1977 Jacksonville Suns Roster

Southern League (SL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 72-66
Finished 3rd in the SL's East Division
Manager: Gordon MacKenzie (72-66)
Affiliation: Kansas City Royals
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Ballpark: Sam M. Wolfson Park
Attendance: 86,888, Avg. 1,259
1977 Jacksonville Suns Statistics

Playoffs - Jacksonville Suns 2 games, Savannah Braves 1
Finals - Montgomery Rebels 2 games, Jacksonville Suns 0

The Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League ended the 1977 season with a record of 72 wins and 66 losses, finishing third in the league's East Division.

The Suns paced the league with just 472 runs allowed. Jacksonville scored 521 runs. Darrell Parker led the squad with 14 home runs and accounted for 76 RBI. Kevin Gillen topped all regular batters by connecting at a .276 clip. Bill Paschall paced the squad with 11 wins, while George Throop recorded a 2.17 ERA, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Steve Burke, Roy Branch, Luis Silverio, Ken Phelps, Dan Quisenberry, Jim Gaudet, Pete Koegel, Mark Ballinger, Bill Paschall, Joe Gates, Craig Eaton, Randy McGilberry, Danny Garcia, Tim Ireland, German Barranca, George Throop and Rich Gale were all players from the 1977 Jacksonville Suns who played in the Majors during their careers.

Gordon MacKenzie served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Gerald AkoRRJune 4, 19555'8"165
Tom BadcockLLJuly 13, 19496'1"185Summit, NJ US
Mark BallingerRRJanuary 31, 19496'6"205Glendale, CA US
German BarrancaLROctober 19, 19566'0"160Veracruz, Veracruz MX
Roy BranchRRJuly 12, 19536'0"175St. Louis, MO US
Steve BurkeSRMarch 5, 19556'2"200Stockton, CA US
Ken CvejdlikRRJanuary 16, 19576'3"195Omaha, NE US
Mark DalyRLSeptember 11, 19546'1"197West Palm Beach, FL US
Mike DeneviRRFebruary 19, 19536'1"185
Craig EatonRRSeptember 7, 19545'11"175Cincinnati, OH US
Rich GaleRRJanuary 19, 19546'7"225Littleton, NH US
Danny GarciaLLApril 29, 19546'1"182Brooklyn, NY US
David GarciaSR6'3"175
Joe GatesLROctober 3, 19545'7"175Gary, IN US
Jim GaudetRRJune 3, 19556'0"185New Orleans, LA US
Kevin GillenLLMarch 20, 19576'1"188
Robert GlassSRFebruary 1, 19545'10"180
Ben GrzybekLRJanuary 7, 19586'5"205
Tim IrelandSRMarch 14, 19536'0"180Oakland, CA US
Sammie JonesRRFebruary 13, 19545'9"160
Pete KoegelRRJuly 31, 19476'6"230Mineola, NY US
Frank McCannRRFebruary 26, 19546'0"175
Randy McGilberrySROctober 29, 19536'1"195Mobile, AL US
Kenneth MelvinRRFebruary 17, 19516'0"160
Lew OlsenRRFebruary 15, 19556'4"220Walnut Creek, CA US
Darrell ParkerRRNovember 3, 19556'2"188San Francisco, CA US
Bill PaschallRRApril 22, 19546'0"175Norfolk, VA US
Ken PhelpsLLAugust 6, 19546'1"209Seattle, WA US
Dan QuisenberryRRFebruary 7, 19536'2"170Santa Monica, CA US
Luis SilverioRROctober 23, 19565'11"165Villa Gonzalez, Santiago DO
Hal ThomassonRRNovember 13, 19536'2"190DeWitt, AR US
George ThroopRRNovember 24, 19506'7"205Pasadena, CA US
Gary WilliamsLLJune 15, 19556'2"178St. Louis, MO US
William YarbroughRRSeptember 5, 19566'0"185

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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