1971 Charlotte Hornets Roster

Southern League (Dixie Association) (SL(DA)) - Class: AA
Team Record: 92-50
Finished 1st in the SL(DA)'s East Division
Manager: Harry Warner (92-50)
Affiliation: Minnesota Twins
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Ballpark: Clark Griffith Park
Attendance: 69,132, Avg. 974
1971 Charlotte Hornets Statistics

Playoffs - Charlotte Hornets 2 games, Asheville Tourists 1
Finals - Charlotte Hornets 3 games, Arkansas Travelers 0 - For the Dixie Association Championship.

The Charlotte Hornets of the Southern League (Dixie Association) ended the 1971 season with a record of 92 wins and 50 losses, finishing first in the league's East Division.

The Hornets led the league with just 461 runs allowed. Charlotte scored 601 runs. Joe Pactwa paced the team with 20 home runs, while Bob Storm walloped 20 or more as well. Bob Storm recorded 73 runs batted in. Minnie Mendoza topped all regular batters by connecting at a .316 clip. Dick Rusteck paced the squad with 17 wins, plus Greg Jaycox, too added 15 or more wins, too Vic Albury recorded a 1.73 ERA, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1971 Charlotte Hornets who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Rick Dempsey, Terry Enyart, Jerry Terrell, Mark Wiley, Dick Rusteck, Gerry Schoen, Glenn Borgmann, Vic Albury, Tom Kelly, Bucky Guth, Steve Luebber, Joe Pactwa, Tom Norton and Minnie Mendoza.

Harry Warner served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Vic AlburyLLMay 12, 19476'0"190Key West, FL US
Richard BarnesLLSeptember 29, 19506'1"190Chicago, IL US
Glenn BorgmannRRMay 25, 19506'4"210Paterson, NJ US
Ezell CarterRRMarch 27, 19446'0"170St. Louis, MO US
Rick DempseyRRSeptember 13, 19496'0"190Fayetteville, TN US
Terry EnyartRLOctober 10, 19506'2"190Ironton, OH US
Bucky GuthRRAugust 18, 19476'1"180Baltimore, MD US
Moe HillRRJune 27, 19476'2"190Gastonia, NC US
Jim HoppeRRMarch 17, 19466'1"185Watertown, WI US
John HurleyRRJune 15, 19476'3"195
Greg JaycoxRRMarch 9, 19516'2"185Ventura, CA US
Tom KellyLLAugust 15, 19505'11"188Graceville, MN US
Steve LuebberRRJuly 9, 19496'3"185Clinton, MO US
LeRoy McDonaldRRJuly 21, 19476'0"175
Ron McDonaldRRMarch 9, 19516'1"195
Minnie MendozaRRDecember 3, 19346'0"180Ceiba del Agua, CU
Tom NicholsSRDecember 18, 19476'1"180
Tom NortonRRApril 26, 19506'1"200Elyria, OH US
Mike NunnLRAugust 1, 19486'0"180
Ron OglesbyRRFebruary 9, 19506'3"210
Joe PactwaLLJune 2, 19485'11"185Hammond, IN US
Ted RemingtonRRDecember 12, 19476'3"225
Dick RusteckRLJuly 12, 19416'1"175Chicago, IL US
David SchmidtRRSeptember 29, 19475'10"165
Gerry SchoenRRJanuary 20, 19476'3"215New Orleans, LA US
Michael SheftallRRJune 17, 19466'2"165
Bob StormRRDecember 10, 19486'3"175South Bend, IN US
Ray StrableRRJune 6, 19475'10"190Des Moines, IA US
Jerry TerrellRRJuly 13, 19465'11"165Waseca, MN US
Robert WeisenbergRRNovember 19, 19486'0"190
Mark WileyRRFebruary 28, 19486'1"200National City, CA 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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