1971 Birmingham A's Roster

Southern League (Dixie Association) (SL(DA)) - Class: AA
Team Record: 48-93
Finished 1st in the SL(DA)'s Central Division
Manager: Phil Cavarretta (48-93)
Affiliation: Oakland Athletics
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Ballpark: Rickwood Field
Attendance: 33,275, Avg. 472
1971 Birmingham A's Statistics

The Birmingham A's of the Southern League (Dixie Association) ended the 1971 season with a record of 48 wins and 93 losses, finishing first in the league's Central Division.

The A's plated 497 runs and yielded 615 runs, most in the league. Reggie Sanders and Roger Cain paced Birmingham with 16 home runs apiece. Reggie Sanders accounted for 65 RBI. Sam Lovelace led all regular batters by hitting .244. Sammy Ellis topped the squad with 11 wins, while Marshal Crossan registered a 2.98 earned run average, leading pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Sammy Ellis, Manny Trillo, Allan Lewis, Gil Blanco, John Hairston, Tommy Sandt and Reggie Sanders were all players from the 1971 Birmingham A's who played in the Majors during their careers.

Phil Cavarretta served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Brien BickertonLLJuly 6, 19496'3"185
Gil BlancoLLDecember 15, 19456'5"205Phoenix, AZ US
Roger CainRRSeptember 16, 19496'2"192
Charles ChaneyRRAugust 28, 19496'0"
Tom CookRRJune 21, 19476'0"185
Buddy CopelandSRFebruary 28, 19476'1"180
Marshal CrossanRR6'1"170
Gene DusanSRNovember 9, 19496'0"192
Stephen EastonLLMay 20, 19496'2"190
Sammy EllisLRFebruary 11, 19416'1"175Youngstown, OH US
Chris FloetheRRApril 9, 19506'2"196
Bill GeigerRRFebruary 8, 19476'1"200Red Bank, NJ US
Orlando GomezRRJune 24, 19466'0"190Juana Diaz, PR
John HairstonRRAugust 27, 19446'2"200Birmingham, AL US
Mike HeinitzRR6'1"180
Fred KampfRR6'1"195
Douglas KingRRMay 28, 19476'3"195
Allan LewisSRDecember 12, 19416'0"170Colon, Colon PA
Sam LovelaceRR6'0"165
John MajorLLDecember 28, 19446'0"205
Gil MarcanoRROctober 8, 19506'0"183
Stephen MastinRR5'10"160
George McKenzieRR6'0"165
Marty MillerSL5'11"175
Mike OlivoRRDecember 8, 19446'2"175Copey, DO
Jim PamlanyeRR5'11"190
Joe RobinsonRR6'0"170
Reggie SandersRRSeptember 9, 19496'2"205Birmingham, AL US
Tommy SandtRRDecember 22, 19505'11"175Brooklyn, NY US
Tom SmithRR5'10"175
Manny TrilloRRDecember 25, 19506'1"150Caripito, Monagas VE
Stan WojcikRRSeptember 8, 19446'1"185
Don YinglingRRJanuary 9, 19446'3"189

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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