Augusta GreenJackets

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Team History[edit]

cap logo circa 2000

The Augusta GreenJackets, formerly of the South Atlantic League, briefly in Low-A East, and now in the Carolina League, are part of a market baseball history that dates to 1884 and includes the legendary Ty Cobb's 1904 professional debut. The Atlanta Braves farmhands play their home games at SRP Park in North Augusta, SC.

The 'Jackets have played under their current name since 1994, in spite of moving to another state during that span; prior to that, they were the Augusta Pirates from 1988 through 1993.

MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization switched the long-time San Francisco Giants' affiliate into the Braves' system - who at the time owned all their other farm teams. All four 2021 Atlanta farm teams are among those Endeavor Group Holdings acquired the following December and put under its newly created Diamond Baseball Holdings subsidiary. Endeavor's announcement differentiated that it will "operate" the Braves' teams, suggesting something other than an outright sale.[1] Endeavor, which was created in a merger of two talent agencies, also owns Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe. However, after the MLB Players Association threatened to block Endeavor talent agents from representing professional baseball players on the grounds that a talent agency owning baseball teams is a conflict of interest, Endeavor sold DBH to the equity firm Silver Lake Partners - a major investor in Endeavor.

Ripken Baseball, led by Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken, Jr., bought the GreenJackets in 2005. They became RB's second minor league team, and Ripken at the time stated a goal of buying 10 teams in 10 years. RB later bought a third but has since sold all but the first - the Aberdeen IronBirds, who play in his home town of Aberdeen, MD.

The GreenJackets captured league championships in 1989, 1995, 1999 and 2008.

The 'Jackets play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Pavos Salvajes de Augusta (Augusta Wild Turkeys).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1994 50-86 14th Scott Little Bruce Tanner
1995 76-62 4th Jeff Banister League Champs
1996 71-70 8th Jay Loviglio Lost in 1st round Steve Watson (interim until 5/4), Wayne Garland
1997 71-71 7th Jeff Richardson (34-37) / Scott Little (37-34) Lost in 1st round Scott Little Scott Lovekamp
1998 68-74 9th Marty Brown Lost in 2nd round Jeff Treadway Scott Lovekamp
1999 69-70 8th Billy Gardner Jr. League Champs Gomer Hodge Larry Pierson
2000 83-58 2nd Mike Boulanger Lost in 1st round Vic Rodriguez Bob Kipper
2001 74-65 7th Mike Boulanger Lost in 1st round Inocencio Guerrero Bob Kipper
2002 69-67 8th Arnie Beyeler Guadalupe Jabalera Dave Tomlin
2003 49-87 16th Russ Morman John Malzone Dave Tomlin
2004 66-73 12th Chad Epperson Ace Adams
2005 77-59 3rd Roberto Kelly Jerry Browne Ross Grimsley
2006 92-47 1st Roberto Kelly Lost League Finals Andy Skeels Ross Grimsley
2007 89-51 1st Roberto Kelly Lost in 1st round Andy Skeels Ross Grimsley
2008 88-50 1st Andy Skeels League Champs Lipso Nava Ross Grimsley
2009 76-63 3rd Dave Machemer Lipso Nava Steve Kline
2010 79-59 2nd Dave Machemer Lipso Nava Steve Kline
2011 70-68 7th Lipso Nava Lost in 1st round Nestor Rojas Steve Kline
2012 69-70 8th Lipso Nava Nestor Rojas Mike Caldwell
2013 82-55 1st Mike Goff Lost in 1st round Hector Borg Steve Kline
2014 62-76 9th Mike Goff Todd Linden / Hector Borg Steve Kline
2015 65-73 10th Nestor Rojas Todd Linden Jerry Cram Hector Borg
2016 76-63 2nd (t) Nestor Rojas Doug Clark Jerry Cram&Clay Rapada Hector Borg
2017 55-80 14th Carlos Valderrama Eddie Taubensee Clay Rapada Ydwin Villegas
2018 67-70 8th Jolbert Cabrera Thomas Neal Clay Rapada Ydwin Villegas
2019 77-61 4th Carlos Valderrama Lost in 1st round Jake Fox Clay Rapada Willie Romero CJ Picerni
2020 Season cancelled
2021 54-66 9th Michael Saunders Mike Bard Elvin Nina Myles Schroder
2022 69-62 4th (t) Nestor Perez Connor Narron Mike Steed Myles Schroder
2023 63-68 9th Cody Gabella Connor Narron Wes McGuire Francisco Diaz
2024 Wynston Sawyer Einar Díaz Elvin Nina Connor Justus

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