The Danville Warriors were a minor league baseball team located in Danville, Illinois. The team played in the Midwest League. Their home stadium was Danville Stadium, also known at times in the past as Danville Stadium Park. The Warriors entered the Midwest League as a co-op club in 1970 and became an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers in 1971. They remained a Brewers farm club through 1974. The team changed its name to the Danville Dodgers when it became a Los Angeles Dodgers farm club in 1975. It operated through 1976, after which it was disbanded. 
The Warriors experienced their share of success in their five years in the league under that nickname. They were Southern Division first half champions in 1971 (losing to Quad Cities in the playoffs); won the Southern Division in both halves in 1972 and going on to win the league championship; again won the division first half championship in 1973, beating Decatur in the first round of the playoffs but losing in the championship round to Wisconsin Rapids; and winning the second half division championship in 1974, going on to win the league title by defeating Quad Cities and Appleton in succession. 
Major league stars who played for the Danville Warriors 
A number of Warriors went on to play in major league baseball. Warriors alumni who made the majors include Cecil Cooper, Gorman Thomas, Darrell Porter, Pedro Garcia and Bill Travers. The most prominent Danville Dodgers alumni in the big leagues were Pedro Guerrero and Dave Stewart. 
- MWLGuide.com, "Baseball in Danville, Illinois". Updated February 20, 2000; downloaded April 7, 2013.
- MWLGuide.com, "Midwest League 1970" http://www.mwlguide.com/years/1970/ ; ibid., "Midwest League 1971" http://www.mwlguide.com/years/1971/ ; ibid., "Midwest League 1972" http://www.mwlguide.com/years/1972/ ; ibid., "Midwest League 1973" http://www.mwlguide.com/years/1973/ ; ibid., "Midwest League Guide 1974"http://www.mwlguide.com/years/1974/ ; ibid., "Midwest League 1975" http://www.mwlguide.com/years/1975/ ; ibid., "Midwest League Guide 1976" http://www.mwlguide.com/years/1976/ . All updated November 2000; downloaded April 7, 2013.
- MWLGuide, ibid.
External Links 
Astroland.net, "Dean, DeLeon Combine On No-Hitter for Astros" http://www.astroland.net/deandeleonnohit.html . This blog post has an old picture of the Warriors' stadium Danville Stadium Park, and discusses a 1973 no-hitter thrown by the Cedar Rapids Astros against Danville.
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