Rimini

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Rimini is an Italian baseball team who have played in Serie A1. Home games are played at Stadio dei Pirati in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna. They have won league titles in 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2015 and 2017. They won the European Cup in 1976, 1979 and 1989 and have also claimed numerous Silver Medals in the Cup.

Jason Simontacchi played for Rimini in 2000 before making his way to the Majors. Other MLB players who played for Rimini: Pete Falcone, Rick Waits, Mark Funderburk, Dave Nilsson, Josh Phelps, Chuck Carr, Tom Urbani, Tony Fiore, Alex Romero and Ray Olmedo. In 2019 Rimini pulled out of Serie A1 just before the start of the season because of financial problems. They had played continuously in Serie A1 since 1973, had posted winning records each season of the decade and having won titles in two of their past four years.

Rimini Pirates stadium.




Yearly Record in Playoff Era[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs European Competition
1986 37-11 Jim Mansilla Runner-Up
1987 28-14 Ray Carrion Champions
1988 27-15 Greg Sabat Champions Runner-Up
1989 30-12 Rick Waits Runner-Up Champions
1990 59-7 John Long Runner-Up Runner-Up
1991 28-8 Semi Final
1992 23-13 Rick Waits Champions
1993 21-15 Runner-Up 4th Place
1994 34-14 Semi Final Champions
1995 30-24
1996 33-21 Mauro Mazzotti Semi Final
1997 28-26 Mauro Mazzotti
1998 31-17 Mike Romano Runner-Up
1999 40-8 Mauro Mazzotti Champions
2000 37-11 Mike Romano Champions Runner-Up
2001 43-11 Mike Romano Runner-Up 3rd Place
2002 39-15 Mike Romano Champions
2003 36-18 Mike Romano Semi Final Runner-Up
2004 29-25 Mike Romano
2005 33-21 Mike Romano Semi Final
2006 25-23 Mike Romano Champions
2007 21-21 Mike Romano 3rd Place
2008 19-23 Mike Romano
2009 30-12 Mauro Mazzotti Semi Final
2010 27-15 Mauro Mazzotti Semi Final 3rd Place
2011 24-18 Larry Olenberger/Chris Catanoso
2012 28-14 Chris Catanoso Runner-Up
2013 27-9 Chris Catanoso Runner-Up Runner-Up
2014 22-16 Chris Catanoso Runner-Up Runner-Up
2015 27-19 Orlando Muñoz Champions 3rd Place
2016 22-14 Orlando Muñoz Runner-Up Runner-Up
2017 20-14 Paolo Ceccaroli Champions 5th Place
2018 23-5 Paolo Ceccaroli Semi Final Runner-Up

Website[edit]

Official Website