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Burlington Royals

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Team History[edit]

After the 2006 season, the Burlington Indians of the Appalachian League became a Kansas City Royals affiliate known as the Burlington Royals. The team's home was Burlington Athletic Park in Burlington, North Carolina. Darryl Kennedy was named as manager of the inaugural team with coaches Jon Williams and Jose Bautista.

In the minor league reorganization of 2021 they were transformed into a summer collegiate team and renamed the Burlington Sock Puppets. In 2021 under the Royals name, they were one of the four founding teams in the independent Southern Shores Pro League.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2007 38-30 3rd Darryl Kennedy Jon Williams Jose Bautista
2008 24-41 10th Tony Tijerina Patrick Anderson Omar Ramirez
2009 24-44 10th Nelson Liriano
2010 34-34 4th (t) Nelson Liriano Lost in 1st round Damon Hollins
2011 24-44 9th (t) Nelson Liriano
2012 41-25 2nd Tommy Shields Lost League Finals Justin Gemoll Carlos Martinez
2013 29-38 8th Tommy Shields Abraham Nunez Carlos Martinez
2014 28-40 9th Tommy Shields Nelson Liriano Carlos Martinez Scott Thorman
2015 31-37 7th Scott Thorman Jesus Azuaje Carlos Martinez
2016 42-26 1st Scott Thorman Lost League Finals Jesus Azuaje Carlos Martinez
2017 29-39 9th Omar Ramirez Andre David Carlos Martinez Brooks Conrad
2018 25-43 10th Brooks Conrad Nelson Liriano Carlos Martinez
2019 39-29 2nd Chris Widger Lost League Finals Andy LaRoche Carlos Martinez
2020 Season cancelled
2021 Jake Bullington