1971 Jacksonville Suns Roster

Southern League (Dixie Association) (SL(DA)) - Class: AA
Team Record: 63-77
Finished 4th in the SL(DA)'s East Division
Manager: Ray Hathaway (63-77)
Affiliation: Cleveland Indians
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Ballpark: Sam M. Wolfson Park
Attendance: 58,751, Avg. 839
1971 Jacksonville Suns Statistics

The Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League (Dixie Association) ended the 1971 season with a record of 63 wins and 77 losses, finishing fourth in the league's East Division.

The Suns scored 474 runs and gave up 609 runs. Michael Burger led Jacksonville with 13 home runs Robert Marcano accounted for 53 RBI and topped all regular batters by connecting at a .245 clip. Rick Sawyer paced the team with 8 wins, while Mark Ballinger registered a 2.91 earned run average, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1971 Jacksonville Suns who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Larry Johnson, Alan Ashby, Jim Norris, Pedro González, Bob Kaiser, Mark Ballinger, Tommy Smith, Jerry Hinsley, Rick Sawyer and Ralph Gagliano.

Ray Hathaway served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Victor AmbroseSROctober 20, 19495'9"155Bronx, NY US
Alan AshbySRJuly 8, 19516'2"185Long Beach, CA US
Mark BallingerRRJanuary 31, 19496'6"205Glendale, CA US
Jerry BondRRJune 24, 19485'10"160St. Louis, MO US
Michael BurgerRRMay 30, 19505'11"170
Thomas BurkertLL6'0"175
Jerry ClarkLRMarch 26, 19486'0"180
Dan CovertRRMay 20, 19506'4"210Austin, TX US
Mac CrossanRRApril 24, 19486'3"165Portland, OR US
Bob EldridgeLRFebruary 20, 19486'3"200
Ron EllisRR6'0"160
Leon FilbeckRRNovember 10, 19496'2"187Santa Ana, CA US
Ralph GaglianoLROctober 8, 19465'11"170Memphis, TN US
Pedro GonzálezRRDecember 12, 19376'0"176San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Daniel HatchellRR6'1"175
Billy HernandezRRSeptember 20, 19515'10"195
Jerry HinsleyRRApril 9, 19455'11"165Hugo, OK US
Rick HobanLLNovember 19, 19476'2"190Cleveland, OH US
Bill JamesSRSeptember 2, 19466'1"205
Larry JohnsonRRAugust 17, 19506'0"185Cleveland, OH US
Ray JohnsonRRAugust 7, 19495'11"170
Bob KaiserSLApril 29, 19505'10"175Cincinnati, OH US
Bruce KillionRRAugust 29, 19476'0"195
George KingRR6'3"210
William LeinheiserRRMarch 24, 19486'4"190Wilmington, DE US
Robert MarcanoRRJune 7, 19515'10"165
Michael MathwigRRSeptember 27, 19456'3"205
Thomas McCombsRROctober 14, 19486'3"203Waynesburg, PA US
Alvin McGrewRRSeptember 22, 19516'1"182Fairfield, AL US
Steve MikulicRRAugust 29, 19495'11"175Hammond, IN US
Jim NorrisLLDecember 20, 19485'10"175Brooklyn, NY US
Dennis QueenRLJanuary 30, 19505'10"170
John RyanLRDecember 4, 19395'10"170Oshawa, ON CA
Ronald SalyerRLJune 9, 19516'5"185Paintsville, KY US
Rick SawyerRRApril 7, 19486'2"205Bakersfield, CA US
Richard SchwartzLL5'10"180
Johnny ScruggsRRSeptember 3, 19406'1"200Baxter, AR US
Harry ShaughnessySRMay 13, 19495'11"170Clinton, MA US
David SloanRRMarch 1, 19526'1"180Oakland, CA US
Frederick SmithRRApril 27, 19486'1"180
Tommy SmithLRAugust 1, 19486'4"210Albemarle, NC US
Robert SorrentinoLL6'1"185
Reggie ThomasRRJune 26, 19465'10"178
Fred WedebergRR6'0"185
Ronald ZuberRRJuly 19, 19466'0"185Kansas City, MO 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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