi recording the go-ahead RBI in the eighth inning. Michael Wielansky is named Valley League MVP, setting a Valley League record with a .428 batting average.

August 5, 2018

The Tom Sox advance to the Valley League Championship for the second-straight season, defeating the Lumberjacks 7-6 in the South Division championship game.

June 4, 2019

The Tom Sox win their 100th all-time game, leaving Winchester with a 12-7 victory. Dan Harwood finishes the game with five RBI to tie the team record.

August 7, 2019

The Tom Sox advance to the Valley League Championship for the third consecutive year and bring home their second championship, defeating the Strasburg Express 4-1.

April 2, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Valley Baseball League cancels the 2020 season.

June 5, 2021

The Tom Sox return to play for the first time in two years following the COVID hiatus, defeating the Covington Lumberjacks 9-5.

June 27, 2022

2017 Tom Sox player Vinnie Pasquantino is called up to the Kansas City Royals, marking the first Tom Sox player to play in Major League Baseball.

August 3, 2022

The Tom Sox hoist the Jim Lineweaver Cup for the third time in five seasons, defeating the Woodstock River Bandits 6-2 to win their third Valley League Championship and finish the playoffs a perfect 6-0. Ramon Garza, a 2019 champion, becomes the first person in recent VBL history (since 1994) to win a championship as both a player and a coach.

June 18, 2023

Charlottesville wins their 200th all-time game, an 8-6 triumph over the Culpeper Cavaliers.

August 2, 2023

The Tom Sox make it back to the VBL championship series for the fifth time in six seasons.

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