1955 Danville Leafs Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: B
Team Record: 73-64
2nd in the CL
Manager: Andy Gilbert (73-64)
Affiliation: New York Giants
Location: Danville, Virginia
Ballpark: League Park
Attendance: 78,341, Avg. 1,144
1955 Danville Leafs Statistics

Playoffs - Danville Leafs 4 games, Fayetteville Highlanders 1
Finals - Danville Leafs 4 games, High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms 2

The Danville Leafs of the Carolina League ended the 1955 season with a record of 73 wins and 64 losses, second in the CL.

The Leafs scored 645 runs and yielded 596 runs. Melvin Collins paced hitters with significant playing time by hitting .304. Hal Woodeshick and John Fitzgerald topped Danville with 14 wins each, while John Fitzgerald registered a 2.87 earned run average, tops among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Players from the 1955 Danville Leafs who spent time in the Majors during their careers included John Fitzgerald, Andy Gilbert, Sherman Jones, Bob Schmidt and Hal Woodeshick.

Andy Gilbert served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Robert BeierR5'11"170
Robert LloydRR6'2"197
Bobby LoftinR6'1"185
Kenneth MartinRSeptember 18, 19336'2"190
Paul MesichRR5'10"190
Joseph MoranLR5'10"178
Will PriorRJune 5, 19296'0"195
Robert ReimeRR6'1"175
Ibrahim RiosRR5'10"140
Bob SchmidtRRApril 22, 19336'2"205St. Louis, MO US
George SvotoskyR6'1"185
Odell SwaffordL6'1"180
Dick UrlageRSeptember 6, 19336'1"195Covington, KY US
Albert WilsonRR6'1"190
Robert WoodRR6'0"180
Charles KottRR6'3"200
Sherman JonesLRFebruary 10, 19356'4"205Winton, NC US
William Coccodrilli
Melvin CollinsRRJuly 17, 19325'10"162
Larry DeVitaRLApril 4, 19336'0"180
John DewhirstRMarch 25, 19306'1"185
Gordon DymentRR6'3"195
Walter FishburnR6'2"195
John FitzgeraldLLSeptember 15, 19336'3"190Brooklyn, NY US
William ForsythR6'0"220
Andy GilbertRRJuly 18, 19146'0"203Bradenville, PA US
John HafeneckerRDecember 12, 19285'11"160
Wayne HeimRApril 21, 19325'11"185
Harold HollandLL6'0"195
Jacob JacobsenRR6'2"205
Norman JohnsonRRFebruary 8, 19325'10"175Alta, IA US
Hal WoodeshickRLAugust 24, 19326'3"200Wilkes-Barre, 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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