1987 Salem Buccaneers Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: A
Team Record: 80-59
Finished 1st in the CL's North Division
Manager: Steve Demeter (80-59)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Salem, Virginia
Ballpark: Salem Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 111,661, Avg. 1,607
1987 Salem Buccaneers Statistics

Playoffs - Salem Buccaneers 2 games, Hagerstown Suns 0
Finals - Salem Buccaneers 3 games, Kinston Indians 1

The Salem Buccaneers of the Carolina League ended the 1987 season with a record of 80 wins and 59 losses, finishing first in the league's North Division.

The Buccaneers led the league with 771 runs, sparked by 137 home runs. Salem allowed 640 runs, least in the league. Jeff King paced the team with 26 home runs, while Tony Chance and John Rigos walloped 20 or more also. Tony Chance drove in 96 runs and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .318. Mike Walker paced the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 3.73 ERA, best among qualifying pitchers.

Bill Sampen, Jose Melendez, Scott Ruskin, Matias Carrillo, Paul Wilmet, Mike Walker, Jeff King and Scott Little were all players from the 1987 Salem Buccaneers who played in the Majors during their careers.

Steve Demeter served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Steve AdamsRRMay 14, 19646'4"200
Reggie BarringerRRSeptember 7, 19615'9"155
Matias CarrilloLLFebruary 24, 19635'11"185Los Mochis, Sinaloa MX
Octavio CepedaRJuly 5, 19646'3"175
Tony ChanceRROctober 26, 19646'1"210Charleston, WV US
Jeff CookSRDecember 17, 19656'0"195Kansas City, MO US
Bill CoppLOctober 27, 19646'1"195
Clay DanielSLMay 25, 19625'10"170Columbia, SC US
Kevin DavisSRJuly 6, 19645'9"180Charlotte, NC US
Mike DotzlerLRJune 15, 19636'0"192
Todd EnglettRRNovember 22, 19645'10"186
Kevin FranchiLSeptember 17, 19646'0"160
Kevin GordonRNovember 27, 19616'3"210Morris, IL US
Rob HatfieldLJune 29, 19646'2"230
Martin HernandezRRJanuary 30, 19656'2"175La Tuna, Sinaloa MX
Jeff KingRRDecember 26, 19646'1"175Marion, IN US
Tim KirkLLDecember 13, 19636'0"175Salisbury, NC US
Bob KoopmannLMarch 28, 19646'3"195
Orlando LindRRJanuary 30, 19656'1"201Dorado, PR
Scott LittleRRJanuary 19, 19636'0"198East St. Louis, IL US
Greg MaysonetRRJuly 7, 19645'10"180Miami, FL US
Jose MelendezRRSeptember 2, 19656'2"175Naguabo, PR
Larry MeltonRRFebruary 23, 19636'5"190
Guillermo MercedesRMay 12, 19646'2"185
Ben MorrowRRAugust 22, 19626'2"172Steubenville, OH US
Steve MoserRRApril 26, 19645'9"180
Rafael MurattiRRJanuary 16, 19676'0"173
Doug PittmanRRDecember 31, 19656'0"200
Clyde ReichardRAugust 1, 19576'4"205
Pete RiceRRSeptember 5, 19616'5"200
John RigosSRApril 29, 19626'1"190Hudson, NY US
Gilberto RocaRRFebruary 4, 19666'0"190Maturin, Monagas VE
Scott RuskinRLJune 8, 19636'2"185Jacksonville, FL US
Bill SampenRRJanuary 18, 19636'1"185Lincoln, IL US
Todd SmithRRJune 24, 19666'0"190
Greg StadingRMarch 30, 19656'2"170
Mike StevanusSRJuly 11, 19666'0"172
Mike StevensRRJuly 22, 19636'3"220
Mike WalkerRRJune 23, 19656'3"205Houston, TX US
Paul WilmetRRNovember 8, 19585'11"170Green Bay, WI 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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