Richmond Flying Squirrels

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Team History[edit]

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the Eastern League, attract not only large crowds but some of the highest-energy fans in minor league baseball – to an outdated stadium.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-by-Year Record[edit]

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
2020 Season cancelled
2021 Jose Alguacil Doug Clark Steve Kline Gary Davenport

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