1951 Fitzgerald Pioneers Roster

Georgia State League (GSL) - Class: D
Team Record: 34-96
Finished 6th in the GSL
Manager: John Duncan (0-0), Bill McGhee (0-0), Jim Ruark (0-0), Charley Ridgeway (0-0)
Location: Fitzgerald, Georgia
Ballpark: Blue & Grey Park
Attendance: 26,247, Avg. 404
1951 Fitzgerald Pioneers Statistics

The Fitzgerald Pioneers of the Georgia State League ended the 1951 season with a record of 34 wins and 96 losses, finishing sixth in the GSL.

The Pioneers tallied 619 runs, worst in the circuit, and conceded 1067 runs, most in the league. Sam Claypool and James Moore topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .318 clip. Nat Hamlin led Fitzgerald with 6 wins and a team-best 4.65 ERA, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound. John Duncan, Bill McGhee, Jim Ruark and Charley Ridgeway served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Calvin Caldwell
Frank Celiberti
Sam ClaypoolLJuly 17, 19295'11"180
Malcolm Coleman
John CozensOctober 19, 1931
George Cronic
Howard DavisR5'10"165
Harry Falcigno
Nat HamlinApril 15, 1926
Thomas Jamison
Daniel Jiminez
Rudy JohnsonLNovember 20, 19265'10"170
Christ Kinnas
Ben LangellaFebruary 17, 1924
Manuel Lonzano
William McGheeR6'0"185
Michael McMahon
James Moore
Jack Mote
Ray NichtingJune 27, 1932
Andy Procopio
Stanley Reichert
Charley RidgewayLJuly 23, 19235'9"155Takoma Park, MD US
Jim RuarkRRApril 24, 19196'0"185Bostwick, GA US
Jack RyderLOctober 18, 19285'10"158
Peter SbashnigJune 19, 1931
Edward ShermanRR6'0"190
John SullivanRR5'11"175
James Tenney
Lawrence Upton
Pasquale Vastano
Loren WadeJuly 26, 1933
Fred Weaver
Benjamin WilliamsSRApril 28, 19315'10"175Bedford, PA 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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