Fort Myers Sun Sox

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Fort Myers Sun Sox
19891990
Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers Sun Sox.png
Team logo
Class-level
Previous Independent Winter League
Minor league affiliations
League Senior Professional Baseball Association
Division Southern Division
Team data
Previous parks
Terry Park

The Fort Myers Sun Sox were one of the eight original franchises that began play in the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989. The club was managed by Pat Dobson, while Joe Coleman, Dyar Miller, Jerry Terrell and Tony Torchia served as coaches.[1][2] The Sun Sox played their home games at Terry Park in Fort Myers.[3]

The Sun Sox finished their inaugural season in second place in the Southern Division with a 37-35 record. Their offense was led by the league's top hitter, Tim Ireland, who posted a .374 batting average, while Kim Allen topped the circuit with 33 stolen bases and Amos Otis belted 11 home runs. Unfortunately, the Sun Sox were eliminated by the Bradenton Explorers in the playoffs.[2]

The following season, ownership squabbles in Fort Myers caused the Sun Sox to fold and the league to cease operations less than halfway through its second season.[2]

Notable players

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Sources

  1. ^ a b 1989–1990 Fort Myers Sun Sox. The Trading Card Database. Retrieved on February 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Solomon, Burt (1997). The Baseball Timeline: The Day-By-Day History of Baseball, from Valley Forge to the Present Day. Avon Books. ISBN 978-0-3807-8291-8
  3. ^ Fort Myer’s Terry Park – Over 100 Years of Baseball History. Deadball Baseball website. Retrieved on February 23, 2016.


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