Shreveport Captains

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Not to be confused with Shreveport-Bossier Captains.
Shreveport Captains
League
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
Ballpark Fair Grounds Field
Year founded 1971
Nickname(s) Captains, Swamp Dragons
League championships 1987, 1990, 1991,
Former name(s)
  • Shreveport Captains (1971–2000)
  • Shreveport Swamp Dragons (2001–02)

The Shreveport Captains (1971–2000) and Shreveport Swamp Dragons (2001–02) were a professional minor-league baseball team based in Shreveport, Louisiana, in the United States.[1] They were affiliated with the California Angels (1971–72), Milwaukee Brewers (1973–74), Pittsburgh Pirates (1975–78) and San Francisco Giants (1979–2002).

After the 2002 season, the team moved to Frisco, Texas, to become the Frisco RoughRiders.

History of Shreveport Captains baseball[edit]

Professional baseball has been in Shreveport at various levels since 1895, including multiple teams named the Shreveport Captains:

  • 1971–2000: Shreveport Captains (Texas League)
  • 2001–02: Shreveport Swamp Dragons (Texas League)

Major leaguers who played for the Captains or Swamp Dragons[edit]

Championships[edit]

  • 1987 Texas League Championship
  • 1990 Texas League Championship
  • 1991 Texas League Championship
  • 1995 Texas League Championship

Ballparks[edit]

SPAR Stadium 1971–1985; Fair Grounds Field 1986–2011

Major league affiliations[edit]

Year-by-year results[edit]

bold denotes a postseason appearance

  • 2002 Shreveport Swamp Dragons 60–79 (.432)
  • 2001 Shreveport Swamp Dragons 54–81 (.400)
  • 2000 Shreveport Captains 58–81 (.417)
  • 1999 Shreveport Captains 71–69 (.507)
  • 1998 Shreveport Captains 57–83 (.407)
  • 1997 Shreveport Captains 76–62 (.551)
  • 1996 Shreveport Captains 73–66 (.525
  • 1995 Shreveport Captains 88–47 (.652)
  • 1994 Shreveport Captains 73–63 (.537)
  • 1993 Shreveport Captains 66–70 (.485)
  • 1992 Shreveport Captains 77–59 (.566)
  • 1991 Shreveport Captains 86–50 (.632)
  • 1990 Shreveport Captains 65–68 (.489)
  • 1989 Shreveport Captains 75–61 (.551)
  • 1988 Shreveport Captains 74–62 (.544)
  • 1987 Shreveport Captains 78–57 (.578)
  • 1986 Shreveport Captains 80–56 (.588)
  • 1985 Shreveport Captains 72–64 (.529)
  • 1984 Shreveport Captains 59–77 (.434)
  • 1983 Shreveport Captains 72–64 (.529)
  • 1982 Shreveport Captains 62–73 (.459)
  • 1981 Shreveport Captains 68–67 (.504)
  • 1980 Shreveport Captains 49–87 (.360)
  • 1979 Shreveport Captains 73–62 (.541)
  • 1978 Shreveport Captains 55–81 (.404)
  • 1977 Shreveport Captains 62–68 (.477)
  • 1976 Shreveport Captains 70–66 (.515)
  • 1975 Shreveport Captains 76–52 (.594)
  • 1974 Shreveport Captains 59–79 (.428)
  • 1973 Shreveport Captains 70–68 (.507)
  • 1972 Shreveport Captains 64–76 (.457)
  • 1971 Shreveport Captains 69–73 (.486)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shreveport Captains". Retrieved February 26, 2015.