1954 Fayetteville Highlanders Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: B
Team Record: 86-51
1st in the CL
Manager: Hugh Taylor (0-0), Aaron Robinson (0-0)
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Ballpark: Pittman Stadium
Attendance: 74,304, Avg. 1,085
1954 Fayetteville Highlanders Statistics

Playoffs - Fayetteville Highlanders 3 games, Durham Bulls 1
Finals - Fayetteville Highlanders 4 games, Burlington-Graham Pirates 1

The Fayetteville Highlanders of the Carolina League ended the 1954 season with a record of 86 wins and 51 losses, first in the CL.

The Highlanders scored 733 runs and yielded 615 runs. James Pokel walloped 38 home runs for Fayetteville, and Jack Hussey added 20 or more, too. Jack Hussey drove in 115 runs and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .322. Albert Cleary led the team with 18 wins, while Jim Foxworth contributed 15 or more wins, too Claude Voiselle registered a 3.09 earned run average, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Aaron Robinson played in Major League Baseball during his career, the only member of the Fayetteville Highlanders to do so.

Hugh Taylor and Aaron Robinson served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Dewey BensonLApril 2, 19306'0"180
Malcolm McKeithanLSeptember 19, 19296'0"180
Gus MontalbanoRJuly 11, 19275'10"180Bronx, NY US
James PokelLLMarch 30, 19285'11"210Plymouth, WI US
Arthur RaynorRR6'2"180
Aaron RobinsonLRJune 23, 19156'2"205Lancaster, SC US
William RomanoR5'9"170
Gene StewartLDecember 12, 19276'1"180
Frank SulkowskiLL5'11"180
John SykesR5'11"175
Rudy TannerRFebruary 11, 19275'9"168
Hugh TaylorR5'11"170
Salvador MassaR5'10"170
Robert LyonsRApril 22, 19285'8"150
Jim KleckleyRRSeptember 8, 19266'4"204West Columbia, SC US
Larry Blue
Joseph BrookshireR5'9"150
Albert ClearyRR6'0"193
Kenneth DealRRAugust 30, 19276'2"174Gastonia, NC US
William Fowler
Jim FoxworthRRMarch 3, 19256'0"Johnsonville, SC US
Hiram GonzalezLLOctober 6, 19235'9"175La Habana, La Habana CU
Harry HelmerLL6'0"170
Jack HusseyR6'2"210
Arthur JacobsROctober 17, 19235'10"170McClure, IL US
Cole Jacobs
Claude VoiselleRRAugust 24, 19246'1"210Ninety Six, SC 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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