Canton-Akron Indians

From BR Bullpen


The Canton-Akron Indians were members of the Eastern League from 1989, when they moved from Burlington, Vermont, through 1996. The franchise had a short time between moving into new stadiums: In 1988, the V-Mariners moved into new Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium; in 1997, they moved into Canal Park with another new name - Akron Aeros, when Akron built a $30.7 million stadium.

Among the more recognizable names in team history (in retrospect) are Albert Belle (then called Joey Belle) ('89), Jim Thome ('91-'92), Brian Giles ('92-'93), Richie Sexson ('96) and Bartolo Colon ('96).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach
1989 70-69 3rd Bob Molinaro Lost in 1st round Billy Williams Eric Rasmussen
1990 76-64 3rd Ken Bolek Lost in 1st round Will George
1991 75-65 4th Ken Bolek Lost in 1st round Dave Keller Will George
1992 80-58 1st Brian Graham Lost League Finals Jim Gabella Ken Rowe
1993 75-63 2nd Brian Graham Lost League Finals Rick Colbert Ken Rowe
1994 69-73 6th Ted Kubiak Mike Brown Ken Rowe
1995 67-75 7th (t) Ted Kubiak Joe Mikulik
1996 71-71 6th Jeff Datz Minnie Mendoza Tony Arnold