South Georgia Peanuts
|South Georgia Peanuts
|Minor league affiliations|
|South Coast League|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (1)||
|First half titles (1)||
|Second half titles (0)||None|
|General Manager||Keith Michlig|
The South Georgia Peanuts were a short-lived minor league baseball team, based in Albany, Georgia in 2007. The team's home game were held at Paul Eames Sports Complex. The Peanuts played in the South Coast League and won the league title with a 59–28 record. However, the Peanuts most memorable moment was the managerial comeback of Wally Backman, who had been fired as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks due to off-field behavior. His return to managing and the Peanuts' 2007 season were documented by the TV series Playing for Peanuts.
On March 31, 2008, the South Coast League office issued an announcement that it was suspending operations as of April 1, citing an inability to close on a large amount of debt. While the statement claimed that it planned to resume operations in 2009, the league never returned. As a result, the Peanuts dissolved along with the league.
(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)
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- "South Georgia "Nuts" for Backman". Our Sports Central. December 20, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
- "Another Chance Ends Before a Season Does for Backman". New York Times. August 8, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
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