Pensacola Blue Wahoos
- Location: Pensacola, FL
- League: Southern League 2012-2019; Double-A South 2021; Southern League 2022-
- Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds 2012-2018; Minnesota Twins 2019-2020; Miami Marlins 2021-present
- Ballpark: Blue Wahoos Stadium
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, of the Southern League and briefly in Double-A South, replaced an independent team when owner Quint Studer bought and moved the Carolina Mudcats. The Miami Marlins farmhands play their home games at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, FL.
Studer's indy team, the Pensacola Pelicans, had played eight seasons by the bay after the city went 40 years with no professional ball. His new team's name was chosen through a name-the-team contest, beating out finalists Aviators, Redbones, Salty Dogs, Loggerheads and Mullets.
MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization left the Wahoos in Double-A but moved them into the Marlins' farm system. The Marlins became Pensacola's third different parent already, following the Cincinnati Reds (2012-2018) and Minnesota Twins (2019), but it makes sense in the context of the reorganization as both parents shortened distances to farm clubs: the Twins by moving their Double-A players from Pensacola to Wichita, KS, and the Marlins by putting their Triple-A players in Jacksonville, FL instead of Wichita while keeping their Double-A prospects in Florida - albeit four hours farther away.
The Wahoos plan to join the Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign in 2023. They are the first club to take Copa nickname suggestions.
|Year||Record||Finish||Manager||Playoffs||Hitting coach||Pitching coach||Coach|
|2012||68-70||7th||Jim Riggleman||Tony Jaramillo||Tom Brown|
|2013||59-79||8th (t)||Delino DeShields||Dick Schofield||Tom Brown|
|2014||60-80||9th(t)||Delino DeShields||Alex Pelaez||Jeff Fassero|
|2015||63-75||8th||Pat Kelly||Lost in 1st round||Alex Pelaez||Jeff Fassero|
|2016||81-59||2nd||Pat Kelly||Lost in 1st round||Alex Pelaez||Danny Darwin||Todd Takayoshi|
|2017||74-66||3rd||Pat Kelly||League Co-Champs||Gookie Dawkins||Danny Darwin||Dick Schofield|
|2018||69-68||4th||Jody Davis||Lost in 1st round||Mike Devereaux||Danny Darwin/Tony Fossas / James Baldwin||Lenny Harris|
|2019||76-63||4th||Ramon Borrego||Lost in 1st round||Steve Singleton||Cibney Bello Justin Willard|
|2021||57-54||5th||Kevin Randel||Scott Seabol||Tim Norton||Jose Ceballos|
|2022||Kevin Randel||Scott Seabol||Dave Eiland||Frank Moore|
- Matt Monagan: "Are these the worst uniforms ever? 'It was just a vision in my head. Which I'm not sure is a good thing.'", mlb.com, August 10, 2021.