Winston-Salem Dash

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Winston-Salem Dash
Founded in 1945
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
WinstonSalemDash.PNG WinstonSalemDashcap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Advanced-A
Minor league affiliations
League Carolina League
Division Southern Division
Major league affiliations
Current
Minor league titles
League titles 1928, 1950, 1951, 1964, 1970, 1973, 1986, 1993, 2003.
Team data
Nickname Winston-Salem Dash (2009–present)
Previous names
  • Winston-Salem Warthogs (1995–2008)
  • Winston-Salem Spirits (1984–1994)
  • Winston-Salem Red Sox (1961–1983)
  • Winston-Salem Red Birds (1957–1960)
  • Winston-Salem Cardinals (1945–1953)
  • Winston-Salem Twins (1905, 1908–1917, 1920–1933, 1937–1942, 1954–1956)
Ballpark BB&T Ballpark (2010–present)
Previous parks
Ernie Shore Field (Now Called Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park) (1956–2009) * South Side Park (1945–1955)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Billy Prim /
Sports Menagerie
Manager Tommy Thompson
General manager Geoff Lassiter

The Winston-Salem Dash is a minor league baseball team in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. They are a Class High-A team in the Carolina League and have been a farm team of the Chicago White Sox since 1997. The Dash began playing their home games at the new BB&T Ballpark beginning in 2010 after having Ernie Shore Field (now known as Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park) as their home from 1956 to 2009.

History[edit]

Previous baseball clubs in Winston-Salem had typically been called the "Twins", in reference to the long-since-merged "Twin Cities" of Winston and Salem since 1905. The Twins played in the Virginia-North Carolina League in 1905, the Carolina Baseball Association from 1908 to 1917 and the Piedmont League from 1920 to 1933 and again from 1937 to 1942.

The current franchise joined the Carolina League in 1945, and is the oldest continuously operating team in that circuit. Originally a St. Louis Cardinals affiliate, it retained the Twins name until 1953, when it became the Winston-Salem Cardinals.

After a brief period (1957–60) as the Winston-Salem Red Birds, the team switched affiliation in 1961 to the Boston Red Sox. It remained with the Red Sox for 22 years, and was known until 1983 as the Winston-Salem Red Sox. In 1984, the team changed affiliates again, this time contracting with the Chicago Cubs, and changed its name to the Winston-Salem Spirits.

The logo of the Winston-Salem Warthogs, used from 1995 to 2008

The team initially retained the Spirits name after becoming the Cincinnati Reds A-level affiliate in 1993, winning the Carolina League championship in that same year. After the 1994 season, the club decided to change its name and sponsored a contest through the local newspaper, the Winston-Salem Journal, to come up with a new name. The winning entry, the Warthogs, became the official team name in 1995. In addition to being alliterative, it also referred to the somewhat-celebrated acquisition of some warthogs at the state zoo around that time. As the Warthogs, they were the league champion in 2003.

On December 4, 2008, the team publicly announced that they would be called the Winston-Salem Dash from 2009 onward. The Dash name is rumored to be attributed a nickname for the city of Winston-Salem, "The Dash," a reference to the dash (-) symbol used in the middle of the city's name, despite the fact that it is actually a hyphen.

As the Warthogs, the team's mascot was Wally Warthog. With the new nickname, the Dash held a name-the-mascot contest for Wally's replacement. In keeping with the image of speed implied by "The Dash", the new mascot is a lightning-themed character named Bolt.[1]

Ballparks[edit]

The club originally played at South Side Park, south of the downtown area. When that park burned, a new park was built on the north side, near the Wake Forest campus and the RJR plant, and named Ernie Shore Field in honor of the former major leaguer who had led the fund drive for the new ballpark. Opened in 1956, Ernie Shore Field seats 6,000 fans. BB&T Ballpark was hoped to be completed for the 2009 season, or sometime within the season, but construction came to a halt due to a lack of funding. Meanwhile, Ernie Shore Field had been sold to Wake Forest and renamed as Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park, compelling the Dash to lease the ballpark back for the 2009 season. On June 2, 2009, the Dash announced a new scheduled opening for the 2010 season.[2]

On February 24, 2010, the Dash announced BB&T Ballpark's official name.[3]

The Dash finally opened the new BB&T Ballpark on April 13, 2010.[4]

Year-by-year record[edit]

(Compiled from[5])

