1952 Bluefield Blue-Grays Roster

Appalachian League (AL) - Class: D
Team Record: 52-64
Finished 6th in the AL
Manager: Joe Beggs (52-64)
Location: Bluefield, West Virginia
Ballpark: Bowen Field
Attendance: 38,469, Avg. 663
1952 Bluefield Blue-Grays Statistics

The Bluefield Blue-Grays of the Appalachian League ended the 1952 season with a record of 52 wins and 64 losses, finishing sixth in the AL.

The Blue-Grays scored 602 runs, worst in the league, and allowed 680 runs. Luther Tucker drove in 86 runs. James Walthall paced batters with significant playing time with a .285 average. Lefty Gilday topped the squad with 13 wins, while Charles Custer registered a 3.07 earned run average, best among qualifying pitchers. Joe Beggs served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Earl Atkins
Armenio BadiaRRMarch 14, 19355'11"175Ossining, NY US
Paul BegovacRR6'0"185
Howard Bien
Robert Bingham
John BroskiRMarch 20, 19315'10"165
Harry Byrd
Dempsey CheatwoodRRNovember 10, 19275'11"165
Charles CusterRR6'0"152
Lenny Damilowski
Ken DunlapRRJanuary 26, 19316'2"215
William EndersR5'9"165
Clarence Fryer
Robert GearyLROctober 31, 19315'11"176Waterbury, CT US
Samuel GermanoR5'8"160
Joseph GielR5'8"155
Lefty GildayRL5'9"175
Sid GilmoreApril 25, 1931Oakvale, WV US
Irving Glaser
Robert GotovacRR6'0"175
Robert HamptonL6'1"205
Richard Hanini
Shannon HardwickRRNovember 22, 19176'3"190Maggie, VA US
Joseph Horvath
Edward Johnson
Francis Kenny
Gene KirleyJune 12, 1931
Brad Kluth
Peter KonekRR6'2"195
Edward McCarthy
Harold Means
Lincoln Morgenthal
Jim Ney
Nicholas Panos
James PartinL6'1"180
Benjamin Patton
Ron RamagliFebruary 23, 1934
Donald Ratcliffe
Joseph Rizzo
Raymond Sarver
Arlie Shrewsbury
Frank SliwkaLLMarch 23, 19336'0"168
Michael Smith
William StephensR5'10"170
Alan StoneRFebruary 25, 19336'2"185
Donald Sundlov
James Thompson
Luther TuckerLRAugust 16, 19276'0"195Mason, WV US
John Twarkins
James WalthallRMay 8, 19266'0"165Princeton, WV US
Glenton WashburnL
Clair WombacherRApril 4, 19316'1"185Altoona, PA US
Vernon YinglingLLDecember 25, 19346'1"185Cockeysville, MD US
Walter Zukowski

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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