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Knights Unveil Alternate Identity

Thursday, June 6, Corvallis, Oregon – The seven-time defending West Coast League champion Corvallis Knights become the Albany Rollers for one night this upcoming summer as Linn-Benton Community College hosts its first ever WCL contest at Dick McClain Field on Wednesday, July 10.

We harken back 120 years to re-introduce Albany’s only professional baseball team – the Albany Rollers. We hope to bring the Albany community together for an evening of old-fashioned affordable family fun on Wednesday, July 10. The Rollers, short for Log Rollers, played at Albany Base Ball Park in 1904 after relocating mid-season from Vancouver, Washington. The Rollers, originally the Vancouver Soldiers, were a Class D professional club that finished the year in Albany after the team was forced to relocate during the season due to territorial rights issues. For two short months, before the league went bankrupt, Albany had a team. Fast forward to 2024, and the Rollers are back!

The latest version of the Rollers will wear custom caps and jerseys and face the always tough Yakima Valley Pippins at LBCC’s Dick McClain Field on Albany Night, presented by Copper Rock Real Estate. This unique event, set for Wednesday, July 10, is a slice of Americana and will take us back in time, when the lumber industry thrived, and town baseball was king. This is Albany’s game and Albany’s team. We anticipate this event will draw a festive crowd to celebrate Albany while enjoying high caliber baseball and a beer and a dog (or two).

To learn more about the Rollers visual identity, check out our posts on X (Twitter) or Facebook.

Secure your tickets to Albany Night here. Seating is limited, so nab this hot ticket before it’s too late!

The Corvallis Knights West Coast League home opener is Friday, June 14 at OSU’s Goss Stadium. Gates open at 6 pm; first pitch is 6:35 pm.

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