St. Augustine Saints
Minor league affiliations
Previous classes
  • Class D (1936–1941)
  • Class B (1926–1927)
LeagueFlorida State League (1936–1952)
Previous leagues
Southeastern League (1926–1927)
Major league affiliations
Previous teamsChicago Cubs (1948–1949)
Minor league titles
League titles 2 (1936, 1949)
Team data
Previous names
  • St. Augustine Saints (1936–1952)
  • Waycross Saints (1927)
  • St. Augustine Saints (1926–1927)
Previous parks
Francis Field

St. Augustine Saints were a professional minor league baseball team that played primarily in the Florida State League, winning two league titles. The team did play however for two seasons in the Southeastern League. During World War II, Saints' pitching phenom, Forrest "Lefty" Brewer was one of 5 men, who played minor-league or semipro ball, to die while taking place in the D-Day Invasion.[1] Brewer had pitched a no-hitter for the Saints in the 1938 season.[2]

During the 1927 season, the team was briefly known as the Waycross Saints.

The Saints folded on June 1, 1952. A newspaper report cited "poor attendance and a lack of funds."[3] The club had a 10–37 record at the time.[4]


  1. ^ Whitney, David (2014-06-05). "Five baseball players were killed 70 years ago on D-Day". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  2. ^ "Rain cancels Sanford game". May 10, 1939.
  3. ^ "Sanford Blues ready to quit". June 11, 1952.
  4. ^ "Two Teams drop out of FS League". June 3, 1952.