1948 Forest City Owls Roster

Western Carolina League (WCL) - Class: D
Team Record: 55-56
Finished 4th in the WCL
Manager: Jesse Hill (0-0), Eugene Hollifield (0-0)
Location: Forest City, North Carolina
Ballpark: Memorial Park
Attendance: 48,845, Avg. 880
1948 Forest City Owls Statistics

Playoffs - Newton-Conover Twins 4 games, Forest City Owls 2 - Shelby refused to play off the fourth place tie and the playoff spot was awarded to Forest City.

The Forest City Owls of the Western Carolina League ended the 1948 season with a record of 55 wins and 56 losses, finishing fourth in the WCL.

Jesse Hill and Eugene Hollifield served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Charles BallordL6'0"180
Floyd Brooks
William Byers
Grover Callahan
Martin Champion
Ralph DixonLNovember 13, 19276'1"180
John Enloe
Jim GaddyRROctober 24, 19265'10"Buncombe County, NC US
Dwight HamrickRR6'2"185
Wayne HaynesLLJune 15, 19285'10"160Cliffside, NC US
Eugene HollifieldR5'11"185
Forrest HuntR5'10"175
Charles Knott
Paul Lascala
Clarence McKinneyR6'2"170
Boyd NanneyJanuary 22, 1925
Phillip OatesRR6'2"190
Ray Page
Lloyd Porter
Donald ReoRJune 25, 19265'7"
Charles Robinson
Clarence Rogers
Belus SmawleyRMarch 20, 19186'1"195Golden Valley, NC US
Clarence Smith
Shelton StanleyL5'10"165
Luther Tallent
Ned WaldropLLOctober 3, 19226'3"215Rutherfordton, NC 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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