Shelby Colonels

Shelby Colonels
(1940, 1960–1963)
Shelby, North Carolina
Current Double-A
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1961)
Team data
Previous names
  • Shreveport Captains (1971–2000)
  • Shreveport Swamp Dragons (2001–02)

The Shelby Colonels were a Tar Heel League (1940), Western Carolina League (1960–1962) and Western Carolinas League (1963) baseball team based in Shelby, North Carolina. They were affiliated with the Washington Senators in 1940, the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1961 and the New York Yankees in 1963.[1]

Under managers Aaron Robinson and James Adlam, they won the league championship in 1961, despite posting a losing record during the regular season.


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