1954 Forest City Owls Roster

Tar Heel League (THL) - Class: D
Team Record: 24-24
Finished 3rd in the THL
Manager: Woody Rich (0-0), Richard McKeithan (0-0)
Location: Forest City, North Carolina
Ballpark: Memorial Park
Attendance: 8,147, Avg. 339
1954 Forest City Owls Statistics

The Forest City Owls of the Tar Heel League ended the 1954 season with a record of 24 wins and 24 losses, finishing third in the THL.

The Owls topped the circuit with just 239 runs allowed. Forest City scored 262 runs. William Greenan paced all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .295. Joseph Cristello led the team with 7 wins, while Jim Swiggett recorded a 2.08 ERA, best among qualifying pitchers.

Woody Rich played in Major League Baseball during his career, the only member of the Forest City Owls to do so.

Woody Rich and Richard McKeithan served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
James AderholtMay 24, 1934Hopewell, VA US
William BenfieldRApril 28, 19345'10"155
Jerry CaldwellRR6'2"200
Fred Cannon
Jose Castillo
John Cathey
Joseph CristelloRR6'1"198
Angelo DeCelloAugust 13, 1928
Henry Dunbar
William Greenan
Billie HareR5'8"170
Bobby JohnstonNovember 14, 1934
William Lancaster
William Lee
Adolph Long
Robert McGimseyLJune 14, 19186'1"200
Thomas McMullenLR6'0"160
Robert NewtonR6'0"175
Woody RichLRMarch 9, 19166'2"185Morganton, NC US
Edward RychlakOctober 24, 1930Swedesburg, PA US
Jim SwiggettLRSeptember 10, 19305'11"190
Jack Williamson
Thomas Wycoff

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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