Charlotte's victorious reign would come to an end as the Hornets wouldn't make the playoffs in 1948. Attendance kept rising however to 122,000 which tied for the league lead. In 1949 however, the Hornets found themselves floundering 23 games behind 1st place with a 62-80 (.437) record. For the first time at the new ballpark, Charlotte drew under 100,000 as only 94,000 came to see them. They would do a little better in 1950 finishing a game under .500, and attendance was back up over 100,000 with 104k through the gate. The Hornets were getting their "act together" again for a run for the next season in what would become one of the great teams of Minor League history.