Based in Syracuse, NY, the Syracuse Chiefs is a minor league baseball team and plays in the International League. It is the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

An earlier Syracuse team called the Syracuse Star played in the League Alliance in 1877 and has been playing in the International League since 1934 when Jersey City Skeeters moved to Syracuse and were renamed the Chiefs.

Country United States United States
City Syracuse, New York
Founded 1934

The team has been affiliated with several MLB clubs since 1936 including the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburg Pirates, Cincinnati Reds and their current affiliates Washington Nationals, among others.

The team once occupied renowned players Hank Sauer and the legendary Jackie Robinson, whose numbers have been retired by the team.

Chiefs currently stand second in the Northern Division of the International League with 50 wins.

Major Achievements

The Chiefs have been 8 time International League Champions, and have played in the championship series 17 times. They have also won a Division title in 1989.