Thomasville Tomcats

From BR Bullpen

After a rare season without a team in the Georgia-Florida League, Thomasville, GA returned to that league in 1952 with the Thomasville Tomcats. The independent team finished 6th of eight clubs with a 66-74 record. They led in average (.258) and homers (42) but were only third in runs (649) and were 6th in fewest runs allowed (676). Managed by outfielder Frank Lucchesi, the Tomcats had one future major-leaguer, little-used 2B Johnny Schaive (.190/~.190/.253 in 79 AB). Roy McLemore (20-11, 2.14, 273 IP, 26 CG) was the ace of the staff. The top hitter was 1B Ken Robinett (.352/~.480/.419), the league leader in average, OBP and hits (176) and second in walks (119), doubles (29, tied for 2nd) and runs (94). Also chipping in were Lucchesi (.307/~.400/.380, second with 31 steals, tied for second with 29 doubles and third with 161 hits) and C Paul Eames (.317/~.429/.471, second in the G-FL in average and slugging, third with 12 homers and 83 RBI).

The next season the club was no longer independent and became a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team, the Thomasville Dodgers.

Source: 1953 Baseball Guide

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1952 66-74 6th Frank Lucchesi