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Albany Alligators

From BR Bullpen

The Albany Alligators played in the 2001 All-American Association and called the Paul Eames Sports Complex in Albany, Georgia home. The team drew 26,543 fans, third in the six-team league, and went 41-31 to finish three games behind first-place Baton Rouge. Managed by Tom Waelchli and Eddie Dixon, Albany made it to the finals but lost 3 games to 2 to Baton Rouge. The team was led by the Association pitcher of the year, Rick Powalski (8-4, 1.81, 132 K, 16 BB and 59 H in 89 IP, plus 10 saves). Powalski was second in the league in ERA and strikeouts, tied for second in wins and third in saves. Helping out on the mound were Jeff Sparks (8-2, 2.00, a league-high 136 K in 86 IP, third in ERA), Byron Batson (6-2, 3.20, 5th in ERA) and Roderick Lewis (8-2, 3.29, 6th in ERA). Powalski was the team's lone All-Star.

Source: 2002 Baseball Almanac