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1951 Norfolk Tars

1951 > Class B > 1951 Piedmont League
Overall: 81-58
Scored 732 runs, Allowed 565 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-53

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Mayo Smith
Represented: Norfolk, VA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1950 / 1952

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Don Bessent20225717003.298.45626
2Leon Carter201415401441552.267.324175
3Marvin Crater2698314751020.239.28389
4Larry Davidson*25933299822116.298.517170
5Herbert Davis*2329678200.119.14910
6Harry Eastwood21205015200.300.34017
7George Gasser303012128600.231.28134
8Johnny Gray24408218101.220.26822
9Don Hasenmayer2413407100.175.2008Stats for 2 teams
10Whitey Herzog*195171000.059.0591
11David Krings213610528320.267.33335
12Walter Lance*261414951402753.283.376186
13George Menard*245413236604.273.40954
14Eugene Olson2326487100.146.1678
15Gene Pompelia25368616600.186.25622Stats for 2 teams
16Howard Schermerhorn211240000.000.0000
17Lou Skizas1910937611720115.311.489184
18Bill Skowron20953201079918.334.588188
19George Spears321355301461940.275.326173
20Bill Virdon*201184861392046.286.381185
21Gerald Wallis2028634000.063.0634
22Jack Widner2434459100.200.22210
23Ernest Wingard*2311434081851.238.300102
23 Players23.6141554546667321247176396964289779534.267.372.366.7381708100
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Don Bessent20112.8462.041713128.0953629571.1886.74.0
2Herbert Davis*23139.5912.772924195.01937960851.4268.93.9
3Johnny Gray241216.4292.743829240.019992731661.5217.56.2
4Eugene Olson2398.5293.712623143.01417459611.4138.93.8
5Howard Schermerhorn2111
6Gerald Wallis20138.6192.762823186.01637257841.3287.94.1
7Jack Widner24117.6113.723212138.01258157701.4138.24.6
7 Players22.58158.583141141565
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer


Johnny Gray380.00
Jack Widner320.00
Herbert Davis290.00
Gerald Wallis280.00
Eugene Olson260.00
Don Bessent170.00
Howard Schermerhorn110.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Don Bessent20RR6' 0.0"175Mar 13, 1931Jacksonville, FL, US
Leon Carter20RR5' 11.0"1801931
Marvin Crater26R6' 0.0"1851925
Larry Davidson25LR6' 1.0"195May 20, 1926Appomattox, VA, US
Herbert Davis23LL6' 3.0"2151928
Harry Eastwood21R6' 0.0"175Jul 9, 1929Oakland, CA, US
George Gasser30R5' 10.0"175Feb 28, 1921
Johnny Gray24RR6' 4.0"226Dec 11, 1926West Palm Beach, FL, US
Don Hasenmayer24RR5' 10.0"180Apr 4, 1927Roslyn, PA, US
Whitey Herzog19LL5' 11.0"182Nov 9, 1931New Athens, IL, US
David Krings21R5' 11.0"1701930
Walter Lance26L5' 10.0"1801925
George Menard24L6' 0.0"1851927
Eugene Olson23RR6' 1.0"1801928
Gene Pompelia25R5' 11.0"1801926
Howard Schermerhorn21RR5' 10.0"1651930
Lou Skizas19RR5' 11.0"175Jun 2, 1932Chicago, IL, US
Bill Skowron20RR5' 11.0"195Dec 18, 1930Chicago, IL, US
George Spears32R5' 9.0"165Oct 1, 1918
Bill Virdon20LR6' 0.0"175Jun 9, 1931Hazel Park, MI, US
Gerald Wallis20RR6' 4.0"2051931
Jack Widner24RR6' 2.0"1851927
Ernest Wingard23L5' 11.0"1601928

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