Winston-Salem Dash Baseball: Schedule, Tickets, Standings & More

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After a long grey winter, it’s great to spend a spring or summer evening sitting in a beautiful open-air stadium with a hot dog in hand, watching an exciting baseball game! We are fortunate to have a team like the Winston-Salem Dash in our city. Playing 66 home games featuring theme nights, fireworks, giveaways, promos, and more fun in an incredible modern Truist stadium where every seat is a good seat.

Two souvenir cups toasting at a Winston-Salem dash game sitting in the stands with field in the background
Toasting The Dash with souvenir cups as they play an exciting game. Always a good time at Truist Stadium.
Photo by Sadie Cornelius for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc, 2023

Who Are The Dash?

The Winston-Salem Dash is a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team. They are a High-A team in the South Atlantic League and have been a farm team of the Chicago White Sox since 1997. High-A is the third-highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Canada. It is below Triple-A and Double-A and above Single-A. The Chicago White Sox owns a majority stake in the Dash. NBA star Chris Paul is a minority owner.

History Of The Winston-Salem Team

The Dash started their baseball career as the Winston-Salem Twins in 1905, named after the Twin Cities. 1945-1953, they became the Winston-Salem Cardinals, then back to the Twins from 1954-1956. They were the Winston-Salem Red Birds from 1957-1960 and the Winston-Salem Red Sox from 1960-1983. The Winston-Salem Spirits from 1984-1994. Then, the Winston-Salem Warthogs 1995-2008. In 2009, they chose their new name, The Dash, named after the – between Winston and Salem. There was some controversy as they were told at the time that it was a hyphen. They played as the Winston-Salem Hyphens for one home game, then returned to being the Dash.

They first played on the South Side Park field (1945-1955), then the Ernie Shore Field (1956-2009). In 2010, the BB&T field was completed, now Truist Stadium, which became their home field.

In April 2024, The Dash announced that the franchise was to be sold to Diamond Baseball Holding (DBH). The organization (DBH) will continue to bring Winston-Salem family-friendly, affordable entertainment.

Sitting in stands of Winston-Salem dash baseball game. Players are on the field in position. The umpire is sweeping off home plate. They are waiting for a batter.
Sitting in the stands, getting ready for the next inning to start. The Winston-Salem Dash are up at bat!
Photo by Sadie Cornelius for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc, 2023

Dash Alumni

Many notable alumni have come from the Winston-Salem Dash teams and gone on to the major leagues and had amazing performances, including

  • Earl Weaver (1950) inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1996
  • Wade Boggs (1977) inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Sparky Lyle (1965) 3 x MLB All-Star; 1977 AL Cy Young Award
  • Cecil Cooper (1971) 5 x MLB All-Star
  • Cecil Cooper (1971) 5 x MLB All-Star
  • Chris Sale (2010) 6 x MLB All-Star

Dash Info

Anyone with a Dash hat knows that the colors of The Dash are purple, black, and white. There is a Winston-Salem Team Store you can visit when at the stadium. They sell apparel, caps, and novelties. Find just the special Dash merchandise you’re looking for. The Dash Mascot is Bolt, named in a contest where 54 out of 1200 people chose that name; he has lightning bolt ears and never fails to put a smile on the faces of the people at a Dash game. He can be silly, mischievous, and a prankster, but he is well-loved by the fans.

New Look For The Dash In 2024

The Dash will be sporting a nostalgic new look for 2024, The Golden Age Collection. It includes an alternative jersey with a black base and gold pinstripes, with “The Dash” across the front in gold, the numbers on the back in gold, and all-black caps with a gold WS logo on the front. They will wear the new attire every Saturday home game. Golden Age Collection merchandise is available at the Team Store.

Pups In The Park

You may bring your dog to the park any Thursday, except July 4, for $3 or purchase a Pup’s season pass for $15 and bring him all summer long, except July 4. All proceeds are donated to a local animal charity. All pups who enter Truist Stadium must provide a 2024 Pups Waiver. You must fill out the online waiver before the game you attend. Click here for more details and the waiver.

Night For Vets

The Dash is again bringing Night For Vets, presented by Horizon Strategies, to Truist Stadium on Opening Night, April 9. Local businesses have purchased tickets to donate to local veterans and their families to attend Opening Night. Veterans wishing to attend Opening Night on April 9 and businesses wishing to donate tickets can find more information here.

2024 Schedule And Tickets

Home games for The Dash will begin April 9-14, 2024, against Greensboro. You can find the complete Dash 2024 schedule here.

Tickets are available for purchase. Single game tickets can be purchased here. If you are interested in season tickets and group hospitality outings, you can call the main office at 336-714-2287 for more info.

Price Freeze For The 2024 Season

The Dash has announced a price freeze of all tickets, food, and beverages for the 2024 season.
“We empathize with the families of Winston during these times of historic inflation and shrinkflation,” said Dash President and General Manager Brian DeAngelis. “While companies are looking to maximize profit, the Dash will freeze all prices for games and have made additional investments into the ballpark to further every fan’s experience. No family in Winston will feel the squeeze when your summer plans include Dash baseball games.”
The Dash has also implemented other perks during the 2024 season. Fans will be able to enjoy free Kids Club, free Kids Zone, and free Kids Run the Bases for every Dash home game.

Promotions And Theme Nights

Fans should keep a close eye on the countless daily promotions and over 30 theme nights, which will be announced over the next few months. Notable dates the Dash will be playing home this year are Mother’s Day (May 12), Memorial Day (May 27), Father’s Day (June 16), and Independence Day (July 4). The final game of the season will take place on Sunday, September 1, 7pm, on Labor Day weekend. There will be 28 fireworks shows, more than the Dash have ever had in a season.

The 2024 daily home game promotions are:

  • Pint Glass Tuesday – the first 250 fans to enter the stadium receive a keepsake pint glass. Education and camp days are excluded
  • Wing Wednesday – $.50 wing special, choose one of the three available sauces
  • Thirsty Thursday – 1/2 price off all beer and wine throughout the stadium. July 4th is excluded from this promotion
  • Thursdays – Pups Run The Bases. Pups in the Park is featured every Thursday, see waiver, and this year, post-game, all leashed pups can run the bases with you. July 4th is excluded from this promotion
  • Friday & Saturday – Fireworks after the game. On Saturdays, the Dash will wear their Golden Age, black and gold jerseys
  • Sunday Funday – Purchase a special ticket package that includes a game ticket and a drink voucher for any bar in Truist Stadium, $20
  • After Every Game, Kids Run The Bases – After every home game kids 13 and under will have the opportunity to go on the field and run the bases

There will be Theme Nights throughout the season that feature events such as Princess Tea Party Package, Wedding Vow Renewal Package, a Pre-Game performance by Capn Dar, Putt-Putt Golf Tournament Package, and Pickleball Night. See information here.

When Are Games Played?

Dash games are usually played Tuesday through Sunday, most at 7pm, except Sunday, when a matinee is at 2pm.

Who Is Chris Paul

Chris Paul is a minority owner of The Dash baseball team. Read about him and his connection to Winston-Salem in our Who’s Who, NBA basketball player Chris Paul.

What do you enjoy most about the Winston-Salem Dash games? Tell us in the comments.

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