Augusta Tigers

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The Augusta Tigers was the primary moniker of the minor league baseball teams in Augusta, Georgia. Beginning in 1884, Augusta has hosted numerous teams in various leagues.

Augusta Tigers
  • 18841963
  • (1884–1886, 1893, 1898, 1904–1911, 1914–1917, 1919–1931, 1936–1942, 1946–1958, 1962–1963)
  • Augusta, Georgia
Minor league affiliations
Previous classesClass AA (1963)
Class A (1946–1958, 1962)
Class B (1936–1942)
Class D (1931)
Class B (1921–1930)
Class C (1904–1911, 1914–1917, 1919–1920)
Class B (1886, 1893, 1898)
LeagueSouth Atlantic League (1936–1942, 1946–1958, 1962–1963)
Palmetto League (1931)
South Atlantic League (1904–1911, 1914–1917, 1919–1930)
Southern League (1885–86, 1893, 1898)
Georgia State League (1886)
Georgia State League (1884)
Major league affiliations
Previous teamsNew York Yankees (1962–1963)
Detroit Tigers (1955–1958)
Washington Senators (1950)
New York Yankees (1946–1949)
Detroit Tigers (1941–1942)
New York Yankees (1937–1940)
Detroit Tigers (1936)
Minor league titles
League titles (6)
  • 1916
  • 1924
  • 1939
  • 1946
  • 1955
  • 1963
Pennants (2)
  • 1893 (1st Half)
  • 1898
Team data
Previous names
Augusta Yankees (1962–1963)
Augusta Tigers (1955–1958)
Augusta Rams (1953–1954)
Augusta Tigers (1936–1942, 1946–1952)
Augusta Wolves (1930–1931)
Augusta Tygers (1922–1929)
Augusta Georgians (1920–1921)
Augusta Dollies (1919)
Augusta Tourists (1903–1917)
Augusta (1898)
Augusta Electricians (1893)
Augusta (1886)
Augusta Browns (1884–1886)
Augusta Clinchs (1884)
Previous parks
Jennings Stadium

HistoryEdit

The Augusta Yankees were a South Atlantic League minor league baseball team based in Augusta, Georgia that played from 1962 to 1963. The team was managed by Ernie White in 1962 and Rube Walker in 1963. It played its home games at Jennings Stadium. Notable players include Pete Mikkelsen, Dooley Womack and Roger Repoz.[1][2]

The Augusta Tigers were a minor league baseball team that existed on-and-off from 1936 to 1958. Based in Augusta, Georgia, they played in the 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.[citation needed] They played their home games at Jennings Stadium.[3]

The Augusta Wolves were a South Atlantic League (1930) and Palmetto League (1931) minor league baseball team based in Augusta, Georgia. The team played its home games at Jennings Stadium. Multiple notable players spent time with the team, including Debs Garms and Wally Moses.[4][5]

The Augusta Tygers were a minor league baseball team based in Augusta, Georgia, USA. They played in the South Atlantic League from 1922 to 1929. In 1926, under manager Johnny Nee, they were the league champions.[6]

They were named after Ty Cobb, who began his professional career in Augusta in 1904.[7]

They played their home games at Jennings Stadium.

The Augusta Georgians were a minor league baseball team that played from 1920 to 1921 in the South Atlantic League. Based in Augusta, Georgia, USA, they were managed by Dolly Stark in 1920 and by Emil Huhn in 1921. Under Stark, they went 55–68, and under Huhn they went 78–68.[8]

Notable players include Troy Agnew, Bud Davis, Doc Knowlson, Curt Walker, Doc Bass, Don Songer, and Stark himself.[9][10]

Year-by-year recordEdit

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1936 56-94 5th Dixie Parker / Herb Thomas Did not qualify
1937 62-78 5th Jack Mealey / Troy Agnew Did not qualify
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 Did not qualify
1941 64-74 4th Lefty Jenkins / Alton Biggs Lost in 1st round
1942 54-84 8th Alton Biggs / Wally Schang Did not qualify
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
Did not qualify
1949 69-83 6th Alton Biggs / Jim Pruett Did not qualify
1950 66-87 7th Pete Appleton Did not qualify
1951 62-76 7th Ivy Griffin Did not qualify
1952 38-116 8th Bob Latshaw / Burl Storie /
Walter Snider / Chip Marshall
Did not qualify
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

[11]

Notable alumniEdit

Baseball Hall of Fame alumniEdit

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1962 roster
  2. ^ 1963 roster
  3. ^ Digital Ballparks
  4. ^ 1930 team roster
  5. ^ 1931 team roster
  6. ^ Augusta Baseball Reference page
  7. ^ Ty Cobb minor league stats
  8. ^ Augusta, GA page on BR
  9. ^ 1921 team roster
  10. ^ 1920 team roster
  11. ^ The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Lloyd Johnson & Miles Wolff, editors (Third ed.). Baseball America. 2007. ISBN 978-1932391176.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

External linksEdit