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1984-1994 Winston-Salem Spirits

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Winston-Salem SpiritsCarolina League (1984-1994)

Born: 1984 – Re-branded from Winston-Salem Red Sox
Died:
1995 – Re-branded as Winston-Salem Warthogs.

Stadium: Ernie Shore Field

Team Colors: Purple & Green

Owner:

 

The Winston-Salem Spirits were a Class-A minor baseball team in the North Carolina city of Winston-Salem between 1984 and 1994.  The Spirits served as a farm team to the Boston Red Sox (1984), Chicago Cubs (1985-1992) and the Cincinnati Reds (1993-1994) during their 11-season run.  The Spirit won the Carolina League crown in 1986.

Key players that played at Winston-Salem during the Spirits era include: Mike Greenwell (1984), Jamie Moyer (1985) and Joe Girardi (1987).

The purple-and-green clad Spirits appear as one of the Carolina League opponents in the 1988 Kevin Costner classic Bull Durham.

 

==Links==

Carolina League Media Guides

Carolina League Programs

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Written by AC

June 14th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

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