Portland Pilots (baseball)

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The Portland Pilots were a minor league baseball team in Portland, Maine, who played as members of the Class B level New England League from 1946 to 1949. First playing in 1946 as the Portland Gulls, the Pilots played through the 1949 season, when the New England League permanently folded. The Pilots were an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1948 and 1949. The Portland Gulls and Portland Pilots team played home games at Portland Stadium.[1][2]

Preceding the Portland Pilots and Gulls, Portland, Maine had a long history of play in the New England League, beginning in 1886. The Pilots were preceded as members of the New England League by Portland (1886–1888, 1891–1896), the Portland Phenoms (1899), Portland (1901), Portland Duffs (1913–1915), Portland Blue Sox (1919), Portland Eskimos (1926–1927) and Portland Mariners (1928–1930).[3][4][5]

Until the Portland Sea Dogs expanded into the minor league Eastern League as the Florida Marlins' AA affiliate, the Pilots were the last professional baseball team in Portland.

The Portland Sea Dogs were preceded in the Eastern League by the Portland Duffs (1916) and Portland Paramounts (1917).[6][7][8][9]

Year by year recordEdit

1946: 20-99-1

1947: 45-80

1948: 78-47

1949: 66-57 (league champions)[10]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flashback: Fitzpatrick Stadium". Press Herald. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Portland, Maine Encyclopedia".
  3. ^ "Portland, ME - BR Bullpen".
  4. ^ "New England League - BR Bullpen".
  5. ^ "New England League (B) Encyclopedia and History".
  6. ^ "Portland, ME - BR Bullpen".
  7. ^ "Eastern League - BR Bullpen".
  8. ^ "Portland, Maine Encyclopedia".
  9. ^ "1916 Eastern League".
  10. ^ History Portland Sea Dogs