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May have also been called the Harrisburg Ponies in 1911

In 1952 the Senators attempted to sign Eleanor Engle as a shortstop. The 24 year old stenographer worked out with the club on June 22. George Trautman then made a ruling against signing women players.

The present Harrisburg Senators are one of several teams over the years to share the name. They joined the AA Eastern League in 1987 as a Pittsburgh Pirates farm club and are currently an affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Senators won the league championship for the first time in 1987, won it again in 1993, and from 1996 to 1999, they captured four consecutive titles. For their entire existence, they have played their home games at Metro Bank Park (which was called RiverSide Stadium prior to 2004, and Commerce Bank Park from 2004 to 2009).


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Notes
1893 49-52 5th Felix Marks / Jack Huston
1894 56-45 2nd Jack Huston Lost disputed title game
1895 19-16 -- Frank Seiss disbanded June 14
1904 58-51 3rd Peter Agnew
1905 76-51 4th Billy Hamilton
1906 52-74 5th Billy Hamilton
1907 79-47 2nd George Heckert none
1908 80-47 2nd George Heckert none
1909 49-65 6th George Heckert none
1910 52-59 6th Albert Selbach none
1911 47-61 7th Albert Selbach
1912 75-37 1st George Cockhill none League Champs
1913 59-52 2nd (t) George Cockill none
1914 78-32 1st George Cockill none League Champs
1915 35-50 (61-76 overall) 6th Harry Smith none Newark (26-26) moved to Harrisburg July 2
1924 70-60 4th Steve Yerkes / Mickey LaLonge / Glenn Killinger none
1925 61-69 6th Rankin Johnson
1926 47-84 8th Rankin Johnson / Joe Lightner none
1927 87-51 1st Win Clark none League Champs
1928 82-54 1st Glenn Killinger none League Champs
1929 75-62 3rd Johnny Tillman none
1930 70-69 4th Johnny Tillman none
1931 83-56 1st Joe Cobb/ Eddie Onslow none League Champs
1932 74-66 2nd Eddie Onslow none
1933 60-76 7th Eddie Onslow none
1934 60-75 8th Leslie Mann
1935 59-77 6th Art Shires
1940 60-62 5th Les Bell
1941 81-43 1st Les Bell League Champs
1942 69-68 3rd Danny Taylor Lost in 1st round
1946 76-64 2nd Les Bell League Champs
1947 71-69 4th Les Bell Lost in 1st round
1948 64-76 6th Les Bell
1949 74-64 3rd Les Bell Lost League Finals
1950 77-62 3rd Les Bell Lost in 1st round
1951 55-84 6th Les Bell / Harold Cox
1952 46-94 8th Buck Etchison / Woody Wheaton
Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach
1987 77-63 2nd Dave Trembley League Champs Spin Williams
1988 65-73 7th Dave Trembley Gene Gentile Spin Williams
1989 71-65 2nd Dave Trembley Lost League Finals Chris Lein
1990 69-69 5th Marc Bombard Spin Williams
1991 87-53 1st Mike Quade Lost League Finals Gary Engelken Joe Kerrigan
1992 78-59 3rd Mike Quade Lost in 1st round none Mike Parrott
1993 94-44 1st Jim Tracy League Champs Greg Fulton Chuck Kniffin
1994 88-51 1st Dave Jauss Lost League Finals none Dave Tomlin
1995 61-80 10th Pat Kelly Kash Beauchamp Bo McLaughlin
1996 74-68 4th Pat Kelly League Champs Jeff Livesey Bo McLaughlin
1997 86-56 1st Rick Sofield League Champs Jeff Livesey Dean Treanor
1998 73-69 4th Rick Sweet League Champs Tim Leiper Brent Strom
1999 76-66 4th Rick Sweet / Doug Sisson League Champs Steve Phillips Wayne Rosenthal
2000 76-67 5th Doug Sisson Lost in 1st round Tony Barbone Jerry Reuss
2001 66-76 9th Luis Dorante Eric Fox Tom Signore
2002 79-63 2nd Dave Huppert Lost League Finals Frank Cacciatore Tommy John]
2003 60-82 12th Dave Machemer Arturo DeFreites Charlie Corbell
2004 52-90 12th Dave Machemer Rob Ducey/Rick Eckstein Mark Grater
2005 64-78 10th Keith Bodie Frank Cacciatore Rick Tomlin
2006 67-75 9th John Stearns Mike Hart Rick Tomlin
2007 55-86 12th Scott Little Tim Raines Rick Tomlin
2008 73-69 5th (t) John Stearns Troy Gingrich Rick Tomlin
2009 70-72 7th John Stearns Troy Gingrich Randy Tomlin
2010 77-65 4th Randy Knorr Lost in 1st round Troy Gingrich Randy Tomlin
2011 80-62 1st Tony Beasley Lost in 1st round Troy Gingrich Randy Tomlin
2012 64-78 10th Matt LeCroy Eric Fox Paul Menhart
2013 77-65 2nd Matt LeCroy Lost League Finals Eric Fox Paul Menhart
2014 Brian Daubach Mark Harris Chris Michalak

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