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Carolina Mudcats

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Team History[edit]

In 1991 the former Columbus Mudcats of the Southern League moved to North Carolina and were renamed the Carolina Mudcats. They started the year in Wilson, NC, playing in Fleming Stadium while Five County Stadium was being completed in Zebulon, NC.

The team, formerly a Houston Astros farm club when in Columbus, associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates the year they became the Carolina Mudcats. After 8 years as a Pirates affiliate, they switched to the Colorado Rockies for four years then the Florida Marlins before becoming the Cincinnati Reds' AA affiliate in 2009.

In 2012, they changed leagues and level as the Reds moved the team to Pensacola, FL to become the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, while the Cleveland Indians shifted their A-Advanced team in the Carolina League from Kinston, NC to Zebulon, where they took over the Mudcats name.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1991 66-76 8th Marc Bombard Trent Jewett Spin Williams
1992 52-92 10th Don Werner Rich Chiles Tom Dettore
1993 74-67 3rd Spin Williams (29-38) / John Wockenfuss (45-29) Joe Lonnett Spin Williams
1994 74-66 4th (t) Bobby Meacham Lost League Finals Wayne Garland
1995 89-55 1st Trent Jewett League Champs Don Werner Dave Rajsich
1996 70-69 6th Marc Hill Lost in 1st round Bruce Tanner
1997 55-82 10th Marc Hill (26-42) / Jeff Banister (29-40) Tracy Woodson Bruce Tanner
1998 59-80 9th Jeff Banister Curtis Wilkerson Dave Rajsich Tony Beasley
1999 60-80 9th Jay Loviglio Theron Todd Jerry Cram
2000 64-75 9th (t) Ron Gideon Theron Todd Jerry Cram
2001 62-76 7th Ron Gideon Theron Todd Bryn Smith
2002 65-71 8th P.J. Carey Theron Todd Bryn Smith
2003 80-58 1st Tracy Woodson League Champs Matt Raleigh Tom Signore / Reid Cornelius
2004 73-66 2nd (t) Ron Hassey
2005 77-57 3rd Gary Allenson Lost in 1st round Scott Mitchell
2006 61-79 8th Luis Dorante
2007 60-80 10th Brandon Hyde Scott Mitchell
2008 80-60 1st Matt Raleigh Lost League Finals Theron Todd Scott Mitchell
2009 65-74 2nd (t) David Bell Ryan Jackson Rigo Beltran
2010 58-79 9th David Bell Ryan Jackson Tom Brown
2011 53-86 10th David Bell Ryan Jackson Tom Brown
2012 63-77 7th Edwin Rodriguez Scooter Tucker Scott Erickson
2013 57-83 8th David Wallace Rouglas Odor Jeff Harris
2014 62-74 7th Scooter Tucker Tony Mansolino Steve Karsay
2015 71-68 4th Luis Salazar Carlos Mendez Derrick Lewis Jose Mota
2016 52-87 8th Rocket Wheeler Carlos Mendez Derrick Lewis Barrett Kleinknecht
2017 73-65 3rd Joe Ayrault Dave Joppie David Chavarria Edwin Maysonet
2018 Joe Ayrault Sandy Guerrero Bob Milacki Edwin Maysonet

External Link[edit]

Carolina Mudcats Baseball