Stroudsburg Poconos

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The Stroudsburg Poconos of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania began play in the newly formed Interstate League in 1932. On June 20th, the league folded with the Poconos in first place with a 19-7 record.

In 1946, another team called the Stroudsburg Poconos joined another brand new circuit, the North Atlantic League, and finished third with a 72-47 mark. John Jaust paced the circuit with a 1.66 ERA. The next year, the team became a part of the New York Yankees farm system but fell to sixth place. One of the few highlights of the 1947 campaign was pitcher Joe Sebir throwing a no-hitter on June 19th. Sebir also led the league with 237 strikeouts.

The Poconos lost their affiliation in 1948, but skipper Frank Radler led the team to an improved 72-59 record. On the mound, Radler also won the Triple Crown with 20 wins, a 2.18 ERA, and 201 strikeouts. They became a part of the Cleveland Indians organization the following season and went 101-36 to capture a league championship. Outfielder John Rothenhausler hit .377 with 128 RBIs while first baseman Harry Warner hit .347 with 17 home runs. Radler went 12-2 with a league leading 1.59 ERA, Ed Varhely paced the circuit with 20 wins, and Dale Melms was 15-5 with a 1.81 ERA and 7 shutouts.

Without the Indians affiliation in 1950, the Poconos fell to second place with a 80-50 record. Radler once again led the league with 21 wins and a 1.81 ERA, and Chester Krajeski slugged 13 homers. Following the 1950 season, the North Atlantic League folded and the Poconos ceased operations.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1932 19-7 1st Eddie Murphy League disbanded June 20
1946 72-47 3rd Joe Antolick Lost first round
1947 57-69 6th Jack Farmer
1948 72-59 5th Frank Radler
1949 101-36 1st Frank Radler League Champs
1950 80-50 2nd Frank Radler Finals stopped by weather with Lebanon ahead 3-2

External Link[edit]

1949 Stroudsburg Poconos