Tyler Tigers

From BR Bullpen


One highlight from the 1954 season is a perfect game tossed by pitcher Gale Pringle against the Temple Eagles.

The team did not complete the 1955 season, as they dropped out of the Big State League - the second squad to do so that season, following the Galveston White Caps. They played their final game of the season on June 29. Team owner J. C. Stroud cited poor attendance, personal ailing health and external pressure from other clubs to shut down the Tyler ball club as the impetuses for the team's dropping out.

Major league pitcher Lou Lombardo spent part of the 1954 season with the team, going 1-2 in six games. He appeared in the big leagues in 1948, pitching for the New York Giants.

The team's games were announced by KTBB.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1954 92-55 2nd Francis "Salty" Parker Lost in 1st round
1955 36-37 -- Jodie Phipps Team disbanded July 1