Pensacola Fliers

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Penscaola Fliers
19271950
Pensacola, Florida
Class-level
Previous Class B
Minor league affiliations
League Southeastern League
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 3 (1939, 1949, 1950)
Team data
Previous names
  • Pensacola Fliers (1946–1950)
  • Pensacola Pilots (1937–1942)
  • Pensacola Flyers (1928–1930)
Previous parks
Legion Field

The Pensacola Fliers were a Minor League Baseball team, based in Pensacola, Florida, United States, that operated in the Southeastern League between 1928 and 1950. They won 3 league championships, in 1939, 1949 and 1950.

The team originated as the Pensacola Flyers in 1928 and operated through 1930. After a brief hiatus, they reformed as the Pensacola Pilots which lasted through World War II. After the war they returned as the Fliers.

They had affiliation agreements with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1938), Philadelphia Phillies (1939–1940), Washington Senators (1946) and Atlanta Crackers (1949–1950).

The 1949 Fliers were recognized as one of the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.[1]

Notable players[edit]

  • Saul Rogovin, Major League Baseball pitcher; 1951 AL ERA leader

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1927 79-73 4th Bill Holden none
1928 92-54 1st Jim Johnson Lost League Finals
1929 52-85 6th Jim Johnson / Tom Pyle
1930 53-87 6th Tom Pyle none
1937 83-52 1st Frank Kitchens Lost League Finals
1938 95-53 1st Wally Dashiell Lost in 1st round
1939 87-48 1st Wally Dashiell League Champs
1940 89-60 2nd Wally Dashiell Lost League Finals
1941 75-67 4th Frank Kitchens Lost in 1st round
1942 59-84 5th Buster Chatham / Jake Baker
1946 85-48 1st Bill McGhee Lost in 1st round
1947 75-68 4th Grover Resinger (28-31) / Rudy Laskowski (47-37) Lost in 1st round
1948 71-67 5th Otto Denning / Wally Dashiell / Clyde McDowell
1949 98-42 1st Bill Herring League Champs
1950 82-52 1st George Dozier League Champs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 Teams". MiLB.com. 2001. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 

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