Orleans Firebirds

From BR Bullpen


Team Bio[edit]

The Orleans Firebirds joined the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2009. They were previously known as the Orleans Cardinals when they changed their name to conform a new rule from Major League Baseball requiring them to buy uniforms from MLB licensed vendors if they kept a MLB related name. Like other summer college baseball teams, the Orleans Firebirds are dedicated and designed to provide minor league-style competition for NCAA players that wish to continue on into professional baseball and routinely send players to the MLB Drafts. The Firebirds operate in the model of an Independent Minor League team: recruiting athletes, playing nightly before fans in stadiums which seat thousands, using wood bats and minor league specification equipment, and experiencing road trips between games. Like all other summer collegiate players, the Orleans Firebirds are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility, and live with host families in the same manner as Single A and Independent League players. Kelly Nicholson has managed the Firebirds since their debut season 2009.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
2009 25-17-2 Kelly Nicholson Semi Final
2010 23-19-2 Kelly Nicholson Semi Final
2011 24-17-3 Kelly Nicholson 1st Round
2012 22-22 Kelly Nicholson Semi Final
2013 24-19-1 Kelly Nicholson Runner Up
2014 24-18-2 Kelly Nicholson 1st Round
2015 31-12-1 Kelly Nicholson Semi Final
2016 20-23-1 Kelly Nicholson 1st Round
2017 29-15 Kelly Nicholson Semi Final
2018 14-29-1 Kelly Nicholson
2019 23-17-4 Kelly Nicholson 1st Round
2021 13-17-5 Kelly Nicholson