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The Albany Polecats were a minor league baseball team in Albany, Georgia. They were a low-A class team that played in the South Atlantic League, and were a farm team of both the Montreal Expos and the Baltimore Orioles during the franchise's tenure in Albany. They played all of their home games at the Paul Eames Sports Complex. While at Paul Eames Sports Complex during their tenure, the stadium was dubbed "Polecat Park", albeit the stadium was named after Paul Eames, a minor league baseball legend.[1] During the team’s four years in the South Atlantic League, the Polecats never finished higher than eighth overall in the fourteen-team league. Coupled with poor attendance by the Polecats, this proved too much to bear for the struggling franchise. Prior the 1996 season, the Albany Polecats were sold and moved north to Salisbury, Maryland, where the franchise became the current-day Delmarva Shorebirds.[2]

Albany Polecats
19921995
Albany, GA
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
PreviousLow-A
Minor league affiliations
LeagueSouth Atlantic League
DivisionSouthern Division
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles None
Division titles None
Team data
Previous names
  • Albany Polecats (1992-1995)
  • Sumter Flyers (1991)
Previous parks
Paul Eames Sports Complex (1992-1995)

List of Albany Polecats players in the MLBEdit

All players are listed in alphabetical order by their surname, with the year(s) they played for Albany in parentheses.

Year-by-year recordEdit

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1992 72-70 9th Lorenzo Bundy
1993 71-71 8th Mike O’Berry
1994 63-74 9th Butch Wynegar
1995 62-78 11th Doug Sisson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cardinal Park". The Alabama Florida League Web Site. Archived from the original on November 8, 2006.
  2. ^ Baker, Kent (September 21, 1995). "South Atlantic League will have Delmarva Shorebirds next season Kirk group buying team, will move it to Salisbury". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 3, 2019.