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1951 Emporia Rebels Roster

Virginia League (VL) - Class: D
Team Record: 39-78
Finished 6th in the VL
Manager: Joe Mills (0-0), Harry Martin (0-0)
Location: Emporia, Virginia
Ballpark: Slagle Stadium
Attendance: 12,000, Avg. 205
1951 Emporia Rebels Statistics

The Emporia Rebels of the Virginia League ended the 1951 season with a record of 39 wins and 78 losses, finishing sixth in the VL.

The Rebels scored 500 runs, worst in the league, and conceded 667 runs. James Hutchinson paced all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .295. James Cornett topped Emporia with 8 wins, while John Altomare recorded a 3.69 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Vern Freiburger played in Major League Baseball during his career, the only member of the Emporia Rebels to do so.

Joe Mills and Harry Martin served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
John Altomare
Fortunato Biondo
Bruno BottiR6'2"185
Ferdinand CavallaroR6'1"190
Douglas ClarkeL5'9"155
James Cornett
William DaviesLR6'0"180
Marvin DealRRJuly 28, 19286'1"190Rowan County, NC US
Nicholas EllisRRNovember 29, 19196'0"185
Carlos Fernandez
Arthur FreibergerRAugust 6, 19285'11"173New York, NY US
Vern FreiburgerRLDecember 19, 19236'1"170Detroit, MI US
Joseph GriffinRRAugust 22, 19286'1"175Edenton, NC US
John Haire
John Harbourne
Jesse HaswellAugust 17, 1926192
Richard HodanJune 4, 1930Fords, NJ US
James HullL6'0"180
James HutchinsonLFebruary 14, 19275'8"150
Henry Johnson
Linwood Lewis
Harry MartinRDecember 30, 19195'11"175Miamitown, OH US
Joe MillsRJune 24, 19195'11"170
Herb MooreLLNovember 27, 19156'0"200Prince George County, VA US
George Pickard
Anthony Sirico
James Stainback
Harold Stevenson
Ray UrbanR6'2"188
Roy Ward
Vernon WhiteRL5'11"168

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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