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The Albuquerque Isotopes began play in 2003, when the Calgary Cannons moved from Canada to New Mexico.

The team's name is a play on an episode of the television show The Simpsons in which Albuquerque tries to lure away Simpsons' hometown team, the Minor League Springfield Isotopes. At the time the episode aired, Albuquerque was temporarily without a team, and when one moved there it was decided to name the team the Isotopes at least in part because of the TV episode. The name is also appropriate because New Mexico was the home to the first nuclear weapons test in history and remains the home of two nuclear research laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

The Isotopes hosted the 2007 AAA All-Star Game and festivities at their stadium in Albuquerque.

In 2007, the Isotopes won Baseball America's Freitas Award, given to a minor league team at each classification level for oustanding operations.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach
2003 74-70 5th Dean Treanor Lost in 1st round
2004 67-77 12th Tracy Woodson
2005 78-76 5th Dean Treanor
2006 70-72 10th Dean Treanor Tom Brown
2007 72-70 9th Dean Treanor
2008 68-75 10th Dean Treanor
2009 80-64 2nd Tim Wallach Lost in 1st Round John Moses Jim Slaton
2010 72-71 10th Tim Wallach John Moses Jim Slaton / Glenn Dishman
2011 70-74 8th (t) Lorenzo Bundy Glenn Dishman
2012 80-64 4th Lorenzo Bundy Lost in 1st Round Glenn Dishman
2013 76-68 6th (t) Lorenzo Bundy Franklin Stubbs Glenn Dishman
2014 Damon Berryhill Franklin Stubbs Glenn Dishman

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