Utica Blue Sox

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The Utica Blue Sox were a member of the New York-Penn League. In 2002 the team moved to Aberdeen, MD to become the Aberdeen IronBirds. Another team also called the Utica Blue Sox currently play in the summer collegiate Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1944 69-69 3rd Eddie Sawyer Lost League Finals
1945 83-52 1st Eddie Sawyer Lost in 1st round
1946 59-80 7th Eddie Sawyer
1947 90-48 1st Eddie Sawyer League Champs
1948 83-56 3rd Dick Porter / Pat Colgan Lost in 1st round
1949 51-89 8th Pat Colgan
1950 64-73 5th Lee Riley
1981 39-31 4th Jim Gattis
1982 41-34 3rd Jim Gattis
1983 48-26 1st (t) Jim Gattis League Champs
1984 31-44 10th Bob McBee
1985 35-41 7th Ken Brett
1986 26-52 12th Tony Taylor
1987 31-43 10th Tony Taylor
1988 47-29 2nd (t) Rick Patterson
1989 39-39 6th Ron Vaughn (8-10) / Mike Gellinger (31-29)
1990 31-47 12th Tommy Thompson
1991 39-37 5th Mike Gellinger
1992 42-32 2nd Fred Kendall Lost in 1st round
1993 38-38 6th Dave Holt
1994 35-37 9th Dave Holt
1995 33-40 11th Bob Geren
1997 36-38 7th Juan Bustabad
1998 35-41 9th (t) Ken Joyce
1999 42-33 2nd Ken Joyce Lost in 1st round
2000 35-40 9th Jon Deeble
2001 27-47 13th Kevin Boles

Further Reading[edit]

  • Roger Kahn: Good Enough to Dream, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, 2000 (originally published in 1985). ISBN 0803277792