Charleston RiverDogs

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Team History[edit]

The Charleston RiverDogs, formerly of the South Atlantic League, briefly in Low-A East, and now in the Carolina League, are owned by a group that includes actor Bill Murray - who wears the whimsical title "Director of Fun". The Tampa Bay Rays farmhands play their home games at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, SC.

The longtime New York Yankees (2005-2019) and previously Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1997-2004) affiliate moved back into the Rays' system in MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization. Starting in 2016, they hosted even-year games in the annual inter-level Battle of the Beaches with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans - but the downsizing ended the pre-season Battle by placing the two teams into the same circuit.

Prior to becoming the RiverDogs in 1994, this franchise was known as the Charleston Royals from 1980 through 1984 and the Charleston Rainbows from 1985 through 1993. The 2021 RiverDogs' Low-A East championship was the first league crown for any Charleston affiliated baseball franchise since 1922. The 'Dogs then went back-to-back by also taking the 2022 title.

The RiverDogs play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Perros Santos de Charleston (Charleston Holy Dogs).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

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Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach Coach
1994 56-81 13th Walt Williams George Threadgill Allan Anderson
1995 50-89 13th Mike Berger Brad Arnsberg
1996 63-78 10th Gary Allenson Brad Arnsberg
1997 60-82 14th Scott Fletcher Brad Rippelmeyer Dennis Rasmussen
1998 67-74 10th Greg Mahlberg Julio Garcia Bryan Kelly Herm Winningham
1999 65-77 10th Charlie Montoyo Brad Rippelmeyer Milt Hill
2000 73-66 6th Charlie Montoyo Dwight Smith Milt Hill
2001 64-76 12th Buddy Biancalana Jamie Nelson John Duffy
2002 60-76 14th Buddy Biancalana Jamie Nelson Xavier Hernandez
2003 77-62 4th Mako Oliveras Steve Livesey Xavier Hernandez
2004 76-63 4th Steve Livesey Lost in 1st round Omer Munoz Xavier Hernandez
2005 80-58 2nd Bill Mosiello Lost in 1st round Torre Tyson Steve Renko
2006 78-62 3rd Bill Mosiello (49-40) / Pat Roessler (29-22) Torre Tyson Scott Aldred
2007 78-62 5th Torre Tyson Greg Colbrunn Carlos Reyes
2008 80-59 3rd Torre Tyson Greg Colbrunn Jeff Ware
2009 74-65 4th Torre Tyson Greg Colbrunn Jeff Ware Sherman Obando
2010 65-74 9th (t) Greg Colbrunn Justin Turner Jeff Ware Carlos Mendoza
2011 55-85 13th (t) Aaron Ledesma Greg Colbrunn Carlos Chantres Victor Valencia
2012 73-63 4th Carlos Mendoza Greg Colbrunn Danny Borrell Brian Baisley
2013 75-63 6th Al Pedrique P.J. Pilittere Danny Borrell Justin Tordi
2014 71-69 6th Luis Dorante Edwar Gonzalez Carlos Chantres Justin Tordi
2015 66-74 9th Luis Dorante Greg Colbrunn Tim Norton Travis Chapman
2016 76-63 2nd (t) Luis Dorante Lost in 1st round Greg Colbrunn Justin Pope Travis Chapman, Michel Hernandez
2017 76-63 3rd Pat Osborn Lost in 1st round Joyce/Hawkins Justin Pope Jose Javier, Hector Rabago
2018 64-72 10th Julio Mosquera Scott Seabol Justin Pope Dan Fiorito
2019 73-66 5th Julio Mosquera Greg Colbrunn Gabe Luckert Travis Chapman Francisco Leandro
2020 Season cancelled
2021 82-38 1st Blake Butera League Champs Wuarnner Rincones R.C. Lichtenstein Sean Smedley
2022 88-44 1st Blake Butera League Champs Perry Roth R.C. Lichtenstein Frank Jagoda
2023 66-65 7th (t) Sean Smedley League Champs Perry Roth Levi Romero Ronnie Richardson
2024 Sean Smedley Brett Schneider Levi Romero Ronnie Richardson
2009 River Dogs team show respect for the flag.

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