Rochester Red Wings
Founded in 1899
Rochester, New York

Team Logo

Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Triple-A
Minor league affiliations
  • International League
    • North Division
Major league affiliations
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • St. Louis Cardinals
Name
  • Rochester Red Wings
  • Rochester Tribe
  • Rochester Colts
  • Rochester Hustlers
  • Rochester Bronchos
Ballpark
  • Frontier Field
  • Silver Stadium
    • Red Wing Stadium
  • Bay Street Ball Grounds
  • Culver Field
Minor league titles
League titles 1899, 1901, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1939, 1940*, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1964, 1971, 1974, 1988, 1990, 1997
Division titles 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997
Owner/Operated by: Rochester Community Baseball, Inc.
Manager: Stan Cliburn
General Manager: Dan Mason

The Rochester Red Wings are a minor league baseball team based in Rochester, New York. The oldest and longest running minor league franchise in the history of professional sports, the team plays in the International League and 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 an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals for 32 years , then spent 42 years 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.

Baseball in Rochester dates back to 1877 with the "Rochesters" of the International Association, and Rochester has had a franchise in the league now known as the International League as early as 1885. The current franchise has been playing in Rochester since 1899, when the team was known as the Rochester Bronchos and won the league championship in its inaugural season.

According to Rochester sports historian Douglas Brei, only six franchises in the history of North American professional sports have been playing in the same city and same league continuously and uninterrupted since the 1800s: the Rochester Red Wings, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals. He also reports that, along with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League, the Red Wings are one of only two franchises in North American professional sports to have captured a league championship in every decade of the 20th century.

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