1949 Lakeland Pilots Roster

Florida International League (FIL) - Class: B
Team Record: 60-92
8th in the FIL
Manager: Johnny Rizzo (60-92)
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Ballpark: Henley Stadium
Attendance: 50,108, Avg. 659
1949 Lakeland Pilots Statistics

The Lakeland Pilots of the Florida International League ended the 1949 season with a record of 60 wins and 92 losses, eighth in the FIL.

Johnny Rizzo served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bernard WinklerRR6'0"185
Armando GallartR6'2"162
Antonio GarciaRR5'7"155
Albert GindeleRDecember 18, 19245'10"165
Earl GrayLL6'0"180
John GreenwaldLNovember 22, 19196'1"185New York, NY US
Luther HamiltonLR6'1"170
Luke HamlinLRJuly 3, 19046'2"168Ferris Center, MI US
Clifton HaywoodLMay 25, 19195'8"170Dunlevy, PA US
Robert FalkROctober 11, 19155'11"183St. Louis, MO US
Joel EmbryRR6'1"170
Benjamin BardinRR5'11"170
George BiershenkR5'8"180
Woody BottomsLJune 26, 19175'10"165
Ray BowdenR5'10"160
Earl Cook
William CookRR5'7"150
Dave CoxROctober 27, 19235'10"175
Charlie CuellarRRSeptember 24, 19175'11"183Ybor City, FL US
Bryan HowellL5'9"175
Peter KantorR5'8"160
Henry SovenRRNovember 9, 19206'0"180Bronx, NY US
Ernest Spitzer
Stanley SpitzerLL6'0"185
Jack TannerRRDecember 27, 19266'3"228
Bill TutkaRRJanuary 16, 19265'9"175
Roy ValdesRRFebruary 23, 19205'11"185La Habana, La Habana CU
Sindo ValleR6'0"175
Melvin WelchR5'8"165
Del Shanle
Dean ScarboroughRJanuary 31, 19235'11"175Windom, MN US
William KushtaR5'7"175
Sergio MartinezL5'11"175
LaVerne MayerL5'11"175
Mel NeeRR6'0"180
Otoniel OrtizR5'11"170
Jim PearceRRJune 9, 19256'6"180Zebulon, NC US
Milton RalatRRJune 18, 19245'9"156
Johnny RizzoRRJuly 30, 19126'0"190Houston, TX US
Cecil Acton

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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