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Lynchburg Hillcats
Founded in 1966
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • A
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
Ballpark
Minor league titles
League titles 6 (1978, 1983, 1984, 1997, 2002, 2009)
Division titles
Owner(s)/Operated by: Lynchburg Baseball Corp.
Manager: Pat Kelly
General Manager: Paul Sunwall

The Lynchburg Hillcats are a minor league baseball team in Lynchburg, Virginia. They are a Class High-A team in the Carolina League, and currently are a farm team of the Cincinnati Reds. They had been a farm team of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1995. The Hillcats play home games at Calvin Falwell Field; refurbished and renamed in 2004, the stadium seats 2,000 fans.

The Hillcats are the Carolina League's current defending champions, having swept the Salem Red Sox three games to none in the league championship series.

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Division and League Championships

  • 1896 State League Champions, No playoffs.
  • 1906 Virginia League Champions, No playoffs.
  • 1940 Virginia League Champions, Senators over Harrisonburg 3-2.
  • 1944 Piedmont League Champions, Cardinals over Portsmouth Cubs 4-3.
  • 1948 Piedmont League Regular Season Champions, Cardinals lose to Newport News Dodgers 0-4.
  • 1949 Piedmont League Champions, Cardinals over Portsmouth Cubs 4-2.
  • 1962 South Atlantic League Regular Season Champions, White Sox lose to Macon 0-3.
  • 1963 South Atlantic League 2nd-Half Champions, White Sox lose to Augusta 2-3.
  • 1964 Southern League Champions, No playoffs.
  • 1973 Carolina League 1st-Half Champions, Twins lose to Winston-Salem 2-3.
  • 1977 Carolina League 1st-Half Champions, Mets lose to Peninsula 2-3.
  • 1978 Carolina League Champions, Mets over Peninsula 3-0.
  • 1982 Carolina League 2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Mets lose to Alexandria in one-game Divisional playoff.
  • 1983 Carolina League Champions, Mets sweep Northern Division and win over Winston-Salem 3-0.
  • 1984 Carolina League Champions, Mets sweep Northern Division and win over Durham 3-1.
  • 1985 Carolina League Northern Division Champions, Mets sweep Division lose to Winston-Salem 1-3.
  • 1988 Carolina League 2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox over Salem 2-1 in playoffs, lose to Kinston 2-3 in Championship.
  • 1989 Carolina League 1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox lose to Prince William 1-2 in playoffs.
  • 1991 Carolina League 2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Red Sox over Prince William 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Kinston 0-3 in Championship.
  • 1992 Carolina League Northern Division Champions, Red Sox sweep Division lose to Peninsula 2-3 in Championship.
  • 1997 Carolina League Champions, Hillcats win 2nd-Half Northern Division, over Frederick 2-0 in playoffs, over Kinston 3-1 in Championship.
  • 2000 Carolina League 2nd-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats over Frederick 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Myrtle Beach 0-3 in Championship.
  • 2002 Carolina League Champions, Hillcats win Northern Division Wildcard, over Wilmington 2-1 in playoffs, over Kinston 3-1 in Championship.
  • 2003 Carolina League 1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats over Wilmington 2-0 in playoffs, lose to Winston-Salem 0-3 in Championship.
  • 2005 Carolina League 1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats lose to Frederick 0-2 in playoffs.
  • 2009 Carolina League Champions, 1st-Half Northern Division Champions, Hillcats over Wilmington 3-2 in playoffs, over Salem 3-0 in Championship

Roster

Lynchburg Hillcats roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 29 Matt Fairel
  • 35 Justin Freeman
  • 16 Aguido Gonzalez
  • -- Daniel Guerrero
  • 22 Lance Janke
  •  4 Marcos Molina
  • 41 Steven Otterness
  • 51 Curtis Partch
  • 38 Mark Pawelek
  • 28 Mace Thurman
  • 30 Pedro Villarreal
  • 25 Travis Webb
Catchers
  • 28 Chris McMurray
  • 37 Devin Mesoraco
  • 33 Jordan Wideman

Infielders

  • 16 Alex Buchholz
  • 32 Shane Carlson
  • 45 Kyle Day
  • 19 Jose Gualdron
  • 21 Neftali Soto

Outfielders

  • 12 Denis Phipps
  •  6 Justin Reed
  •  2 Dave Sappelt
Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Pittsburgh Pirates 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-16
Transactions

Notable Lynchburg Alumni

External links

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