The Lynchburg Hillcats are a Minor League Baseball team in Lynchburg, Virginia. They are a Class A-Advanced team in the Carolina League, and currently are a farm team of the Cleveland Indians. They had been a farm team of the Atlanta Braves from 2011 to 2014, the Cincinnati Reds in 2010, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1995 to 2009. The Hillcats play home games at Calvin Falwell Field; refurbished and renamed in 2004, the stadium seats 4,291 fans.
In May 2016, the franchise announced that they would rebrand after the season. When put to a fan vote for a new moniker with "Derechos," "Doves," "Lamb Chops," "Love Apples," and "River Runners" as options, a majority of fans voted to retain the Hillcats name. They did, however, unveil new logos and a different color scheme, consisting of seven hills green, Blue Ridge blue, and midnight blue, for the 2017 season.
Founded in 1963
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Carolina League (1966–present)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||Cleveland Indians (2015–present)|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (8)|
|Nickname||Lynchburg Hillcats (1995–present)|
|Colors||Midnight blue, cyan, green, white|
|Mascot||Southpaw 2.0 (2017-present)|
|Ballpark||Calvin Falwell Field (1963–present)|
|Elmore Sports Group|
|General Manager||Chris Jones|
Lynchburg Hillcats roster
7-day injured list
Baseball Hall of Fame alumni
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|Culture and lore|
|Postseason appearances (14)|
|Division championships (10)|
|American League pennants (6)|
|World Series championships (2)|
|Hall of Fame inductees|