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In 1969, the Rogue Volley Dodgers participated in the Northwest League. Managed by Bill Berrier, they ran away with the title with a 50-29 record. Based in Medford, OR, the club drew 23,696 fans, third in the league. A Los Angeles Dodgers farm team, they led the league in both offense (478 runs) and pitching/defense (353 runs allowed). 3B Bob Buckner (.348/~.422/.476, .890 fielding) led the NWL in average. Berrier was named manager of the year. Joining them as All-Stars were OF Jim Cardasis (.342/~.430/.538), OF Bob Long (.286/~.384/.523, the league leader with 126 total bases and 5 triples and second with 11 homers), utility man Steve Krines (.310/~.394/.380 while playing every position except SS and P) and P Ted Gilje (4-2, 2.85). Gilje was fourth in the league in ERA but only third on the team - Al Dawson (10-1, 2.56, league leader in wins, second in ERA) and Eduardo Acosta (7-2, 2.59, third in ERA) both ranked higher. In 1970 they changed their name to the Medford Dodgers.

Source: 1970 Baseball Guide


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Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1969 50-29 1st Bill Berrier none League Champs
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