Lafayette Red Sox

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Lafayette Red Sox
Lafayette, Indiana
Class D 1955–1957
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Team data
Previous names
Previous parks
Columbian Park Recreational Center

The Lafayette Red Sox were a minor league team based in Lafayette, Indiana that played at Columbian Park Recreational Center. They were a charter member of the Midwest League in 1956, after playing in the predecessor Mississippi–Ohio Valley League in 1955 as the Lafayette Chiefs.[1] The franchise moved to Iowa and became the Waterloo Hawks in 1958, eventually evolving into today's Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League.[2] Lafayette was an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox (1956–1957) and Cleveland Indians (1955).[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Lafayette, Indiana Encyclopedia". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Baseball in Lafayette, Indiana". Retrieved July 3, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Loeb Stadium". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 3, 2018.