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Rochester Red Wings logo.gif Red Wings Game.jpgRochester Red Wings game at Frontier Field. Photo by [WWW]_yoshi_

Location
1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester NY 14608 [Directions]
Website
[WWW]http://www.redwingsbaseball.com/

The Rochester Red Wings are Rochester's very own minor-league baseball team. They play their home games at Frontier Field. The Red Wings play in the International League's North Division, and will be the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals beginning in 2021.

Frontier Field serves a wide variety of refreshments. Many local food items and drinks are available, including Genny Lite, Zweigles Hots, and Rohrbach's beer.

In a typical season Fireworks are set off after many night games!

If you go to a game, be sure to wave to the spectators on the roof of Buckingham Commons!

History

Professional baseball in Rochester can be traced to 1877. The Red Wings moniker dates to 1928, when the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League purchased the franchise and constructed Red Wing Stadium (later renamed to Silver Stadium) on Norton Street.

The franchise averted disaster in 1956 when Morrie Silver led a community stock drive to purchase the club from the Cardinals, who intended to drop the franchise from their player development system. The affiliation between the clubs actually lasted until the start of the 1961 season when the Wings hooked up with the Baltimore Orioles, a relationship that lasted a remarkable 42 seasons until Rochester signed a player development agreement with the Minnesota Twins for 2003. This affiliation lasted through the 2020 season (although there was no minor league baseball that year due to the pandemic).

A number of noteworthy players and managers — including Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Don Baylor, Boog Powell, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, [wikipedia]Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray — came through Rochester en route to distinguished major-league careers.

For a more complete list of Red Wings Alumni check out the Alumni page.

The Red Wings hold the world record for [wikipedia]longest baseball game. In 1981 for playing a 33-inning game against the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island. The Redwings lost 3-2.

The Red Wings moved from Silver Stadium to Frontier Field in 1997.

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2007-01-29 14:12:38   I'm starting to have dreams about Rohrbachs Scotch Ale and Red Osier beef on weck. Looks like it's going to be a great season! —EastSideStephen


2010-05-19 08:03:35   Best team ever!!!!!!! —RobRadley


2011-04-09 11:42:08   Out of all the things that have been done Downtown and failed miserably, Frontier Field is a shining example of what happens when something is done right. I love taking a game in here.. the location is perfect! —BatGuano


2011-08-01 09:49:12   I don't think I've ever been to a better minor league game than the one on Saturday, great fireworks and the mascot of funny. Good beer, but I'd skip on Red Wings Ale and for the Scotch Ale. I almost want to say this game is a fluke, since I've been to 3 or 4 games and this is the only one I can say was better than fair. But I only really get out to one a year. —DamianKumor