951 Ballpark Way
MLB Affiliate: Chicago White Sox
Carolina League Southern Division
Photo Credit: Ben Spanier
Winston-Salem is one of many North Carolina locales to boast a rich history in professional baseball, cradled in the Piedmont foothills between Deep River and the Appalachians, the nine-time Carolina League Championship-winning franchise in this Sun Belt metropolity has been a staple of culture here since mid-century.
The team that became today’s Dash has been associated with a litany of MLB organizations and has had several ballparks. From 1956 to 2009 the team played at Ernie Shore Field, from 1961 to 1984 as the Winston-Salem Red Sox. When the club switched affiliations, they became known as the Spirits and later the Warthogs.
Since 1997, the team has been the High-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, moving in 2010 to BB&T Ballpark and becoming the Dash. The old ballpark changed names and was bequeathed to Wake Forest, while the new one joins the fraternity of state-of-the-art yards in the Carolinas.
Winners of the Mills Cup in 1950, 1951, 1964, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1993, and 2003.