Wilmington Waves

The Wilmington Waves were a minor league baseball team in Wilmington, North Carolina. They were a Low-A class team that played in the South Atlantic League, and were a farm team of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the franchise’s only year in Wilmington. They played all of their home games at Brooks Field, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. However, due to the fact that Brooks Field was not easy to spot on campus, attendance for the Waves' home games was substantially low. Because of this handicap, the Waves were given a limited amount of time to find a new stadium or build a new one. But the deadline was not met and, prior the 2002 season, the Wilmington Waves were sold and moved to Albany, Georgia, where the franchise became the South Georgia Waves.

List of Wilmington Waves players in the MLB

All players are listed in alphabetical order by their surname, with the year they played for Wilmington in parentheses.

Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2001 73-63 6th Dino Ebel

Notes of Interest

  • Wilmington's mascot was a blue creature named "Crash". According to Crash's baseball card for the 2001 Wilmington Waves, Crash was born on November 11 2000 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Crash made his first appearance at the Westfield Shoppingtown Independence Mall with Santa Claus. Crash's favorite things were baseball, the beach, dancing, playing with water guns, and his park buddy, the Wilmington Waves’ head groundskeeper.
  • The Waves, along with the Lexington Legends, were two expansion teams for the South Atlantic League in 2001. Prior to the 2001 season, two teams from the high-A Florida State League (the Kissimmee Cobras and the St. Petersburg Devil Rays [not to be confused with the MLB Tampa Bay Rays]) were eliminated so that every MLB team now had one low-A team (in either the Midwest or the South Atlantic League) and one high-A team (in the California, Carolina, or the Florida State League) in their farm system.


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