Nashua Pirates

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Nashua Pirates
19831986
Nashua, New Hampshire
Class-level
Previous Double-A
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Eastern League
Major league affiliations
Previous
Team data
Previous names
Previous parks
Holman Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Jerome Mileur, Ben Surner & George Como

The Nashua Pirates were a minor league baseball team, based in Nashua, New Hampshire. The team started in 1983 as the Nashua Angels, an affiliate with the California Angels in the Eastern League. The club changed affiliations in 1984 to the Pittsburgh Pirates and were then renamed the Nashua Pirates. The team's home ballpark was Holman Stadium.[1][2]

During the mid-1980s, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania initiated a plan to construct a ballpark for a new Minor League Baseball team in the city. This ballpark, named Riverside Stadium, attracted the Pirates, which moved the Nashua affiliate to Harrisburg. The team was renamed the Harrisburg Senators, a nod to the previous Senators franchise.[3]

Season-by-season[edit]

(from Pirates' Baseball Reference Bullpen) (from Angels' Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1983 60-80 6th Winston Llenas
1984 58-82 7th Billy Scripture
1985 66-73 6th Johnny Lipon
1986 62-78 8th Dennis Rogers

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "5th Minor League Team at the Plate. Competing Atlantic League Teams. Upstart Atlantic League Teams Looking for Fan Base, Home Ballparks.". New Hampshire Union Leader. 1998-05-16. pp. a9. 
  2. ^ "Nashua Targeted By Class A League". New Hampshire Union Leader. 1995-02-01. pp. Sports. 
  3. ^ Weiss, Bill; Wright, Marshall. "A History of the Harrisburg Senators". MiLB. Retrieved March 24, 2016.