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[edit] Team History

In 1978, the Daytona Beach Islanders switched affiliations from the Kansas City Royals to the Houston Astros and took the Astros moniker. In 1978, the Florida State League had an uneven 11 teams, so the Astros played in the North Division for the 1st half and the South Division in the 2nd half. At the end of 1984, the Astros bought the team and moved it to Kissimmee, FL and called them the Osceola Astros. The Florida State League put an expansion team in Daytona Beach to replace them. The 1985 Daytona Beach Islanders couldn't get a full working agreement, but were able to get two half teams from the Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1978 42-93 11th Leo Posada / Chuck Sprinkle
1979 56-80 9th Carlos Alfonso
1980 86-51 1st Carlos Alfonso Lost in 1st round
1981 68-67 6th Carlos Alfonso League Champs
1982 66-68 6th Eric Swanson
1983 85-49 1st Dave Cripe Lost League Finals
1984 82-62 2nd Dave Cripe Lost in 1st round

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