The Spinners are not the first professional baseball team to be called the Spinners. From 1939 to 1941, Greenville’s South Atlantic League team were known as the Spinners. As many of you know Greenville (now the Greenville Drive) is the Red Sox SAL affiliate, and the team many of today’s Spinners play for when they are promoted from Lowell.
However, that is not the only Spinners team from the south. From 1946 to 1950 the Sanford Spinners played in the Tobacco State League, a class D league with teams from across North Carolina. Class D teams were equivalent to today’s class A teams, such as the New York-Penn League teams you see every night at LeLacheur Park.