- Location: Akron, OH
- League: Eastern League 2014-2019; Double-A Northeast 2021; Eastern League 2022-
- Affiliation: Cleveland Indians 2014-
- Ballpark: Canal Park
The Akron RubberDucks, of the Double-A Eastern League and briefly in Double-A Northeast, started a modern trend of Minor League Baseball teams moving into the shadow, or at least the market, of their parent club. The Cleveland Guardians farmhands play their home games at Canal Park in Akron, OH.
The franchise has been an Indians/Guardians' affiliate since the Vermont Mariners moved to Canton, OH, in 1989 - the seventh longest partnership among teams without common ownership. Of course, the nearby parent could veto any other affiliation. Proximity not only saves travel costs but eases rehabilitation assignments.
In 2014, second-year Aeros owner Ken Babby saluted the local rubber industry by changing his club's nickname to RubberDucks - an option that had failed just five years earlier when fans gave Aeros two-thirds of a five-way vote. Previous Akron ownership had selected Aeros to salute Ohio's historic figures in aviation, from Orville and Wilbur Wright to John Glenn and Neil Armstrong.
The Ducks play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Perros Calientes de Akron (Akron Hot Dogs).
|Year||Record||Finish||Manager||Playoffs||Hitting coach||Pitching coach||Coach|
|2014||73-69||4th(t)||Dave Wallace||Lost in 1st Round||Rouglas Odor||Jeff Harris|
|2015||73-69||5th(t)||Dave Wallace||Tony Mansolino||Jeff Harris|
|2016||77-64||3rd||Dave Wallace||League Champs||Tim Laker||Tony Arnold|
|2017||69-71||6th||Mark Budzinski||Johnny Narron||Tony Arnold||Omir Santos|
|2018||78-62||3rd||Tony Mansolino||Lost League Finals||Kevin Howard||Rigo Beltran||Dennis Malave|
|2019||61-79||11th||Rouglas Odor||Justin Toole||Tony Arnold||Juan De La Cruz|
|2021||73-46||1st||Rouglas Odor||League Champs||Junior Betances||Owen Dew||Michael Mergenthaler|
|2022||79-59||3rd||Rouglas Odor||Junior Betances||Owen Dew||Juan De La Cruz, Michael Mergenthaler|
|2023||Rouglas Odor||Michael Mergenthaler||Brad Goldberg||Daniel Robertson, Ian Forster|