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs League/Notes
1905 10–14 3rd J.C. "Con" Strothers / Earle Holt League disbanded August 19 Virginia-North Carolina League, Salisbury-Spencer (24–28) moved to Winston-Salem July 17
1908 41–48 4th Robert Carter none Carolina Baseball Association, Known as "Twins"
1909 54–52 4th Robert Carter none
1910 51–57 4th James McKivett none
1911 72–37 1st Charles Clancy none League Champs
1912 63–47 2nd Charles Clancy none
1913 66–49 1st Charles Clancy none League Champs
1914 70–47 1st Charles Clancy none League Champs
1915 53–69 5th Charles Clancy none
1916 63–48 2nd Charles Clancy none
1917 17–20 4th Charles Clancy League ceased operations May 30
1920 56–65 4th Bill Shumaker / Eddie Brennan / Jim Kelly Piedmont League
921 62–58 4th Charles Clancy
1922 66–59 3rd Charles Clancy
1923 59–63 4th Bill Leard / Mike Fahey
1924 59–62 4th Bill Jackson none
1925 77–49 1st Charles Carroll Lost League Finals
1926 64–81 5th Cy Chisolm / Red Irby / Walt Christensen / Art Bourg
1927 79–64 3rd Charles McMillan
1928 82–51 1st Bunny Hearn League Champs
1929 77–63 3rd George Whiteman
1930 70–71 4th Hal Weafer / Claude Joyner /
Charles Carroll / [Johnny Brock
1931 55–79 6th Bunny Hearn / Bob "Stuffy" McCrone
1932 18–28 Harry Wilke Winston-Salem moved to [High Point (50-38) August 20
1933 42–99 6th Jim Poole / Art Bourg none
1937 35–105 8th Alvin Crowder / Pepper Rhea /
Phil Lundeen / Walt VanGrofski
1938 46–92 8th Walt VanGrofski / Joe Prerost
1939 54–84 8th Charles Clancy
1940 45–85 8th Eddie Moore / Ray Brubaker
1941 54–82 8th Jake Atz
1942 52–81 8th Jack Tighe / Al Unser
1945 61–76 6th George Smith / George Ferrell Carolina League Known as "Cardinals"
1946 68–72 5th Zip Payne
1947 85–57 2nd Zip Payne Lost in 1st round
1948 76–65 5th Zip Payne
1949 84–61 2nd Willie Duke / George Ferrell / Roland LeBlanc Lost in 1st round
1950 106–47 1st George Kissell League Champs
1951 81–58 2nd Harold Olt League Champs
1952 74–63 3rd Harold Olt / Jimmy Brown Lost in 1st round
1953 69–70 6th Jimmy Brown
1954 44–94 8th Ralph Hodgin / Herb Brett Known as "Twins"
1955 65–73 7th Ken Silvestri / Aaron Robinson
1956 59–91 8th George Hausmann / Lee "Pete" Peterson
1957 72–68 4th George Kissell Known as "Red Birds"
1958 69–68 5th Vern Benson
1959 67–62 4th Al Unser Lost in 1st round
1960 61–76 5th Chase Riddle
1961 68–72 4th Elmer Yoter (33-37) / Walt Novick (35–35) none Known as "Red Sox"
1962 76–64 3rd Eddie Popowski / Mace Brown Lost in 1st round
1963 67–76 7th Matt Sczesny / Bill Slack
1964 82–57 1st Bill Slack League Champs
1965 65–79 7th Bill Slack
1966 82–58 1st Bill Slack Lost in League Finals
1967 69–68 6th (t) Bill Slack
1968 56–81 9th Bill Slack
1969 77–67 4th Matt Sczesny Lost in 1st round
1970 79–58 1st Bill Slack League Champs
1971 67–67 4th Don Lock
1972 65–74 5th Rac Slider
1973 77–62 2nd Bill Slack League Champs
1974 76–61 3rd Bill Slack none
1975 81–62 2nd John Kennedy none
1976 80–57 1st Tony Torchia none League Champs
1977 61–77 4th Tony Torchia
1978 55–77 6th Bill Slack
1979 85–55 1st Bill Slack none League Champs
1980 76–64 4th Buddy Hunter
1981 72–67 2nd Buddy Hunter
1982 45–93 7th Rac Slider
1983 74–66 3rd Bill Slack Lost in League Finals
1984 58–82 8th Bill Slack Known as "Spirits"
1985 58–81 8th Cal Emery
1986 82–56 2nd Jim Essian League Champs
1987 72–68 3rd (t) Jay Loviglio Lost in 1st round
1988 73–67 5th [ay Loviglio
1989 64–71 6th Jay Loviglio
1990 86–54 2nd Brad Mills
1991 83–57 2nd Brad Mills
1992 66–73 7th Bill Hayes
1993 72–68 3rd (t) Mark Berry League Champs
1994 67–70 4th Mark Berry Lost in League Finals
1995 69–68 3rd Mark Berry Known as "Warthogs"
1996 74–65 3rd Phillip Wellman
1997 63–77 7th Mike Heath (38-53) / Mark Haley (25-24)
1998 79–60 2nd Chris Cron Lost in League Finals
1999 63–75 7th Jerry Terrell
2000 68–71 4th Brian Dayett
2001 54–86 8th Wally Backman
2002 50–90 7th Razor Shines
2003 71–67 5th Razor Shines League Champs
2004 74–66 4th Ken Dominguez / Nick Leyva Lost in 1st round
2005 77–64 3rd Chris Cron Lost in 1st round
2006 66–72 5th Rafael Santana
2007 64–74 5th Tim Blackwell
2008 71–68 4th Tim Blackwell Lost in semi-finals
2009 73–65 3rd Joe McEwing Lost in 1st round Known as "Dash"
2010 81–58 1st Joe McEwing Lost in League Finals
2011 69–71 4th Julio Vinas
2012 87–51 1st Tommy Thompson Lost in League Finals
2013 71–69 3rd Ryan Newman

