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The class D Georgia-Florida League ran from 1935 through 1958, with a break from 1943-45 due to World War II. When the league formation was discussed in late 1934, the plan was for a FLAG League, with teams in Troy, AL and Dothan, AL rounding out an eight team circuit. Ultimately a six team Georgia-Florida league was formed with Troy and Dothan ending up in the Alabama-Florida League the next year. A league known for relatively low scoring levels, the league witnessed an amazing one home run by the entire Cordele A's club in 1952. That season the league also featured a future governor, Mario Cuomo. Unlike most minor leagues that died off in the 1950s, a revival was attempted in 1962 as a four-team class D circuit. The D level was eliminated in 1963, when the minor league system was restructured, and the Georgia-Florida League became a Class A League. It collapsed once more and 1963 was the final season for the league. One of the stronger class D leagues, most teams in the Georgia-Florida League were affiliated with major league clubs. When Tallahassee, FL dropped out in 1950, there was no Florida representation for the rest of the league's existence.

Contents

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1935, '36, '37, '38

1935 Georgia-Florida League
President: Hollis Fort

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Albany Travelers 68 52 .567 - Bob Rice
Tallahassee Capitals 67 52 .563 .5 Ed "Dutch" Hoffman
Americus Cardinals 59 57 .509 7 Don Sikes / Ed Grayson
Thomasville Orioles 57 61 .483 10 Bob Vines / Harry O'Donnell
Panama City Pilots 53 64 .453 13.5 Bill Snyder (minors) / Bill Rogers / Harry Snyder
Moultrie Steers 48 66 .421 17 Bobby Murray
Total Attendance: 121,971
Playoffs: Tallahassee 4 games, Albany 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Sam Narron Albany BA .347 Walter Ammon Albany W 21
Frank Waites Tallahassee Runs 97 Ken Chase Panama City SO 220
Herman Cole Americus Hits 153 Leo Scherer Tallahassee Pct .900; 9-1
Frank Puttman Albany HR 18


1936 Georgia-Florida League
President: Hollis Fort

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Tallahassee Capitals 69 50 .580 - Ed "Dutch" Hoffman
Albany Travelers 60 53 .531 6 Bob Rice
Americus Cardinals 58 58 .500 9.5 Joe Bonowitz / George Berry / Dixie Parker
Cordele Reds 56 61 .479 12 Ivy Griffin
Thomasville Orioles 51 61 455 14.5 Frank Sidle
Moultrie Packers 51 62 .451 15 Grant Gillis
Playoffs: Tallahassee 4 games, Cordele 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Beverley Ferrell Thomasville BA .338 James McClure Americus W 22
Walter Rospond Tallahassee Runs 106 James McClure Americus SO 179
James Guinn Americus Hits 161 Woody Davis Cordele ERA 1.87
Beverley Ferrell Thomasville HR 14 Ed Grayston Americus RBI 96


1937 Georgia-Florida League
President: A.D. "Doc" Walker

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Thomasville Orioles 73 49 .598 - Cy Morgan
Cordele Reds 73 50 .593 .5 Ivy Griffin
Moultrie Packers 61 61 .500 12 Grant Gillis
Albany Travelers 59 66 .472 15.5 Bob Rice
Tallahassee Capitals 51 70 .421 21.5 Ed "Dutch" Hoffman
Americus Cardinals 50 71 .413 22.5 Dixie Parker / Bill Porter / Guy Lacey
Total Attendance: 187,423
Playoffs: Cordele 4 games, Thomasville 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tom Corbett Thomasville BA .350 Ace Adams Cordele W 26
Charlie Letchas Thomasville Runs 98 Ace Adams Cordele SO 218
Tom Corbett Thomasville Hits 166 Fred Ogle Tallahassee ERA 2.14
Tom Corbett Thomasville RBI 113 Tom Corbett Thomasville HR 26


