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- 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 Eastern League and briefly in Double-A Northeast, were among the first minor league teams to play in the shadow, or at least in the market, of their parent club. The Cleveland Guardians farmhands play their home games at Canal Park in Akron, OH.
The franchise was previously known as the Akron Aeros from 1997 to 2013. 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||Rouglas Odor||Junior Betances||Owen Dew||Juan De La Cruz, Michael Mergenthaler|