Roster[edit]

Winston-Salem Dash roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 33 Jose Bautista
  • 14 Tony Bucciferro
  • -- Jake Cose Injury icon 2.svg
  • 23 Tyler Danish Injury icon 2.svg
  • 30 Brad Goldberg
  • 27 Sean Hagan
  • 34 Kyle Hansen
  • 29 Zach Isler
  • 16 Euclides Leyer
  •  3 Terance Marin
  • 36 Francellis Montas
  • 40 Jefferson Olacio
  • 35 Brauilo Ortiz
  • -- David Putman
  • 24 Jeffrey Wendelken

Catchers

  •  8 Mike Marjama
  • 21 Omar Narvaez

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • 31 J. R. Perdew (pitching)
  • 32 Gary Ward (hitting)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Chicago White Sox 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated June 27, 2014
Transactions
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2014 Player stats[edit]

As of July 4, 2014

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Tim Anderson, SS 68 286 48 85 18 7 6 31 7 68 .297 10
Keon Barnum, 1B 81 297 31 72 18 1 6 37 24 101 .242 3
Nick Basto, 3B 44 156 15 46 9 2 2 21 7 35 .295 0
Grant Buckner, OF 49 159 16 42 10 1 3 18 7 23 .264 2
Jason Coats, OF 81 301 46 80 17 0 13 53 21 44 .266 5
Joey DeMichele, 2B 79 288 37 77 19 1 2 26 28 49 .267 6
Courtney Hawkins, CF 79 282 46 72 17 4 13 59 35 82 .255 7
Adam Heisler, OF 33 113 15 32 5 3 2 9 11 15 .283 7
Justin Jirschele, OF 30 91 9 32 5 0 0 3 8 3 .352 3
Michael Johnson, SS 22 64 6 10 2 0 0 6 9 13 .156 0
Mike Marjama, C 46 159 11 35 7 1 2 9 6 19 .220 2
Jacob May, OF 79 302 48 77 21 7 1 19 22 53 .255 28
Martin Medina, C 37 126 12 34 6 1 0 16 10 35 .270 3
Omar Narvaez, C 10 32 7 9 2 0 2 7 5 4 .281 1
Cleuluis Rondon, 2B 3 10 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .100 0
Zach Voight, 3B 19 59 6 12 3 0 2 6 9 15 .203 0
Keenyn Walker, OF 23 68 8 14 4 0 0 5 9 30 .206 5
Team totals - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Jose Bautista 1 0 4.09 8 0 0 11.0 11 8 5 0 7 8
Sean Bierman 0 0 3.38 5 0 0 5.1 5 3 2 1 4 6
Bryan Blough 1 2 1.93 13 1 4 18.2 17 7 4 1 5 20
Tony Bucciferro 6 7 3.81 17 17 0 104.0 116 55 44 6 10 76
Jarrett Casey 1 0 0.00 6 0 2 8.0 5 0 0 0 2 11
Evan Crawford 0 1 3.38 2 0 0 2.2 1 2 1 0 2 6
Tyler Danish 1 1 5.16 7 7 0 29.2 42 24 17 3 7 26
Brad Goldberg 3 4 5.76 21 6 1 50.0 63 47 32 2 27 40
Sean Hagan 0 0 4.56 20 0 1 25.2 24 15 13 2 10 18
Kyle Hansen 5 4 4.17 25 0 1 41.0 43 22 19 1 16 41
Brandon Hardin 0 0 1.32 14 0 4 13.2 7 2 2 1 5 11
Zach Isler 1 5 5.40 21 0 1 26.2 35 22 16 1 19 29
Myles Jaye 3 0 1.55 4 4 0 29.0 22 8 5 2 5 15
Euclides Leyer 1 2 4.03 26 0 3 44.2 40 21 20 3 22 41
Terance Marin 2 0 2.37 5 3 0 19.0 20 14 5 1 5 17
Francellis Montas 4 0 1.60 10 10 0 62.0 45 16 11 2 14 56
Jefferson Olacio 0 4 5.24 22 4 0 44.2 55 35 26 2 25 39
Braulio Ortiz 0 8 5.05 20 9 3 51.2 64 34 29 3 33 51
David Putman 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 0 0 2 2
Mike Recchia 4 3 2.90 7 7 0 40.1 27 15 13 3 10 47
Jeffrey Wendelken 5 7 4.44 17 17 0 95.1 114 62 47 9 18 72
Team totals - - - - - - - - - - - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/fans/page.jsp?ymd=20090216&content_id=510944&vkey=fans_t580&fext=.jsp&sid=t580
  2. ^ http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090602&content_id=5102340&vkey=pr_t580&fext=.jsp&sid=t580
  3. ^ http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090602&content_id=5102340&vkey=pr_t580&fext=.jsp&sid=t580
  4. ^ http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100414&content_id=9285344&vkey=news_t580&fext=.jsp&sid=t580
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/

External links[edit]

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