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[edit] Team History

Knights logo 1999-2013

In 1988, the Charlotte O's changed their name to the Charlotte Knights.

In 1989, the Knights moved to Fort Mill, SC. Their first home was the large 8000-seat temporary "Knights Castle." The stadium was located on Deerfield Drive at the construction site of Knights Stadium. Knights Castle was built in 1989 and demolished in 1989. The Charlotte Knights moved into Knights Stadium the following season. **

In 1993, Charlotte moved up to AAA thanks to expansion, and was replaced in the Southern League by the Nashville Xpress.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1988 69-75 7th Greg Biagini Mike Pazik
1989 70-73 6th Jim Essian Grant Jackson
1990 65-79 9th Tommy Helms (50-65) / Jay Loviglio (15-14) Rick Kranitz
1991 74-70 5th Jay Loviglio Rick Kranitz
1992 70-73 5th Marv Foley Lost in 1st round Bill Earley
1993 86-55 1st Charlie Manuel League Champs Luis Isaac Dyar Miller
1994 77-65 3rd Brian Graham Lost in 1st round Donell Nixon Dyar Miller
1995 59-81 9th Sal Rende Adrian Garrett Mike Parrott
1996 62-79 8th (t) Sal Rende Adrian Garrett Mike Parrott
1997 76-65 4th Carlos Tosca Lost in 1st round Adrian Garrett
1998 70-73 8th Fredi Gonzalez Adrian Garrett Randy Hennis
1999 82-62 3rd Tom Spencer League Champs Gary Ward Kirk Champion
2000 78-65 6th Nick Leyva Gary Ward Kirk Champion
2001 67-77 10th Nick Leyva Gary Ward / Kirk Champion
2002 55-88 13th Nick Capra Greg Walker Kirk Champion/Curt Hasler
2003 74-70 6th Nick Capra Greg Walker/Gregg Ritchie Curt Hasler
2004 68-74 9th Nick Capra Gregg Ritchie Curt Hasler
2005 57-87 13th Nick Leyva / Manny Trillo Juan Nieves
2006 79-62 2nd Razor Shines Lost in 1st round Tack Wilson Juan Nieves
2007 63-80 13th Marc Bombard Tack Wilson Juan Nieves
2008 63-78 12th (t) Marc Bombard Joe McEwing Richard Dotson
2009 67-76 11th Chris Chambliss Gary Ward Richard Dotson
2010 67-77 10th (t) Chris Chambliss Gary Ward Richard Dotson
2011 69-74 9th Joe McEwing Tim Laker Richard Dotson
2012 83-61 3rd Joel Skinner Lost League Finals Andy Tomberlin Richard Dotson
2013 65-78 12th Joel Skinner Brandon Moore Richard Dotson
2014 63-81 14th Joel Skinner Andy Tomberlin Richard Dotson Ryan Newman
2015 74-70 7th(t) Joel Skinner Andy Tomberlin Richard Dotson Ryan Newman
2016 65-79 11th Julio Vinas Andy Tomberlin Richard Dotson Tim Esmay
2017 Mark Grudzielanek

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