Norm Small

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Norman Woodnut Small

  • Height 5' 10", Weight 176 lb.
  • Batted Right, Threw Right

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Biographical Information[edit]

Norman Small began his professional career in 1934 as a member of the Cardinals farm system with the Martinsville Manufacturers of the Bi-State League. In 1935 he spent time with the Asheville Tourists in the Piedmont League and the Greenwood Chiefs in the East Dixie League before going back to Martinsville. Originally a pitcher, he switched to the outfield after an arm injury and eventually developed into a power hitter.

Other teams with which he played during his long minor league career included: York White Roses, PA (1936), Mooresville Moors, NC (1936-37, 40-42, 46-50, 53), Waterloo Red Hawks, Iowa (1938), Durham Bulls, NC (1937-38), Columbia Reds, SC (1938-39), Meridian Scrappers, MS (1939), Jersey City Giants, NJ (1943), Hickory Rebels, NC (1951-52) and Raleigh Capitals, NC (1952). Small retired after the 1953 season with a .320 career average and 338 home runs.

  • HR Titles
1940 North Carolina State League 25, also led with 115 RBI
1942 North Carolina State League 32, also led with 107 RBI and 144 H
1946 North Carolina State League 18, also led with 31 2B and 100 R
1947 North Carolina State League 31
1948 North Carolina State League 33, also led with 130 RBI
1949 North Carolina State League 41, also led with 152 RBI
1950 North Carolina State League 32

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1946 Mooresville Moors North Carolina State League 4th none League Champs
1947 Mooresville Moors North Carolina State League 68-43 1st none League Champs
1948 Mooresville Moors North Carolina State League 57-52 5th none
1952 Hickory Rebels Western Carolina League -- Chicago Cubs -- replaced by Eddie Yount May 11
1963 Statesville Owls Western Carolinas League 7th Co-op replaced Bobby Bralley

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