Adirondack Lumberjacks

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Adirondack Lumberjacks
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Founded 1995
Ballpark East Field
Based in Glens Falls, New York
Team Colors Black & Forest Green (Maroon was also used until 1999)

         

League(s) Northeast League (1995-1998)

Northern League (1999-2002)

Local Media The Post-Star
Championships 1995, 2000

The Adirondack Lumberjacks were an independent professional baseball team based in Glens Falls, New York. The team moved to Bangor, Maine and became the Bangor Lumberjacks following the 2002 season. The team won the inaugural 1995 Northeast League Championship and the 2000 Northern League Championship.

Results[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Percentage First Half Second Half Home Road Standings
1995 69 42 27 .609 3rd
1996 80 30 50 .375 5th
1997 83 45 38 .542 3rd, North Division
1998 84 34 50 .405 15-27 19-23 4th/4th, North Division
1999 86 43 43 .500 22-21 21-22 1st/3rd, North Division
2000 85 48 37 .565 27-15 21-22 1st/4th, North Division
2001 89 37 52 .416 17-28 20-24 3rd/2nd, North Division
2002 90 52 38 .578 24-21 28-17 2nd/1st, North Division
Totals 666 331 335 .497

Post Season[edit]

Season First Round East Divisional Championship Northeast League Championship Northern League Championship
1995 W, 1-0, Mohawk Valley Landsharks W, 2-1 Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs
1996 Did Not Make Playoffs
1997 Did Not Make Playoffs
1998 Did Not Make Playoffs
1999 L, 0-3, Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs
2000 W, 3-1, Les Capitales de Québec W, 3-1, Elmira Pioneers W, 3-0, Duluth-Superior Dukes
2001 Did Not Make Playoffs
2002 W, 3-2, Les Capitales de Québec L, 2-3, New Jersey Jackals

History[edit]

1995[edit]

The Lumberjacks along with the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs, Mohawk Valley Land Sharks, Newburgh Night Hawks, Sullivan Mountain Lions, and the Yonkers Hoot Owls form the Northeast League. In their first season they posted a record of 42 victories and 27 defeats under manager Dave LaPoint and earned a playoff berth via the wild card. In the one game wild card playoff the Jacks defeated the Mohawk Valley Land Sharks 8-3 to move onto the Championship Series against their Northway Rivals, the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs.[1]

The Lumberjacks first beat the Diamond Dogs, 11-1, and lost at home, 7-5. They won the decisive third match 8-5, to win the inaugural Northeast League Championship. Third baseman Bo Durkac received Most Valuable Player Honors, and was signed to a minor league contract with the new Arizona Diamondbacks franchise in the off season.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 Adirondack Lumberjacks Souvenir Program: "1995 in Review" (Glens Falls: 1996) 13.
  2. ^ Lumberjacks Dug Out: "July 25, 1996" (Glens Falls: 1996) 1.
Achievements
Preceded by
First
Northeast League Champions
Adirondack Lumberjacks

1995
Succeeded by
Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs
1996
Preceded by
Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs
1999
Northern League Champions
Adirondack Lumberjacks

2000
Succeeded by
New Jersey Jackals
2001