1938 Georgia-Florida League
President: A. D. "Doc" Walker

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Albany Travelers 84 42 .667 - Johnny Keane
Thomasville Orioles 69 54 .561 13.5 Cy Morgan
Americus Cardinals 65 61 .516 19 Alex McColl
Tallahassee Capitals 56 69 .448 27.5 Tim Murchison
Cordele Reds 51 73 .411 32 Bob Hasty
Moultrie Packers 49 75 .395 34 Dewey Stover
Playoffs: Albany 3 games, Americus 0; Thomasville 3 games, Tallahassee 2.
Finals: Albany 4 games, Thomasville 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Endicott Albany BA .354 Henry Novak Albany W 20
Lee Riley Albany Runs 128 Henry Novak Albany SO 165
John Rowe Americus Hits 173 Alex McColl Americus ERA 2.04
Ed Murphy Albany RBI 113 Lee Riley Albany HR 8
Edgar Hartness Americus HR 8

[edit] 1939, '40, '41, '42

1939 Georgia-Florida League
President: A. D. "Doc" Walker

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Albany Cardinals 80 53 .602 - Johnny Keane
Valdosta Trojans 73 63 .537 8.5 Bill Morrell
Tallahassee Capitals 69 66 .511 12 Ralph McAdams
Waycross Bears 70 68 .507 12.5 Al Leitz / Art Patchin
Moultrie Packers 68 67 .504 13 Joe Holden
Thomasville Orioles 64 72 .491 17.5 Cy Morgan
Americus Pioneers 63 76 .471 20 Joseph Sims
Cordele Bees 58 80 .453 24.5 Harry Rice / Tete Newcomb
Attendance: Waycross, 85,566
Playoffs: Valdosta 3 games, Waycross 2; Albany 3 games, Tallahassee 1.
Finals: Albany 4 games, Valdosta 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Edgar Hartness Americus BA .356 Lloyd Gross Moultrie W 22
Frank Pelat Moultrie Runs 113 Lefty West Americus SO 245
Edgar Hartness Americus Hits 175 Freddy Schmidt Albany ERA 1.81
Carl Bethman Moultrie Hits 175 Carl Bethman Moultrie RBI 111
Carl Bethman Moultrie HR 9


1940 Georgia-Florida League
President: A. D. "Doc" Walker

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Waycross Bears 93 45 .674 - Al Leitz
Thomasville Tourists 81 58 .583 12.5 Dale Alexander
Valdosta Trojans 76 61 .555 16.5 Bill Morrell
Albany Cardinals 77 63 .550 17 Joe Cusick
Americus Pioneers 67 72 .482 26.5 Bernie DeViveiros / Stew Hofferth
Tallahassee Capitals 64 75 .461 29.5 Harold Schultz
Cordele Bees 49 89 .355 44 William Taylor
Moultrie Packers 47 91 .340 46 Joe Holden / George Jacobs
Playoffs: Waycross 3 games, Valdosta 0; Thomasville 3 games, Albany 2.
Finals: Waycross 4 games, Thomasville 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Sherwood McKenzie Thomasville BA .378 Elwood Lawson Waycross W 26
Russell Leach Albany Runs 131 Stan Ferens Albany SO 253
Ralph Ellis Thomasville Hits 203 Elmer Rummans Valdosta ERA 2.19
Charles Farrar Waycross RBI 131 Dale Alexander Thomasville HR 14


1941 Georgia-Florida League
President: A. D. "Doc" Walker

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Albany Cardinals 88 48 .647 - Joe Cusick
Valdosta Trojans 85 51 .625 3 Stew Hofferth
Waycross Bears 84 54 .609 5 Al Leitz
Thomasville Lookouts 69 67 .507 19 Bill Rodgers / Kip Sauerbrun
Moultrie Packers 62 74 .456 26 Adolph Arlitt
Americus Pioneers 56 81 .409 32.5 Dick Luckey
Cordele Reds 51 81 .386 35 Bill Morrell
Tallahassee Capitals 47 86 .353 39.5 Lance Richbourg
Playoffs: Albany 3 games, Waycross 0; Thomasville 3 games, Valdosta 1.
Finals: Thomasville 4 games, Waycross 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Eddie Kazak Albany BA .378 Bill Peterman Albany W 23
Eddie Kazak Albany Runs 133 Joe Rodney Tallahassee SO 220
Eddie Kazak Albany Hits 221 Kip Sauerbrun Moultrie ERA 1.39
Russell Leach Albany RBI 117 Joe Bob Mitchell Cordele HR 12


