Portsmouth Cubs

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Team History[edit]

At first the Portsmouth Cubs shared their home games between two ballparks, the older and conventional Sewanee Stadium, and the modern City Stadium, which had more capacity, but also a very unusual shape as it also housed a football field. They moved permanently into City Stadium in 1941.

Ken Guettler led the Piedmont League with 30 HR and 116 RBI in 1951 and 28 HR and 104 RBI in 1952. He also won HR titles in the Piedmont in 1953 and 1955 after Portsmouth became the Portsmouth Merrimacs.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1936 66-77 5th Pip Koehler
1937 75-62 3rd Elmer Yoter Lost League Finals
1938 69-67 4th Dick Luckey Lost in 1st round
1939 66-71 5th (t) Jim Keesey
1940 59-78 7th Ray Brubaker (19-26) / Arthur "Cowboy" McHenry (40-52)
1941 75-65 2nd Don Curry Lost in 1st round
1942 80-55 2nd Tony Lazzeri Lost League Finals
1943 90-40 1st Milt Stock Lost League Finals
1944 72-67 2nd Bill Steinecke (64-56) / Jake Levy / Jimmie Foxx Lost League Finals
1945 67-69 4th Ival Goodman League Champs
1946 83-57 2nd Gene Hasson / Ace Parker Lost in 1st round
1947 69-71 3rd Gene Hasson Lost in 1st round
1948 71-69 3rd Ace Parker Lost in 1st round
1949 74-66 2nd Frank Scalzi Lost League Finals
1950 83-54 1st Frank Scalzi Lost League Finals
1951 74-67 4th Reggie Otero Lost in 1st round
1952 71-64 2nd Reggie Otero Lost League Finals