Lincolnton Cardinals

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The Lincolnton Cardinals of Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States were a minor league baseball team. They began play when the Western Carolina League was formed in 1948. They won the league's first title that season. In 1953, they joined the Tar Heel League and played one season there.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1948 69-41 1st Fred Withers / Russell "Red" Mincy League Champs
1949 69-41 2nd Carl Miller Lost in 1st round
1950 49-61 6th Hugh Rudisill / Nathaniel Dodgin
1951 67-45 3rd Bob Beal Lost in 1st round
1952 72-39 1st Bob Beal Lost League Finals
1953 47-64 overall -- Burl Storie / Hugh Rudisill / Junior Dodgin / Charley Knight -- Team moved to Statesville July 12