Bowie Baysox

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Team History[edit]

The Bowie Baysox, formerly of the Eastern League and now in Double-A Northeast, played their first season - 1993 - at their parent Baltimore Orioles' former home, Memorial Stadium, with Oriole Park at Camden Yards having opened the year before. They now play their home games at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, MD.

The season in Memorial Stadium had been planned, but off-season weather issues delayed Prince George's Stadium's scheduled 1994 debut. The Baysox had to juggle their first 31 home games among the playpens of the Frederick Keys, the Wilmington Blue Rocks, the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen in Annapolis, MD, and the University of Maryland Terrapins in College Park, MD. They finally played their first game in Prince George's on June 14, 1994.

The Baysox have been with the Orioles since 1989 - when they were still in Hagerstown, MD and named the Hagerstown Suns. That is their entire existence, and they now have the sixth longest partnership among teams without common ownership. Bowie is in the Washington Nationals' protected territory but pre-dates the former Montreal Expos' move there by 11 years, so their territorial rights have been grandfathered. As it stands, Bowie is almost halfway between Baltimore and Washington.

In 2008, the Baysox had a remarkable season in the field with the Minor League Player of the Year in catcher Matt Wieters, the Eastern League Most Valuable Player and Triple Crown-winning center fielder in Luis Montanez, and the EL Pitcher of the Year in Brad Bergesen. The team finished second overall in the standings, two games behind the Trenton Thunder but lost in the first round of the playoffs.

The Baysox play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Cangrejos Fantasmas de Chesapeake (Chesapeake Ghost Crabs).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1993 72-68 3rd Don Buford Lost in 1st round Joe Durham John O'Donoghue
1994 84-58 2nd Pete Mackanin Lost in 1st round Al Bumbry John O'Donoghue
1995 68-74 6th Bob Miscik Craig Faulkner Chris Lein
1996 54-88 10th Bob Miscik (4-4) / Moe Drabowsky (0-1) / Tim Blackwell (50-83) Dan Simonds Chris Lein
1997 75-67 3rd Joe Ferguson Lost in 1st round Bien Figueroa Larry McCall
1998 71-71 6th Joe Ferguson Bien Figueroa Bo McLaughlin
1999 70-71 6th Joe Ferguson Bien Figueroa Dave Schmidt
2000 65-77 10th Andy Etchebarren Butch Davis Dave Schmidt
2001 59-82 11th Dave Machemer Bien Figueroa Tom Burgmeier
2002 55-85 11th Dave Cash (29-59) / Dave Stockstill (26-26) Frank Klebe Tom Burgmeier
2003 69-72 8th Dave Trembley Butch Davis Dave Schuler
2004 73-69 5th Dave Trembley Butch Davis Larry McCall
2005 74-68 4th (t) Don Werner Butch Davis Larry McCall
2006 67-74 8th Don Werner Moe Hill Scott McGregor
2007 72-68 5th Bien Figueroa Moe Hill Scott McGregor
2008 84-58 2nd Brad Komminsk Lost in 1st round Moe Hill Mike Griffin
2009 73-69 5th Brad Komminsk Moe Hill Larry McCall
2010 75-67 5th Brad Komminsk Moe Hill Kennie Steenstra
2011 75-66 4th Gary Kendall Denny Hocking Kennie Steenstra Einar Diaz
2012 78-64 3rd Gary Kendall Lost in 1st round Denny Hocking Kennie Steenstra
2013 71-71 5th Gary Kendall Butch Davis Blaine Beatty Scott Thomas
2014 72-70 6th Gary Kendall Butch Davis Blaine Beatty Kyle Moore
2015 79-63 2nd Gary Kendall League Champs Keith Bodie Alan Mills
2016 56-86 12th Gary Kendall Howie Clark Alan Mills Shawn McGill
2017 72-68 4th (t) Gary Kendall Lost in 1st round Butch Davis Kennie Steenstra
2018 67-71 6th Gary Kendall Keith Bodie Kennie Steenstra
2019 76-64 5th Buck Britton Lost League Finals Keith Bodie Kennie Steenstra Josh Conway
2020 Season cancelled
2021 Buck Britton Ryan Fuller Justin Ramsey Jeff Kunkel, Grant Anders

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