Peninsula Pilots

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The Peninsula Pilots, based in Hampton, Virginia, began play in the Carolina League in 1976 as a Philadelphia Phillies farm team. The 1980 Peninsula club was named the 74th best all-time Minor League team of the 20th Century in a list by two noted minor league historians for The team was known as the Peninsula White Sox in 1986-1987, and the Virginia Generals in 1988. The team's existence ended after the 1992 season, when they relocated to Wilmington, Delaware and became the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1976 71-65 2nd Cal Emery none
1977 71-67 2nd Jim Snyder League Champs
1978 90-49 1st Jim Snyder Lost League Finals
1979 68-68 3rd Ron Clark none
1980 100-40 1st Bill Dancy League Champs
1981 71-65 1st Bill Dancy Lost League Finals
1982 90-47 1st Bill Dancy Lost in 1st round
1983 58-80 7th Tony Taylor
1984 73-67 3rd Ron Clark Lost in 1st round
1985 67-68 3rd Ron Clark
1989 44-89 8th Jim Thrift
1990 57-83 7th Jim Nettles
1991 46-93 8th Steve Smith
1992 74-64 2nd Marc Hill League Champs

External Link[edit]

1980 Peninsula Pilots