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In 1953 the Cotton States League tried to evict the Hot Springs Bathers for attempting to include two black players, brothers Jim Tugerson and Leander Tugerson. Minor league baseball officials stepped in to fight for justice and deny the CSL its racist intentions.

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Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1897 17-15 2nd Dudley Payne
1938 45-91 8th Miles "Spike" Hunter
1939 71-67 4th Conrad Fisher Lost League Finals
1940 67-71 5th Cecil Coombs
1941 77-60 2nd Mike Powers League Champs
1947 49-81 5th Joe Santomauro (6-19) / Joe Kuhel (43-62)
1948 82-56 3rd Joe Holden / George Sobek League Champs
1949 64-75 6th Pete Fox / Glen Stewart
1950 77-60 3rd John Antonelli League Champs
1951 53-86 6th Rex Carr
1952 43-83 8th Bob Benish / James Hogan
1953 63-61 4th (t) Vern Shetler Lost 1-game playoff for 4th to Jackson
1954 35-84 6th Paul Dean / Jackie Bales / Louis Lucas / Jackie Bales
1955 57-62 4th Joe Lutz / Mickey O'Neil Lost in 1st round
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