Riverside Pilots

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Riverside Pilots
19931995
Riverside, CA
Riverside Pilots logo.JPG Riverside Pilots hat logo.JPG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Previous High-A
Minor league affiliations
League California League
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Previous Seattle Mariners (1993-1995)
Minor league titles
League titles None
Division titles 1994 Southern Division champions
Team data
Previous names
  • Riverside Pilots (1993-1995)
  • Reno Silver Sox (1955-1964; 1966-1981; 1988-1992)
  • Reno Padres (1982-1987)
Previous parks

The Riverside Pilots were a minor league baseball team in Riverside, California. They were a high-A class team that played in the California League, and were a farm team of the Seattle Mariners for the franchise’s entire stay in Riverside. They played all of their home games at the Riverside Sports Complex, albeit for 20 games, they played in Palm Springs Stadium,[1] which was without a professional baseball team since 1993. In spite of the fact that Riverside made the playoffs each year of their existence, poor attendance figures proved too much to bear for the struggling franchise. Prior to the 1996 season, the Riverside Pilots folded, and officially became the Lancaster JetHawks.

List of Riverside Pilots players in the MLB[edit]

All players are listed in alphabetical order by their surname, with the year(s) they played for Riverside in parentheses.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1993 76-61 4th Dave Myers Lost in Southern Division Finals
to the High Desert Mavericks, 3-1
1994 87-49 2nd Dave Myers Lost in Southern Division Finals
to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, 3-1
1995 72-67 6th Dave Brundage Lost in Southern Division Semi-Finals
to the Lake Elsinore Storm, 2-1

Notes of Interest[edit]

  • Comedian Billy Crystal had a limited ownership of the Riverside Pilots, at time.[2]
  • Dave Brundage got his coaching start with Riverside in 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palm Springs Stadium
  2. ^ Riverside Pilots - Google News Archive Search