1942 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Valdosta Trojans 81 45 .643 - Stew Hofferth / Clancy Odell
Waycross Bears 72 54 .571 9 Al Leitz
Moultrie Packers 72 54 .571 9 F.M. McVay
Dothan Browns 64 62 .508 17 Cat Milner
Tallahassee Capitals 62 64 .492 19 Wilbur Good
Albany Cardinals 56 70 .444 25 Joe Cusick
Americus Pioneers 49 77 .389 32 Jerry Tiemann
Cordele Reds 48 78 .381 33 Frank O'Rourke
Playoffs:Waycross defeated Moultrie in a one game playoff for second place.
Waycross 3 games, Dothan 0; Valdosta 3 games, Moultrie 1.
Finals: Waycross 4 games, Valdosta 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Steve Summerhill Valdosta BA .350 Ed Wright Moultrie W 20
Chuck Diering Albany Runs 102 William Kirksey Tallahassee W 20
Steve Summerhill Valdosta Hits 165 Turk Lown Valdosta SO 204
Dave Pluss Valdosta RBI 105 Kip Sauerbrun Moultrie ERA 1.83
Dave Pluss Valdosta HR 9


No games were played in 1943, '44 and '45 due to WW II

[edit] 1946, '47, '48, '49

1946 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Americus Phillies 87 37 .702 - 73,126 Jack Sanford
Moultrie Packers 76 47 .618 10.5 96,566 Jim Poole / Dixie Parsons
Waycross Bears 75 50 .600 12.5 66,902 Le Grant Scott
Valdosta Dodgers 64 61 .512 23.5 55,683 Bill Welp
Tallahassee Pirates 63 62 .504 24.5 55,193 Art Doll
Albany Cardinals 54 71 .432 33.5 70,178 Herb Moore
Thomasville Tigers 45 80 .360 42.5 51,629 Vincent "Moon" Mullen
Cordele White Sox 35 91 .278 53 44,923 Joe Holden
Playoffs: Americus 3 games, Waycross 2; Moultrie 3 games, Valdosta 1.
Finals: Moultrie 4 games, Americus 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Le Grant Scott Waycross BA .368 John Asmer Americus W 24
James McCarnes Waycross Runs 111 Gaylor Lemish Moultrie SO 278
James McCarnes Waycross Hits 169 Whitey Moore Albany ERA 1.44
Ken Rhyne Moultrie RBI 129 Ken Rhyne Moultrie HR 22


1947 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Moultrie Packers 85 53 .616 - 89,757 Buster Kinard / Jim Poole
Waycross Bears 79 59 .572 6 72,255 Le Grant Scott
Tallahassee Pirates 80 60 .571 6 81,235 Phil Seghi
Albany Cardinals 78 62 .557 8 86,451 Stan Katkaveck
Thomasville Tigers 68 69 .498 16.5 54,502 Vincent "Moon" Mullen
Americus Phillies 65 74 .468 20.5 54,062 Jack Sanford / Lew Krausse
Valdosta Dodgers 54 84 .391 31 61,727 Hugh Holliday
Cordele Indians 45 93 .326 40 41,892 Mercer Harris
Playoffs: Moultrie 3 games, Albany 0; Tallahassee 3 games, Waycross 2..
Finals: Moultrie 4 games, Tallahassee 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ray Walters Americus BA .343 Ray Burnette Americus W 21
Davey Williams Waycross Runs 147 Jack Frisinger Albany SO 274
John Grice Thomasville Hits 182 Jack Frisinger Albany ERA 2.18
Ken Rhyne Moultrie RBI 141 Ken Rhyne Moultrie HR 24


