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Durham Athletic Park / NCCU Eagles

Durham Athletic Park, or “The DAP,” as it was affectionately called by Bulls fans for decades, is a cultural touchstone. The Bulls were among the first teams to spark the re-birth of minor league baseball when they began play in 1980. But, most people know the place from its role as the primary filming location […]

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Finch Field / Thomasville HiToms

Finch Field has been the home of Thomasville baseball since 1937, when the Thomasville Chairmakers posted a 63-48 record in the Class D Carolina State League, Since then, the ballpark has hosted teams in the North Carolina State League and the Carolina League, where current Florida skipper Jack McKeon won a championship in 1968. Today, […]

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Wake Forest Baseball Park / Wake Forest University

Baseball fans in North Carolina talk reverently about old-time Carolina League ballparks. Ironically, there aren’t many old-time Carolina League ballparks still in use as professional-baseball venues; Kinston is about it, really. Wake Forest Baseball Park, the former Ernie Shore Field and home of the Winston-Salem Warthogs, is now home to the Wake Forest University Demon […]

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Carolina League

The Carolina League began life after World War II as a North Carolina-based circuit but had expanded past the confines of the state by the 1980s. Today the league stretches from suburban Maryland and Virginia to South Carolina and Delaware. Class C / 1945-1948 Class B / 1949-1962High Class A / 1963-present Current TeamsFrederick KeysKinston […]

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