Long Beach Armada

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The Long Beach Armada, based in Long Beach, CA, played in the Golden Baseball League from 2005 to 2009.

To poke fun at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Armada changed their name in 2007 to the Long Beach Armada of Los Angeles of California of the United States of North America Including Barrow, Alaska. They were disolved after the 2009 season because of a dispute with the city over the use of their ballpark.

Former players included two left handed pitchers who had reached the major leagues: Adam Pettyjohn and Alan Newman. In 2008, the team fielded five former 1st-round draft picks: Jerome Williams, Nick Bierbrodt, Seth Etherton, Tony Torcato and David Parrish, as well as Cleatus Davidson and Steve Smyth who also spent time in the major leagues. For the 2009 season, the Armada signed former Major Leaguers Jose Lima and Hideki Irabu to pitch for Long Beach.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year League Affiliation Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2005 Golden Baseball League none 49-41 2nd California Division (tie) Darrell Evans Semi Finals
2006 Golden Baseball League none 37-43 4th overall Darrell Evans
2007 Golden Baseball League none 48-28 1st overall Darrell Evans Runners Up
2008 Golden Baseball League none 47-40 2nd South Division Steve Yeager Semi Finals
2009 Golden Baseball League none 40-36 4th overall Garry Templeton