Daytona Beach Admirals

From BR Bullpen

In 1987, Daytona Beach became a Chicago White Sox farm team, changing names from the Daytona Beach Islanders, and went 69-70, bouncing back from a 24-46 start that had them headed for a third consecutive last-place finish. Attendance continued to rise (54,132), now up to 6th in the FSL. DH-2B Billy Eveline (.316/~.370/.448) was fourth in the league in average, led in slugging and made the All-Star team at DH. Other All-Stars were SS Jerry Bertolani (.304/~.394/.431, 23 SB) and P Wayne Edwards (16-8, 3.61). Edwards led the league in complete games (15), innings (200), hits allowed (211) and wild pitches (17, tied with John Wetteland). He tied for second in wins. Doug Little was 8-10 with a 2.64 ERA, the 10th-lowest level in the league. OF Willie Magallanes was voted the #10 prospect by league managers after a .267/~.339/.471 campaign.

The Admirals franchise was bought by the New York Mets and moved to Port St. Lucie to become the St. Lucie Mets for the 1988 season.

Sources: 1988 Baseball Almanac

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1987 69-70 7th Marc Hill