Salem Buccaneers

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The Salem Buccaneers were the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate in the Carolina League from 1987 to 1994. The switch in affilliation from the Texas Rangers to the Pirates payed immediate dividends, as the Buccaneers won the league championship their first year. The last time Salem made the playoffs was 1974, when they were also a Pirates farm club. Some of their most notable alumni include Moises Alou and Tim Wakefield. Previously, the club was known as the Salem Redbirds, and the team is currently called the Salem Red Sox.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach
1987 80-59 1st Steve Demeter League Champs Jim Thrift Chris Lein
1988 73-66 4th Jay Ward Lost in 1st round
1989 63-75 7th Rocky Bridges Julio Garcia Spin Williams
1990 55-84 8th Stan Cliburn Chris Lein
1991 63-77 7th Stan Cliburn Tom Dettore
1992 64-76 8th John Wockenfuss Rickey Keeton
1993 61-79 8th Scott Little Dave Rajsich
1994 64-75 6th Trent Jewett Jay Bluthardt Dave Rajsich