1961 Shelby Colonels Roster

Western Carolina League (WCL) - Class: D
Team Record: 51-55
4th in the WCL
Manager: Aaron Robinson (0-0), James Adlam (0-0)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Shelby, North Carolina
Ballpark: City Park
Attendance: 11,587, Avg. 219
1961 Shelby Colonels Statistics

Playoffs - Shelby Colonels 2 games, Salisbury Braves 0
Finals - Shelby Colonels 2 games, Lexington Indians 1

The Shelby Colonels of the Western Carolina League ended the 1961 season with a record of 51 wins and 55 losses, fourth in the WCL.

The Colonels plated 557 runs and conceded 568 runs. Benny Von Cannon paced Shelby with 12 home runs Johnny Autry drove in 62 runs. Benny Von Cannon topped all regular hitters by hitting .302. Phillip Andress led the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 3.24 earned run average, leading pitchers with enough qualifying appearances. Aaron Robinson and James Adlam served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Phillip AndressRLAugust 31, 19376'3"188
Conrado LezcanoRR6'1"197
Charles LingRROctober 17, 19416'3"190Marlin, TX US
Odis LowmanRR6'0"160
Edward MontgomeryRR5'11"175
Pindaro PastorRR6'0"160
James PierceRL5'11"205
Peter PintoLR5'11"155
Silvano QuezadaRRSeptember 13, 19396'2"190Sabana de la Mar, Hato Mayor DO
Rafael SosaRR5'11"160
Ronald SpringRLJanuary 27, 19406'1"170Rochester, NY US
Jimmy TyerLRJuly 22, 19425'11"170
Hector UrbanoRRSeptember 28, 19415'11"175, Bolivar VE
Benny Von CannonRR6'2"200
Dennis WagnerSR6'0"180
Troy WarlickRR6'1"180
John WheelhouseRR5'8"180
Miguel LemoineRR5'10"205
William KuklenskiRR5'11"165
Don KillianLR5'10"155
Johnny AutryRR6'1"160
Donald BridgesRRApril 6, 19386'2"195
James BroomeLRMay 1, 19435'11"180
Dominick CapursoRRMarch 16, 19426'1"200
Tommy CobbRR6'2"190
Francisco CoimbreRR5'9"170
Bubba DavisRR6'0"200
Mortimer DavisRR5'11"180
Victor DavisRRDecember 25, 19416'1"163
Francisco De la MotaRR5'11"160
Diogenes DiazRR5'9"140
Erasmo FelipeRR6'1"180
George GrantRRMarch 13, 19396'0"165
Thomas HallRR6'2"185
Ronald HensonLR6'3"175
Charles HotetzRR5'9"169
James WilsonLL

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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