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An Afternoon In April At The Baseball Game

Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. are the owners of the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings baseball team.
The company was formed when in 1956 when the St. Louis Cardinals announced that they would no longer operate the franchise in Rochester. Local businessman Morrie Silver led a community stock drive to purchase the team and the stadium. Silver and 8,221 shareholders purchased the team from the Cardinals on February 27, 1957. The team is still owned by shareholders. It is the oldest and longest running minor league franchise in the history of professional sports.
The Red Wings were an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals for 32 years (19291960), then spent 42 years (19612002) as a farm club of the Baltimore Orioles before moving on to the Twins in 2003.
The franchise played from 1929 through 1996 at Silver Stadium before moving to Frontier Field in 1997.
Beginning on April 18, 1981, the Red Wings, along with the Pawtucket Red Sox, set the record for the longest professional baseball game ever played (33 innings).
Major league alumni who played in Rochester: Bob Gibson, Stan Musial, Cal Ripken Sr and Jr., Don Baylor, Mark Belanger, Curt Blefary, Bobby Grich, Eddie Murray, Boog Powell, Davey Johnson, Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel and Justin Morneau so far.
Yes The Easter Bunny Made An Appearance
Yes The Easter Bunny Made An Appearance
Game Time Temperature
Game Time Temperature
Pawtucket Red Sox Pitcher
Pawtucket Red Sox Pitcher
Out At First
Out At First
Safe At Home
Safe At Home
I Think You Can See Where This Is Going...
I Think You Can See Where This Is Going...
View From Behind The Plate
View From Behind The Plate
Down The Left Field Foul Line
Down The Left Field Foul Line
Attendance Was Reported As 2,928
Attendance Was Reported As 2,928