Lakeland Flying Tigers

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Team History[edit]

The Lakeland Flying Tigers, of the Florida State League and briefly in Low-A Southeast, are owned by their parent club. The Detroit Tigers farmhands play their home games at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL.

MLB’s 2021 Minor League Reorganization lowered the Tigers, and most of the FSL, one level.

They prepended "Flying" to "Tigers" in 2007, announcing the change on Veterans' Day 2006, to salute the squadron of U.S. fighter pilots who defended China from the Japanese before the United States entered World War II as well as the site's history as a WWII aviator school. That also accounts for "The Runway" (built over and mimicking one of the school's runways), logo, slogan ("Every game is a mission") and stencil-style uniform numerals.

Year by Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2007 53-87 12th Kevin Bradshaw Larry Herndon Joe Coleman
2008 67-70 7th Andy Barkett Larry Herndon Joe Coleman
2009 55-75 11th Andy Barkett Larry Herndon Joe Coleman
2010 71-67 7th Andy Barkett Larry Herndon Joe Coleman
2011 64-74 8th Dave Huppert Larry Herndon Joe Coleman
2012 73-58 3rd Dave Huppert League Champs Larry Herndon Mike Maroth
2013 64-68 8th Dave Huppert Larry Herndon Mike Maroth
2014 62-75 10th Dave Huppert Larry Herndon Mike Maroth
2015 55-79 11th Dave Huppert Nelson Santovenia Jorge Cordova
2016 60-72 10th Dave Huppert Nelson Santovenia Jorge Cordova
2017 62-66 9th Andrew Graham Tim Garland Mark Johnson
2018 72-61 4th Mike Rabelo Tim Garland Mark Johnson Francisco Contreras
2019 65-70 8th Andrew Graham Tim Garland Jorge Cordova Francisco Contreras
2020 Season cancelled
2021 55-63 8th Andrew Graham John Murrian Carlos Bohorquez Ollie Kadey
2022 Andrew Graham Francisco Contreras Juan Pimentel Matt Malott

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