St. Petersburg Pelicans
The St. Petersburg Pelicans were one of the eight original franchises that began play in the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989. The team went 42-30 in the regular season and won the Northern Division title. Steve Henderson hit .352 for the club, and Lenny Randle batted .349. Milt Wilcox went 12-3, and Jon Matlack added 10 wins. Led by Lamar Johnson's home run and three RBI, the Pelicans went on to beat the West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win the league's championship game. Bobby Tolan managed the team both seasons. The St. Petersburg Pelicans returned for a second season and were leading the league with a 15-8 record when the league folded on December 28, 1990.
Home Ballpark: Al Lang Stadium
Player/Manager: Bobby Tolan
1989 Attendance 39,611 (36 Games) Average 1,100
1989 Opening Day Roster:
1989-1990 Stats (Incomplete)
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