The Salem Red Sox is a minor league professional baseball team in the Carolina League and an Advanced Class-A affiliate and farm team for the Boston Red Sox. They play all their home games at Hayley Toyota field in Salem, Va., under the leadership of manager Cory Wimberly. Professional baseball has been around the scenic Roanoke Valley in Virginia since 1887 when the Roanoke Machine Works saw its first team take the field. Since then, several different professional baseball teams have played in the area, settling finally in the Salem area. Before the start of the 2009 season, the team's latest affiliation change switched the team from Houston to the Boston Red Sox. The team's nickname became the Red Sox to reflect the change to the delight of loyal fans. Grab your Salem Red Sox baseball tickets at StubHub.
Who is the manager for the Salem Red Sox?
Corey Wimberly, assigned by the Boston Red Sox, returns for his second year as manager of the Salem Red Sox after he led his first full-season club to the playoffs in the Carolina League in 2019. Wimberly was a sixth-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in 2005. Wimberly, a native of Florida, has a career spanning more than a decade between the Rockies, Athletics, Braves, Indians, Mets, Pirates, Reds and Twins. Wimberly had a career batting average of .289 and reached several AAA affiliates before going to the Leones de Yucatan in the Mexican League. While there, he beat a .339 batting average. Wimberly got his start coaching professionally in 2017 as the manager of the Lowell Spinners.
What was the Salem Red Sox record last season?
The Salem Red Sox had a 67-70 record in 2019. At home, their record was 37-32. On the road, their record was 30-38.
What are the top Red Sox games in 2020?
The Salem Red Sox are set for 70 regular-season games at home. The schedule begins and ends with inter-division matchups. The first game is the Battle for 460 against the Lynchburg Hillcats. The homestand offers a seven-game series featuring four games against the Hillcats along with three other games hosting the Winston-Salem Dash.
How big is Hayley Toyota Field?
Originally Salem Memorial Ballpark, the first game played in what's now called Hayley Toyota Field was in August 1995 when the team was known as the Salem Avalanche. It's been through three affiliation changes since it opened in 1995. It went from the Colorado Rockies to the Houston Astros to the current affiliation with the Boston Red Sox. The stadium has a seating capacity of 6,421 and is one of the bigger parks in the Carolina League. The view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance beyond the right-field wall is enjoyed by many on game days.
Do the Red Sox have any rival teams?
The biggest rivals the Salem Red Sox have are the neighboring Lynchburg Hillcats. Both in the Northern Division of the Carolina League, the Salem Red Sox finished third in their division in 2019 just ahead of the Hillcats who finished fourth.
What Minor League baseball league does the Red Sox play in?
The Salem Red Sox play in the Northern Division of the Carolina League which is Class A Advanced. They are in the league with the Carolina Mudcats, Down East Wood Ducks, Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Frederick Keys, Fredericksburg Nationals, Lynchburg Hillcats, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Winston-Salem Dash.
Where can I get tickets to a Salem Red Sox baseball game?
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