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The Wilmington Blue Rocks began play in the Carolina League in 1993 when the Peninsula Pilots moved to Wilmington, Delaware. After the 2006 season, they became an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Blue Rocks play their home games at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium.

A previous incarnation of the Blue Rocks was a perrenial playoff team in the Class B Interstate League from 1940 to 1952.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1940 68-52 2nd Chief Bender / Charlie Berry Lost in 1st round
1941 64-62 5th Tom Oliver
1942 79-57 2nd Herb Brett League Champs
1943 77-61 3rd Dutch Dorman Lost in 1st round
1944 74-64 2nd Dutch Dorman / Ray Brubaker Lost in 1st round
1945 81-57 2nd Ray Brubaker / Cy Morgan Lost in 1st round
1946 87-53 1st Jack Saltzgaver Lost League Finals
1947 79-60 2nd Jack Saltzgaver League Champs
1948 82-56 1st Jack Sanford Lost in 1st round
1949 75-62 2nd Jack Sanford Lost in 1st round
1950 82-56 1st Skeeter Newsome League Champs
1951 83-52 3rd Danny Carnevale League Champs
1952 72-66 5th Lee Riley
1993 74-65 2nd Ron Johnson Lost League Finals
1994 94-44 1st Mike Jirschele League Champs
1995 83-55 1st John Mizerock Lost League Finals
1996 80-60 1st John Mizerock League Champs
1997 62-78 8th John Mizerock
1998 86-54 1st Darrell Evans (53-38) / Kevin Long (6-1)
/ Brian Poldberg (27-15)
League Champs
1999 77-61 3rd Jeff Garber Co-Champs *
2000 63-76 7th Jeff Garber Larry Carter
2001 78-62 2nd Jeff Garber Lost League Finals Larry Carter
2002 89-51 1st Jeff Garber Lost in 1st round
2003 80-60 1st Billy Gardner Jr. Lost in 1st round
2004 77-62 2nd Billy Gardner Jr. Lost League Finals
2005 60-80 8th Dann Bilardello Ace Adams
2006 67-71 4th Chad Epperson Lost in 1st round Dave Joppie Mike Cather
2007 75-62 3rd John Mizerock Lost in 1st round Nelson Liriano Steve Luebber
2008 69-71 5th Darryl Kennedy Lost in 1st round Nelson Liriano Steve Luebber
2009 84-55 1st Brian Rupp Lost in 1st round Justin Gemoll Steve Luebber
2010 68-70 6th Brian Rupp Justin Gemoll Steve Luebber
2011 66-72 6th Brian Rupp Justin Gemoll Steve Luebber
2012 66-74 5th Vance Wilson Lost in 1st round Steve Luebber
2013 63-77 6th Vance Wilson Julio Bruno Steve Luebber
2014 Darryl Kennedy Milt Thompson Steve Luebber Justin Gemoll
  • * Series canceled with Wilmington and Myrtle Beach tied at two games apiece.
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