|St. Paul Saints|
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Minor league affiliations|
|Major league affiliations|
|Minor league titles|
|Name||St. Paul Saints (1915-1960)|
St. Paul Apostles (1914)
St. Paul Saints (1901-1913)
|Ballpark||Midway Stadium (1957-1960)|
Lexington Park (1901-1956)
The St. Paul Saints were a 20th-century Minor League Baseball team that played in the American Association from 1901 to 1960 in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota. The 1920, 1922, and 1923 Saints are recognized as being among the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.
After decades of independence, the Saints became a farm club affiliate of the Chicago White Sox (1936-1942), the Brooklyn Dodgers (1944-1957), and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1960). Their Minnesota rivals, the Minneapolis Millers, were during different periods the top minor league affiliate of the New York Giants and the Boston Red Sox.
The Saints played the first two years at the Dale and Aurora Grounds in St. Paul. The Saints also played from 1903 to 1909 at a downtown ballpark located on Robert Street between 12th and 13th Streets, and at the original Lexington Park at Lexington and University Avenue until 1913 when a fire damaged the structure. A new ballpark with a seating capacity of 10,000 was constructed in 1914 at University and Dunlap, which served as the home of the Saints through 1956. The Saints played their final four seasons at Midway Stadium, a modern ballpark located at 1000 North Snelling Avenue with a seating capacity of more than 13,000.
The two rival Twin Cities ball clubs played heated "streetcar double-headers" on holidays, playing one game in each city. Over the years 1902-1960, the Saints compiled a 4719-4435 record, second only in winning percentage to the Millers' .524. The Saints won nine league pennants, and won the Little World Series championship in 1924, topping the Baltimore Orioles in ten games.
|St. Paul Saints (1901-1960) Hall of Famers|