Watertown Pirates

The Watertown Pirates were a Short-Season Class-A minor league baseball team located in Watertown, New York. The team played in the New York–Penn League from 1983 to 1998. They played their home games at the Duffy Fairgrounds Ball Park.

Watertown Pirates
19831998
Watertown, New York
Class-level
PreviousShort-Season A
Minor league affiliations
LeagueNew York–Penn League
Major league affiliations
Previous
Team data
Previous names
  • Watertown Indians (1989–1998)
  • Watertown Pirates (1983–1988)
MascotBlizzard the Polar Bear (1996-1998)
Previous parks
Duffy Fairgrounds

From 1983 until 1988 the club was affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Some notable Pirates, players from this era are Tim Wakefield, Jay Buhner, and Moisés Alou. In 1989 the team became in an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and were renamed the Watertown Indians. The team relocated to Staten Island, New York for the 1999 season and became the Staten Island Yankees.

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