1955 Norfolk Tars Roster

Piedmont League (PL) - Class: B
Team Record: 37-34
in the PL
Manager: Al Evans (0-0), Alton Brown (0-0), Bill Herring (0-0)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Ballpark: High Rock Park
Attendance: 30,000, Avg. 845
1955 Norfolk Tars Statistics

The Norfolk Tars of the Piedmont League ended the 1955 season with a record of 37 wins and 34 lossesNorfolk withdrew July 14.

The Tars yielded 386 runs, fewest in the league. Norfolk tallied 419 runs, worst in the circuit,. John Malangone paced all qualifying hitters on the roster with a .326 average.

Al Evans and Alton Brown both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Al Evans, Alton Brown and Bill Herring served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Fred ZirellaR5'9"170
Stephen KorfontaL6'0"171
Tom KorczowskiR5'10"170
Paul KelecavaLLFebruary 16, 19315'11"180Munhall, PA US
Jack JonesRR6'3"195
Don JohnsonRR6'2"185
Mike IlitchRJuly 20, 19295'9"160
George HandyLRDecember 5, 19245'6"175
Al EvansRRSeptember 28, 19165'11"190Kenly, NC US
Paul DoughtyRRJuly 5, 19266'0"185Bangor, ME US
Eric Doughtie
George CrawfordRRJune 28, 19296'3"189
Tony CincottaRRJune 19, 19285'11"180Brooklyn, NY US
Jerry BuchananRRMarch 3, 19316'2"205
Alton BrownRRApril 16, 19256'2"195Norfolk, VA US
Don BartleyLL5'11"175
Allen BarbeeR5'11"190
John MalangoneR5'10"205
Ray MaldonadoLLOctober 19, 19345'10"170Ponce, PR
Jack MaleR6'1"165
Carl ZellarLApril 10, 19305'9"185
Al WeygandtLRJuly 17, 19306'3"191Detroit, MI US
Tom VenditelliRApril 6, 19305'9"165Providence, RI US
Omer TolsonRJuly 25, 19266'1"215
Robert ThomasR6'0"185
Reggie TeumaR5'7"180
Israel TenR5'6"154
Bob ShipmanRRFebruary 24, 19356'3"185
Charlie SedorLJune 18, 19295'9"155
Warren RutledgeRR6'1"180
William PalumboR5'5"150
William PadgetRRDecember 8, 19216'1"180Richburg, SC US
Frank NeriLL5'6"165
Edward NeighborsR5'11"165
Daniel MurphyL6'0"175
Severino MendezR5'11"160
Roland Adams

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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