Former Notable Players:
Wade Boggs, Cecil Cooper, Dwight
Evans, Harvey Haddix, Sparky Lyle, Jim Lonborg and Wilbur Wood.
Built in 1956 for $250,000 on the edge of town, the
ballpark is now engulfed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's Whitaker
Park Manufacturing Center. The stadium has undergone numerous significant
renovations in the past five decades, most recently after the 2001
season when the grandstand roof and press box were replaced. It
is named for fabled Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore, who retired
to the Winston-Salem area and eventually served as the Forsyth County
Sheriff. After the 2008 season it was sold to Wake Forest University
as the Carolina League franchise moved to the
Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem
for the 2010 season.