Akron RubberDucks seasons

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The Akron RubberDucks minor league baseball franchise has played 29 seasons (all in the Eastern League; all as a Double-A affiliate of an MLB team) since its inception in Lynn, Massachusetts in the 1980 season. As of the completion of the 2008 season, the club has played in 4,067 regular season games and compiled a win–loss record of 2,164–1,903. The team has also compiled a postseason win-loss record of 74–62 in 136 games.

Franchise history (1980–present)[edit]

Clinched Post-season Berth
(1980–present)
Advanced to Championship Round
(1980–present)
League Champions (1980–present)
or
League Champions and Division Champions (1980–1982; 1994–present)
Year Record[a] Win % League[b] Division[c] GB[d] Post-season record[e] Post-season win % Result MLB affiliate
1980 Lynn Sailors 66–71 .482 6th 3rd 11 Seattle Mariners
1981 Lynn Sailors 62–76 .449 6th 3rd 22½ Seattle Mariners
1982 Lynn Sailors
♦ †
82–57 .590 2nd 1st 2–3 .400 Defeated Glens Falls White Sox 2–0 in first round
Lost to West Haven A's 0–3 in championship series
Seattle Mariners
1983 Lynn Sailors
♦ †
77–62 .554 2nd n/a 18½ 3–3 .500 Defeated Buffalo 2–0 in first round
Lost to New Britain 1–3 in championship series
Pittsburgh Pirates
1984 Vermont Reds
♦ ‡
75–65 .536 4th n/a 7 6–2 .750 Defeated Albany-Colonie Yankees 3–0 in first round
Defeated Waterbury Angels 3–2 in championship series
Cincinnati Reds
1985 Vermont Reds
♦ ‡
71–67 .514 4th n/a 10½ 6–2 .750 Defeated Albany-Colonie Yankees 3–1 in first round
Defeated Waterbury Angels 3–2 in championship series
Cincinnati Reds
1986 Vermont Reds
♦ ‡
77–62 .554 2nd n/a 6–4 .600 Defeated Pittsfield Cubs 3–2 in first round
Defeated Reading Phillies 3–2 in championship series
Cincinnati Reds
1987 Vermont Reds
♦ †
73–67 .521 4th n/a 15 4–4 .500 Defeated Pittsfield Cubs 3–1 in first round
Lost to Harrisburg Senators 1–3 in championship series
Cincinnati Reds
1988 Vermont Mariners
♦ †
79–60 .568 2nd n/a 2 4–4 .500 Defeated Pittsfield Cubs 3–1 in first round
Lost to Albany-Colonie Yankees 1–3 in championship series
Seattle Mariners
1989 Canton-Akron Indians
70–69 .504 3rd n/a 21½ 2–3 .400 Lost to Harrisburg Senators 2–3 in first round Cleveland Indians
1990 Canton-Akron Indians
76–64 .543 3rd n/a 2–3 .400 Lost to London Tigers 2–3 in first round Cleveland Indians
1991 Canton-Akron Indians
75–65 .536 4th n/a 12 1–3 .250 Lost to Harrisburg Senators 2–3 in first round Cleveland Indians
1992 Canton-Akron Indians
♦ †
80–58 .580 1st n/a 5–3 .625 Defeated Albany-Colonie Yankees 3–0 in first round
Lost to Binghamton Mets 2–3 in championship series
Cleveland Indians
1993 Canton-Akron Indians
♦ †
75–63 .543 2nd n/a 19 5–5 .500 Defeated Bowie Baysox 3–2 in first round
Lost to Harrisburg Senators 2–3 in championship series
Cleveland Indians
1994 Canton-Akron Indians 69–73 .486 6th 3rd 20½ Cleveland Indians
1995 Canton-Akron Indians 67–75 .472 7th (tie) 4th 6 Cleveland Indians
1996 Canton-Akron Indians 71–71 .500 6th 3rd 15 Cleveland Indians
1997 Akron Aeros 51–90 .362 10th 5th 34½ Cleveland Indians
1998 Akron Aeros
81–60 .574 3rd 1st 1–3 .250 Lost to Harrisburg Senators 1–3 in first round Cleveland Indians
1999 Akron Aeros 69–71 .493 7th 5th 11 Cleveland Indians
2000 Akron Aeros 75–68 .524 6th 3rd 10½ Cleveland Indians
2001 Akron Aeros 68–74 .479 7th 3rd 16 Cleveland Indians
2002 Akron Aeros
93–48 .660 1st 1st 2–3 .400 Lost to Harrisburg Senators 2–3 in first round Cleveland Indians
2003 Akron Aeros
♦ ‡
88–53 .624 1st 1st 6–1 .857 Defeated Altoona Curve 3–1 in first round
Defeated New Haven Ravens 3–0 in championship series
Cleveland Indians
2004 Akron Aeros 63–78 .447 11th 5th 22 Cleveland Indians
2005 Akron Aeros
♦ ‡
84–58 .592 1st 1st 6–3 .667 Defeated Altoona Curve 3–2 in first round
Defeated Portland Sea Dogs 3–2 in championship series
Cleveland Indians
2006 Akron Aeros
♦ †
87–55 .613 1st 1st 5–5 .500 Defeated Altoona Curve 3–1 in first round
Lost to Portland Sea Dogs 2–3 in championship series
Cleveland Indians
2007 Akron Aeros
♦ †
80–61 .567 3rd 2nd 4–4 .500 Defeated Erie SeaWolves 3–1 in first round
Lost to Trenton Thunder 1–3 in championship series
Cleveland Indians
2008 Akron Aeros
♦ †
80–62 .563 3rd 2nd 4 4–4 .500 Defeated Bowie Baysox 3–1 in first round
Lost to Trenton Thunder 1–3 in championship series
Cleveland Indians

Franchise totals (1980–present)[edit]

Franchise totals
Team Affiliate Regular season Post-season
Record[a] Win % Record[e] Win %
Lynn Sailors (1980–1982) Seattle Mariners 210–204 .507 2–3 .400
Lynn Sailors (1983) Pittsburgh Pirates 77–62 .554 3–3 .500
Vermont Reds (1984–1987) Cincinnati Reds 296–261 .531 22–12 .647
Vermont Mariners (1988) Seattle Mariners 79–60 .568 4–4 .500
Canton-Akron Indians (1989–1996) Cleveland Indians 583–538 .520 15–17 .469
Akron Aeros (1997 – present) Cleveland Indians 919–778 .542 28–23 .549
2,164–1,903 .532 74–62 .544

Notes[edit]

  • a This column indicates wins and losses during the regular season and excludes any postseason play.
  • b This column indicates position in the league standings.
  • c This column indicates position in the divisional standings, if applicable.
  • d Determined by finding the difference in wins plus the difference in losses divided by two, this column indicates "games behind" the team that finished in first place in the division. From 1983 to 1993, when the Eastern League was not split into two divisions, this column indicates games behind the team that finished first place in the league.
  • e This column indicates wins and losses during the postseason.

References[edit]

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