Pulaski Mariners

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Team History[edit]

The Pulaski Mariners were a Rookie League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners that played in the Appalachian League. The Pulaski Mariners played their home games at Calfee Park, which was built in 1935 and is one of the oldest working ballparks in professional baseball worldwide.

Following the 2006 departure of the Pulaski Blue Jays, Toronto's Appy League affiliate, Pulaski was without a team for the entirety of the 2007 season. Toronto dissolved the team suddenly during the off-season and left the league unable to fill the void, creating scheduling problems for the league throughout the season.

After 15 months of searching, the Appalachian League and Pulaski Baseball Inc. negotiated a deal with the Seattle Mariners to become the seventh Major League team to affiliate itself with Pulaski. Negotiations with the team began during the 2007 Winter Meetings, but had reached an impasse by week's end. After several weeks of continued discussion, Seattle officially announced that they would be developing a Pulaski franchise on December 21, 2007. The Pulaski Mariners will be the second-lowest level team of the Mariners organization located within the United States, and will serve primarily to aid Latin American players in assimilating the the rigors and needs of American baseball, and to further train draft class players who aren't ready for the more competitive play of the Northwest League's Everett AquaSox. The Mariners also have Rookie league teams in the Arizona League, Dominican Summer League, and Venezuelan Summer League. Despite winning the league title in 2013 the Mariners organization decided not to return to Pulaski for the 2015 season. They will be replaced by the New York Yankees.

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Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Post Season Hitting coach Pitching coach
2008 40-27 2nd Rob Mummau Lost League Finals Jesus Azuaje
2009 28-36 7th Jose Moreno Eddie Menchaca
2010 37-28 3rd Eddie Menchaca Lost in 1st round Rafael Santo Domingo Andrew Lorraine
2011 32-36 6th Rob Mummau Rafael Santo Domingo
2012 29-38 8th Jose Moreno Rafael Santo Domingo
2013 41-27 1st Chris Prieto League Champs Brent Johnson
2014 36-30 5th Rob Mummau James Lofton Jason Blanton

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