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[edit] Team History

The Sioux City Explorers began play in the Northern League in 1993, the independent circuit's inaugural season. In 2006, the club moved to the new American Association. For their entire existence, the team has called Lewis & Clark Park home.

Some of the most notable Explorers players have included future big leaguers Julius Matos, Nate Bland, Nate Field, and Mike Porzio. Former major leaguers Oil Can Boyd, Joe Kraemer, Gerald Young, Carl Nichols, Cris Colon, and Desi Wilson have also played for the club over the years.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1993 34-38 4th (t) Ed Nottle
1994 52-28 1st Ed Nottle Lost League Finals
1995 46-39 3rd Ed Nottle
1996 26-58 8th Ed Nottle
1997 50-34 2nd Ed Nottle
1998 40-46 4th (t) Ed Nottle
1999 51-34 1st Ed Nottle Lost in 1st round
2000 44-41 3rd Ed Nottle
2001 42-38 5th Benny Castillo
2002 46-42 5th Benny Castillo Lost in 2nd round
2003 33-57 10th Jay Kirkpatrick
2004 39-57 8th
2005 44-52 9th Steve Shirley
2006 43-53 7th Ed Nottle
2007 40-56 7th Ed Nottle
2008 52-44 4th Les Lancaster Lost in 1st round
2009 40-56 9th (t) Les Lancaster
2010 49-47 6th Les Lancaster
2011 51-49 7th Stan Cliburn
2012 45-55 11th (t) Stan Cliburn
2013 38-62 13th Stan Cliburn
2014 47-53 8th Steve Montgomery

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