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The team may also have been the Longview White Sox in 1939

In 1938 Joe "Lefty" Winfield played for the Longview Cannibals. He was working for Humble Oil at the time when he was approached by the Longview team to Pitch. He pitched and won his first game and was signed on. He was 9-5 with a 4.14 ERA in 1938 He was also 33 years old at the time. He went on to play 12 years total and was a manager one year. He played with Pt. Arthur, New Orleans, Tyler, Wichita Falls, Abbeville, and Marshall

Info provided by Jerry Winfield/Davis O Barker provided the data.


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year League Class Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1912 South Central League D 63-51 1st Tully Spear / Jim Gardiner
1923 East Texas League D 41-77 6th Jack Lockhart / Grady White / Hick Munsell none
1924 East Texas League D 56-63 4th (t) Les Tullos / Jack Johnston none
1925 East Texas League D 18-27*
(63-61 overall)
3rd (t) Jack Johnston / Willie "Tex" Crosby
1926 East Texas League D 83-39 1st Bennie Brownlow none League Champs
1927 Lone Star League D 9-20 -- Bennie Brownlow Team withdrew from league May 21
1931 East Texas League D 4-3 2nd Abe Bowman League disbanded May 7
1932 Texas League A 69-83 overall 5th Hank Severeid Wichita Falls moved to Longview
May 20
1933 Dixie League C 48-76 8th Abe Bowman / Joe Cantrell / Art Jahn
1934 West Dixie League C 66-59 3rd Ray Flaskamper / Dallas Warren none
1935 West Dixie League C 72-60 3rd Tex Jeanes Lost in 1st round
1936 East Texas League C 86-64 3rd Tex Jeanes Lost in 1st round
1937 East Texas League C 70-70 6th Harry Faulkner / Wally Paschal
1938 East Texas League C 63-75 6th Harold Funk
1939 East Texas League C 59-79 7th John Fitzpatrick

* Due to Sulphur Springs disbanding June 7, 1925, Longview was consolidated with Mt. Pleasant, playing games in both cities as the Longview-Mount Pleasant Longcats until July 12 when the club settled permanantly in Longview.

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