Richmond Flying Squirrels
- Location: Richmond, VA
- League: Eastern League 2010-2019; Double-A Northeast 2021-
- Affiliation: San Francisco Giants 2010-present
- Ballpark: The Diamond
The Richmond Flying Squirrels, formerly of the Eastern League, attract not only large crowds but some of the highest-energy fans in minor league baseball – to an outdated stadium. Their parent San Francisco Giants have expressed concern about the facility.
The Connecticut Defenders moved to Richmond in 2009. The Flying Squirrels nickname was chosen in a "Name The Team" contest. The other finalists were Rock Hoppers, Flatheads, Rhinos and Hush Puppies. Hambones had also been a finalist but was eliminated after the NAACP pointed out some negative connotations in the word, though the team intended it as an homage to the famous Virginia Hams.
They play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Ardillas Voladoras de Richmond.
|Year||Record||Finish||Manager||Playoffs||Hitting coach||Pitching coach||Coach|
|2010||68-73||9th||Andy Skeels||Russ Morman||Ross Grimsley|
|2011||76-66||3rd||Dave Machemer||Lost League Finals||Ken Joyce||Ross Grimsley|
|2012||70-71||7th||Dave Machemer||Ken Joyce||Ross Grimsley|
|2013||70-72||6th||Dave Machemer||Ken Joyce||Ross Grimsley|
|2014||79-63||3rd||Russ Morman||Lost League Finals||Ken Joyce||Ross Grimsley||Jerry Cram|
|2015||72-68||5th(t)||José Alguacil||Ken Joyce||Steve Kline|
|2016||62-79||9th (t)||Miguel Ojeda||Steve Kline|
|2017||63-77||9th||Kyle Haines||Lipso Nava||Steve Kline|
|2018||62-76||12th||Willie Harris||Francisco Morales||Glenn Dishman||Eliezer Zambrano|
|2019||55-84||12th||Willie Harris||Francisco Morales||Glenn Dishman||Lipso Nava Eliezer Zambrano|
|2021||Jose Alguacil||Doug Clark||Steve Kline||Gary Davenport|