- Lynchburg Hillcats
name = Lynchburg Hillcats
founded = 1966
city = Lynchburg, Virginia
class level = A
past class level=
current league =
division = Northern Division
past league =
Boston Red Sox(1988-1994)
New York Mets(1976-1987)
* Texas Rangers (1975)
Chicago White Sox(1966-1969)
nickname = Lynchburg Hillcats (1886-present)
Calvin Falwell Field
leaguechamps = 5 (1978, 1983, 1984, 1997, 2002)
owner = Lynchburg Baseball Corp.
manager = Jeff Branson
The Lynchburg Hillcats are a
minor league baseballteam in Lynchburg, Virginia. They are a Class High-A team in the Carolina League, and have been a farm team of the Pittsburgh Piratessince 1995. The Hillcats play home games at Calvin Falwell Field; refurbished and renamed in 2004, the stadium seats 2,000 fans.
Division and League Championships
*1896 State League Champions, No playoffs.
*1906 Virginia League Champions, No playoffs.
*1940 Virginia League Champions, Senators over Harrisonburg 3-2.
*1944 Piedmont League Champions, Cardinals over Portsmouth Cubs 4-3.
*1948 Piedmont League Regular Season Champions, Cardinals lose to Newport News Dodgers 0-4.
*1949 Piedmont League Champions, Cardinals over Portsmouth Cubs 4-2.
South Atlantic LeagueRegular Season Champions, White Sox lose to Macon 0-3.
South Atlantic League2nd-Half Champions, White Sox lose to Augusta 2-3.
*1964 Southern League Champions, No playoffs.
Carolina League1st-Half Champions, Twins lose to Winston-Salem 2-3.
Carolina League1st-Half Champions, Mets lose to Peninsula 2-3.
Carolina LeagueChampions, Mets over Peninsula 3-0.
Carolina League2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Mets lose to Alexandria in one-game Divisional playoff.
Carolina LeagueChampions, Mets sweep Northern Division and win over Winston-Salem 3-0.
Carolina LeagueChampions, Mets sweep Northern Division and win over Durham 3-1.
Carolina LeagueNorthern Division Champions, Mets sweep Division lose to Winston-Salem 1-3.
Carolina League2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox over Salem 2-1 in playoffs, lose to Kinston 2-3 in Championship.
Carolina League1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox lose to Prince William 1-2 in playoffs.
Carolina League2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox over Prince William 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Kinston 0-3 in Championship.
Carolina LeagueNorthern Division Champions, Red Sox sweep Division lose to Peninsula 2-3 in Championship.
Carolina LeagueChampions, Hillcats win 2nd-Half Northern Division, over Frederick 2-0 in playoffs, over Kinston 3-1 in Championship.
Carolina League2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats over Frederick 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Myrtle Beach 0-3 in Championship.
Carolina LeagueChampions, Hillcats win Northern Division Wildcard, over Wilmington 2-1 in playoffs, over Kinston 3-1 in Championship.
Carolina League1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats over Wilmington 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Winston-Salem 0-3 in Championship.
Carolina League1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats lose to Frederick 0-2 in playoffs.
The 2008 Carolina League season is now over. Minor league teams do not maintain rosters during the off-season. A new roster will be assigned by the parent club during
Notable Lynchburg Alumni
Joe Beimel, 2000
José Castillo, 2001-02
Lenny Dykstra, 1983
Dwight Gooden, 1983
Lloyd McClendon, 1981-82
*John McNamara, 1952
Trot Nixon, 1994
Darryl Strawberry, 1981
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