Frederick Keys

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Team History[edit]

The Frederick Keys began play in the Class A Carolina League in 1989 when the Baltimore Orioles relocated their affiliate, the Hagerstown Suns, to Frederick, MD. The club had been an Orioles farm team for its entire existence. The Keys have won league championships in 1990, 2005, 2007 and 2011.

They are named after famous Marylander Francis Scott Key, composer of "The Star Spangled Banner," who was born in Frederick County. However, during the seventh inning stretch, fans listen to the much more entertaining "We're the Frederick Keys" and are asked to shake their keys.

The Keys lost their MLB affiliation in the minor league reorganization of 2021 and subsequently joined the MLB Draft League, a summer collegiate league.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1989 73-65 3rd Jerry Narron Mike Pazik
1990 74-62 3rd Wally Moon League Champs Bob Miscik Mike Pazik/Larry McCall
1991 58-82 7th Wally Moon Joel Youngblood John O'Donoghue
1992 69-71 4th (t) Bob Miscik Oneri Fleita John O'Donoghue
1993 78-62 1st Pete Mackanin Lost in 1st round Joe Durham Larry McCall
1994 76-61 2nd Mike O'Berry Joe Durham Larry McCall
1995 58-79 8th Mike O'Berry Joe Durham Larry McCall
1996 67-72 5th Tim Blackwell (3-5) / Julio Garcia (64-67) Jeff Morris
1997 69-71 4th Dave Hilton Lost in 1st round Jeff Morris
1998 64-76 6th Tommy Shields Todd Brown (minors03) Larry Jaster
1999 67-71 5th Andy Etchebarren Floyd Rayford Larry Jaster
2000 66-71 5th Dave Machemer Lost in 1st round Bien Figueroa Larry Jaster
2001 70-69 5th Dave Cash Jack Voigt Larry Jaster
2002 47-92 8th Jack Voigt Mike Felder Larry Jaster
2003 60-75 7th Tom Lawless Moe Hill Scott McGregor
2004 52-87 8th Tom Lawless Moe Hill Scott McGregor
2005 79-61 1st Bien Figueroa League Champs Moe Hill Scott McGregor
2006 61-77 8th Bien Figueroa Lost League Finals Alex Arias Blaine Beatty
2007 64-74 5th (t) Tommy Thompson League Champs Joe Cannon Blaine Beatty
2008 63-76 6th Tommy Thompson / Richie Hebner Joe Cannon Blaine Beatty
2009 64-75 6th Richie Hebner Joe Cannon Kennie Steenstra
2010 72-68 4th Orlando Gomez Lost in 1st round Denny Hocking Blaine Beatty
2011 80-59 1st Orlando Gomez League Champs Mike Devereaux Blaine Beatty
2012 62-77 8th Orlando Gomez Jose Hernandez Blaine Beatty
2013 61-78 7th Ryan Minor Torre Tyson Kennie Steenstra
2014 65-72 5th(t) Luis Pujols Torre Tyson Kennie Steenstra
2015 64-76 7th Orlando Gomez Paco Figueroa Kennie Steenstra Justin Viele
2016 68-72 5th Keith Bodie Erik Pappas Kennie Steenstra Ramon Sambo
2017 68-71 6th Keith Bodie Lost in 1st round Kyle Moore Blaine Beatty
2018 65-72 6th Ryan Minor Kyle Moore Blaine Beatty Jack Graham
2019 53-84 10th Ryan Minor Bobby Rose Justin Lord Adam Bleday
2020 Season cancelled

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