The Brevard County Manatees
are a minor league baseball
team of the Florida State League
, and are the A-Advanced
affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers
. They are based in Viera, Florida
, and play their home games at Space Coast Stadium
; built in , the park holds 8,100 fans and is also the Spring Training
home of the Washington Nationals
The Manatees will be affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers through 2012, as the two organizations extended their player development contract (PDC) in the spring of .
is known as Manny the Manatee. During the time that the team was affiliated with the Marlins, the mascot was named Hugh.
In , the Manatees made it to the Florida State League championship series, but lost in the finals to the Tampa Yankees
. They made a second championship series appearance in . However, due to the September 11 attacks
, the championship series was canceled and the Manatees and Tampa Yankees were declared co-champions. In , the Manatees won the title in their division, but lost in the league finals to the Clearwater Threshers
in four games.
On August 12, 2009, the Manatees recorded the 1,000th win in franchise history with an 8–2 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays.
In April 2007, on "World Record First Pitch Attempt Day" the stadium was opened at 6:00 a.m. for the... Read More