The Winston-Salem Dash, formerly of the Carolina League, briefly in High-A East, and now in the South Atlantic League, are mostly owned by their parent club. The Chicago White Sox farmhands play their home games at Truist Stadium in Winston-Salem.
The ChiSox bought a majority stake in their then 16-season affiliate in 2014. NBA star Chris Paul is a minority owner.
MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization raised the nearby Greensboro Grasshoppers, putting them and the Dash in the same league for the first time since 1968. Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan offered a friendly wager on their season series, putting up a pair of Wrangler jeans, and Winston-Salem's Allen Joines covered with a dozen hot Krispy Kremes; the 'Hoppers August 12th victory gave Vaughan the Kremes.
More than 100 years ago, as Winston and Salem were growing together, they fielded a joint professional baseball team that took the nickname Twins in 1908. The cities officially merged five years later - adding the hyphen from which the Winston-Salem Warthogs would misappropriate "Dash" in 2009.
The Dash play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Winston-Salem Salsa, with the branding suggesting it refers not to the dance but to the sauce.