Fort Myers Sun Sox
The Fort Myers Sun Sox were one of the eight original franchises that began play in the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989. The Sun Sox finished their inaugural season in second place in the Southern Division with a 37-35 record. Their offense was led by the league's top hitter, Tim Ireland, who hit .374, and the circuit's stolen base leader, Kim Allen, who had 33 steals. Amos Otis added 11 homers. Unfortunately, the Sun Sox were eliminated by the Bradenton Explorers in the playoffs. The following season, ownership squabbles in Fort Myers caused the Sun Sox to fold and the league to cease operations less than halfway through its second season. Fort Myers was 11-14 and in 5th place when the league folded.
Home Ballpark: Terry Park
1989 Attendance 49,153 (36 Games) Average 1,365
Coaches: Joe Coleman, Tony Torchia
1989 Opening Day Roster:
Other Players: Alan Ashby
1989-1990 Stats (Incomplete)