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The South Bend Silver Hawks began play in the Midwest League in 1988 as the South Bend White Sox. The team was renamed in 1994 to honor one of local automobile maker Studebaker's most popular cars, the Silver Hawk. Originally a Chicago White Sox farm club, they have been an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 1997. In 2005, the club won their first league title. After that season, the Silver Hawks were planning to relocate to Marion, IL, but they remained in South Bend, IN after the proposed sale of the team was rejected by the league. Eventually, the team was sold to a group headed by former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan, who vowed to keep the club in South Bend. After the 2014 season the team changed parent clubs to the Chicago Cubs and changed their name to the South Bend Cubs.


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach
1994 72-67 6th Mike Gellinger
1995 66-69 9th Fred Kendall Mark Haley
1996 54-82 14th Dave Keller
1997 54-83 14th Dick Scott Dennis Lewallyn
1998 40-100 14th Roly de Armas Rick Schu Mike Parrott
1999 68-71 9th Mike Brumley
2000 60-78 12th Dave Jorn Royal Clayton
2001 70-66 6th Steve Scarsone Lost League Finals * Willie Wilson Royal Clayton
2002 52-87 14th Dick Schofield Jr. Von Hayes James Keller
2003 72-64 4th Von Hayes Lost in 1st round Hector de la Cruz Dan Carlson
2004 77-63 2nd (t) Tony Perezchica Lost in 2nd round Hector de la Cruz Jeff Pico
2005 84-56 1st Mark Haley League Champs Wellington Cepeda
2006 74-62 4th Mark Haley Lost in 1st round Wellington Cepeda
2007 68-70 9th Mark Haley Lost in 2nd round Jeff Young Wellington Cepeda
2008 76-63 2nd Mark Haley Lost League Finals Francisco Morales Erik Sabel
2009 59-78 10th Mark Haley Lost in 1st round Francisco Morales Erik Sabel
2010 59-78 13th Mark Haley Francisco Morales Wellington Cepeda
2011 67-72 10th (t) Mark Haley Bobby Smith Wellington Cepeda
2012 67-73 12th (t) Mark Haley Bobby Smith Wellington Cepeda
2013 81-58 4th Mark Haley Lost League Finals Jason Camilli Wellington Cepeda
2014 83-56 2nd Mark Haley Lost in 1st round Jon Mathews Doug Bochtler
  • *League Finals cancelled in 2001 with Kane County Cougars leading South Bend 1 game to 0. Kane County declared champions.

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