Ted Abernathy (abernte01)

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Note: This page is for 1940s major league pitcher Ted Abernathy. For the pitcher of the same name in the 1950s and 1960s, click here.

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Talmadge Lafayette Abernathy

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tal Abernathy pitched from 1942 to 1944 for the Philadelphia Athletics.

He was at Elon University at the same time as Ed Sauer.

Abernathy was up in the majors in September of 1942 after going 8-6 with a 2.61 ERA for the Wilmington Blue Rocks in the Inter-State League. He was back at Wilmington in 1943, going 16-10, and came up again to the major league team. In parts of 1944-47 he was with Memphis, and came up to the majors in 1944.

He primarily wore number 37.

In 1948 Abernathy managed the Reidsville Luckies (Carolina League) and New Bern Bears (Coastal Plain League).

He was nicknamed both Tal and Ted. He is, through 2019, one of four people named Abernathy who have come to the majors. Tal/Ted as well as the later Ted Abernathy and Woody Abernathy were all born in North Carolina, while the other Abernathy, Brent Abernathy, was also born in the South, in Georgia.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1948 Reidsville Luckies Carolina League - - Replaced Barney DeForge, replaced by Bill Nagel
1948 New Bern Bears Coastal Plain League - - Replaced Harry Soufras, replaced by Winston Palmer

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