Thanks For The Help, Winston-Salem

The Dash have done plenty of high-fiving after games at BB&T Ballpark (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

The offseason brings with it a chance to reflect on the Dash’s season and recent history. With that as the motivation, I explored Winston-Salem’s successes both at home and overall, and some tremendous facts came from this research.

First off, the Dash boast the best home record in full-season minor league baseball since 2010, the debut season at BB&T Ballpark.

In other words, BB&T Ballpark is the toughest place to play in the minor leagues since its opening April 13, 2010.

Winston posted a 48-23 mark at home this season, which was tops among the 120 full-season clubs. The Dash also thrived at home in their debut season at BB&T Ballpark in 2010 (47-22) before following up with a solid 2011 showing in the Triad (39-32).

Also, the Dash’s drive to the top mark in the minors this season propelled Winston-Salem into the conversation for best minor league team since 2010.

The franchise is 237-180-1 (.568) over the last three seasons, which is the third-best overall record in the minors during that span.

Only the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (244-177; .580) and San Jose Giants (241-179; .574) have been better than the Dash in the last three seasons.

The Dash have had some great players come through Winston-Salem, but fan support helps a ton, too. You, the fans, have brought almost one million fans to BB&T Ballpark since its opening, and this support, the best in the Carolina League, has aided the Dash’s incredible three-year run.

Thanks, fans!

- Brian

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