1950 Gainesville Owls Roster

Big State League (BSL) - Class: B
Team Record: 82-63
2nd in the BSL
Manager: Jimmy Adair (82-63)
Location: Gainesville, Texas
Ballpark: Locke Field
Attendance: 56,890, Avg. 785
1950 Gainesville Owls Statistics

The Gainesville Owls of the Big State League ended the 1950 season with a record of 82 wins and 63 losses, second in the BSL.

The Owls scored 785 runs and yielded 746 runs. Paul Halter led hitters with significant playing time by hitting .248.

Players from the 1950 Gainesville Owls who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Ed Cole, Lon Goldstein, Hooks Iott, Earl Reid and George Washington.

Jimmy Adair served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Glenn BurnsRSeptember 10, 19286'1"200
Manuel MantarasR5'10"180
Jim MeltonSRSeptember 13, 19286'2"195Kemah, TX US
Max MolbergRR6'0"165
Art PunykoRJanuary 26, 19266'0"175New Brunswick, NJ US
Earl ReidLRJune 8, 19136'3"190Bangor, AL US
Rafael RivasLLMay 24, 19225'10"170Puerto Padre, CU
Hank RobinsonRRMarch 27, 19236'1"205Covington, TN US
George SalcherR5'10"165
William SandersL5'9"175
Tex SannerLLAugust 22, 19206'3"210Geuda Springs, KS US
Harry SchertingLL6'2"207
Charles SchmidtRJune 11, 19265'10"175Galveston, TX US
Vic StryskaLR6'0"180
William TreeceLRMarch 17, 19225'10"185
Jack VenableRR6'1"190
George WashingtonLRJune 4, 19075'11"190Linden, TX US
Oscar WilliamsL5'8"160
Edward LearyRL5'8"145
Raymond KingR6'0"175
Hugh KingRR6'2"176
James CainR6'0"172
Ed ColeRRMarch 22, 19095'11"170Wilkes-Barre, PA US
George CoronaRFebruary 6, 19255'11"190
Leland CrissmanRR6'0"180
Windy DonaldsonRNovember 22, 19215'8"150Decatur, TX US
John FetzerRRFebruary 7, 19265'11"178Shreveport, LA US
Jim GleasonRRJune 22, 19276'2"190San Diego County, CA US
Lon GoldsteinLLMay 13, 19186'2"190Austin, TX US
Ken GorgalFebruary 13, 1929192
Jack GutierrezRR6'1"165
Bill HairRR5'11"145
Paul HalterRJune 30, 19225'10"180Cottonwood, ID US
Ralph HiseySL191
Al HuntR5'11"170
Bob HyattROctober 3, 19266'1"195Little Rock, AR US
Hooks IottSLDecember 3, 19196'2"200Mountain Grove, MO US
Roger IsringhausR6'1"190
George YanenRRFebruary 21, 19276'0"165

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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