Wilbur Swansboro

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Wilbur E. Swansboro

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Wilbur Swansboro played 13 years in the minor leagues, from 1920 to 1932.

He played for the Class-B Central League's Muskegon Muskies (1920-1922), Muskegon Daniels (1922) and Lansing Senators (1922); the Class-B Michigan-Ontario League's Saginaw Aces (1923); the Double-A International League's Syracuse Stars (1923-1925, 1926); the Class-A Western League's St. Joseph Saints (1926, 1932), Amarillo Texans (1927-1928), Wichita Larks (1928), Wichita Aviators (1929-1931) and Tulsa Oilers (1932); and the Class-A Eastern League's Hartford Senators (1926).

He regularly hit over .300. In 1920, he hit .257; in 1921, he hit .339; in 1922, he hit .331; in 1923, he hit .320 with 10 triples; in 1924, he slugged 34 doubles, 10 triples and 11 home runs; in 1925, he hit 15 triples and 16 home runs; in 1928, he hit .344/?/.524 with 31 doubles, 11 triples, 20 home runs and 216 hits; in 1929, he hit .321/?/.508 with 43 doubles and 17 home runs; in 1930, he hit .306/?/537 with 10 triples and 26 dingers; in 1931, he hit .304 with 30 doubles and 26 homers and in 1932, he had 12 triples. Statistical information is not available for his 1926 and 1927 seasons, though it is known he pitched at least one game in 1926.

He once held (and perhaps still holds) the International League record for most straight at-bats without a hit at 32.