1956 Fayetteville Highlanders Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: B
Team Record: 78-71
4th in the CL
Manager: Dutch Meyer (78-71)
Affiliation: Cleveland Indians
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Ballpark: Pittman Stadium
Attendance: 49,212, Avg. 661
1956 Fayetteville Highlanders Statistics

Playoffs - Fayetteville Highlanders 3 games, High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms 1
Finals - Fayetteville Highlanders 4 games, Danville Leafs 2

The Fayetteville Highlanders of the Carolina League ended the 1956 season with a record of 78 wins and 71 losses, fourth in the CL.

The Highlanders led the league with just 634 runs allowed. Fayetteville scored 711 runs. Richard Hofleit paced all regular hitters by hitting .290. Lawrence Dresen topped the team with 17 wins, while Wynn Hawkins added 15 or more wins, too Lawrence Dresen registered a 2.76 earned run average, best among regular hurlers.

Dan Osinski and Wynn Hawkins both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Dutch Meyer served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
William CarrLL6'2"200
Edward Patterson
Robert PedigreeRR6'1"180
Glen PhillipsR6'0"190
Juan PiedraLLSeptember 8, 19385'11"172Marianao, CU
James PokelLLMarch 30, 19285'11"210Plymouth, WI US
Larry SpinnerL5'10"180
Dayton ToddLOctober 30, 19326'0"175
Jim TollesonRSeptember 20, 19306'0"180
Tommy VaughanRJuly 21, 19345'8"170Detroit, MI US
Dan OsinskiRRNovember 17, 19336'1"190Chicago, IL US
Richard MyersR6'0"195
Edward CookRRSeptember 20, 19316'0"195
Lawrence DresenRR6'1"180
Ted FowlerRR6'2"185
Wynn HawkinsRRFebruary 20, 19366'3"195East Palestine, OH US
Richard HofleitR6'2"174
Bill KallasRRApril 6, 19295'9"165Washington, DC US
Raymond KonkoleskiRR5'11"185
Robert MayhewR6'0"175
Donny MontgomeryRAugust 23, 19305'11"155
Edmund ZanderRRFebruary 20, 19375'10"195

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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