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The Erie SeaWolves are a minor league baseball team based in Erie, Pennsylvania. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball club.

The SeaWolves play in Jerry Uht Park, located in downtown Erie; opened in 1995, it seats 6,000 fans. The team began play at the AA level in 1999 as an affiliate of the Anaheim Angels before switching to the Detroit Tigers in 2001.

The SeaWolves name refers to Erie's location along Lake Erie, as well as the relationship between the original SeaWolves Class-A team and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Historically speaking, the term "sea wolf" was synonymous with "pirate": individuals who commit or practice piracy. The team colors are black and orange.

Prior to the establishment of the Eastern League franchise, they were an A-level affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the New York - Penn League from 1995 to 1998. Afterwards, the SeaWolves (keeping its past records and history) moved to the Eastern League, while the Mahoning Valley Scrappers were formed in their place. Previous minor league franchises in Erie with various affiliations played under the names Sailors, Orioles and Cardinals.

Alumni[]

  • Tim Belcher
  • Brennan Boesch
  • Jeremy Bonderman
  • Eddie Bonine
  • Toby Borland
  • Shawn Boskie
  • Brent Clevlen
  • Deivi Cruz
  • José Guillén
  • Curtis Granderson
  • Jack Hannahan
  • Omar Infante
  • Matt Joyce
  • Jair Jurrjens
  • John Lackey
  • Jeff Larish
  • Preston Larrison
  • Wilfredo Ledezma
  • Al Levine
  • Nook Logan
  • Cameron Maybin
  • Andrew Miller
  • Eric Munson
  • Ramón Ortiz
  • Mike Rabelo
  • Aramis Ramírez
  • Cody Ross
  • Max St. Pierre
  • Humberto Sánchez
  • Ramón Santiago
  • Scot Shields
  • Kyle Sleeth
  • Clete Thomas
  • Andrés Torres
  • Justin Verlander
  • Shawn Wooten
  • Joel Zumaya

Eastern League history[]

Season results[]

Season Affiliation Manager Record
1999 Angels Garry Templeton 81–61, 1st place South
2000 Angels Don Wakamatsu 47–94, 6th place South
2001 Tigers Luis Pujols 84–58, 1st place South
2002 Tigers Kevin Bradshaw 52–89, 6th place South
2003 Tigers Kevin Bradshaw 72–70, 3rd place South
2004 Tigers Rick Sweet 80–62, 2nd place South
2005 Tigers Duffy Dyer 63–79, 6th place South
2006 Tigers Duffy Dyer 60–81, 6th place South
2007 Tigers Matt Walbeck 81–59, 1st place South
2008 Tigers Tom Brookens 68–74, 4th place South
2009 Tigers Tom Brookens 71-70, 4th place South
2010 Tigers Phil Nevin 66-76, 6th place West
2011 Tigers Chris Cron --

Postseason results[]

  • 1999: Lost to Harrisburg Senators, 3 games to 1, in opening round
  • 2001: Lost to Reading Phillies, 3 games to 1, in opening round
  • 2004: Lost to Altoona Curve, 3 games to 0, in opening round
  • 2007: Lost to Akron Aeros, 3 games to 1, in opening round

New York-Penn League history[]

Season results[]

Season Affiliation Manager Record
1995 Pirates Scott Little 34-41, 3rd place Stedler
1996 Pirates Jeff Richardson 30-46, 4th place Stedler
1997 Pirates Marty Brown 50-26, 1st place Stedler
1998 Pirates Tracy Woodson 26-50, 4th place Stedler

Postseason results[]

  • 1997: Lost to Pittsfield Mets, 2 games to 0, in opening round

Mascot[]

File:CWolf.jpg

C. Wolf with students at an Erie-area elementary school.

The Erie SeaWolves' official mascot is an anthropomorphic, grey canidae named C. Wolf. He wears the team's official home jersey with pirate hat, orange and white bandanna, and eye patch. During the SeaWolves home games, C. Wolf is generally presented with the song, Hungry Like The Wolf, by Duran Duran.

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