Hamilton Red Wings (baseball)

Hamilton Red Wings
(1939–1942, 1946-56)
Hamilton, Ontario
  • Short-Season A
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1955)
Team data
Previous names
  • Hamilton Red Wings (1956)
  • Hamilton Cardinals (1946–1955)
  • Hamilton Red Wings (1939–1942)

The Hamilton Red Wings were a minor league baseball team based in Hamilton, Ontario. The team was a charter member of the PONY League, which is still in existence as the New York–Penn League. Hamilton played within the league during their team's entire existence.

The club was founded in 1939 and was associated with the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League for each year the team was in existence, with the lone exception being the 1956 season. After the team restarted play after World War II, the franchise changed its name to the Hamilton Cardinals. In 1955 the Cardinals won the league championship. The team was then renamed the Hamilton Red Wings the very next season. However, on May 18, 1956 the Red Wings disbanded. Hamilton would not have another minor league team until 1988, when the Hamilton Redbirds began play.

Year-by-year record

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen) (from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

193961-442ndDon HurstLost League Finals
194047-534thFred LucasLost in 1st round
194150-574thRoy PflegerLost League Finals
194236-908thRoy Pfleger / Ken Blackman / Joe Sugden
194653-735thJohn Newman
194749-767thJohn Newman
194873-523rdGeorge KissellLost in 1st round
194975-503rdGeorge KissellLost League Finals
195068-573rdVedie HimslLost in 1st round
195166-604thVedie HimslLost in 1st round
195283-431stHarold ContiniLost in 1st round
195369-573rdHarold ContiniLost League Finals
195461-656thJimmy Brown
195582-431stEd LyonsLeague Champs
19566-8--Cart HowertonTeam disbanded May 18
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