Lakewood BlueClaws

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Team History[edit]

cap logo 2001-2009

The Lakewood BlueClaws began play in the South Atlantic League in 2001, lasting until the league's final season in 2019. The team was the relocation of the Fayetteville, NC-based Cape Fear Crocs. They were a Philadelphia Phillies farm club for their entire existence. The team captured the league championship in 2006. The BlueClaws played their home games at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey. They led the league in attendance in their first 16 seasons. The BlueClaws outdrew 15 other teams their first nine seasons and 13 the last seven. They hosted more than 8,000 well over 100 times, reaching the million attendance increments faster than any SAL team.

In 2010 the BlueClaws became the first South Atlantic League team to win its division in both halves of the season and win the league championship.

Like all minor league teams, they did not play the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the season, the team announced a name change to reflect the team's region, becoming the Jersey Shore BlueClaws [1].

2005 NL Rookie of the Year and 2006 NL MVP Ryan Howard is a former BlueClaws player, along with Phillies teammate and All-Star pitcher Cole Hamels.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2001 60-79 14th Greg Legg Jeff Manto Rod Nichols
2002 69-70 9th Jeff Manto Ramón Avilés Ken Westray
2003 57-81 14th Buddy Biancalana Tony Barron Ken Westray
2004 70-66 6th P.J. Forbes Eric Richardson Tom Filer
2005 56-83 16th P.J. Forbes Steve Schrenk
2006 84-55 2nd Dave Huppert League Champs Ken Dominguez Steve Schrenk
2007 69-65 6th Steve Roadcap Kevin Jordan Ed Hodge Joe Alvarez
2008 80-60 4th Steve Roadcap Greg Legg David Lundquist
2009 78-58 2nd Dusty Wathan League Champs Greg Legg Bob Milacki
2010 84-55 1st Mark Parent League Champs Greg Legg Steve Schrenk
2011 68-69 10th Chris Truby Greg Legg Steve Schrenk
2012 62-76 10th (t) Mickey Morandini Greg Legg Les Lancaster
2013 56-80 12th Mickey Morandini Greg Legg Aaron Fultz
2014 53-84 14th Greg Legg Lino Connell Les Lancaster
2015 73-65 4th Shawn Williams Nelson Prada Aaron Fultz
2016 74-65 4th Shawn Williams Lost League Finals Nelson Prada Brian Sweeney
2017 73-66 6th Marty Malloy Nelson Prada Brian Sweeney
2018 87-51 1st Marty Malloy Lost League Finals Tyler Henson Brad Bergesen Milver Reyes
2019 58-80 12th Mike Micucci Christian Marrero Matt Hockenberry Adam Godwin
2020 Season cancelled

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