Norwich Navigators

From BR Bullpen


After the 1994 season, the Albany-Colonie Yankees moved to Norwich, CT and became the Norwich Navigators. After affiliating with the New York Yankees for eight seasons, the team was the AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants and in the Eastern League in 2003-2005. They became known as the Connecticut Defenders following the 2005 season.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach
1995 70-71 5th Jimmy Johnson Tom Nieto Juan Nieves
1996 71-70 5th Jim Essian Gary Denbo Dave Tomlin
1997 73-69 5th Trey Hillman Lost in 1st round Tony Perezchica Rick Tomlin
1998 66-76 8th Trey Hillman Arnie Beyeler Rick Tomlin
1999 78-64 3rd Lee Mazzilli Lost League Finals Arnie Beyeler Tom Filer
2000 76-66 4th Dan Radison Manny Trillo Tom Filer
2001 83-59 3rd Stump Merrill Lost in 1st round Dan Radison Tom Filer
2002 76-64 3rd Stump Merrill (20-14) / Luis Sojo (56-50) League Champs Tony Perezchica Gary Lavelle
2003 62-79 10th (t) Shane Turner Willie Upshaw Ross Grimsley
2004 69-73 7th (t) Shane Turner Roger LaFrancois Bob Stanley
2005 71-71 6th Dave Machemer Roger LaFrancois Bob Stanley