The Pelicans Are Back


The chicago cubs in conjunction with the myrtle beach pelicans  are pleased to announce that buddy bailey will return to manage the Birds in his 34th season as a minor league manager. Bailey owns 2,202 regular season victories, the most among active minor league managers.

His clubs have reached postseason play eight times, including three of the last five seasons dating to 2016. In 2021, he guided the Pelicans to a second-place finish in the Low-A East South Division with a 59-61 record. Bailey managed at South Bend in 2019 following three campaigns as manager for Myrtle Beach from 2016-18.

During Bailey’s 2016-18 stint with the Pelicans he recorded 216 wins, collected three half-season Southern Division Championship titles, one Southern Division Championship title, and the Carolina League Championship title in 2016.

The number of former Pelicans who played under Bailey during that same 3-season stint and have since gone on to make their MLB debut now totals 23.