1955 Little Rock Travelers Roster

Southern Association (SA) - Class: AA
Team Record: 52-102
8th in the SA
Manager: Bob Mavis (0-0), Bud Souchock (0-0)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Ballpark: Ray Winder Field
Attendance: 51,514, Avg. 669
1955 Little Rock Travelers Statistics

The Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association ended the 1955 season with a record of 52 wins and 102 losses, eighth in the SA.

The Travelers plated 556 runs, worst in the league, and yielded 805 runs. George Risley led all regular batters with a .276 average. Gene Host topped Little Rock with 10 wins, while Milt Jordan recorded a 3.27 ERA, tops among regular hurlers.

Players from the 1955 Little Rock Travelers who spent time in the Majors during their careers included John Baumgartner, Bud Black, Harry Bright, George Bullard, Jake Crawford, Gene Host, Milt Jordan, Bob Mavis, Bitsy Mott, Jay Porter, Dick Rozek, Bud Souchock, Pete Taylor, Jack Wallaesa and Sal Yvars.

Bob Mavis and Bud Souchock served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Sal YvarsRRFebruary 20, 19245'10"187New York, NY US
Ron RozmanRRJanuary 18, 19326'2"195
Dick RozekLLMarch 27, 19276'0"190Cedar Rapids, IA US
George RisleyRRFebruary 28, 19326'1"190Fairfield, CT US
Jay PorterRRJanuary 17, 19336'2"180Shawnee, OK US
R. C. OteyRMarch 12, 19235'9"160, AR US
Bitsy MottRRJune 12, 19185'8"155Arcadia, FL US
Harry MinorRRMarch 7, 19286'2"210
Gilbert MillsRR6'1"195
Daniel RyanRRJune 3, 19255'10"180
Louie SchaufeleRJanuary 14, 19306'2"208
Bud SouchockRRMarch 3, 19196'2"203Yatesboro, PA US
Ron WituckiRRJuly 19, 19345'10"180
John WeissRROctober 20, 19246'1"195
Jack WallaesaSRAugust 31, 19196'3"191Easton, PA US
Frank WalengaR6'0"185
Joe TullyRRMarch 19, 19286'1"195, MX
Luther TuckerLRAugust 16, 19276'0"195Mason, WV US
Vincent TrakanRR6'2"188
Pete TaylorRRNovember 26, 19276'1"170Severn, MD US
Francis McElroyR5'11"165
Bob MavisLRApril 8, 19185'7"160Milwaukee, WI US
Ben MateoskyRRMarch 21, 19336'2"202Uniontown, PA US
Robert CruzeRLFebruary 21, 19305'11"180Ansonia, OH US
Jake CrawfordRRMarch 20, 19286'1"185Campbell, MO US
Bob CaselliLRFebruary 9, 19306'0"170Sacramento, CA US
George BullardRROctober 24, 19285'9"165Lynn, MA US
Harry BrightRRSeptember 22, 19296'0"190Kansas City, MO US
Bud BlackRRJuly 9, 19326'3"197St. Louis, MO US
John BaumgartnerRRMay 29, 19316'1"190Birmingham, AL US
Ed BarrRRAugust 2, 19206'0"190San Diego, CA US
Larry DonovanRRJanuary 18, 19346'3"200
Frederick FlemmingL6'1"175
Andrew FrazierRJune 27, 19296'2"170
Frank LoganRR6'3"190
William KillingerRRDecember 1, 19275'10"175, PA US
Emil KarlikLLJune 7, 19325'10"175
Milt JordanRRMay 24, 19276'2"207Mineral Springs, PA US
Bob JinglingRRJune 16, 19335'10"170
Gene HostSLJanuary 1, 19335'11"190Leeper, PA US
William HofferR6'1"190
Richard GiedlinLL6'2"200
Dick BarrRLSeptember 26, 19326'2"185Lancaster, PA 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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