Fayetteville Generals

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Fayetteville Generals
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Team logo Cap insignia
Previous Single-A (1987–1996)
Minor league affiliations
League South Atlantic League (1987–1996)
Division Northern Division
Major league affiliations
Previous Detroit Tigers (1987–1996)
Team data
Previous names
Fayetteville Generals (1987-1996)
Previous parks
J. P. Riddle Stadium (1987-1996)

The Fayetteville Generals were a minor league baseball team located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The last minor league baseball team to play before the Generals were the Fayetteville Highlanders of the Carolina League, they ceased play after the 1956 season.

In 1986, Charles Padgett, a Don Koonce and Jimmy O. Bunce paid $100,000 for the franchise. The team struggled financially , losing money each and every year of its' existence. ^

They were part of the South Atlantic League between 1987 and 1996. They were affiliated with the Detroit Tigers throughout their entire existence. Prior to the 1997 season, the Generals were renamed the Cape Fear Crocs. Sports film buffs will recognize the Generals as one of the teams the Durham Bulls played against in the 1988 movie Bull Durham.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1987 65–74 9th Johnny Lipon
1988 62–73 10th Leon Roberts
1989 70–69 6th Gene Roof
1990 82–61 2nd (t) Gene Roof Lost in 1st round
1991 58–79 13th Gerry Groninger
1992 74–67 5th Gerry Groninger
1993 75–66 5th Mark Wagner Lost in 1st round
1994 62–75 10th Dwight Lowry
1995 86–55 1st Dwight Lowry
1996 76–63 5th Dwight Lowry Lost in 1st round

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