1963 Shelby Colonels Roster

Western Carolinas League (WCL) - Class: A
Team Record: 48-74
8th in the WCL
Manager: Billy Shantz (48-74)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Shelby, North Carolina
Ballpark: City Park
Attendance: 34,324, Avg. 563
1963 Shelby Colonels Statistics

The Shelby Colonels of the Western Carolinas League ended the 1963 season with a record of 48 wins and 74 losses, eighth in the WCL.

The Colonels plated 546 runs, worst in the league, and allowed 672 runs. Steve Whitaker paced Shelby with 11 home runs Mike Ferraro drove in 64 runs and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .248. Robert Connelly and Charles Payne led the team with 6 wins each, while Robert Connelly registered a 3.4 earned run average, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Players from the 1963 Shelby Colonels who spent time in the Majors during their careers included George Culver, Mike Ferraro, Dave McDonald, Dale Roberts and Steve Whitaker.

Billy Shantz served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Greggory WildeLL6'2"209
Dale RobertsRLApril 12, 19426'4"180Owenton, KY US
Fred PollierRR6'0"185
Charles PayneRRFebruary 16, 19416'3"195Silver Spring, MD US
James PalmaRROctober 25, 19426'0"170
David NunnenkampRR6'1"180
Willie MobleyRRFebruary 15, 19436'1"165Modoc, SC US
John MillsLL6'2"190
Derek McGillivrayRR6'2"190
Louis RomanucciRRJanuary 28, 19426'2"180
Dennis RutterRR6'1"180
Stephen SchaubLR5'11"170
Steve WhitakerLRMay 7, 19436'0"180Tacoma, WA US
Gary WallmanLL6'1"190
Gene UsreyRRMarch 23, 19426'3"180Portales, NM US
James TownsendLL6'1"190
James SmithLLJuly 8, 19445'11"170
Eddy SingletonLR5'8"150
Mark SheperdRR6'2"185
Cecil ShambergerLR5'11"170
Dave McDonaldLRMay 20, 19436'3"215New Albany, IN US
Reginald MainRR6'1"190
Neil MacClellanRRAugust 13, 19436'0"170
Robert ConnellyRRJanuary 29, 19436'3"180
Thomas ChapmanRR6'3"180
Bruce CamilliLLAugust 4, 19416'0"182
Thomas BurrellLLDecember 1, 19416'3"205Staten Island, NY US
Ron BoyerRRAugust 17, 19445'10"175Alba, MO US
Thomas BookerRRAugust 1, 19396'2"190
Simeon BlahutRR6'0"200
John BayneLL6'4"206
George CulverRRJuly 8, 19436'2"185Salinas, CA US
James DietzRR6'3"195
Ian DixonRRFebruary 3, 19436'1"180
John LynchLR6'2"173
David KuhlRL6'1"180
Richard KaylaRR5'9"165
Larry HawkRR6'1"215
Thom FreemanLR6'6"200
Ronald ForteLR5'11"165
Tommy FlemingRRJanuary 9, 19416'3"181Hammond, IN US
Mike FerraroRRAugust 18, 19445'11"175Kingston, NY US
Kenneth BarbieriRR5'10"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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