Norfolk Tides

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Team History[edit]

Tides players in 2010.

The Norfolk Tides of the International League, and briefly in Triple-A East, sail with a seaport-appropriate nickname that dates to 1962. The Baltimore Orioles farmhands play their home games at Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA.

"Tides" was preceded by the equally seafaring "Tars" that was first used sometime between 1885 and 1906 and last used by the team that folded in 1955. Professional baseball returned in the form of a South Atlantic League franchise in 1961, originating the Tides nickname.

The locale name has changed more than the nickname - Portsmouth, Norfolk, a hyphenation of both, the topography-based Peninsula, and the regional Tidewater.

The current Tides franchise played as the Tidewater Tides from 1969 to 1992.

The Tides play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Pajaritos de Norfolk (Portsmouth Birdies).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

1993-2015 Logo
Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1993 70-71 6th Clint Hurdle Marlin McPhail Bob Apodaca
1994 67-75 8th Bobby Valentine Marlin McPhail Bob Apodaca
1995 86-56 1st Toby Harrah Lost League Finals Ron Washington Bob Apodaca
1996 82-59 2nd Bobby Valentine (76-57) / Bruce Benedict (6-2) Lost in 1st round Bruce Benedict Bob Apodaca
1997 75-67 5th Rick Dempsey Tom Lawless Ray Rippelmeyer
1998 70-72 7th Rick Dempsey Tom Lawless Ray Rippelmeyer
1999 77-63 4th John Gibbons Tom Lawless Rick Waits
2000 65-79 10th (t) John Gibbons Howie Freiling Rick Waits
2001 85-57 2nd John Gibbons Lost in 1st round Al LeBoeuf Rick Waits
2002 70-73 8th Bobby Floyd Al LeBoeuf Rick Waits
2003 67-76 10th Bobby Floyd Al LeBoeuf Randy Niemann
2004 72-72 7th John Stearns Al LeBoeuf Dan Warthen
2005 79-65 3rd Ken Oberkfell Lost in 1st round Howard Johnson Dan Warthen
2006 57-84 13th Ken Oberkfell Howard Johnson Randy Niemann Ryan Ellis
2007 69-74 9th Gary Allenson Dallas Williams Larry McCall
2008 64-78 11th Gary Allenson Dallas Williams Larry McCall
2009 71-71 7th Gary Allenson Dallas Williams Mike Griffin
2010 67-77 10th (t) Gary Allenson (24-31) / Bobby Dickerson (43-46) Richie Hebner Mike Griffin
2011 56-87 13th Gary Allenson Brad Komminsk Mike Griffin
2012 74-70 7th Ron Johnson Denny Walling Mike Griffin
2013 77-67 4th (t) Ron Johnson Denny Walling Mike Griffin José Hernández
2014 65-79 13th Ron Johnson Denny Walling Mike Griffin José Hernández
2015 78-66 4th Ron Johnson Lost in 1st round Sean Berry Mike Griffin José Hernández
2016 62-82 13th Ron Johnson Sean Berry Mike Griffin José Hernández
2017 66-76 10th Ron Johnson Sean Berry Mike Griffin José Hernández
2018 69-71 8th Ron Johnson Butch Davis Mike Griffin José Hernández
2019 60-79 12th Gary Kendall Butch Davis Mike Griffin Ramon Sambo
2020 Season cancelled
2021 48-72 19th Gary Kendall 4-6 Tim Gibbons Kennie Steenstra Ramon Sambo, Malcolm Holland
2022 Buck Britton Tim Gibbons Justin Ramsey Ramon Sambo, Josh Rodrigues

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