Salem Pirates

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Previously known as the Salem Rebels, the Salem Pirates played in the Carolina League as an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1972 to 1980. The team won league titles in 1972 and 1974 and over the years featured future Pittsburgh stars such as Dave Parker. In 1981, the club became a farm team of the San Diego Padres and became known as the Salem Redbirds.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1972 79-58 1st Tim Murtaugh League Champs
1973 66-72 5th Steve Demeter
1974 87-50 1st Johnny Lipon none League Champs
1975 74-66 3rd Johnny Lipon none
1976 68-69 3rd Steve Demeter none
1977 66-72 3rd Steve Demeter
1978 73-64 3rd Jim Mahoney
1979 54-82 6th Jim Mahoney none
1980 79-60 3rd Johnny Lipon