Atlantic Coast League

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The Atlantic Coast League was a four-team independent league in the southeastern USA that opened in 1995 and closed the same June after teams had played 15-17 games. Adam Butler is the only future big leaguer to have played in the circuit.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams and Statistics[edit]


1995 Independent Atlantic Coast League
President: Patrick Gaffney

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Gastonia King Cougars 12 3 .800 0 3,644 Jamie Nelson
Spartanburg Alley Cats 7 8 .467 5 1,793 Buzz Capra
Florence Flame 7 10 .412 6 6,282 Mark McKnight
Greenwood Grizzlies 6 11 .353 7 2,643 Mark Johnston

The league disbanded June 20.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Eric Burroughs Spartanburg BA .345 Ralph Niebla Gastonia W 3
Roberto Singer Gastonia Runs 18 Adam Butler Florence SO 24
Tippy Passaeu Florence Hits 22 Jeff Thomas Gastonia ERA 0.00
Ryan Ferby Florence Hits 22 Roberto Singer Gastonia RBI 17
Roberto Singer Gastonia HR 8 Edwin Salceda Gastonia HR 8

New league[edit]

A new league with the name Atlantic Coast League for Professional Baseball was set to begin play in either 2009 or 2010, but it does not appear to have done so. Its president was Michael Harden. [1]


The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball:Second Edition.