Long Beach Breakers

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Long Beach Breakers
Long Beach, California
Minor league affiliations
LeagueWestern Baseball League
Team data
Previous parks
Blair Field

The Long Beach Breakers were a minor league baseball team that played at Blair Field in Long Beach, California. They played in the independent Western Baseball League since 1978 and were not associated with any Major League Baseball team.

The Breakers were founded in 2001 and owned by Jerry Schoenfeld a California Businessman, The Breakers won a league championship in their 2001 inaugural season, they played for two seasons and were coached by Dodger Catcher Steve Yeager. The talented staff of coaches consisted of (Bench and Hitting Coach) Joe Magno former associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds and college baseball coach along with (pitching coaches) John Curtis California Angels and George Throop Kansas City Royals; the teams success was unprecedented as a new franchise and had talented player like Matt Luke, Marc Gutfeld, Doug Grabek and pitcher Ritchie Linares helping the team to the title. Unfortunately the team was forced to fold along with the league after the 2002 season; the team was replaced in 2005 by the Golden Baseball League's Long Beach Armada.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Steve Yeager, Manager - Former player for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • John Curtis, First Base Coach - Former Boston Red Sox Pitcher

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