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. When Akron built a $30.7 million stadium, the team left Canton and became the Akron Aeros.

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