(All photographs in this gallery courtesy of
Gary Jarvis
The winning tradition continued in 1948 and 1949 as the Lynchburg Cardinals would win 3 Piedmont League Championships during their tenure there. When the league folded following the 1955 season, City Stadium would drop out of pro baseball until 1962, with the exception of 1959, when they entered a Senators franchise into the Appalachian Rookie League. That move was a complete disaster with average crowds in the 300 range and fighting amongst players that got so bad that police had to sit in the dugout to keep order.* "Survival of Baseball In Lynchburg" John Nagy"