Dayton Ducks

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Dayton Ducks
Dayton, Ohio
  • Class C (1933–1942)
  • Class B (1932)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1932)
Team data
Previous names
  • Dayton Ducks (1932–1938, 1941–1942)
  • Dayton Wings (1939–1940)
Previous parks
  • Hudson Field
  • North Side Field

The Dayton Ducks were a minor league baseball team that played in the Central League in 1932 and then the Middle Atlantic League from 1933–1942. The team took its name from their owner and field manager, former St. Louis Cardinals player Ducky Holmes.[1] They were affiliated with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1934–35, 1938–1942 and the Chicago White Sox in 1937. The team was briefly known as the Dayton Wings from 1939–1940, when Holmes was not involved with the club.[1]

Future North Carolina politician and labor leader Wilbur Hobby dropped out of school to serve as the Ducks' batboy and trainer.


  1. ^ a b Crossley, Andy. "1939-1940 Dayton Wings". Retrieved 30 April 2014. 

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