1948 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Waycross Bears 85 55 .607 - 63,397 Stan Katkaveck
Valdosta Dodgers 81 58 .583 3.5 71,507 Lou Rochelli
Albany Cardinals 71 69 .507 14 61,971 Robert Stanton
Tallahassee Pirates 70 69 .504 14.5 63,625 Jack Rothrock
Moultrie Athletics 69 71 .493 16 48,962 Joe Antolick
Thomasville Tigers 68 71 .489 16.5 54,894 Robert Engle
Cordele Indians 64 76 .457 21 40,946 Hal Lee
Americus Phillies 50 89 .360 34.5 34,333 Le Grant Scott / Ed Murphy
Playoffs: Waycross 3 games, Tallahassee 1; Albany 3 games, Valdosta 1; .
Finals: Waycross 4 games, Albany 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Kwiatkowski Valdosta BA .371 Raymond Seidel Waycross W 23
George Fisher Waycross Runs 123 Donald Stephens Albany SO 221
Howard Henkel Thomasville Hits 189 Donald Stephens Albany ERA 2.27
Frank Thomas Tallahassee RBI 132 Ken Rhyne Moultrie HR 27


1949 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Albany Cardinals 96 42 .696 - 93,096 Sheldon "Chief" Bender
Valdosta Dodgers 86 54 .614 11 51,105 Doc Alexson
Waycross Bears 83 56 .597 13.5 54,508 Stan Katkaveck
Americus Phillies 71 67 .514 25 46,906 Ed Murphy
Thomasville Tigers 60 80 .429 37 44,072 Ralph DiLullo
Moultrie Athletics 56 82 .406 40 28,911 Bill Peterman
Cordele Indians 54 85 .388 42.5 40,198 Hal Lee
Tallahassee Pirates 49 89 .355 47 48,079 Veazey / Shawkey / Heving / Cabaniss
Playoffs: Albany 3 games, Americus 1; Waycross 3 games, Valdosta 0; .
Finals: Waycross 4 games, Albany 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Delton Childs Albany BA .343 Morris Frank Albany W 22
Ed Trojanowski Americus Runs 141 Art Ceccarelli Valdosta SO 294
Jack Phillips Thomasville Hits 192 Morris Frank Albany ERA 1.94
Russell Rac Albany RBI 134 Harold Shiles Waycross HR 21

[edit] 1950, '51, '52, '53

1950 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Albany Cardinals 83 57 .592 - 62,950 Sheldon "Chief" Bender
Valdosta Dodgers 81 56 .591 .5 56,089 Stan Wasiak
Tallahassee Pirates 77 58 .570 3.5 55,475 Walt Tauscher
Americus Phillies 70 67 .510 11.5 38,939 Ed Murphy
Moultrie Cubs 71 69 .507 12 48,458 Steve Collins / James Trew
Waycross Bears 57 81 .413 25 43,638 Don Manno / Charles Webb
Cordele A's 55 80 .407 25.5 32,655 Bill Peterman
Thomasville Tigers 55 81 .404 26 27,760 Bob Benish
Playoffs: Americus 4 games, Albany 1; Tallahassee 4 games, Valdosta 3; .
Finals: Tallahassee 4 games, Americus 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Charles Coles Valdosta BA .355 John Hushbeck Americus W 22
Hubert Rose Moultrie Runs 145 Bill Currie Waycross SO 240
Paul Smith Tallahassee Hits 196 Leroy Pounds Albany ERA 2.56
Harold Ivy Moultrie RBI 131 Robert Fulton Thomasville HR 15


