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Portsmouth Red Birds

Portsmouth Red Birds
Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Class C
Minor league affiliations
League Middle Atlantic League
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 1 (1938)
Team data
Previous names
  • Portsmouth Red Birds (1937-1940)
  • Portsmouth Pirates (1935-1936)

The Portsmouth Red Birds were a minor league baseball club, located in Portsmouth, Ohio. The team played in the Middle Atlantic League between 1936 and 1940. During the club's first two seasons, it was known as the Portsmouth Pirates, as a Class-C affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1937 the team became affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals and were then renamed the Portsmouth Red Birds.

Year-by-year record

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen) (from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Notes
1935 54-63 6th Jake Pitler
1936 40-88 8th Eddie Kenna
1937 72-57 3rd Benny Borgmann Lost in 1st round
1938 79-50 1st Benny Borgmann League Champs
1939 61-69 5th Joe Davis
1940 59-68 6th Dutch Dorman & Walter Alston