Salt Lake City Bees

From BR Bullpen

The Salt Lake City Bees were long-time members of both the Pacific Coast League and Pioneer League. They were in the PCL from 1915 through 1925, 1958 to 1965 and 1970, after which they changed their name to Angels. In the Pioneer League, they were members from 1939 to 1942, 1946 to 1957 and finally in 1969. The name was also used by the Salt Lake City entry in the Utah-Idaho League from 1926-1928.

The later Salt Lake City Buzz chose their name in part to pay homage to the Bees heritage.

In November 2005, the Salt Lake Stingers changed their name to the Salt Lake Bees, reviving the ancient nickname once again.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year League Affiliation Record Finish Manager Postseason
1915 Pacific Coast League none 108-89 2nd Cliff Blankenship none
1916 Pacific Coast League none 99-96 3rd Cliff Blankenship none
1917 Pacific Coast League none 102-97 3rd Bill Bernhard none
1918 Pacific Coast League none 48-49 5th Walter McCredie
1919 Pacific Coast League none 88-83 3rd Edward Herr none
1920 Pacific Coast League none 95-92 5th Ernie Johnson none
1921 Pacific Coast League none 73-110 7th Gavvy Cravath none
1922 Pacific Coast League none 95-106 4th Duffy Lewis none
1923 Pacific Coast League none 94-105 5th Duffy Lewis none
1924 Pacific Coast League none 101-100 5th Duffy Lewis none
1925 Pacific Coast League none 116-84 2nd Oscar Vitt none
1926 Utah-Idaho League none 52-70 5th Bud Orr / Bert Whaling / Chet Chadbourne none
1927 Utah-Idaho League none 59-50 2nd Harry O'Neill
1928 Utah-Idaho League none 68-49 1st Bobby Coltrin League Champs
1939 Pioneer League none 59-65 4th Eddie Mulligan
1940 Pioneer League San Francisco Seals 79-51 1st Tony Robello Lost first round
1941 Pioneer League none 68-60 3rd Tony Robello Lost first round
1942 Pioneer League none 55-63 4th Andy Harrington
1946 Pioneer League none 76-40 1st Joe Orengo League Champs
1947 Pioneer League none 81-57 1st Tommy Thompson Lost League Finals
1948 Pioneer League none 60-65 5th Tommy Thompson
1949 Pioneer League none 73-53 4th Tommy Thompson Lost first round
1950 Pioneer League none 55-70 6th Earl Bolyard; Robert White
1951 Pioneer League Phillies 84-52 1st Hub Kittle Lost first round
1952 Pioneer League Phillies 60-71 6th Hub Kittle
1953 Pioneer League Phillies 69-62 4th Eddie Murphy (32-28) / Burt Barkelew (0-1) / Charlie Gassaway (37-33) League Champs
1954 Pioneer League Phillies 78-53 1st Charlie Gassaway Lost League Finals
1955 Pioneer League Phillies 61-70 6th Bobby Sturgeon (35-36) / Sven Jessen (26-34)
1956 Pioneer League Phillies 70-62 2nd (tie) Frank Lucchesi
1957 Pioneer League Phillies 61-64 5th Cliff Dapper
1958 Pacific Coast League Pirates 77-77 5th Larry Shepard none
1959 Pacific Coast League Pirates 85-69 1st Larry Shepard none League Champs
1960 Pacific Coast League Pirates 80-73 3rd Larry Shepard none
1961 Pacific Coast League Indians 67-87 8th Herman Franks (2-6) / Fred Fitzsimmons (65-81) none
1962 Pacific Coast League Indians & Cubs 81-73 2nd Bob Kennedy none
1963 Pacific Coast League Cubs 73-85 9th El Tappe
1964 Pacific Coast League Cubs 58-98 9th Vedie Himsl
1965 Pacific Coast League Cubs 56-91 10th Stan Hack
1969 Pioneer League Padres 38-33 4th Dave Garcia
1970 Pacific Coast League Padres 44-99 8th Don Zimmer