George Tsamis – St. Paul

tsamisGeorge Tsamis begins his 17th year as manager of the Saints and 21st overall. He has a career managerial record of 1042-861 (.545 winning percentage) and has won three championships.

Tsamis, 49, was drafted in the 33rd round by the Toronto Blue Jays after his junior season at Stetson but elected to stay for his senior season. He went 11-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 1989 and the Minnesota Twins were impressed enough to draft him in the 15th round. On April 26, 1993, Tsamis made his major league debut versus the Milwaukee Brewers. He pitched in 41 games for the Twins that season compiling a record of 1-2 with one save.

Following his nine-year professional playing career where he registered a 57-31 minor league record, Tsamis became the pitching coach of the Waterbury (Conn.) Spirit in the Northeast League and was promoted to the managerial role in 1999.

He spent two years there before moving to New Jersey in 2001 where he went 107-72 in the regular season and defeated Winnipeg in the league championship series both years. In 2004, his club rallied past Schaumburg in five games to win the Northern League Championship.

Year Club League Affiliate Level Record Finish Playoffs
1999 Waterbury Northern Independent 36-50 8th/8
2000 Waterbury Northern Independent 40-46 6th/8 Lost Quarterfinals
2001 New Jersey Northern Independent 45-45 3rd/6 League Champions
2002 New Jersey Northern Independent 62-27 1st/8 League Champions
2003 St. Paul Northern Independent 52-38 3rd/10 Lost Semifinals
2004 St. Paul Northern Independent 61-34 1st/10 League Champions
2005 St. Paul Northern Independent 55-40 2nd/12 Lost Semifinals
2006 St. Paul American Association Independent 52-42 4th/10 Lost Finals
2007 St. Paul American Association Independent 57-39 2nd/10 Lost Finals
2008 St. Paul American Association Independent 42-54 9th/10
2009 St. Paul American Association Independent 49-47 T-4th/10
2010 St. Paul American Association Independent 45-51 7th/10
2011 St. Paul American Association Independent 56-44 3rd/14 Lost Finals
2012 St. Paul American Association Independent 52-48 6th/13
2013 St. Paul American Association Independent 47-53 9th/13
2014 St. Paul American Association Independent 48-52 T-6th/12
2015 St. Paul American Association Independent 74-26 2nd/13 Lost Semifinals
2016 St. Paul American Association Independent 61-39 T-1st/12 Lost Semifinals
2017 St. Paul American Association Independent 48-52 7th/12
2018 St. Paul American Association Independent 59-41 T-4th/12 Lost Finals