Bristol Pirates

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Bristol Pirates
Founded in 1969
Bristol, Virginia
Bristol Pirates.png Bristol Pirates cap.png
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Appalachian League
Division West
Major league affiliations
Current Pittsburgh Pirates (2014-present)
Previous Chicago White Sox (1995-2013)
Detroit Tigers (1969-1994)
Minor league titles
League titles (6)
  • 1972
  • 1974
  • 1977
  • 1985
  • 1998
  • 2002
Division titles (3)
  • 1985
  • 1998
  • 2002
Team data
Nickname Bristol Pirates (2014-present)
Previous names
Bristol White Sox (1995-2013)
Bristol Tigers (1969-1994)
Bristol Scooter Doggies (alternate name)
Ballpark Boyce Cox Field at DeVault Memorial Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Pittsburgh Pirates
Bristol Baseball, Incorporated
Manager Kory DeHaan
General Manager Mahlon Luttrell

The Bristol Pirates are a minor league baseball team in Bristol, Virginia, USA. They are a Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League. As of October 16, 2013, they are owned by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1]

The team plays home games at DeVault Memorial Stadium. Opened in 1969, Devault Memorial Stadium seats 2,000 fans. The team was previously affiliated with the Detroit Tigers, and a previous manager was retired Tigers manager Jim Leyland. They were a farm team of the Chicago White Sox from 1995 to 2013 as the Bristol White Sox.

The team is operated by a non-profit organization, Bristol Baseball, Incorporated (BBI). BBI has no full-time paid staff, instead relying on a volunteer board and General Manager to keep and promote professional baseball in Bristol.

Roster[edit]

Bristol Pirates roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Miguel Ferreras ‡
  • 39 Drew Fischer
  • 46 Dany Hernandez
  • 55 Miguel Hernández
  • 16 Travis MacGregor
  • 50 Alex Manasa
  • 28 Chris McDonald
  • 44 Eddie Muhl
  • 17 Braeden Ogle
  • 47 Evan Piechota
  • -- Will Reed Injury icon 2.svg
  • 24 Domingo Robles
  • 36 Argenis Romano
  • 12 Hunter Stratton
  • 41 Jacob Taylor
  • 27 Ryan Valdes
  • 19 Mason Ward

Catchers

  • 10 Paul Brands
  • 14 Jason Delay

Infielders

  • 35 Ben Bengtson
  • 15 Johan de Jesús
  •  6 Huascar Fuentes
  • 22 Jhoan Herrera Injury icon 2.svg
  • 18 Melvin Jimenez
  •  5 Nelson Jorge
  • 13 Luis Pérez
  • 43 Nick Valaika

Outfielders

  • 54 Luis Benítez
  • 23 Yondry Contreras
  • 48 Matt Diorio
  •  3 Edison Lantigua
  • 53 Ryan Peurifoy
  •  2 Henrry Rosario
  • 37 Kyle Watson


Manager

Coaches

  •  7 Kelson Brown (hitting)
  • 52 Joel Hanrahan (pitching)
  • 63 Salvador Paniagua (coach)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Pittsburgh Pirates 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated August 8, 2017
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players

Season-by-season record[edit]

Bristol Tigers (Appalachian League)
Year
Record Win % Finish* Manager Playoffs
1969 34-34 .500 3rd South Bill Lajoie none
1970 26-31 .464 5th AL Al Lakeman none
1971 31-35 .470 3rd South Jim Leyland none
1972 40-28 .588 1st AL Joe Lewis League Champs
No playoffs
1973 24-45 .348 7th AL Joe Lewis none
1974 52-17 .754 1st North Joe Lewis League Champs
No playoffs
1975 37-31 .544 3rd South Joe Lewis none
1976 35-32 .522 2nd South Joe Lewis none
1977 43-26 .614 2nd AL Joe Lewis League Champs
No playoffs
1978 35-34 .507 3rd AL Joe Lewis none
1979 19-50 .275 6th AL Joe Lewis none
1980 36-33 .522 2nd AL Tom Kotchman none
1981 29-41 .414 5th AL Joe Lewis none
1982 28-36 .438 3rd South Boots Day none
1983 34-38 .472 3rd AL Boots Day none
1984 37-33 .529 2nd South Hal Dyer none
1985 44-25 .638 1st AL Tom Burgess League Champs
No playoffs
1986 35-34 .507 3rd South Tom Gamboa
1987 20-49 .290 4th South Rick Magnante
1988 46-27 .630 2nd South Rick Magnante Lost 1 game playoff
1989 28-39 .418 5th South Rubén Amaro, Sr.
1990 22-46 .324 10th AL Ken Cunningham
1991 22-44 .333 5th South Juan Lopez
1992 33-35 .485 3rd South Mark Wagner
1993 28-39 .418 4th South Ruben Amaro, Sr.
1994 27-36 .429 4th South Kevin Bradshaw
Bristol White Sox (Appalachian League)
1995 28-39 .418 4th South Chris Cron
1996 17-51 .450 4th South Nick Capra
1997 30-38 .441 4th West Nick Capra
1998 42-24 .636 1st West Nick Capra League Champs
1999 45-24 .652 2nd West Gary Pellant
2000 34-33 .507 4th South R.J. Reynolds
2001 38-26 .594 2nd South John Orton
2002 43-25 .632 1st South Nick Leyva League Champs
2003 33-33 .500 6th AL Jerry Hairston, Sr.
2004 27-38 .415 5th West Jerry Hairston, Sr.
2005 30-36 .455 2nd West Jerry Hairston, Sr.
2006 22-42 .344 5th West Nick Leyva
2007 25-43 .368 4th West Bobby Thigpen
2008 34-30 .531 3rd West Bobby Thigpen
2009 27-39 .409 4th West Ryan Newman
2010 32-36 .471 3rd West Ryan Newman
2011 24-44 .353 5th West Pete Rose Jr.
2012 19-46 .292 5th West Pete Rose Jr.
2013 20-45 .308 5th West Mike Gellinger
Bristol Pirates (Appalachian League)
2014 22-46 .324 5th West Edgar Varela
2015 29-36 .446 4th West Edgar Varela
2016 25-43 .368 5th West Kory DeHaan

Playoffs[edit]

  • 2002: Defeated Bluefield 2-1 to win championship.
  • 1998: Defeated Princeton 2-0 to win championship.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Benjamin (October 16, 2013). "Pirates return to Bristol, Appy League". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 

External links[edit]