Salisbury (NC) Senators

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As of 2007, the last professional baseball team in Salisbury, NC was the 1968 Salisbury Senators. The Senators were last in the six-team Western Carolinas League, 20 games worse than #5 Rock Hill. The poor play of Salisbury enabled 4 of the 5 other teams to have winning percentages over .550. The club went 17-41 in the first half and 17-46 in the second half under Billy Klaus. 24,072 fans showed up, putting them fifth in attendance. Unsurprisingly, the team had no All-Stars. They were last in offense (474 runs), hitting .224 overall, and allowed over 200 more runs than Rock Hill, giving up 808 (team ERA of 5.34).

Only one pitcher with at least one inning pitched (Clay Bittinger, who was 2-0, 2.57) had an ERA under 4 and even Bittinger had a WHIP of 1.79.

Ensuring that the team scored some runs were OF Tom Grieve (.290/~.394/.445 in 67 games, 8 for 8 in steals) and 1B Charles Koselke (.294/~.388/.435, 3rd in the WCL in average).

Source: 1969 Baseball Guide

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1968 34-87 6th Billy Klaus