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A long-standing minor league based in the Carolinas, the Piedmont League operated from 1920 to 1955, not even stopping for World War II when many minor leagues closed up shop. The widespread death of minor leagues in the 1950s (the dark ages of baseball) ended the Piedmont's long run. It was a 4th-tier class B league for much of its existence (1932-1955), after being a class D league for its first year and class C for ten years after that (1921-1931). It was home to many up-and-coming players over the decades.


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[edit] 1920 Class "D"

Year Champion W L PCT Runner-up W L PCT GB
1920 Greensboro Patriots 69 51 .575 Raleigh Nats 67 53 .558 2

[edit] 1921-1931 Class"C"

Year Champion W L PCT Runner-up W L PCT GB
1921 Raleigh Red Birds 68 52 .567 High Point 66 55 .542 3
1922 High Point 70 55 .560 Durham Bulls 69 58 .543 2
1923 Danville Tobacconists 73 50 .593 Greensboro Patriots 66 57 .537 7
1924 Durham Bulls 74 46 .617 High Point Pointers 71 52 .577 4.5
1925 Winston-Salem Twins 77 49 .611 Durham Bulls 68 58 .540 9
1926 Greensboro Patriots 86 60 .589 High Point Pointers 85 61 .582 1
1927 Rocky Mount 84 60 .583 Salisbury-Spencer 83 63 .572 1.5
1928 Winston-Salem Twins 82 51 .617 High Point Pointers 83 52 .615 0
1929 Durham Bulls 85 51 .625 Greensboro Patriots 83 54 .606 2.5
1930 Henderson Gamecocks 78 63 .553 Durham Bulls 71 68 .511 6
1931 Charlotte Hornets 100 37 .730 Raleigh Capitals 86 50 .630 13.5

[edit] 1932-1955 Class "B"

Year Champion W L PCT Runner-up W L PCT GB
1932 Charlotte Hornets 80 53 .602 Greensboro Patriots 76 59 .563 5
1933 Greensboro Patriots 90 48 .652 Charlotte Hornets 80 61 .567 11.5
1934 Norfolk Tars 89 49 .645 Charlotte Hornets 87 51 .630 2
1935 Asheville Tourists 75 62 .547 Wilmington Pirates 69 65 .515 4.5
1936 Norfolk Tars 93 50 .650 Durham Bulls 79 63 .556 13.5
1937 Asheville Tourists 89 50 .640 Norfolk Tars 83 53 .610 4.5
1938 Norfolk Tars 84 52 .618 Charlotte Hornets 84 53 .613 .5
1939 Asheville Tourists 89 55 .618 Durham Bulls 75 65 .536 12
1940 Richmond Colts 77 59 .566 Asheville Tourists 75 60 .556 1.5
1941 Durham Bulls 84 53 .613 Portsmouth Cubs 75 65 .536 10.5
1942 Greensboro Red Sox 78 53 .595 Portsmouth Cubs 80 55 .593 0
1943 Portsmouth Cubs 90 40 .692 Richmond Colts 72 57 .558 17.5
1944 Lynchburg Cardinals 80 60 .571 Portsmouth Cubs 72 67 .518 7.5
1945 Norfolk Tars 83 57 .593 Richmond Colts 76 60 .559 5
1946 Roanoke Red Sox 89 51 .636 Portsmouth Cubs 83 57 .593 6
1947 Roanoke Red Sox 90 49 .647 Norfolk Tars 69 70 .496 21
1948 Lynchburg Cardinals 80 58 .580 Newport News Dodgers 72 67 .518 8.5
1949 Lynchburg Cardinals 77 62 .554 Portsmouth Cubs 74 66 .529 3.5
1950 Portsmouth Cubs 83 54 .606 Roanoke Red Sox 81 58 .583 3
1951 Norfolk Tars 81 58 .583 Richmond Colts 77 63 .550 4.5
1952 Norfolk Tars 96 36 .727 Portsmouth Cubs 71 64 .526 26.5
1953 Norfolk Tars 81 51 .614 Hagerstown Braves 78 53 .595 2.5
1954 Norfolk Tars 87 53 .621 Newport News Dodgers 76 63 .547 10.5
1955 Newport News Dodgers 77 52 .597 Lancaster Red Roses 72 54 .571 3.5


[edit] League Records 1920-1955

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Jule Mallonee Durham GA 149 26 Dan Boone High Point BA .419 28
Jimmy Brown Greensboro AB 596 33 Jack Lindley Durham RUNS 149 30
Dan Boone High Point Hits 214 26 Tom Wolfe Durham RBI 154 30
Bobby Goff Henderson 2B 52 30 Carr Smith Raleigh 3B 25 30
Dan Boone High Point HR 46 29 Fred Tauby Durham EBH 96 30
Jack Lindley Durham EBH 96 30 Jack Lindley Durham TB 379 30
Sam Crane Greensboro SAC 50 14 Dave Mann York SB 88 54
Nick Purchia Richmond BB 163 51 Edward Jabb Portsmouth SO 127 36


Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Vernon Gray Lynchburg GA 62 55 Bill Harris Winston-Salem CG 32 22
Ray Phelps High Point CG 32 26 Rube Eldridge High Point W 26 22
Garland Braxton Norfolk Era 0.74 43 Gene Rumple Winston-Salem L 24 33
Bill Yocke (18-1) Norfolk Pct .947 21 Hank Gornicki Ashville IP 308 38
Jake Levy Portsmouth ShO 7 43 Stan Williams Newport News SO 301 55
Edward Frenick High Point BB 264 23


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[edit] Related Sites

[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia Of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition

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