1954 Roswell Rockets Roster

Longhorn League (LL) - Class: C
Team Record: 87-51
Finished 2nd in the LL
Manager: Pat Stasey (87-51)
Location: Roswell, New Mexico
Ballpark: Fair Park Stadium
Attendance: 53,280, Avg. 772
1954 Roswell Rockets Statistics

Playoffs - Carlsbad Potashers 4 games, Roswell Rockets 2

The Roswell Rockets of the Longhorn League ended the 1954 season with a record of 87 wins and 51 losses, finishing second in the LL.

The Rockets led the league with 1211 runs, powered by 130 home runs. Roswell allowed 890 runs. Joe Bauman crushed 72 homers for the squad and drove in 224 runs, while leading all regular batters by hitting .400. Thomas Sawyer topped the team with 18 wins, and Evelio Hernandez registered a 3.73 earned run average, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Players from the 1954 Roswell Rockets who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Evelio Hernandez, Vallie Eaves, Ossie Alvarez and Oliverio Ortiz.

Pat Stasey served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ossie AlvarezRROctober 19, 19335'10"165Bolondron, CU
Rudolfo ArcoApril 18, 1933
Humberto BaezRRSeptember 7, 19245'10"150
Charlie BalciulisRJanuary 29, 19306'3"206
Joe BaumanLLApril 16, 19226'4"235Welch, OK US
Carlos BellR6'0"192
Tom BrookshierRRDecember 16, 19316'0"196Roswell, NM US
Mario Cassio
Jim CrouseSeptember 8, 1932
Weldon DayR5'10"180
Kenneth DilldineMay 28, 1924192
Vallie EavesRRSeptember 6, 19116'2"180Allen, OK US
Ray FaustRRJune 25, 19286'0"180
Samuel Fowlkes
Jose GallardoRR5'9"148
Pedro Gonzalez
William GreerR5'8"170
Samuel Hechevarria
Evelio HernandezRRDecember 24, 19306'1"195Guanabacoa, La Habana CU
Gilberto Hernandez
Ramon LazaRR6'0"153
Manuel MantarasR5'10"180
Ricardo Montano
Eugene NalleyRR6'2"182
Esteban NunezRR5'10"180
Angel OlivaRRFebruary 6, 19376'0"185San Jose de las Lajas, Mayabeque CU
Oliverio OrtizRRDecember 5, 19196'0"190Camaguey, Camaguey CU
Celso OviedoRR5'11"175
Toribio Pestana
Francisco SalfranR5'10"190
Thomas SawyerLL6'0"160
Pat StaseyLRMarch 11, 19175'10"175Stephenville, TX US
Jose TaboadaR5'9"150
Duane WhiteR6'3"180
Dioscorides Wilson
John Wingate

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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