Charles Emory Roberts
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut September 3, 1943
- Final Game October 3, 1943
- Born August 8, 1918 in Carrollton, GA USA
- Died December 2, 1998 in Carrollton, GA USA
Georgia native Red Roberts spent nine active seasons in professional baseball from 1940 to 1950. Roberts missed two seasons (1944-1945) while serving with the United States Military during World War II. Red had three solid years (1940-1942) at the start of his career in the minor leagues and spent 1943 in the Southern Association with the combined Chattanooga Lookouts and the Montgomery Rebels teams. He was close to the top in hitting for the war-time combined club with a .321 batting average and his 29 two-base hits led the squad.
This performance caused the parent Washington Senators to call Red to the Major Leagues and he made his debut with the Senators on September 3, 1943. The infielder appeared in nine games with 23 at-bats and 6 hits for a .261 batting average. He entered the military at the season's end and was released by the Senators on April 28, 1946. This was his only time in the Show.
Roberts spent his last four seasons (1947-1950) as a player-manager in the class D Georgia-Alabama League. He started with a bang in the 1947 year, leading the Carrollton Hornets to the league title and personally hitting at a league-leading .385 average and making the All-Star team at the shortstop position. He continued his professional game in this manner until his final season in 1950. Red finished his minor league career appearing in 913 games with 3,265 at-bats and 994 base-hits, that includes 31 homers, for a .304 career batting average.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1947||Carrollton Hornets||Georgia-Alabama League||75-49||1st||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1948||Carrollton Hornets||Georgia-Alabama League||--||none||--||replaced by Oliver Hill July 19|
|1949||Alexander City Millers||Georgia-Alabama League||69-57||2nd||none||League Champs|
|1950||Alexander City Millers||Georgia-Alabama League||73-53||2nd||none||Lost League Finals|