Fort Lauderdale Tarpons

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Fort Lauderdale Tarpons
(1928, 1940-1942)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Class A (1963-1968)
  • Class D (1937-1962)
Minor league affiliations
League Florida East Coast League (1940-1942)
Previous leagues
Florida State League (1928)
Major league affiliations
Previous Pittsburgh Pirates (1940)
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1940)

The Fort Lauderdale Tarpons were a minor league baseball team that played in the Florida State League in 1928 and in the Florida East Coast League from 1940 to 1942. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, they were affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1940.[1]

Year-by-year record[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Notes
1928 13–12 -- Tommy Leach -- Team moved to St. Petersburg (25–11) May 24
1940 69–40 1st Herb Thomas League Champs
1941 66–73 4th Herb Thomas / Buster Kinard Lost in 1st round
1942 4–3 -- Herb Thomas Team disbanded April 25