Pensacola Pelicans

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Team History[edit]

Pelicans catcher Billy Cox gives a baseball to a member of the US Navy during a game in 2008

The Pensacola Pelicans began play in the independent Southeastern League in 2002 and captured the circuit's first title. They posted the league's best regular-season record the following year but were defeated by the Baton Rouge Riverbats in the championship series. In 2004, they joined the Central Baseball League. They made the playoffs that year and again in 2005. In 2006, they changed leagues again when they joined the newly formed American Association.

In 2012, the Cincinnati Reds moved their AA affiliate in the Southern League from Zebulon, NC to Pensacola, where they became the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. In anticipation of the move, the American Association Pelicans shifted to Amarillo, TX for the 2011 season, becoming the Amarillo Sox.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year League Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2002 Southeastern League 40-28 1st Keith Huth / Ruben Rodriguez / Pete Della Ratta League Champs
2003 Southeastern League 42-23 1st Bernie Carbo Lost League Finals
2004 Central Baseball League 55-40 1st East Bernie Carbo Lost in 1st round
2005 Central Baseball League 53-39 2nd Bernie Carbo Lost in 1st round
2006 American Association 40-56 8th Kash Beauchamp
2007 American Association 39-56 9th Mac Seibert
2008 American Association 43-53 8th Mac Seibert
2009 American Association 53-43 2nd (t) Talmadge Nunnari Lost League Finals
2010 American Association 49-46 5th Talmadge Nunnari Lost in 1st round

External Link[edit]

Reds affiliate heading to Pensacola