- Location: Kinston, NC
- League: Virginia League 1925-1927; Eastern Carolina League 1928-1929; Coastal Plain League 1937-1941, 1946-1952; Carolina League 1956-1957, 1962-1973, 1978-1981, 1986
- Affiliation: Atlanta Crackers 1947? ; Boston Red Sox 1950; Detroit Tigers 1952; Pittsburgh Pirates 1956; Washington Senators 1957; Pittsburgh Pirates 1962-1965; Atlanta Braves 1966-1967; New York Yankees 1968-1972; Co-op (Yankees/Braves) 1973; Independent 1978; Toronto Blue Jays 1979-1981; Independent 1986.
- Ballpark: West End Park 1925-1929; Grainger Park 1934-1948; Grainger Stadium 1949-1986
Several teams in baseball history have played in Kinston, North Carolina and been called the Kinston Eagles.
Another Eagles club played in the semiprofessional Coastal Plain League beginning in 1934. This team was lead by manager Bunn Hearn and had several outstanding players including Charlie Keller. These Eagles captured the league championship in 1935.
When the Coastal Plain League converted to a fully professional circuit in 1937, Kinston remained and retained the Eagles name. For their first two seasons, they were a St. Louis Cardinals farm team, but as an affiliate of the Atlanta Crackers, they won the league title in 1947. However, the league encountered financial difficulties and disbanded in 1952.
The Eagles returned to the Carolina League when a new club was formed in 1962. As a farm club of the Pittsburgh Pirates, they won the league championship in their first year. They later were an affiliate of the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves. In 1974, they switched affiliation to the Montreal Expos and became known as the Kinston Expos, but the team folded after just one season.
The final Eagles franchise also played in the Carolina League. They began play as an independent club in 1978 and then became part of the Toronto Blue Jays farm system in 1979. In 1982, the team's name was changed to the Kinston Blue Jays. After losing their affiliation with the Jays, they again took the Eagles name in 1986 and again operated as an independent team. The following year, they affiliated with the Cleveland Indians and became known as the Kinston Indians, a name the club retains to today.
|1927||56-75||6th||Mike Konnick / Arthur Hauger||none|
|1928||55-59||4th||Paul Bennett / Marty Walters|
|1937||32-65||8th||Krim Bess / Vern Taylor|
|1938||60-50||4th||Tommy West||Lost in 1st round|
|1939||65-59||4th||Snake Henry / Luke Lucas / Bill Herring|
|1940||63-60||4th||Denny Sothern / William Averette||Lost League Finals|
|1941||42-77||8th||Arthur "Cowboy" McHenry / Joe DeMasi|
|1946||67-56||2nd||Frank Rodgers||Lost League Finals|
|1947||74-65||2nd||Steve Collins||League Champs|
|1948||80-59||2nd||Steve Collins||Lost League Finals|
|1949||74-64||2nd||Steve Collins||Lost League Finals|
|1950||70-68||4th||Wally Millies||Lost League Finals|
|1951||79-47||1st||Wes Livengood||Lost in 1st round|
|1952||76-47||1st||Wayne Blackburn||Lost in 1st round|
|1956||66-87||7th||Jack Paepke (57-82) / Tex Taylor (9-5)|
|1957||51-89 overall||--||Pete Suder||Team moved to Wilson May 11|
|1962||83-57||2nd||Hardy Peterson||League Champs|
|1963||77-66||3rd (t)||Hardy Peterson||Lost in 1st round|
|1964||79-59||2nd||Hardy Peterson||Lost in 1st round|
|1966||76-63||3rd||Andy Pafko||Lost in 1st round|
|1971||83-52||2nd||Gene Hassell||Lost League Finals|