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Charlotte Hornets Minor League Baseball
Where Are We In CLT?by Porter Metzler on September 24, 2020
Did you know that there were Charlotte Hornets in the Queen City as early as 1892? Charlotte’s first minor league baseball team held the name nearly 96 years before the buzz of the NBA came to the Queen City. The baseball team existed until 1973.
Later, in 1976, a new Double-A team called the Charlotte Orioles came to town. The O’s would be rebranded as the Charlotte Knights in 1988… the same year that the Charlotte Hornets would make their reappearance in the Queen City, but this time on the basketball court.
You can find this mural along with three others outside of Truist Field, the Knight’s beautiful stadium in Uptown. Each mural features stadiums of the past and pays homage to the history of baseball in Charlotte. The murals were painted by Scott Nurkin of The Mural Shop.