Calling all baseball fans! Whether you are a longtime resident of the Tri-Cities or just moved here recently, you should know that our community is home to the Dust Devils, a minor league baseball team based in our very own Pasco, Washington. The team was founded in 2001 and is currently a member of the Northwest League, the premier minor league for baseball in the U.S. The Dust Devils play their home games at Gesa Stadium, which has a seating capacity of over 3,000, and is easily accessible from anywhere in the Tri-City area.
The team has had a successful history, winning the Northwest League championship in 2010 and making the playoffs several times since its inception. The Dust Devils have also produced several major league players, including Wil Myers, who won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2013. Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks fame even played for the Dust Devils for a time, which boosted their popularity even further. Even if you don’t consider yourself a baseball fan, going out to the ballpark and supporting our team is an exciting event to participate in locally.
The Tri-Cities community has embraced the Dust Devils since their arrival in 2001. The team is an important part of the local sports culture and provides entertainment for families throughout the region. They also provide economic benefits to the Tri-Cities area by bringing in fans and tourists who support local businesses that sponsor the team. This summer, the REACH Museum is one of many local sponsors ensuring that our team can continue representing us on the regional stage. We’ve covered the REACH Museum in a previous article on Windermere Current. You can find more information about this spectacular historical attraction and their significance to the Tri-Cities here.
In addition to their on-field success, the Dust Devils are involved in a wide range of community activities. The team partners with local organizations to provide outreach programs and charitable events throughout the year. The Dust Devils also host a variety of promotional nights and giveaways throughout the season, adding to the excitement of game day. The team always finds a way to give back to the community that has supported them since they arrived on the scene here in Eastern Washington.
Named for the swirling “mini tornadoes” that have a tendency to dance in the agricultural fields around town, the Dust Devils could not serve as a better representation of the Tri-Cities spirit. If you haven’t made it to one of their games already, be sure to check out their game schedule on the official website here. Plan your visit to Gesa Stadium today!