Marion Marauders

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The Marion Marauders were a Class D Minor League baseball team based in Marion, North Carolina. During their existence from 1948–1954, they had an overall record of 361-333. Their most successful season was in 1953, when they won the Tar Heel League regular season, and saw their star pitcher Kelly Jack Swift go 30-7 with a 2.54 ERA, winning the pitching Triple Crown. Swift still remains the last 30-game winner in Minor League baseball history. The team folded along with the rest of the Tar Heel League on June 21, 1954.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1948 49-54 6th Wes Ferrell
1949 40-62 6th Johnny Lanning / Jack Triplett
1950 56-54 4th Russell "Red" Mincy Lost in 1st round
1951 58-52 6th Russell "Red" Mincy
1952 58-50 3rd Gabby Grant / William Smith / Franklin Robinson Lost in 1st round
1953 74-35 1st Bob Beal Lost League Finals
1954 26-26 2nd (t) Robert Knoke League disbanded June 21
Total 361-333


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