Peninsula War Memorial Stadium

From BR Bullpen

Peninsula War Memorial Stadium was built in 1947 in Hampton, VA, proudly serving for 60 years. It housed the Newport News Dodgers from 1947-1955. It later was home from 1963-1974 and 1976-1992 to the Peninsula Grays, Peninsula Astros, Peninsula Pilots, Peninsula Whips, Peninsula Pennants, Peninsula White Sox and Virginia Generals. While most of these teams were class A, the Whips were a AAA team in 1972-1973. Teams using the stadium as a home won three Piedmont League titles, four Carolina League titles (1971, 1977, 1980 and 1992), and 8 Division Titles (1965, 1971, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1992).

War Memorial has had a complete renovation is now home to the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plains League. It is a Summer College league and has kept the tradition of Peninsula War Memorial Stadium alive.