1951 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Valdosta Dodgers 81 45 .643 - 51,546 Stan Wasiak
Albany Cardinals 76 50 .603 5 45,694 Sheldon "Chief" Bender
Waycross Bears 70 55 .560 10.5 54,448 Papa Williams
Tifton Blue Sox 62 63 .496 18.5 48,472 Fred Tschudin
Brunswick Pirates 60 66 .476 21 46,522 Mickey O'Neil
Americus Rebels 55 70 .440 25.5 38,047 Mike Milosevich
Moultrie To-baks 52 74 .413 29 40,910 Jim Poole
Cordele A's 46 79 .368 34.5 25,857 Ducky Detweiler / Jimmie DeShong
Playoffs: Tifton 4 games, Valdosta 1; Waycross 4 games, Albany 0; .
Finals: Waycross 4 games, Tifton 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Wendell Davis Moultrie BA .344 Harry Raulerson Waycross W 22
Dick Gray Valdosta Runs 118 Robert Betancourt Tifton SO 201
Wendell Davis Moultrie Hits 160 Harry Raulerson Waycross ERA 1.99
William Murphy Albany RBI 100 Glenn Eury Moultrie HR 29


1952 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Valdosta Dodgers 81 58 .583 - 47,127 John Angelone
Albany Cardinals 81 59 .579 .5 63,244 Gene Corbett
Waycross Bears 80 59 .576 1 53,428 Papa Williams
Tifton Blue Sox 78 61 .561 3 37,805 Greek George / Edmond Dickerman / Parnell Ruark
Cordele A's 66 73 .475 15 32,549 Norm Wilson
Thomasville Tomcats 66 74 .471 15.5 45,651 Frank Lucchesi
Brunswick Pirates 62 78 .443 19.5 50,605 Mickey O'Neil
Moultrie Giants 44 96 .314 37.5 33,083 Richard Klaus
Playoffs:Valdosta defeated Waycross 1-0 in a one game playoff for first place.
Tifton 4 games, Valdosta 0; Albany 4 games, Waycross 2; .
Finals: Albany 4 games, Tifton 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ken Robinett Thomasville BA .352 Donald Shaffer Valdosta W 25
Sam Goody Albany Runs 95 Taylor Phillips Waycross SO 265
Ken Robinett Thomasville Hits 176 Fred Green Brunswick SO 2.65
Culley Rikard Albany RBI 111 Antonio Sarmiento Tifton ERA 1.26
Parnell Ruark Tifton HR 19


1953 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Thomasville Dodgers 90 47 .657 - 41,223 John Angelone
Brunswick Pirates 85 54 .612 6 47,077 Jack Paepke
Tifton Blue Sox 84 55 .604 7 31,260 Edgar Hartness
Albany Cardinals 82 56 .594 8.5 51,870 Russ McGovern
Fitzgerald Pioneers 62 77 .446 29 39,264 Bob Carson / Charles Ridgeway / Hamons
Waycross Bears 59 78 .431 31 27,994 Mort Smith / Al Aucoin
Valdosta Browns 55 81 .404 34.5 42,353 Rollie Stuckmeyer / Gil Torres
Cordele A's 35 104 .252 56 17,705 Joe Rullo / Lewis Richardson
Playoffs: Thomasville 4 games, Albany 2; Brunswick 4 games, Tifton 0; .
Finals: Brunswick 4 games, Thomasville 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ken Hilyer Albany BA .334 James Carter Tifton W 21
Russ McGovern Albany Runs 133 James Carter Tifton SO 251
Ken Hilyer Albany Hits 171 James Nicewonger Brunswick ERA 1.98
Ultus Alvarez Thomasville RBI 123 Jack Paepke Brunswick HR 21

