Portland Sea Dogs

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Team History[edit]

The Portland Sea Dogs, of the Double-A Eastern League and briefly in Double-A Northeast, were the first minor league team in the Portland, ME, area since the Maine Guides left after the 1988 season. The Boston Red Sox farmhands play their home games at Hadlock Field in Portland.

The Sea Dogs franchise arrived in 1994, originally playing as part of the Florida Marlins farm system in a brand-new downtown stadium. Beginning with the two-year affiliation cycle that started in 2003, they succeeded the Trenton Thunder in the local-favorite Boston Red Sox's system - which makes plenty more sense.

The Sea Dogs have advanced to the Eastern League playoffs eight times in their history, capturing their only circuit title in 2006.

In late 2022, Sea Dogs' ownership signed an agreement to sell the club to Diamond Baseball Holdings, the entity created by entertainment giant Endeavor Group Holdings but later sold to Silver Lake Partners. When the sale closed in early 2023, DBH reached a milestone: owning 10 percent of MLB's 120 farm teams. The group's initial nine-team purchase took it from nowhere on the list of minors operators to the one with the most teams - by more than double.

The Dogs play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Alces de Maine (Maine Moose).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Affiliation Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1994 Marlins 60-81 4th Carlos Tosca Jose Castro Marty DeMerritt
1995 Marlins 86-56 1st Carlos Tosca Lost in 1st round Jeff Pentland Rich Gale
1996 Marlins 83-58 2nd Carlos Tosca Lost League Finals Jeff Pentland, Ken Joyce Britt Burns
1997 Marlins 79-63 2nd Fredi Gonzalez Lost League Finals Sal Rende Britt Burns
1998 Marlins 66-75 7th Lynn Jones Brian Peterson
1999 Marlins 65-77 9th (t) Frank Cacciatore Jose Castro Steve Luebber
2000 Marlins 71-70 8th Rick Renteria Jose Castro Steve Luebber
2001 Marlins 77-65 4th (t) Rick Renteria Jose Castro Jeff Andrews
2002 Marlins 63-77 5th (tie) Eric Fox Matt Raleigh Tom Signore
2003 Red Sox 72-70 3rd Ron Johnson Mark Budaska Bob Kipper
2004 Red Sox 69-73 4th (tie) Ron Johnson Russ Morman Bob Kipper
2005 Red Sox 77-66 2nd (tie) Todd Claus Lost League Finals Russ Morman Fernando Arroyo
2006 Red Sox 72-67 4th Todd Claus League Champs Russ Morman Ace Adams
2007 Red Sox 71-72 6th Arnie Beyeler Lost in 1st round Russ Morman Mike Cather
2008 Red Sox 74-66 4th Arnie Beyeler Lost in 1st round Dave Joppie Mike Cather
2009 Red Sox 67-74 9th Arnie Beyeler Dave Joppie Mike Cather
2010 Red Sox 70-71 7th Arnie Beyeler Dave Joppie Bob Kipper Mickey Jiang
2011 Red Sox 59-83 12th Kevin Boles Dave Joppie Bob Kipper Mickey Jiang
2012 Red Sox 68-73 8th Kevin Boles Dave Joppie Bob Kipper
2013 Red Sox 68-73 8th (t) Kevin Boles Rich Gedman Bob Kipper
2014 Red Sox 88-54 1st Billy McMillon Lost in 1st round Rich Gedman Bob Kipper
2015 Red Sox 53-89 12th Billy McMillon Dave Joppie Kevin Walker
2016 Red Sox 55-84 11th Carlos Febles Jon Nunnally Kevin Walker Mickey Jiang
2017 Red Sox 65-74 7th Carlos Febles Lee May Kevin Walker Mickey Jiang
2018 Red Sox 63-76 10th Darren Fenster Lee May Paul Abbott
2019 Red Sox 62-77 10th Joe Oliver Lee May Paul Abbott
2020 Season cancelled
2021 Red Sox 67-47 4th Corey Wimberly Lance Zawadzki Lance Carter Ako Thomas
2022 Red Sox 75-63 5th Chad Epperson Lost in 1st round Doug Clark Lance Carter Chris Hess, Katie Krall
2023 Red Sox 73-63 4th Chad Epperson Doug Clark Sean Isaac Pablo Cabrera (minors), Mickey Jiang, Justin Frometa
2024 Red Sox Chad Epperson Chris Hess Sean Isaac Kyle Sasala, Mickey Jiang, Justin Frometa

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