Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans began play in the Carolina League in 1999. The franchise was previously known as the Durham Bulls, who moved up to the AAA International League. Before moving to Myrtle Beach the team played a single season in Danville, VA as the Danville 97s as they waited for the new Myrtle Beach ballpark to be completed. For the first 11 years of their existence, they were affiliates of the Atlanta Braves. The team was league co-champion in its inaugural season and captured another title in 2000. Over the years, their roster has included many future Braves including Marcus Giles, Rafael Furcal, Adam LaRoche, Jeff Francoeur and Joey Devine. During the 2010 season the team's owner, Chuck Greenberg, co-purchased the Texas Rangers, along with Nolan Ryan. The Pelicans became a Rangers affiliate the following season.

The Pelicans play their home games at Coastal Federal Field in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which is considered perhaps the top pitchers' park in affiliated baseball.


Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1999 79-60 2nd Brian Snitker Co-Champs * Dan Norman Bruce Dal Canton
2000 88-52 1st Brian Snitker League Champs Sixto Lezcano Bruce Dal Canton
2001 71-67 3rd Brian Snitker Tommy Gregg Bruce Dal Canton
2002 79-61 3rd Randy Ingle Lost in 1st round Jack Maloof Bruce Dal Canton
2003 56-82 8th Randy Ingle Jack Maloof Bruce Dal Canton Edinson Renteria
2004 75-63 3rd Randy Ingle Jack Maloof Bruce Dal Canton
2005 61-79 7th Randy Ingle Franklin Stubbs Bruce Dal Canton
2006 72-68 3rd Rocket Wheeler Franklin Stubbs Bruce Dal Canton
2007 59-80 7th Rocket Wheeler Rick Albert Bruce Dal Canton
2008 89-51 1st Rocket Wheeler Lost League Finals Rick Albert Bruce Dal Canton
2009 53-84 8th Rocket Wheeler Rick Albert Guy Hansen
2010 58-82 8th Rocket Wheeler Rick Albert Kent Willis
2011 72-67 3rd Jason Wood Lost in 1st round Julio Garcia Brad Holman
2012 74-65 2nd Jason Wood Lost in 1st round Julio Garcia Brad Holman Kenny Holmberg
2013 77-62 2nd Jason Wood Lost in 1st round Josue Perez Steve Mintz
2014 82-56 1st Joe Mikulik Lost League Finals Josue Perez Steve Mintz
2015 81-57 1st Mark Johnson League Champs Mariano Duncan David Rosario Chris Gutierrez
2016 82-57 3rd Buddy Bailey League Champs Mariano Duncan Anderson Tavares Juan Cabreja
2017 73-67 5th Buddy Bailey Lost in 1st round Guillermo Martinez Anderson Tavares Ty Wright
2018 61-78 9th Buddy Bailey Ty Wright Anderson Tavares Carlos E. Rojas
2019 55-81 9th Steve Lerud Ty Wright Brian Lawrence Osmin Melendez
2020 Season cancelled
  • * Series canceled due to Hurricane Floyd with Myrtle Beach and Wilmington tied at two games apiece.

External Link[edit]

The Official Website of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans