Long Beach Lobsters
First game in franchise history.
Carl Yastrzemski drops a bombshell and retires at the
age of 28 after just one season with the Buenos
Aires Llamas. He couldn't take the losing.
The Llamas are renamed the Conquistadores.
Ed Schemer is named Rookie of the Year in the Blizzard
Attendance for the 1998 season plummets after the retirement
of Carl Yastrzemski. Management decides to move the
team to Spain and renames the team the Madrid
The Conquistadores are renamed the Wolves.
Management once again turns it's eyes to greener pastures,
relocating the team to Southern California and renaming
the team the Long Beach Lobsters.
Donovan Barnett wins the Blizzard League Rookie of the
Playoffs: The Lobsters win the Roehm Division for
the first time in franchise history. They face the Belfast
Bombers in the BLCS, but are defeated in six games.
Brett Wagner throws a perfect game against the Edmonton
Mike Castro throws a perfect game. It is the second
time in less than a year that a Lobsters pitcher throws
a no-hit game against Edmotnon.
Playoffs: Long Beach wins
it's first Weaver Series! They defeat the Cozumel
Mayans 4 games to 2.
Mike Castro wins his second straight Blizzard League
Cy Young Award. He won the award with Belfast
Josh Homme plays just over a month with the Lobsters
after being traded from the New
York Nukes... but he still manages to win the Blizzard
In his only Blizzard League season, Sendai Ashikaga
is named MVP. He announces his retirement a few weeks
Playoffs: The Lobsters win their third Roehm Division
title, but they are defeated by the Hong
Kong Dragons in the BLCS 4 games to 2.
Sam Thomas wins the Blizzard League Rookie of the Year
Ed Santos is named Blizzard League MVP. Santos becomes
the third Lobster in three seasons to be named MVP.
Russ Ford throws a perfect game against the Sicily
Playoffs: The Lobsters win
their second Weaver Championship! They dispatch
the Johannesburg Steelmen
in five games.
Ed Santos wins his second Blizzard League MVP.
Playoffs: The Lobsters return to the postseason
after a three year absence. They win the Roehm Division,
but the Tokyo Tsunamis defeat
them in the BLCS 4 games to 2.
8, 2018: Johnny Hubbell wins the Blizzard League
Cy Young Award.
9, 2018: Joey Monk is named MVP of the Blizzard
9, 2019: Pete Alexander throws a perfect game against
the Jamaica Rastafarians.
Playoffs: Long Beach makes it back to back Roehm
Division titles, but the Tokyo
Tsunamis beat them in the BLCS four games to one.
8, 2019: Nathan Frias wins the Blizzard League MVP
5, 2020: LaTroy Hawkins tosses a no-hitter against
the Tokyo Tsunamis.
4, 2020: The Lobsters set a record for the most
wins by a team in a single season, going 134-28 to break
the previous record of 133-29 held by the 2010 Cozumel
Playoffs: Long Beach wins
it's third Weaver Series championship! After
surviving the BLCS in a seven game series against Stockholm,
the Lobsters blow past the New York
Nukes in a four game Weaver Series sweep.
5, 2020: Ed Walsh wins the Blizzard League Cy Young
Playoffs: The Lobsters prevail in a thrilling Roehm
Division race, holding off three challengers during
the final week of the season to return to the playoffs,
but the Cairo Scorpions
end any hopes of Long Beach defending their Weaver Series
crown with a four game sweep in the BLCS.
Playoffs: Long Beach gets a rematch with Cairo
in the BLCS, and they get revenge as they beat them
4-2. But the Blizzard League Champions lose to Amity
in the Weaver Series in six games.