1951 Hazlehurst-Baxley Red Sox Roster

Georgia State League (GSL) - Class: D
Team Record: 52-77
Finished 5th in the GSL
Manager: William Kushta (0-0), Al Faehr (0-0)
Location: Baxley, Georgia; Hazlehurst, Georgia
Ballpark: Roland Cook Stadium
Attendance: 24,120, Avg. 374
1951 Hazlehurst-Baxley Red Sox Statistics

The Hazlehurst-Baxley Red Sox of the Georgia State League ended the 1951 season with a record of 52 wins and 77 losses, finishing fifth in the GSL.

The Hazlehurst- Red Sox plated 658 runs and surrendered 803 runs. Chet Kanavage led all regular hitters by hitting .339. Carl Mapes topped Baxley with 14 wins and a team-best 2.88 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Paul Easterling played in Major League Baseball during his career, the only member of the Hazlehurst-Baxley Red Sox to do so.

William Kushta and Al Faehr served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Robert Beecher
Sam BerryAugust 31, 1931
Robert CannonRL5'11"215
William Collins
Edgar DeFore
Paul EasterlingRRSeptember 28, 19055'11"180Reidsville, GA US
Robert Ferko
Harvey Fountain
Wheeler Fowler
Frank Gallucci
Phil GilbertRRDecember 13, 19326'1"155
Luther Harper
William HarrisR5'11"190
Chet KanavageROctober 10, 19295'9"172
William KushtaR5'7"175
Jack Love
Carl MapesLR6'1"165
William McGheeR6'0"185
Nick PappasRRSeptember 1, 19196'1"170
Chester PloszajDecember 29, 1932
Eugene PollardL5'11"175
Wayne SengstockR5'11"165
Francisco Sodupe
LeRoy Sweat
Ray TimberlakeR5'10"160
Pasquale Vastano
Clarence Wargo5'8"165
Walker WhaleyRR6'1"160

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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