2003 Nashua Pride Roster

Atlantic League (AL) - Independent
Team Record: 71-55
2nd in the AL's North Division
Manager: Butch Hobson (71-55)
Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Ballpark: Holman Stadium
Attendance: 132,278, Avg. 1,917 in 69 home dates
2003 Nashua Pride Statistics

Playoffs - Nashua Pride 2 games, Bridgeport Bluefish 1
Finals - Somerset Patriots 3 games, Nashua Pride 2

The Nashua Pride of the Atlantic League ended the 2003 season with a record of 71 wins and 55 losses, second in the league's North Division.

The Pride scored 633 runs and gave up 579 runs. Damian Sapp led Nashua with 25 home runs, and Glenn Murray walloped 20 or more, too. D. J. Boston drove in 71 runs. Dave Francia paced batters with significant playing time with a .328 average. Paxton Crawford topped the squad with 12 wins, while Carlos Chantres registered a 2.73 earned run average, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 2003 Nashua Pride who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Archie Corbin, Paxton Crawford, Chris Petersen, Johnny Ruffin, John Roper, Brian Smith, Curtis Pride, Pat Howell, James Lofton, Brian Looney, Kevin McGlinchy, Rusty Meacham, Melvin Nieves, Glenn Murray and Mitch Meluskey.

Butch Hobson served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
D. J. BostonLLSeptember 6, 19716'7"230Cincinnati, OH US
Mitch MeluskeySRSeptember 18, 19736'0"185Yakima, WA US
Glenn MurrayRRNovember 23, 19706'2"225Manning, SC US
Melvin NievesSRDecember 28, 19716'2"185San Juan, PR
Chris PetersenRRNovember 6, 19705'11"180Boston, MA US
Pork Chop PoughRRDecember 25, 19696'0"200Sebring, FL US
Curtis PrideLRDecember 17, 19686'0"205Washington, DC US
Enrique RamirezRRAugust 15, 19766'2"223El Seibo, DO
Dave RichardsLLSeptember 18, 19676'3"215Rock Island, IL US
Chad RickettsRRFebruary 12, 19756'5"250Waterloo, ON CA
Raul RodarteRRApril 9, 19705'11"190Los Angeles, CA US
David RollandiniRRFebruary 6, 19796'5"220Alexandria, VA US
John RoperRRNovember 21, 19716'0"175Southern Pines, NC US
Johnny RuffinRRJuly 29, 19716'3"172Butler, AL US
Damian SappRRMay 20, 19766'3"240Murray, UT US
Brian SmithRRJuly 19, 19725'11"185Salisbury, NC US
Tommy TaylorRRJuly 16, 19706'0"183Charlottesville, VA US
Rusty MeachamRRJanuary 27, 19686'3"155Stuart, FL US
Kevin McGlinchyRRJune 28, 19776'5"220Malden, MA US
Ronnie BraninRRSeptember 20, 19766'3"200
Carlos ChantresRRApril 1, 19766'3"190Miami, FL US
Archie CorbinRRDecember 30, 19676'4"190Beaumont, TX US
Paxton CrawfordRRAugust 4, 19776'3"205Little Rock, AR US
Ned DarleyRRFebruary 27, 19716'4"200Manning, SC US
Dave FranciaLLApril 16, 19756'0"160St. Petersburg, FL US
Tim GarlandRRJuly 15, 19706'0"185Baltimore, MD US
Bubba HardwickLLJanuary 18, 19725'10"170Lakeland, FL US
Pat HowellSRAugust 31, 19685'11"155Mobile, AL US
Joe KilburgLRDecember 20, 19755'11"180Cleveland, OH US
Kris KozlowskiLLFebruary 10, 19786'4"212East Meadow, NY US
Garrett LarkinLRJune 20, 19756'2"185Medfield, MA US
James LoftonSRMarch 6, 19745'10"170Los Angeles, CA US
Brian LooneyLLSeptember 26, 19695'10"180New Haven, CT US
Kevin LovingierLLAugust 29, 19716'2"205Maywood, IL US
Gus MarquettiSRFebruary 24, 19786'6"220Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Ryan Van HornRRSeptember 6, 19775'11"195Modesto, CA 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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