Tidewater Tides

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Team History[edit]

In 1969, as the minor leagues started to reorganize to create affiliates for the four new major league teams created by the expansion of 1969, the Jacksonville Suns moved to Portsmouth, VA to become the Tidewater Tides. They played their inaugural season at the old Lawrence Stadium before moving to purpose-built Metropolitan Memorial Park in Norfolk, VA in 1970. The were a New York Mets affiliate for their entire tenure.

A predecessor team in the South Atlantic League was known as the Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides (1961-1962), and then then the Portsmouth Tides, who played in the Carolina League from 1963 to 1968. They became the Norfolk Tides in 1993.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting Coach Pitching Coach
1969 76-59 1st Clyde McCullough Lost in 1st round
1970 74-66 4th Chuck Hiller Lost in 1st round
1971 79-61 2nd Hank Bauer Lost League Finals
1972 78-65 3rd Hank Bauer League Champs
1973 75-70 5th John Antonelli Lost in 1st round
1974 57-82 7th John Antonelli
1975 86-55 1st Joe Frazier League Champs
1976 60-78 7th Tom Burgess
1977 73-67 3rd Frank Verdi Lost in 1st round
1978 69-71 5th Frank Verdi Greg Pavlick
1979 73-67 4th Frank Verdi Lost in 1st round Greg Pavlick
1980 67-72 6th Frank Verdi Fred Beene
1981 70-68 3rd Jack Aker Lost in 1st round Sam Perlozzo
1982 74-63 3rd Jack Aker League Champs Bob Schaefer
1983 71-68 4th Davey Johnson League Champs Al Jackson
1984 71-69 5th Bob Schaefer Al Jackson
1985 75-64 4th Bob Schaefer League Champs John Cumberland
1986 74-66 4th Sam Perlozzo Lost in 1st round John Cumberland
1987 81-59 1st Mike Cubbage Lost League Finals John Cumberland
1988 77-64 1st (t) Mike Cubbage Lost League Finals Rich Miller John Cumberland
1989 77-69 3rd (t) Mike Cubbage Rich Miller Glenn Abbott
1990 79-67 3rd Steve Swisher Rich Miller John Cumberland
1991 77-65 3rd Steve Swisher Ron Washington Bob Apodaca
1992 56-86 8th Clint Hurdle Ron Washington Bob Apodaca