Winston-Salem Dash

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Team History[edit]

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.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2009 73-65 3rd Joe McEwing Lost in 1st round Rob Sasser Bobby Thigpen
2010 81-58 1st Joe McEwing Lost League Finals Rob Sasser Bobby Thigpen
2011 69-71 4th Julio Vinas Rob Sasser Gary Ward Bobby Thigpen
2012 87-51 1st Tommy Thompson Lost League Finals Gary Ward J.R. Perdew
2013 71-69 4th Ryan Newman Rob Sasser J.R. Perdew
2014 61-78 8th Tommy Thompson Gary Ward J.R. Perdew
2015 75-63 2nd Tim Esmay Lost in 1st round Charles Poe J.R. Perdew
2016 56-83 6th Joel Skinner Charles Poe Jose Bautista
2017 56-84 10th Willie Harris Charles Poe Brian Drahman
2018 84-54 1st Omar Vizquel Lost in 1st round Charles Poe Matt Zaleski Guillermo Quiroz
2019 72-61 3rd Justin Jirschele Jamie Dismuke Matt Zaleski
2020 Season cancelled
2021 43-76 12th Ryan Newman Mike Daniel Danny Farquhar
2022 Lorenzo Bundy Nicky Delmonico Danny Farquhar

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