Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Peninsula War Memorial Stadium was designed by the legendary Branch Rickey as an affiliate for his Brooklyn Dodgers. The Newport News Dodgers won 3 Piedmont League Championships before Brooklyn moved to Los Angeles and the Dodgers were no more in 1958. In 1963 the Carolina League came to the Stadium as the Top Class "A" club of the Washington Senators. The Peninsula Grays were born. The Cincinnati Reds followed with Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench playing in the Stadium in 1965. The 1965 team also won the pennant for best record but lost in the playoffs. The Kansas City/Oakland "A"s followed until 1968 when the Astros came in. The following started a great era: the era of the Phillies. The name Astros was kept for 1969 when the Phillies came knocking. That's when the club adopted the nickname Peninsula Pilots, which was used 1971, 1976–1986, 1989–1992. The Phillies were Peninsula's affiliate for much of that time winning 7 Carolina League Division Championships, including 6 trips to the Carolina League Championship Series. In 1980 the club had a record of 100-40 and swept the Durham Bulls in the League Championship Series. That team had a .714 winning percentage, which was the best in Carolina League history. It still stands as one of the top 20 all-time records in professional baseball history. The Seattle Mariners were the affiliate in Peninsula's last season and won the CL Championship. Then the era of professional baseball on the peninsula that dated back to 1893 was over. The team is honored by the Peninsula Pro Baseball Alumni Association and the Peninsula Professional Baseball Hall of Fame. Inductee and chairman is longtime Peninsula executive John Graham. War Memorial Stadium celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008.

 

In 1947 Branch Rickey was responsible for designing the stadium and also for signing Jackie Robinson which broke the color barrier for major league baseball. In 1965, Johnny Bench, who is a Hall of Fame catcher, played minor league ball here. Satchell Paige who played his last professional game with the Peninsula Grays in 1966. In 1971, team gets long term name, the Philadelphia Phillies organization names team Peninsula Pilots, which is what they are called today (even though they had some changes in between now and then).

 

In the late 90’s the Virginia Roadsters, a profession women’s fastpitch league played at War Memorial Stadium. In 1999, Coastal Plains League, a summer Collegiate Wood bat League takes over facility and names team Peninsula Pilots.

 

In 2004, the Peninsula Pilots post their best season record to date and win their first division title. In 2013 and 2014 the Pilots win back to back Petit Cup Championships.

 

Address

Scoreboard

No Event
No Event
No Event
Thu May 30
Final
2 Holly Springs Salamanders
12 vs. Peninsula Pilots
2019 Peninsula Pilots Home Opener
Fri May 31
Final - 10 innings
6 Peninsula Pilots
7 at Fayetteville SwampDogs
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
Sat Jun 01
Final
11 Martinsville Mustangs
3 vs. Peninsula Pilots
Mon Jun 03
Final
0 Wilson Tobs
11 vs. Peninsula Pilots
Tue Jun 04
Final
3 Peninsula Pilots
10 at Wilson Tobs
Wed Jun 05
Final
5 Wilmington Sharks
11 vs. Peninsula Pilots
Thu Jun 06
Final - 11 innings
9 Peninsula Pilots
8 at Martinsville Mustangs
Fri Jun 07
Final
6 Peninsula Pilots
7 at Holly Springs Salamanders
Collegiate Night Presented by NC Turnpike Authority
Sat Jun 08
Final
0 Edenton Steamers
3 vs. Peninsula Pilots
Superhero Night
Sun Jun 09
Cancelled
Peninsula Pilots
at Wilson Tobs
Mon Jun 10
Final
5 Morehead City Marlins
6 vs. Peninsula Pilots
Wed Jun 12
Final - 10 innings
2 Peninsula Pilots
3 at Edenton Steamers
Thu Jun 13
Final
3 Edenton Steamers
2 vs. Peninsula Pilots
Thirsty Thursday
Fri Jun 14
Final
7 Edenton Steamers
8 vs. Peninsula Pilots
Sat Jun 15
Final
4 Peninsula Pilots
5 at Martinsville Mustangs
Star Wars Night
Mon Jun 17
Final - 9 innings
2 Peninsula Pilots
13 at Edenton Steamers
Tue Jun 18
Final
3 Peninsula Pilots
10 at Wilson Tobs
Tue Jun 18
Final
5 Peninsula Pilots
0 at Wilson Tobs
Thu Jun 20
7:05 PM
0 Peninsula Pilots
0 at Edenton Steamers
Fri Jun 21
7:05 PM
Wilson Tobs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Sat Jun 22
7:05 PM
Martinsville Mustangs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
T-Shirt Giveaway (first 750)
Mon Jun 24
7:05 PM
Wilson Tobs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Tue Jun 25
7:05 PM
Martinsville Mustangs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Wed Jun 26
7:05 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Edenton Steamers
Thu Jun 27
7:15 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Wilson Tobs
Fri Jun 28
7:00 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Morehead City Marlins
Sat Jun 29
7:05 PM
Edenton Steamers
vs. Peninsula Pilots
College Pride Night
Tue Jul 02
7:05 PM
Asheboro Copperheads
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Bark in the Park
Wed Jul 03
7:00 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Morehead City Marlins
Thu Jul 04
7:05 PM
Holly Springs Salamanders
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Military/Fire Responders Appreciation, Fireworks
Fri Jul 05
7:05 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Edenton Steamers
Sat Jul 06
7:05 PM
Wilson Tobs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Thu Jul 11
7:05 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Edenton Steamers
Fri Jul 12
7:05 PM
Edenton Steamers
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Sat Jul 13
7:05 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Asheboro Copperheads
Sun Jul 14
5:00 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at High Point-Thomasville HiToms
Thomasville Vet's Pet in the Park Sunday
Mon Jul 15
7:00 PM
Edenton Steamers
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Tue Jul 16
7:00 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Wilson Tobs
Thu Jul 18
7:05 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Edenton Steamers
Fri Jul 19
7:05 PM
Edenton Steamers
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Pilots Reunion Weekend
Sat Jul 20
7:05 PM
Savannah Bananas
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Pilots Reunion Weekend
Mon Jul 22
6:15 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Martinsville Mustangs
Game 1 (DOUBLEHEADER)
Mon Jul 22
8:15 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Martinsville Mustangs
Game 2 (DH)
Tue Jul 23
7:00 PM
Edenton Steamers
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Alzheimer's Awareness
Wed Jul 24
7:05 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Edenton Steamers
Thu Jul 25
7:05 PM
Martinsville Mustangs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Thirsty Thursday
Fri Jul 26
7:05 PM
Martinsville Mustangs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Christmas in July
Sat Jul 27
7:00 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Wilson Tobs
Mon Jul 29
7:05 PM
Wilson Tobs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Tue Jul 30
7:05 PM
Morehead City Marlins
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Carnival Night
Thu Aug 01
7:15 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Wilson Tobs
Fri Aug 02
7:05 PM
Wilson Tobs
vs. Peninsula Pilots
Sat Aug 03
6:30 PM
Peninsula Pilots
at Holly Springs Salamanders
Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Carolina Family Vision
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
View Full Schedule