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South Coast League (2007)

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South Coast LeagueFormed: 2007
Disbanded: March 31, 2008

First Game:
Last Game:

Seasons: 1
Franchises: 6
States: 3 (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina)

 

The South Coast League was a low-level independent baseball league in th Southeastern United States.  The SCL operated as a single-entity business model and lasted just a single season in the summer of 2007.  The league imploded financially and organizationally over the winter of 2007-08, and effectively folded when CEO Jamie Toole resigned in late March 2008.

The league is primarily notable for producing viral videos of ex-New York Met Wally Backman’s tirades as manager of the league champion South Georgia Peanuts club.  A film crew followed the Peanuts throughout the season and many of the clips remain available on YouTube.

 

 

South Coast League Franchise List

Franchise  Years Active South Coast League Champions
Aiken Foxhounds 2007 None
Anderson Joes 2007 None
Bradenton Juice 2007 None
Charlotte County Redfish 2007 None
Macon Music 2007 None
South Georgia Peanuts 2007 2007

 

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Playing For Peanuts – Uncensored Edition
The story of the 2007 South Georgia Peanuts from documentarian John Fitzgerald

Here’s a tip: If you want to see an absolutely breathtaking baseball documentary, catch Playing for Peanuts, which follows Backman during his year from hell managing the independent South Georgia Peanuts. –Jeff Pearlman, Sports Illustrated

Enjoy Playing for Peanuts for what it is: a humble, unassuming story about how baseball, even at its lowest levels, is a lot like life – maybe most of all like life at those lowest levels. –Ted Cox, Chicago Daily Herald

Laugh-out-loud funny! –MinorLeagueDugout.com

Written by AC

May 10th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

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