Charleston Senators

The Charleston Senators were an American minor league baseball team based in Charleston, West Virginia. They were the first professional baseball team to play in Charleston, beginning play in 1910. The team was inactive during a few periods, playing their last game in 1960.

Charleston Senators
Minor league affiliations
Previous classes
  • Triple-A (1952–1960)
  • Class A (1949–1951)
  • Class C (1931–1942)
  • Class D (1910–1912), (1913–1916)
LeagueAmerican Association (1952–1960)
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Previous teams
Minor league titles
League titles 1914, 1932
Team data
Previous names
Charleston Senators (1910), (1911–1912), (1913–1916), (1931–1942), (1949–1951), (1952–1960)
Previous parks
Watt Powell Park (1949–1960)


The Senators competed in the Class A Central League from 1949 to 1951; the league folded in the fall of 1951, leaving Charleston without an active franchise in Minor League Baseball.[1] Mid-season in 1952, Toledo Mud Hens owner Danny Menendez moved his team to Charleston, following a decline of ticket sales in Toledo.[1] Competing as the Senators, the former Mud Hens played at the Triple-A level in the American Association through 1960.

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  1. ^ a b Whiteford, Mike (August 17, 2019). "Out of nowhere in 1952, Charleston had a chance for Class AAA baseball". Charleston Gazette-Mail. Retrieved July 27, 2021.