Shreveport Captains

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Not to be confused with Shreveport-Bossier Captains.
Shreveport Captains
(1971-2002)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Class-level
Current Double-A
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Texas League
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 3 (1990, 1991, 1995)
Team data
Previous names
  • Shreveport Captains (1971–2000)
  • Shreveport Swamp Dragons (2001–02))
Previous parks
Fair Grounds Field (1986-2002)
  • SPAR Stadium (1971–1985)

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.

Season-by-season[edit]

(from Captains Baseball Reference Bullpen) (from Swamp Dragons Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1971 69-73 5th Les Moss
1972 64-76 7th Norm Sherry
1973 70-68 3rd Gene Freese
1974 59-79 7th Gene Freese / Ken McBride
1975 76-52 2nd Tim Murtaugh
1976 70-66 3rd Johnny Lipon Lost League Finals
1977 62-68 5th (t) Johnny Lipon/ Tim Murtaugh
1978 55-81 7th Steve Demeter
1979 73-62 3rd Andy Gilbert Lost in 1st round
1980 49-87 8th Andy Gilbert
1981 68-67 5th Jack Mull
1982 62-73 7th Jack Mull
1983 72-64 2nd Duane Espy
1984 59-77 7th Duane Espy
1985 72-64 3rd Duane Espy
1986 80-56 2nd Wendell Kim Lost in 1st round
1987 78-57 1st Jack Mull Lost in 1st round
1988 74-62 3rd Jack Mull Lost in 1st round
1989 75-61 2nd Bill Evers Lost in 1st round
1990 65-68 6th Bill Evers Texas League Champs
1991 86-50 1st Bill Evers Texas League Champs
1992 77-59 1st (t) Bill Robinson Lost League Finals
1993 66-70 7th Ron Wotus Lost in 1st round
1994 73-63 3rd Ron Wotus Lost in 1st round
1995 88-47 1st Ron Wotus Texas League Champs
1996 73-66 3rd Frank Cacciatore
1997 76-62 2nd Carlos Lezcano Lost League Finals
1998 57-83 8th Mike Hart
1999 71-69 4th Shane Turner Lost in 1st round
2000 58-81 8th Bill Hayes Lost in 1st round
2001 54-81 8th Bill Russell
2002 60-79 7th Mario Mendoza

Major league alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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