Augusta Tigers

Augusta Tigers

The Augusta Tigers were a minor league baseball team that existed on-and-off from 1936 to 1958. Based in South Atlantic League from 1936 to 1942, from 1946 to 1952 and from 1955 to 1958. They were affiliated with the Detroit Tigers in 1936, from 1941 to 1942 and from 1955 to 1958. From 1937 to 1940 and from 1946 to 1949 they were affiliated with the New York Yankees. In 1950, they were affiliated with the Washington Senators.[1] They played their home games at Jennings Stadium.[2]

Notable players

  • Jack Mealey (born 1899) -- minor league baseball catcher, who also managed in the minor leagues and served as president of the Sooner State League

Year-by-year record

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)
Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1936 56-94 5th Dixie Parker / Herb Thomas
1937 62-78 5th Jack Mealey / Troy Agnew
1938 74-66 4th Sam Agnew Lost in 1st round
1939 83-56 2nd Ernie Jenkins League Champs
1940 77-73 5th Phil Page / Ray White
1941 64-74 4th Lefty Jenkins / Alton Biggs Lost in 1st round
1942 54-84 8th Alton Biggs / Wally Schang
1946 76-63 4th Dibrell Williams League Champs
1947 81-69 4th Dibrell Williams / Bill Cooper Lost League Finals
1948 64-87 7th Bill Cooper / Mike Garbark / Ernie Jenkins
1949 69-83 6th Alton Biggs / Jim Pruett
1950 66-87 7th Pete Appleton
1951 62-76 7th Ivy Griffin
1952 38-116 8th Bob Latshaw / Burl Storie / Walter Snider / Charlie Marshall
1955 76-64 3rd Charlie Metro League Champs
1956 74-66 4th Frank Skaff / Willis Hudlin / Bill Norman Lost in 1st round
1957 98-56 1st Bill Adair Lost League Finals
1958 77-63 1st Bill Adair (30-21) / Stan Charnofsky / Wayne Blackburn Lost in 1st round

References

  1. ^ Baseball Reference Bullpen
  2. ^ Digital Ballparks