Frisco RoughRiders

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Team History[edit]

The Frisco RoughRiders, of the Texas League and briefly in Double-A Central, are Frisco's first professional baseball club. The Texas Rangers farmhands play their home games at Riders Field in Frisco, TX.

In 2003, the Rangers completed a 2001 plan: buying the Shreveport Swamp Dragons to move them to the Dallas suburb. They have been the Rangers' Double-A affiliate ever since. Their arrival made Frisco the most recent Texas city to join affiliated baseball for the first time.

The Rangers later fell into bankruptcy, changing hands in August 2010. However, new co-owner Chuck Greenberg sold out of the big club just eight months later and bought the 'Riders late in the 2014 season. They remain a Rangers' affiliate, and would have to get their permission to join any other team because of the Rangers' territorial rights.

The Riders nickname salutes the Rangers, which in turn salutes the Texas Rangers Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety. However, a 2015 rebrand took on a Teddy Roosevelt look - Roosevelt having founded the unrelated cavalry unit to serve in the Spanish-American War.

The Riders play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Los Quesos de Frisco (Frisco Cheese).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

2003-2014 logo
Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2003 73-67 3rd Tim Ireland Lost League Finals Paul Carey Steve Luebber
2004 81-59 2nd Tim Ireland League Champs Paul Carey Steve Luebber
2005 58-82 8th Darryl Kennedy Steve Luebber Rick Adair Terry Clark
2006 72-68 5th Darryl Kennedy Terry Clark
2007 85-55 1st Dave Anderson Lost in 1st round Scott Coolbaugh Terry Clark
2008 84-56 1st Scott Little Lost League Finals Scott Coolbaugh Terry Clark
2009 72-68 4th Scott Little Brant Brown Jeff Andrews
2010 72-67 3rd Steve Buechele Lost in 1st round Brant Brown Jeff Andrews
2011 79-61 2nd Steve Buechele Lost in 1st round Brant Brown Jeff Andrews
2012 80-60 2nd Steve Buechele Lost League Finals Jason Hart Jeff Andrews James Vilade
2013 70-70 4th Steve Buechele Jason Hart Jeff Andrews James Vilade
2014 80-59 1st Jason Wood Lost in 1st round Jason Hart Jeff Andrews James Vilade
2015 60-79 7th Joe Mikulik Jason Hart Jeff Andrews James Vilade
2016 63-76 7th Joe Mikulik Jason Hart Brian Shouse Sharnol Adriana / Carlos Maldonado
2017 60-80 8th Joe Mikulik Jason Hart Brian Shouse Carlos Maldonado
2018 60-80 8th Joe Mikulik Jason Hart Greg Hibbard Brad Flanders
2019 68-71 5th Joe Mikulik Jason Hart Greg Hibbard Brad Flanders
2020 Season cancelled
2021 64-55 2nd (t) Jared Goedert Josue Perez Jeff Andrews Hector Ortiz
2022 Jared Goedert Eric Dorton Jeff Andrews Chad Comer, Avery Sullivan

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