Columbus RedStixx

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Columbus RedStixx
Founded in 1991
Columbus, Georgia
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Team logo
Class-level
Current Single-A
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current Cleveland Indians
Minor league titles
League titles None
Division titles 1992 (1st half)
1994 (1st half)
1995 (2nd half)
1996 (2nd half)
1999 (1st half)
2000 (1st half)
2002 (2nd half)
Team data
Nickname Columbus RedStixx (1992-2002)
Previous names
Columbus Indians (1991)
Mascot FredStixx
Ballpark Golden Park (1991-1995, 1997-2002)
Previous parks
Ragsdale Field, Columbus State University (1996)
Manager Mike Brown (1991-1993)
Mike Young (1994)
Jeff Datz (1995)
Joel Skinner (1996)
Jack Mull, Boyd Coffie, Harry Spilman (1997)
Eric Wedge (1998)
Brad Komminsk (1999)
Ricky Gutierrez (2000)
Ted Kubiak (2001)
Torey Lovullo (2002)

The Columbus RedStixx were a minor league baseball team in Columbus, Georgia. They were a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and a farm team of the Cleveland Indians.

The RedStixx played home games at Golden Park, except during 1996. The team's home games were moved to Ragsdale Field on the campus of Columbus State University, while Golden Park was renovated to accommodate events of the 1996 Olympics. The name "RedStixx" refers to the Red Sticks, a faction of Creek Indians of the area.

History[edit]

In 1991, the South Atlantic League expanded, adding two teams, including one in Columbus. The team carried the nickname of the parent club, the Cleveland Indians, during its inaugural year. They took the name "RedStixx" for the remainder of their existence.

In 2002, the team announced their intention to move to Eastlake, Ohio following that year's regular season. The team renamed themselves the Lake County Captains. Although the Redstixx left Columbus, a new team, the South Georgia Waves arrived in town the next year.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses

Season W L Finish Postseason
1991 73 69 5th Did Not Qualify
1992 77 62 2nd 1 Lost in 1st round to Myrtle Beach Hurricanes 2-0.
1993 86 56 2nd Did Not Qualify
1994 87 51 1st 1 Lost in 1st round to Savannah Cardinals 2-0.
1995 80 62 3rd 2 Lost in 1st round to Augusta GreenJackets 2-0.
1996 79 63 4th 2 1st round: beat Augusta GreenJackets 2-1.
2nd round: Lost to Savannah Sand Gnats 2-0.
1997 62 76 12th Did Not Qualify
1998 59 81 7th Did Not Qualify
1999 70 71 7th 1 Lost in 1st round.
2000 67 70 7th 1 1st round: beat Augusta GreenJackets.
Finals: Lost to Delmarva Shorebirds 3-0.
2001 77 59 3rd Did Not Qualify
2002 79 60 3rd 2 1st round: beat Capital City Bombers.
Finals: Lost to Hickory Crawdads 3-2.

1- 1st half division champion
2- 2nd half division champion
1991: Columbus Indians
1992-2002: Columbus RedStixx