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Rochester Red Wings
The Rochester Red Wings are a minor league baseball team based in Rochester, New York. The team, which plays in the International League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins major-league club. The Red Wings play in Frontier Field, located in downtown Rochester.
The Red Wings were originially an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and was for many years a farm club of the Baltimore Orioles. The franchise played many years at Silver Stadium before moving to the modern facilities at Frontier Field.
The Red Wings played the longest game in professional baseball against the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The Red Wings have won the Governors' Cup , the championship of the IL, 10 times, more than any other IL team, and played in the championship game 20 times.
- 1939 - Defeated Newark
- 1952 - Defeated Montréal
- 1955 - Defeated Toronto
- 1956 - Defeated Toronto
- 1964 - Defeated Syracuse
- 1971 - Defeated Tidewater
- 1974 - Defeated Syracuse
- 1988 - Defeated Tidewater
- 1990 - Defeated Columbus
- 1997 - Defeated Columbus
Past Stars who went on to the Major Leagues
- Cal Ripken Jr.
- Mike Mussina
- Eddie Murray
- Jim Palmer
- Earl Weaver (manager)
- Cal Ripken Sr. (player and manager)
- Stan Musial
- Joe Altobelli went on to manage in the Majors, and his number has been retired at Frontier Field.
- Curt Schilling
- Bob Gibson
- Steve Dalkowski (played only one game)
Some players on the 2004 Minnesota Twins roster who played for the Red Wings
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