Green Bay Bluejays
- Location: Green Bay, WI
- League: Wisconsin State League 1940, 1942, 1946-1953; Illinois-Iowa-Illinois League 1958-1959
- Affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies 1946; Cleveland Indians 1947-1953; Los Angeles Dodgers 1958-1959
- Ballpark: Joannes Stadium (Built 1929)
A First-hand Recollection
The following is an anecdote about the team by a former player:
In 1953, the Green Bay Bluejays were a farm club of the Cleveland Indians, playing in the Class D Wisconsin State League. The team's manager was Phil Seghi. I remember two pitchers on the team, Del Bastock and John Lang, two of the fastest pitchers in the league. I believe Bastock led the league in strike-outs. The only other pitcher in the league who might have thrown with more velocity was lefthander Joe Burke of the Oshkosh Giants, on which I was also a pitcher. Mel Heim was another pitcher on the team and he may have led the league in ERA. John Luthern was also an excellent pitcher on this team, and continued in pro baseball after the 1953 season. I believe he was a right-handed pitcher. I think that Roy Nixon and Russ Nixon, identical twins, also played on the team. Russ would later play and manage in the major leagues. This was the last year the Wisconsin State League was in operation, as the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee, drawing attendance away from the league.
-- Bill O'Donnell, pitcher for the 1953 Oshkosh Giants
|1942||74-37||2nd||Dick Smith||Lost League Finals|
|1946||73-36||1st||Harry Griswold||none League Champs|
|1948||57-68||6th||Roxie Lawson (37-35) / Walt Laskowski (3-4) / Joe Dotlich (17-29)||none|
|1953||80-42||1st||Phil Seghi||League Champs|
|1959||74-51||2nd||Stan Wasiak||League Champs|
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