1968 Greenwood Braves Roster

Western Carolinas League (WCL) - Class: A
Team Record: 73-51
Finished 1st in the WCL
Manager: Lou Fitzgerald (73-51)
Affiliation: Atlanta Braves
Location: Greenwood, South Carolina
Ballpark: Legion Stadium
Attendance: 62,033, Avg. 1,001
1968 Greenwood Braves Statistics

Playoffs - Greenwood Braves 2 games, Spartanburg Phillies 1

The Greenwood Braves of the Western Carolinas League ended the 1968 season with a record of 73 wins and 51 losses, finishing first in the WCL.

The Braves scored 634 runs, most in the league. Greenwood conceded 467 runs, the lowest total in the circuit. Jim Breazeale led the squad with 19 home runs and drove in 88 runs, while leading all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .310. Pablo Torrealba topped the squad with 10 wins, and Stanley Bell recorded a 2.36 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Members of the 1968 Greenwood Braves who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Hal Breeden, Earl Williams, Jim Breazeale, Garry Hill, Ron Schueler, Charlie Vaughan, Dusty Baker, Bob Didier, Rick Kester and Pablo Torrealba.

Lou Fitzgerald served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ray AllenRRFebruary 8, 19476'1"185
Dusty BakerRRJune 15, 19496'2"183Riverside, CA US
Frank BallardLRMay 4, 19445'11"185Indianapolis, IN US
Doyle BarringerRRFebruary 3, 19496'2"190
Stanley BellRRSeptember 9, 19476'2"195
Jim BreazealeLROctober 3, 19496'2"210Houston, TX US
Hal BreedenRLJune 28, 19446'2"200Albany, GA US
Jimmy BrittonLLOctober 21, 19486'2"195St. Louis, MO US
John BurnsLRMay 15, 19476'2"190
Alberto CamberoRRJuly 22, 19445'10"165Barquisimeto, Lara VE
Robert ConnollyRRJanuary 1, 19456'0"185
Dennis DaltonRROctober 31, 19486'4"195Altavista, VA US
Bob DidierSRFebruary 16, 19496'0"190Hattiesburg, MS US
Douglas DuffieRLDecember 6, 19455'11"160
Steve FranklinRR6'2"190
Charles GarrettLRJune 6, 19455'10"150Brooksville, FL US
Alan GoldbergRRJuly 15, 19465'9"185
Dick GrantLLApril 2, 19476'4"220Boston, MA US
Juan GuzmanRRMay 27, 19365'8"170Santurce, PR
Larry HainesRROctober 5, 19466'4"180
Garry HillRRNovember 3, 19466'2"195Rutherfordton, NC US
Allen JillsonLLOctober 2, 19486'2"205
Juan JoaRRFebruary 6, 19445'11"165
James JohnsonRRSeptember 9, 19456'0"170
Byron KennedyRRJuly 23, 19495'11"175
Jeffrey KennonLLAugust 3, 19486'4"180Biloxi, MS US
Rick KesterRRJuly 7, 19466'0"190Iola, KS US
Douglas KingRRMay 28, 19476'3"195
Dave LobbRRSeptember 10, 19476'5"185Albert Lea, MN US
James MathisRRSeptember 13, 19486'2"220
Carlos MorenoRRApril 15, 19486'2"155La Guaira, Vargas VE
Marlan MurphyRRApril 17, 19476'4"200Meridan, MS US
Eddie OdomRROctober 10, 19445'9"185Quitman, GA US
Armando OrtizRRMay 3, 19456'0"165
Iran PazRRJuly 30, 19475'11"148
Roger ReidRRAugust 3, 19465'11"165
Candy RobinsonLRFebruary 29, 19406'0"189
Ron SchuelerRRApril 14, 19486'4"205Catherine, KS US
John SpottkeRRDecember 9, 19476'0"180New York, NY US
Dennis SutherlandRRAugust 20, 19466'0"205
Albert ThompsonRLJanuary 4, 19475'11"200Portland, OR US
Pablo TorrealbaLLApril 28, 19485'10"173Barquisimeto, Lara VE
Charlie VaughanRLOctober 6, 19476'1"185Mercedes, TX US
Alan VenzRRApril 1, 19476'1"180
Ronald WhiteLLApril 3, 19466'1"170
Earl WilliamsRRJuly 14, 19486'3"215Newark, NJ US
Richard WilsonRRNovember 9, 19496'5"220Oklahoma City, OK US
Robert WiswellLLNovember 1, 19456'5"210
Faustino ZabalaRRDecember 29, 19425'9"195Cabimas, Zulia VE

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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