[edit] 1954-1958

1954 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Brunswick Pirates 88 52 .629 - 54,475 Frank Oceak
Fitzgerald Redlegs 80 59 .576 7.5 38,652 Red Treadway
Albany Cardinals 73 65 .529 14 47,092 Russ McGovern
Waycross Bears 68 67 .504 17.5 36,854 Paul Eames
Valdosta Tigers 68 70 .493 19 52,911 Marv Owen / Stan Wasiak
Thomasville Dodgers 64 71 .474 21.5 36,079 Boyd Bartley / John Angelone
Tifton Indians 60 80 .429 28 30,143 Edgar Hartness
Americus-Cordele Orioles 51 88 .367 36.5 26,136 Cliff Melton / Jack Landis
Playoffs: Brunswick 4 games, Waycross 1; Fitzgerald 4 games, Albany 1; .
Finals: Fitzgerald 3 games, Brunswick 2.
Rainouts forced cancellation of the remainder of the series.
No champion was declared. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Edgar Hartness Tifton BA .364 Whammy Douglas Brunswick W 27
Floyd Faust Brunswick Runs 143 Whammy Douglas Brunswick SO 273
Chuck Buheller Brunswick Hits 184 William Knox Albany ERA 1.80
Bill Thompson Fitzgerald RBI 131 Chuck Buheller Brunswick HR 19
Larry Spinner Tifton HR 19


1955 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Brunswick Pirates 87 52 .626 - 41,743 Frank Oceak
Albany Cardinals 85 55 .607 2.5 50,115 J.C. Dunn
Waycross Bears 72 65 .526 14 46,266 James Deery / Walter Widmayer
Valdosta Tigers 68 70 .493 18.5 51,543 Stan Wasiak
Thomasville Dodgers 66 72 .478 20.5 30,274 Pete Reiser
Cordele Orioles 63 74 .460 23 31,221 Lloyd Brown / Max Carey
Tifton Blue Sox 59 80 .424 28 38,363 Paul Eames
Moultrie Redlegs 53 85 .384 33.5 30,451 Ken Polivka
Playoffs: Brunswick 3 games, Valdosta 2; Waycross 3 games, Albany 0; .
Finals: Brunswick 1 game, Waycross 1.
Rainouts forced cancellation of the remainder of the series.
No champion was declared. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Warren Wilson Brunswick BA .349 William Lackey Albany W 22
Warren Wilson Brunswick Runs 125 William Lackey Albany SO 222
Warren Wilson Brunswick Hits 175 Robert Sedlak Thomasville ERA 1.53
Jim Dunn Albany RBI 125 Wayne Davis Albany HR 20
Dick Lubinski Cordele HR 20


1956 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Valdosta Tigers 94 45 .676 - 43,088 Bill Adair
Waycross Braves 79 59 .572 14.5 32,300 James Deery
Tifton Phillies 70 66 .515 22.5 20,794 Wes Griffin / Ed Miller
Albany Cardinals 70 68 .507 23.5 26,949 Chase Riddle
Moultrie Redlegs 68 71 .489 26 29,211 Bob Wellman
Thomasville Dodgers 63 76 .453 31 21,697 Rudy Rufer / George Pfister
Brunswick Pirates 62 76 .449 31.5 30,714 Frank Oceak
Fitzgerald A's 47 92 .338 47 17,723 Red Treadway
Playoffs: None Scheduled Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Chase Riddle Albany BA .353 Larry Kendig Albany W 20
Chase Riddle Albany Runs 115 William McNeil Valdosta W 20
Bob Wellman Moultrie Hits 165 Ken Sheppard Valdosta SO 271
Chase Riddle Albany RBI 142 Dick Scott Thomasville ERA 2.12
Bob Wellman Moultrie HR 30


1957 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Albany Cardinals 84 55 .604 - 38,174 Chase Riddle
Valdosta Tigers 77 62 .554 7 35,910 Stan Wasiak
Thomasville Dodgers 71 68 .511 13 25,438 Rudy Rufer / Leon Hamilton / Wright
Fitzgerald Orioles 65 74 .468 19 18,046 Earl Weaver
Moultrie Phillies / Brunswick # 62 77 .446 22 28,987 Benny Zientara
Waycross Braves 58 81 .417 26 27,226 Michael Fandozzi
#Moultrie moved to Brunswick June 1.
Playoff: Albany 3 games, Valdosta 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Michael Fandozzi Waycross BA .422 Siebert Scott Thomasville W 20
Larry Burright Thomasville Runs 115 Rollie Sheldon Valdosta SO 213
Michael Fandozzi Waycross Hits 189 Fred Gladding Valdosta ERA 2.12
Jim Hickman Albany RBI 113 Jim Hickman Albany HR 26


