Rock Hill Chiefs

From BR Bullpen

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1947 68-71 5th Dan Carnevale
1948 76-70 3rd Ed Freed / Dick Bouknight Lost League Finals
1949 71-70 4th Dick Bouknight Lost in 1st round
1950 73-69 4th Dick Bouknight League Champs
1951 84-55 3rd Dick Bouknight Lost in 1st round
1952 49-88 8th Harry Land / Leon Culberson
1953 51-98 6th James Burns / Fred Hartman (minors01) / Tom O'Connell
1954 65-75 5th Sam Lamitina / Mel Kerestes / Jake Early
1955 45-70 4th Buster Boguskie (21-23) / Peter Meachini / Frank Colasinski / Eurice "Pete" Treece

Personal Remembrance of the 1955 Chiefs by Bill O'Donnell[edit]

I was a righthanded pitcher on that team. My record was 11 wins and 7 losses. We had a last place team, and the team had financial problems, also. Other teams in the league were Spartanburg, Greenville, and Asheville. The Chiefs had a working arrangement with the Washington Senators. Spartanburg worked with the Cleveland Indians, and Asheville worked with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Greenville may have worked with the Milwaukee Braves, although I am not certain of this. Apparently this was the last year the Chiefs were operational in the League. The team had three managers in 1955, which was unsettling to the team. The first manager was Buster Boguskie, who had been a longtime second baseman with the Nashville Volunteers of the AA Southern Association. He was a playing manager for the Chiefs, playing second base. The third and final manager was Eurice "Pete" Treece, a veteran righthanded pitcher on the team. Pete was a very good pitcher, with much experince. Despite having only one eye, he led the team in victories with about 15 wins. Other pitchers on the team were Harvey Dupuy, "Pinky" Beane, Dick Lovell, and Chris Theobold. First baseman was Rogers McKee, and other infielders throughout the year were Pete Meachini, Jim Foster, and Paul Fouts. Outfielders I recall were Bo Waddell and Al Stone. A player named Gocken (sp?) was a catcher, but Hugh Bradshaw was the fulltime catcher.

--submitted by Bill O'Donnell