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Harold C. Van Pelt

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.


First Baseman Hal Van Pelt played minor league ball from 1940 to 1953, missing the 1943-1945 seasons. He played a total of 35 games in the Texas League in 1946 and 1948, the only time he rose above class B ball. Van Pelt hit 20 homers in the 1946 East Texas League and 21 in the 1947 Big State League; his career high otherwise was 10. He also topped .300 five times.


[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1949 Gladewater Bears East Texas League 87-53 2nd none League Champs
1950 Gladewater Bears East Texas League -- none -- replaced Dutch Meyer 6/28-7/6
1951 Gainesville Owls Big State League 89-58 1st none League Champs
1952 Gastonia Rockets Tri-State League 89-50 1st Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
1953 Gastonia Rockets Tri-State League 66-81 5th none
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