1955 Panama City Fliers Roster

Alabama-Florida League (AAL) - Class: D
Team Record: 73-47
1st in the AAL
Manager: Bill Adair (73-47)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Panama City, Florida
Ballpark: Lions Park
Attendance: 36,104, Avg. 602
1955 Panama City Fliers Statistics

Playoffs - Panama City Fliers 4 games, Dothan Cardinals 2
Finals - Panama City Fliers 3 games, Crestview Braves 1

The Panama City Fliers of the Alabama-Florida League ended the 1955 season with a record of 73 wins and 47 losses, first in the AAL.

The Fliers topped the league with 846 runs. Panama City surrendered 683 runs. Jack Feller led batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .329 clip. William McNeill paced the squad with 12 wins, while Joseph Kushner registered a 3.04 earned run average, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Jack Feller and Bob Johnson both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Bill Adair served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Lionel AckermanRRDecember 31, 19345'11"172Bay City, MI US
Robert KarasekL5'7"175
Joseph KushnerRR5'9"160
Charles Martin193
Douglas McDonald
William McNeillLR6'0"170
Harold NewtonRR
Keith Nims
Gordon O'Dell
David RossRR6'0"180
Robert ShoemakerRR6'2"180
James Siebert
Thomas Tharrett
George WaltersSLAugust 29, 19356'2"195
Ronald WelchR5'8"165
Ronald WensonR5'10"160
Richard JohnsonRL6'0"185
Bob JohnsonRRMarch 4, 19365'10"175Omaha, NE US
Bill AdairRRFebruary 10, 19136'0"168Mobile, AL US
Harold AinsworthRROctober 18, 19376'0"170
Richard BeckRRNovember 21, 19356'0"190
Bingham BennettRR6'2"160
Bill BrightwellRRJune 23, 19266'3"230
Natch Brocato
Dale CartierLLJune 11, 19356'1"195
Marvin CaswellRRJanuary 13, 19376'2"185
Barton DuponLLMarch 2, 19366'3"200
Gerald EatonRR6'1"195
Jack FellerRRDecember 10, 19365'10"185Adrian, MI US
Elmer FranklinRR6'2"210
James GreenR6'1"195
Milton HigginbothamRR6'2"185
Richard HintonR5'10"172
Ronnie Whetro

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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