The new and improved Legion Field quickly got the attention of Major League Baseball. By the opening of the 1935 season, Lake Charles landed its first PDC, as they signed a one year deal with Cincinnati. The team renamed itself to the Lake Charles Skippers, and took to the field as the Reds' brand new Class D franchise... and they were absolutely miserable. They finished with a 44-84 record, 42 games out of first place. The Reds pulled out after one season, and the Skippers spent the next year as a co-op franchise. That season would prove to be quite a "special" one, as the Skippers would set new records in professional baseball... not the kind you would want to be known for however.