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The New Orleans Zephyrs began play in 1993 when the Denver Zephyrs of the American Association moved to the city after Denver was awarded an expansion franchise in the National League. New Orleans had previously hosted an American Association franchise called the New Orleans Pelicans, who played in the Louisiana Superdome in 1977 (the name Pelicans harkened back to the team of the same name which played in the Southern Association from 1901 to 1959). The Zephyrs moved to the Pacific Coast League when the American Association folded after the 1997 season. In 1998, their first season in the PCL, the team went on to win the Triple-A World Series.

In 2001, the Zephyrs had the second-best regular-season record behind the Tacoma Rainiers. They won the first round of the playoffs against the Iowa Cubs, but the finals were cancelled in the wake of the attacks of September 11 and New Orleans and Tacoma were declared co-champions. In 2005, the club cancelled its final three home games due to Hurricane Katrina.


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Postseason Hitting coach Pitching coach
1993 80-64 3rd Chris Bando
1994 78-66 3rd Chris Bando
1995 63-79 7th Chris Bando
1996 58-84 8th Tim Ireland
1997 74-70 5th Steve Swisher / Matt Galante Lost in 1st round
1998 76-66 6th John Tamargo PCL Champs, Triple-A World Series Champs
1999 55-85 16th Tony Pena
2000 68-74 10th Tony Pena
2001 82-57 2nd Tony Pena PCL Co-Champs
2002 75-69 5th (tie) Chris Maloney
2003 71-73 8th Chris Maloney
2004 66-78 13th Chris Maloney
2005 64-76 14th Tim Foli Mike Hart Charlie Corbell
2006 72-71 9th Tim Foli
2007 75-69 6th Ken Oberkfell Lost League Finals Mark Brewer
2008 66-75 12th Ken Oberkfell (36-36) / Marty Scott (30-39)
2009 63-80 14th Edwin Rodriguez
2010 66-77 12th Edwin Rodriguez (33-37) / Greg Norton (33-40)
2011 69-74 10th Greg Norton Damon Minor Charlie Corbell
2012 73-67 7th Ron Hassey Damon Minor Charlie Corbell
2013 72-72 9th Ron Hassey Damon Minor Charlie Corbell
2014 Andy Haines Damon Minor Charlie Corbell

[edit] Championships

  • Pacific Coast League Playoff Champions: 1998
  • Pacific Coast League Playoff Co-Champions: 2001 (playoffs cancelled)
  • Pacific Coast League Regular Season Champions: 2001 (tied)

[edit] Related Sites

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