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The Springfield (OH) Giants Moved from the Ohio State League to the Ohio-Indiana League in 1948.

In their first season they wound up with a 66-74 record, 16 1/2 games back and finished in fourth place. They lost in the playoffs to the first place Zanesville Dodgers 4 games to 0.

In 1949 they improved their record to 77-63, finishing in second place, 4 1/2 games back. They lost again in the play-offs, the third place Muncie Reds beating them 3 games to 1.

1950 saw them finishing in the fourth place spot, beating out the Muncie team by the slimest of margins, .005 of a percentage point. This was all to no avail as the first place Marion Red Sox beat them 3 games to 1 in the playoffs.

The League was on its last legs in 1951, starting with only five teams. They divided the season into two parts, Springfield finished third in the first half and second in the last half to give them an overall 61-67 record for the year. A play-off was held and the Marion crew took the Giants, 4 games to 0.

The League did not operate in 1952 and it became Springfield Ohio's last year in Organized Professioal Baseball.

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[edit] Team & Individual Statistics

[edit] 1948

FIN W L PCT GB Attend Managers
4th 66 74 .471 16.5 67,558 Robert Roth , Rufus Jackson (July 25)

Team Batting 7th

G AB R OR H TB 2B 3B HR SH SB BB HB SO RBI LOB AVR
140 4822 854 859 1234 1751 240 56 53 68 136 797 44 973 723 1263 .256

Team Fielding 6th

G DP PB PO A E PCT
140 108 23 3626 1439 333 .938

Top 3 Batters

Name G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SH SB BB HB RBI SO PCT
Ray Berns 139 514 102 170 259 45 7 10 4 10 105 3 124 53 .331
Carl Hosier 140 517 133 150 228 32 8 10 5 27 121 2 94 113 .290
Dan Matthews 123 418 61 118 160 17 8 3 4 8 62 3 61 84 .282

Top 3 Pitchers

Name G CG W L PCT IP AB H R ER SH BB SO HB ERA
Ted Birkeland 35 14 13 9 .591 229 889 238 135 108 10 135 176 14 4.24
Joe Greco 32 15 13 9 .591 205 772 181 116 98 7 156 193 7 4.30
Leonard Klaus 26 8 10 8 .556 138 536 141 93 75 8 84 89 4 4.89


[edit] 1949

FIN W L PCT GB Attend Managers
2nd 77 63 .550 4.5 67,568 Tony Ravish

Team Batting 1st

G AB R OR H TB 2B 3B HR SH SB BB HB SO RBI LOB AVR
140 4732 832 763 1290 1809 246 51 57 86 78 661 59 873 711 1163 .273

Team Fielding 4th

G DP PB PO A E PCT
140 127 12 3580 1432 311 .942

Top 3 Batters

Name G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SH SB BB HB RBI SO PCT
Ralph Lucas 114 447 94 155 216 27 8 6 7 6 45 10 103 31 .347
Ben Haddix 112 433 72 148 205 34 7 3 5 4 26 2 66 34 .342
Wayne Yoder 140 502 121 144 213 29 2 12 5 11 142 17 67 115 .287

Top 3 Pitchers

Name G CG W L PCT IP AB H R ER SH BB SO HB ERA
Clark Mains 33 18 20 8 .714 231 886 233 104 72 18 75 161 12 2.81
Charles Hagy 42 14 13 13 .500 223 850 213 132 100 7 136 194 8 4.04
Frank Sulkowski 32 9 11 7 .611 179 706 181 111 93 6 100 51 4 4.68


[edit] 1950

FIN W L PCT GB Attend Managers
4th 72 64 .5294 17 37,619 Andy Gilbert

Team Batting 3rd

G AB R OR H TB 2B 3B HR SH SB BB HB SO RBI LOB AVR
136 4693 861 783 1272 1928 232 41 114 93 77 673 44 780 742 1153 .271

Team Fielding 2nd

G DP PB PO A E PCT
136 123 11 3521 1527 299 .944

Top 3 Batters

Name G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SH SB BB HB RBI SO PCT
Andy Gilbert 95 294 91 114 255 28 1 37 1 9 46 6 103 33 .388
Ben Haddix 137 554 83 170 229 30 4 7 11 5 23 0 99 29 .307
Andrew Rellick 137 585 105 174 279 22 7 23 3 1 33 3 124 53 .297

Top 3 Pitchers

Name G CG W L PCT IP AB H HR R ER SH BB SO HB ERA
Ted Birkeland 31 24 24 4 .857 248 974 251 7 117 85 10 98 180 10 3.08
Robert Quirk 31 22 15 12 .556 232 946 263 21 143 119 10 70 98 5 4.62
Robert Purcell 35 14 13 13 .500 220 829 208 9 148 118 13 182 156 13 4.83

[edit] 1951

FIN W L PCT GB Attend Managers
3rd 61 67 .477 30 45,862 Andy Gilbert

Team Batting 4th

G AB R OR H TB 2B 3B HR SH SB BB HB SO RBI LOB AVR
128 4175 758 796 1053 1491 165 39 65 56 100 812 41 917 621 1129 .252

Team Fielding 4th

G DP PB PO A E PCT
128 88 32 3194 1259 312 .935

Top 3 Batters

Name G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SH SB BB HB RBI SO PCT
Andy Gilbert 99 323 97 123 203 24 4 16 1 14 90 3 89 40 .381
Ralph Onnasch 117 432 84 118 183 15 7 12 6 8 71 3 76 94 .273
Henry Bronder 110 380 60 102 127 14 4 1 4 10 68 5 53 58 .268

Top 3 Pitchers

Name G CG W L PCT IP AB H HR R ER SH BB SO HB ERA
Daniel Banaszak 32 15 17 8 .680 194 782 197 12 105 73 4 62 92 12 3.39
Albert Janszen 27 12 10 12 .455 153 611 180 13 110 74 9 57 88 0 4.35
Malcolm Landry 36 11 8 11 .421 158 619 142 8 106 81 8 118 117 7 4.61


[edit] Source:

The Baseball Guide and Record Book


[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1944 76-54 1st Earl Wolgamot Lost in 1st round
1945 64-75 4th Earl Wolgamot Lost in 1st round
1946 82-57 1st Don Ramsey Lost League Finals
1947 73-65 4th Don Ramsey Lost in 1st round
1948 66-74 4th Robert Roth / Rufus Jackson Lost in 1st round
1949 77-63 2nd Tony Ravish Lost in 1st round
1950 72-64 4th Andy Gilbert Lost in 1st round
1951 61-67 2nd Andy Gilbert Lost League Finals


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