Newport News Dodgers

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Newport News Dodgers
19441955
Newport News, Virginia
Class-level
PreviousClass B
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Piedmont League (1944-1955)
Major league affiliations
PreviousBrooklyn Dodgers (1944-1955)
Minor league titles
League titles 3 (1946, 1948, 1954)

The Newport News Dodgers were a minor league baseball affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers between 1944 and 1955. They played in the Piedmont League and were based in Newport News, Virginia. The teams played at Peninsula War Memorial Stadium on Pembroke Avenue in Hampton, Virginia. The stadium was built by Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey. The Dodgers played there from 1948-1955. Previously, Newport News teams played at Builders' Park on Warwick Road (1944-1947) and prior to that at a ballpark on Wickham Avenue on the East End of Newport News. The Piedmont League folded after the 1955 season, ending Newport News' franchise. [1]

Newport News won Piedmont League championships in 1946, 1948 and 1954.

Notable Newport News Alumni[edit]

Baseball Hall of Fame alumni[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Gil Hodges (1946) 8 x MLB All-Star; Manager: 1969 World Series Champion - New York Mets
  • Johnny Podres (1951) 4 x MLB All-Star; 1955 World Series Most Valuable Player; 1956 NL ERA Leader

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