Lynchburg Hillcats


Lynchburg Hillcats

MiLB infobox
name = Lynchburg Hillcats
founded = 1966
city = Lynchburg, Virginia
misc =

uniform
class level = A
past class level=
current league = Carolina League (1966-present)
conference =
division = Northern Division
past league =
majorleague = Pittsburgh Pirates (1995-present)
pastmajorleague = Boston Red Sox (1988-1994)
* New York Mets (1976-1987)
* Texas Rangers (1975)
* Minnesota Twins (1970-1974)
* Chicago White Sox (1966-1969)
uniform =
nickname = Lynchburg Hillcats (1886-present)
pastnames =
ballpark = Calvin Falwell Field
pastparks =
leaguechamps = 5 (1978, 1983, 1984, 1997, 2002)
divisionchamps =
misc6 =
owner = Lynchburg Baseball Corp.
manager = Jeff Branson
gm = Paul Sunwall

The Lynchburg Hillcats are a minor league baseball team in Lynchburg, Virginia. They are a Class High-A team in the Carolina League, and have been a farm team of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 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.
*1962 South Atlantic League Regular Season Champions, White Sox lose to Macon 0-3.
*1963 South Atlantic League 2nd-Half Champions, White Sox lose to Augusta 2-3.
*1964 Southern League Champions, No playoffs.
*1973 Carolina League 1st-Half Champions, Twins lose to Winston-Salem 2-3.
*1977 Carolina League 1st-Half Champions, Mets lose to Peninsula 2-3.
*1978 Carolina League Champions, Mets over Peninsula 3-0.
*1982 Carolina League 2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Mets lose to Alexandria in one-game Divisional playoff.
*1983 Carolina League Champions, Mets sweep Northern Division and win over Winston-Salem 3-0.
*1984 Carolina League Champions, Mets sweep Northern Division and win over Durham 3-1.
*1985 Carolina League Northern Division Champions, Mets sweep Division lose to Winston-Salem 1-3.
*1988 Carolina League 2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox over Salem 2-1 in playoffs, lose to Kinston 2-3 in Championship.
*1989 Carolina League 1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox lose to Prince William 1-2 in playoffs.
*1991 Carolina League 2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox over Prince William 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Kinston 0-3 in Championship.
*1992 Carolina League Northern Division Champions, Red Sox sweep Division lose to Peninsula 2-3 in Championship.
*1997 Carolina League Champions, Hillcats win 2nd-Half Northern Division, over Frederick 2-0 in playoffs, over Kinston 3-1 in Championship.
*2000 Carolina League 2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats over Frederick 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Myrtle Beach 0-3 in Championship.
*2002 Carolina League Champions, Hillcats win Northern Division Wildcard, over Wilmington 2-1 in playoffs, over Kinston 3-1 in Championship.
*2003 Carolina League 1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats over Wilmington 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Winston-Salem 0-3 in Championship.
*2005 Carolina League 1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats lose to Frederick 0-2 in playoffs.

Current roster

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 spring training.

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


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lynchburg, Virginia —   City   …   Wikipedia

  • Calvin Falwell Field — Former names City Stadium Location 3180 Fort Avenue Lynchburg, Virginia Broke ground 1936 Opened 1939 Renovated 2004 …   Wikipedia

  • Atlanta Braves — Braves redirects here. For other uses, see Brave (disambiguation). Atlanta Braves 2012 Atlanta Braves season Established 1871 Based in Atlanta since 1966 …   Wikipedia

  • Danville Braves — Founded in 1993 Danville, Virginia Team Logo …   Wikipedia

  • Carolina League — Infobox compétition sportive Carolina League Généralités Création 1945 Organisateur(s) Carolina League …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Toronto Blue Jays minor league players — Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Toronto Blue Jays and rosters of their minor league affiliates. Contents 1 Players 1.1 Kevin Ahrens 1.2 Reidier Gonzalez 1.3 Anthony Go …   Wikipedia

  • The News & Advance — Type Daily newspaper Format Broadsheet Owner Media General Publisher Terry Jamerson Editor Joe Stinnett Founded …   Wikipedia

  • Carolina League — Deporte Béisbol País  Estados Unidos Fundación 1945 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mississippi Braves — Founded in 2005 Pearl, Mississippi Team Logo …   Wikipedia

  • Kris Benson — Benson pitching for the Orioles in 2006. Pitcher Born: November 7, 1974 (1974 11 07) (age …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.