1958 Georgia-Florida League
President: W. T. Anderson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Albany Cardinals 86 41 .677 - 42,828 Mo Mozzali
Valdosta Tigers 75 52 .591 11 38,582 Stubby Overmire
Dublin Orioles 72 56 .563 14.5 31,704 Earl Weaver
Brunswick Phillies 64 64 .500 22.5 45,157 Cart Howerton
Waycross Braves 47 80 .370 39 26,512 Everett Robinson
Thomasville Dodgers 38 89 .299 48 17,451 Rudy Rufer / Sam Suplizio
Playoff: Valdosta 3 games, Albany 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Simicich Brunswick BA .358 George Werley Dublin W 16
Samuel Hernandez Albany Runs 118 Joe Pokorny Brunswick SO 177
John Simicich Brunswick Hits 156 Eugene Burroughs Valdosta ERA 1.66
Bob Boyer Albany RBI 121 Bob Boyer Albany HR 32

[edit] 1962-1963 Class A

1962 Georgia-Florida League
President: Larry Brumitt

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Thomasville Tigers 76 41 .650 - 18,610 Gail Henley
Dublin Braves 68 50 .576 8.5 19,582 Bill Steinecke
Brunswick Cardinals 47 70 .462 29 36,123 Owen Friend
Moultrie Colt .22s 44 74 .373 32.5 18,560 Jim Walton
Playoffs: None Scheduled Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ken Schultz Thomasville BA .291 Alex Pietrewicz Dublin W 14
Manuel Samuel Dublin Runs 100 Charles Haygood Thomasville W 14
Manuel Samuel Dublin Hits 124 Alex Pietrewicz Dublin SO 175
George Campbell Thomasville RBI 75 Charles Haygood Thomasville ERA 2.08
Glen Clark Dublin HR 26


1963 Georgia-Florida League A
President: Larry Brumitt

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Thomasville Tigers 65 54 .546 - 7,342 Al Federoff
Moultrie Colt .22s 62 54 .534 1.5 11,401 Jim Walton
Waycross Braves 56 63 .471 9 21,560 Bill Steinecke
Brunswick Cardinals 52 64 .448 11.5 9,363 George Kissell
Playoffs: None Scheduled Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Hal Breeden Waycross BA .330 Robert Layton Thomasville W 12
Dennis Willett Moultrie Runs 73 Carl Elmstrom Waycross SO 138
Bill Robinson Waycross Hits 132 Carl Elmstrom Waycross ERA 1.66
Hal Breeden Waycross RBI 64 Charlie Murray Moultrie HR 15

[edit] League Records 1935-1963

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Ralph Lageman Albany G 142 50 Dale Alexander Thomasville BA .388 40
Paul Smith Tallahassee AB 615 50 David Williams Waycross RUNS 147 50
Eddie Kazak Albany H 221 41 Chase Riddle Albany RBI 142 56
Marvin Leibovitz Valdosta 2B 47 48 David Pluss Valdosta 3B 23 42
Bob Boyer Albany HR 32 58 Bob Wellman Moultrie TB 296 56
John J. Kelly Waycross SAC 42 42 Ed Trojanowski Americus SB 69 49
Ed Trojanowski Americus BB 150 49 Bob Bird Dublin BB 150 58
Arthur DeVany Brunswick SO 190 56


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Siebert Scott Thomasville GA 58 57 Harry Raulerson Waycross CG 31 51
Elwood Lawson Waycross WI 26 40 Ace Adams Cordele WI 26 37
John Lindstrom Moultrie L 22 40 Robert Koczwara Thomasville Pct .882,15-2 53
Tony Sarmiento Tifton ERA 1.26 52 Ace Adams Cordele IP 339 37
Tony Sarmiento Tifton ShO 8 52 Art Ceccarelli Valdosta SO 294 49
Fred Green Brunswick BB 190 52

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The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions.

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