Minor League Membership: Carolina League, Southern Division
Class Level: High-A
Home Stadium: BB&T Ballpark
Winston-Salem Dash Tickets
As the High-A affiliate for the Chicago White Sox, the Winston-Salem Dash enjoy a rich baseball tradition in North Carolina. Founded in 1905, the Dash has been in operation for over a century and is the only remaining charter member of the Carolina League. Throughout its history, the team has seen multiple name changes and has been affiliated with a variety of Major League Baseball teams. Winston-Salem Dash home games take place at BB&T Ballpark, a popular facility near the city's downtown that opened in 2010. The team continuously draws the highest attendance numbers of any team in the Carolina League, a trend that began when BB&T Ballpark opened. Throughout its history, the franchise has seen countless players advance and eventually join the major leagues, including 42 future MLB All-Stars. Since 2009, 58 Winston-Salem Dash alumni have made it to the major leagues. Buy your Winston-Salem Dash tickets now at StubHub.
Who are some of the best players in the history of the Winston-Salem Dash?
The Winston-Salem Dash team has seen countless future major leaguers play for the franchise. Over 40 Winston-Salem alumni have gone on to become MLB All-Stars, including Wade Boggs, Aaron Boone, Joe Girardi, Chris Sale and Wilbur Wood. The franchise has a rich history of Major League affiliation with over a dozen teams, leading to a seemingly endless list of past players. However, in recent history, the Chicago White Sox have sent players like Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, Addison Reed, Carlos Rodon and Marcus Semien to suit up for Winston-Salem Dash games.
Has the Winston-Salem Dash ever won a championship?
Yes! The Winston-Salem Dash has won several league titles in its history, most recently in 1993 and 2003. In 2015 and 2018, the Dash made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated. The 2019 High-A season saw the Winston-Salem Dash barely miss the playoffs, finishing second in the Southern Division with a record of 72-61.
Who is the manager of the Winston-Salem Dash?
The manager of the Winston-Salem Dash is Ryan Newman, is returning to the team after last managing it in 2013. Newman was most recently manager for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, the Low-A affiliate of the White Sox, and is now back for his second stint in Winston-Salem. Newman will be joined in the dugout by Danny Farquhar, a former major leaguer in his first year as a pitching coach. Charlie Poe returns as hitting coach, a position he’s held for five of the past six years.
What is BB&T Ballpark like?
Located near the heart of downtown, Winston Salem's BB&T Ballpark has proven to be a hit with Dash fans since it opened in 2010. When playing games at their old facility known as Ernie Shore Field, the franchise saw some of the lowest attendance numbers in the league. However, this quickly changed when the Dash moved to BB&T Ballpark a decade ago. The new ballpark features a view of the skyline and other fan amenities, including pregame concerts and family-friendly attractions. BB&T Ballpark has become one of the main attractions of Winston-Salem and attracts a diverse crowd of fans. Winston-Salem now often tops the entire league in attendance, and after attending BB&T Ballpark, it's easy to see why.
Who are some of the common opponents on the Winston-Salem Dash schedule?