Salem Avalanche

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The Salem Avalanche began play in the Carolina League in 1995, when the Salem Buccaneers moved to the new Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium and took on a new name. Originally a Colorado Rockies farm club, they were affiliated with the Houston Astros from 2003 to 2008. It was announced in September of 2008, that they will be a Boston Red Sox affiliate for 2009. In late November, the team announced a name change to the Salem Red Sox. The Avalanche made their only playoff appearance count, capturing the league championship in 2001.


Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach
1995 68-72 4th Bill Hayes
1996 62-76 7th Bill McGuire
1997 63-75 5th Bill McGuire
1998 62-78 7th Jay Loviglio
1999 69-69 4th Ron Gideon Bob McClure
2000 73-67 2nd Alan Cockrell Fred Ocasio Bob McClure
2001 70-68 4th Dave Collins League Champs Bob McClure
2002 74-66 5th Stu Cole
2003 73-65 3rd John Massarelli
2004 65-74 6th Russ Nixon John Tamargo Jr.
2005 67-74 5th Ivan DeJesus
2006 76-61 2nd Jim Pankovits Lost in 1st round
2007 79-60 2nd Jim Pankovits Lost League Finals Gary Ruby
2008 56-84 8th Jim Pankovits Keith Bodie Gary Ruby

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