1951 Seattle Rainiers Roster

Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 99-68
Finished 1st in the PCL
Manager: Rogers Hornsby (99-68)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Ballpark: Sick Stadium
Attendance: 465,727, Avg. 5,578
1951 Seattle Rainiers Statistics

Playoffs - Seattle Rainiers 2 games, Los Angeles Angels 1
Finals - Seattle Rainiers 3 games, Hollywood Stars 2

The Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League ended the 1951 season with a record of 99 wins and 68 losses, finishing first in the PCL.

The Rainiers tallied 809 runs and conceded 707 runs. Wally Judnich paced Seattle with 21 home runs, while Jim Rivera and Al Lyons walloped 20 or more, too. Jim Rivera drove in 112 runs and topped batters with significant playing time by hitting .352. Marv Grissom led the squad with 20 wins, and Hal Brown added 15 or more victories as well Jim Davis earned a 2.44 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Players from the 1951 Seattle Rainiers who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Sam Vico, Emil Verban, Gordon Goldsberry, Alex Garbowski, Jim Davis, Joe Erautt, Bud Sheely, Charley Schanz, Marv Rackley, Jim Rivera, Bill Ramsey, Rocky Krsnich, Wally Judnich, Earl Johnson, Marv Grissom, Garvin Hamner, Mickey Haefner, Bob Hall, Jack Albright, Paul Calvert, Mike Clark, Hal Brown, Steve Nagy, Al Lyons, Ray Martin and Ed McGhee.

Rogers Hornsby served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jack AlbrightRRJune 30, 19215'9"175St. Petersburg, FL US
Hal BrownRRDecember 11, 19246'2"180Greensboro, NC US
Gordy BrunswickRRJanuary 12, 19256'2"205Tacoma, WA US
Paul CalvertRROctober 6, 19176'0"175Montreal, QC CA
K ChorltonRROctober 26, 19286'3"185Seattle, WA US
Claude ChristieRRSeptember 14, 19266'0"185San Francisco, CA US
Mike ClarkRRFebruary 12, 19226'4"190Camden, NJ US
Jim DavisSLSeptember 15, 19246'0"180Red Bluff, CA US
Art DelDucaRRJune 2, 19276'0"175Methuen, MA US
Joe ErauttRRSeptember 1, 19215'9"175Vibank, SK CA
Alex GarbowskiRRJune 25, 19226'1"185Yonkers, NY US
Gordon GoldsberryLLAugust 30, 19276'0"170Sacramento, CA US
Marv GrissomRRMarch 31, 19186'3"190Los Molinos, CA US
Bud GuldborgRRJanuary 13, 19246'1"182Palo Alto, CA US
Mickey HaefnerLLOctober 9, 19125'8"160Lenzburg, IL US
Bob HallRRDecember 22, 19236'2"195Swissvale, PA US
Garvin HamnerRRMarch 18, 19245'11"172Richmond, VA US
John HoffmanLRNovember 30, 19236'4"215Buffalo, NY US
Earl JohnsonLLApril 2, 19196'3"190Redmond, WA US
Wally JudnichLLJanuary 24, 19166'1"205San Francisco, CA US
Vern KindsfatherRRDecember 12, 19245'11"176Portland, OR US
Rocky KrsnichRRAugust 5, 19276'1"174West Allis, WI US
Al LyonsRRJuly 18, 19186'2"195St. Joseph, MO US
Ray MartinRRMarch 13, 19256'2"177Norwood, MA US
Ed McGheeRRSeptember 29, 19245'11"170Perry, AR US
Joe MontalvoRJune 6, 19266'4"225New York, NY US
Steve NagyLLMay 28, 19195'9"174Franklin, NJ US
Jodie PhippsRRFebruary 19, 19196'3"190Okay, OK US
Marv RackleyLLJuly 25, 19215'10"170Seneca, SC US
Bill RamseyRRFebruary 20, 19206'0"175Osceola, AR US
Jim RiveraLLJuly 22, 19216'0"196New York, NY US
Charley SchanzRRJune 8, 19196'3"215Anacortes, WA US
Bud SheelyLRNovember 26, 19206'1"200Spokane, WA US
Dewey SorianoLRFebruary 8, 19206'3"200Prince Rupert, BC CA
Emil VerbanRRAugust 27, 19155'11"165Lincoln, IL US
Sam VicoLRAugust 9, 19236'4"200San Fernando, CA 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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