Tampa Tarpons

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Team History[edit]

The Tampa Tarpons were Johnny Bench's first pro team in 1965. Their name was considered for a replacement of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Rays have worn Tarpons throwback uniforms for Turn Back the Clock Night. In 2018, the name was revived when the Tampa Yankees adopted the traditional name for Tampa's teams.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

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Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1957 84-54 1st Charlie Gassaway League Champs
1958 74-69 4th Charlie Gassaway none
1959 78-55 1st Charlie Gassaway Lost League Finals
1960 68-67 4th Moose Johnson
1961 90-44 1st Johnny Vander Meer League Champs
1962 66-54 3rd Johnny Vander Meer (40-35) / Hersh Freeman (26-19)
1963 49-71 8th Hersh Freeman none
1964 68-71 4th Pinky May
1965 67-69 5th Pinky May (24-23) / Richard Schmidt (2-1) / Jack Cassini (41-45) none
1966 47-94 10th Lou Fitzgerald
1967 55-71 7th George Scherger
1968 74-62 4th George Scherger
1969 65-67 7th Bunky Warren
1970 64-68 6th Dick Kennedy
1971 79-61 4th Russ Nixon Lost in 1st round
1972 66-64 4th Russ Nixon Lost in 1st round
1973 73-71 6th Russ Nixon
1974 68-64 4th Russ Nixon Lost in 1st round
1975 72-59 3rd Russ Nixon Lost League Finals
1976 76-60 1st Ron Brand Lost League Finals
1977 65-70 7th Jim Hoff
1978 61-73 9th Mike Compton
1979 74-60 3rd Mike Compton
1980 64-67 5th George Scherger
1981 79-54 2nd Jim Lett Lost in 1st round
1982 71-59 3rd Jim Hoff Lost League Finals
1983 56-71 8th Jim Hoff
1984 74-65 4th Marc Bombard Lost League Finals
1985 73-62 5th Marc Bombard
1986 79-57 4th Marc Bombard Lost in 1st round
1987 64-76 11th Marc Bombard
Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2018 70-67 7th Pat Osborn Eric Duncan Jose Rosado Jose Javier Michel Hernandez
2019 64-71 9th Aaron Holbert Joe Migliaccio Jose Rosado Kevin Mahoney Michel Hernandez
2020 Season cancelled
2021 David Adams Kevin Martir Brett DeGagne Michel Hernandez, Ryan Hunt

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