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The Brunswick Pirates were a minor league baseball team based in Brunswick, Georgia. The team was a member of the Georgia–Florida League and a Class D affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1951–1956. In 1957 the team played as the Brunswick Phillies and merging with the Moultrie Phillies, splitting their games between Brunswick and Moultrie, Georgia, as an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The team played solely in Brunswick in 1958, before folding. However, the team became an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1962 as the Brunswick Cardinals and played again in 1963, before folding for a second, and final, time.

Brunswick Pirates
19511963
(1951–1958, 1962–1963)
Brunswick, Georgia
Class-level
Previous
  • Class A (1963)
  • Class D (1951–1958, 1962)
Minor league affiliations
LeagueGeorgia–Florida League
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 2 (1954, 1955)
Team data
Previous names
  • Brunswick Cardinals (1962–1963)
  • Brunswick Phillies (1958)
  • Brunswick/Moultrie Phillies (1957)
  • Brunswick Pirates (1951–1956)

Played all their home games in one Stadium, Lanier Field, re named after the team owner, Edo Miller Field in 1953 after his death.

Branch Rickey Jr. was team vice president from their inception in 1951 until their affiliation with the Pittsburgh Pirates ended after the 1956 season.

The Pirates won league titles in 1954 and 1955.

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