1962 Shelby Colonels Roster

Western Carolina League (WCL) - Class: D
Team Record: 40-59
4th in the WCL
Manager: Joe Abernethy (0-0), Cloyd Boyer (0-0)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Shelby, North Carolina
Ballpark: City Park
Attendance: 14,743, Avg. 298
1962 Shelby Colonels Statistics

The Shelby Colonels of the Western Carolina League ended the 1962 season with a record of 40 wins and 59 losses, fourth in the WCL.

The Colonels plated 456 runs, worst in the league, and allowed 621 runs, most in the circuit. Francis Petrellis recorded 50 runs batted in and topped all regular hitters by hitting .275. Larry Staley led the team with 7 wins, while George Bechtold registered a 3 earned run average, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Steve Whitaker played in Major League Baseball during his career, the only member of the Shelby Colonels to do so.

Joe Abernethy and Cloyd Boyer served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Joe AbernethyRRMay 21, 19346'1"190Newton, NC US
Ernest LopezRR6'0"170
Kenneth LubertRR6'1"180
Jerold McCortneyRR6'1"184
Willie MobleyRRFebruary 15, 19436'1"165Modoc, SC US
William MorrisRRMay 8, 19386'2"185El Dorado, KS US
Wayne NashSR5'10"160
David OlsonRR6'2"208
Francis PetrellisLL6'0"185
Billy PrevetteRR6'1"180
Stephen RiskaRR6'4"190
Ron SpeiserSR6'2"175
Larry StaleyLL6'2"165
Benny Von CannonRR6'2"200
Steve WhitakerLRMay 7, 19436'0"180Tacoma, WA US
Paul WilliamsRR6'2"165
Ronald LakeRR6'4"185
David KuhlRL6'1"180
Andrew JohnstonRR6'3"193
George BechtoldRRSeptember 30, 19426'1"200Lancaster, PA US
Mick CampbellRRSeptember 28, 19435'10"173Mount Pleasant, MI US
Richard ChaseRR6'2"240
Robert ConnellyRRJanuary 29, 19436'3"180
Carmine ConradRR6'0"200
Raymond CrosatoRRJanuary 6, 19436'4"180
Peter DeLisaLLAugust 3, 19426'1"175
Edward DelMonicoLRAugust 27, 19426'2"170Philadelphia, PA US
James DietzRR6'3"195
John FarlandRR6'0"195
Bruce GallagherRRJune 23, 19436'0"183
Larry HawkRR6'1"215
Don HeldtRRMay 12, 19425'9"180
James HollingerRR6'2"160
Edwin IsaacsRR5'10"180
Terry YoungRR5'11"180

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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