Charleston Charlies

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The Charleston Charlies were an International League team from 1971 to 1983. The Charlies won league championships in 1973 and 1977. In 1984, the Indians moved their IL team to Maine where they became the Maine Guides. The Charlie nickname was not used by any other teams based in Charleston, West Virginia. In 1977 while an Astros affiliate, the team took on a number of Toronto Blue Jays prospects on loan, as the Jays did not yet have their own AAA affiliate. These loaned players included Ernie Whitt, Garth Iorg, and Rick Cerone.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1971 78-62 3rd Joe Morgan Lost in 1st round
1972 80-64 2nd Red Davis Lost in 1st round
1973 85-60 1st Joe Morgan Lost League Finals
1974 62-81 6th Steve Demeter
1975 72-67 4th Steve Demeter Lost in 1st round
1976 62-73 6th Tim Murtaugh
1977 78-62 2nd Jim Beauchamp League Champs
1978 85-55 1st Jim Beauchamp Lost in 1st round
1979 65-74 6th Jim Beauchamp
1980 67-71 5th Tom Burgess
1981 67-72 5th Cal Emery (22-31) / Frank Lucchesi (45-41)
1982 59-81 8th Doc Edwards
1983 74-66 3rd Doc Edwards Lost in 1st round