South Georgia Peanuts

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South Georgia Peanuts
Albany, Georgia
  • Independent
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
South Coast League
Minor league titles
League titles (1)
  • 2007
First half titles (1)
  • 2007
Second half titles (0) None
Team data
Colors Gold, navy
Previous parks
Manager Wally Backman
General Manager Keith Michlig[1]

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.[2] 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.

2007 season[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Half Record Finish GB League Standing Postseason
1st 33-11 .750 -- 1st Won 1st Half Title
2nd 26-17 .605 1.5 2nd
Total 59-28 .678 -- 1st League Champs
def. Macon Music, 2 games to 1


  1. ^ "South Georgia "Nuts" for Backman". Our Sports Central. December 20, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Another Chance Ends Before a Season Does for Backman". New York Times. August 8, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2016.