1955 Augusta Tigers Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 76-64
3rd in the SAL
Manager: Charlie Metro (76-64)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 96,322, Avg. 1,376
1955 Augusta Tigers Statistics

Playoffs - Augusta Tigers 1 game, Columbia Reds 0
Finals - Augusta Tigers 2 games, Montgomery Rebels 1

The Augusta Tigers of the South Atlantic League ended the 1955 season with a record of 76 wins and 64 losses, third in the SAL.

The Tigers scored 653 runs and allowed 600 runs. William Hoffer paced batters with significant playing time by hitting .311. Jerry Davie topped Augusta with 11 wins, while Dick Thompson recorded a 2.82 ERA, best among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Bob Bruce, Jerry Davie, Bill Froats, Bob Miller, Bobo Osborne, Bob Shaw, Coot Veal and Tom Yewcic were all players from the 1955 Augusta Tigers who played in the Majors during their careers.

Charlie Metro served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Richard BeckRRNovember 21, 19356'0"190
Bob MillerRLJuly 15, 19356'1"185Berwyn, IL US
Bob NeeblingRRMarch 26, 19326'2"170
Robert Nichols
Francis OnetoROctober 28, 19306'0"168Sonora, CA US
Bobo OsborneLROctober 12, 19356'1"205Chattahoochee, GA US
Hollis PowellR6'3"185
Tom SarnaRMarch 7, 19346'2"189Chicago, IL US
Jack SchultzL5'11"175
Bob ShawRRJune 29, 19336'2"195Bronx, NY US
Robert TaylorL5'11"175
Dick ThompsonRSeptember 9, 19296'0"150Shanghai, CN
Vincent TrakanRR6'2"188
Tom Van RemmenRRApril 2, 19346'1"170Buffalo, NY US
Coot VealRRJuly 9, 19326'1"165Sandersville, GA US
Ron WituckiRRJuly 19, 19345'10"180
Marvin MelansonRR6'2"185
Pierce McWhorterRRJuly 7, 19286'0"190Atlanta, GA US
Ben MateoskyRRMarch 21, 19336'2"202Uniontown, PA US
Bob BruceRRMay 16, 19336'3"200Detroit, MI US
Reed ChadwickR6'1"205
Robert CruzeRLFebruary 21, 19305'11"180Ansonia, OH US
Jerry DavieRRFebruary 10, 19336'0"180Detroit, MI US
Duke DawsonRL6'2"185
Harry DurkinL5'10"170
Andrew FrazierRJune 27, 19296'2"170
Bill FroatsLLOctober 20, 19306'0"180New York, NY US
Ernie FunkRRMarch 11, 19306'1"182Little Rock, AR US
Bill FurlongRLDecember 19, 19296'0"180
Robert HamleyRRMay 21, 19326'1"200
William HofferR6'1"190
Keith JonesL5'9"155
Emil KarlikLLJune 7, 19325'10"175
Frank LoganRR6'3"190
Tom YewcicRRMay 9, 19325'11"180Conenaugh, PA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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