Baltimore Thunder

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Baltimore Thunder
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Played 1987–1999
Home Arena Baltimore Arena
Based in Baltimore, Maryland
Colors black, yellow, red
Championships 1987
Division Championships 1991
Later Pittsburgh CrosseFire

The Baltimore Thunder were a member of the National Lacrosse League from 1987 until 1999. They were based in Baltimore, Maryland, and won the first Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League (later the National Lacrosse League) championship in 1987. After the 1999 season, the franchise moved three times, becoming the Pittsburgh CrosseFire in 2000, the Washington Power in 2001, and finally the Colorado Mammoth in 2003.

Awards & honors[edit]

Year Player Award
1987 Buzz Sheain Championship Game MVP
1998 Gary Gait Most Valuable Player

All time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
1987   2-4 4th 1-2 1-2 79 82 Bob Griebe Won Championship
1988   2-6 4th 2-2 0-4 98 122 John Stewart Missed playoffs
1989   4-4 4th 2-2 2-2 99 96 John Stewart Missed playoffs
1990   4-4 4th 2-2 2-2 96 95 John Stewart Missed playoffs
1991 American 6-4 1st 3-2 3-2 156 157 John Stewart Lost in semifinals
1992 American 3-5 3rd 2-2 1-3 117 147 John Stewart Lost in division semifinals
1993 American 2-6 3rd 1-3 1-3 122 147 John Stewart Missed playoffs
1994 American 1-7 3rd 1-3 0-4 93 113 Skip Lichtfuss Missed playoffs
1995   3-5 5th 2-2 1-3 98 117 Skip Lichtfuss Missed playoffs
1996   4-6 5th 3-2 1-4 144 163 Skip Lichtfuss Missed playoffs
1997   2-8 6th 1-4 1-4 125 165 John Tucker Missed playoffs
1998   8-4 2nd 4-2 4-2 184 160 John Tucker Lost Championship
1999   8-4 2nd 5-1 3-3 211 175 John Tucker Lost in semifinals
Total 13 seasons 49-67   29-29 20-38 1,622 1,739    

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
1987 Semifinals Baltimore 14 New Jersey 9
Championships Baltimore 11 Washington 10
1991 Semifinals[1] Baltimore 12 Detroit 14
1992 Division Semifinals Baltimore 12 Philadelphia 14
1998 Semifinals Rochester 14 Baltimore 15
Championship (Game 1) Baltimore 12 Philadelphia 16
Championship (Game 2) Philadelphia 17 Baltimore 12
1999 Semifinals Rochester 14 Baltimore 12

Championships[edit]

Preceded by
None
Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League Champions
1987
Succeeded by
New Jersey Saints

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nll.com/schedule/day/league_instance/4972?subseason=63605

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