The Wilson Pennants were the only professional baseball club from Wilson, NC in the 1970s or 1980s, playing in 1973 only in the Carolina League. The Pennants were a co-op team that posted the league's worst record at 52-88. They were third in the six-team league in attendance, though (45,132), making it surprising that the club only lasted one season. Managed by Ray Hathaway and Don Lock, the team did have one All-Star, 3B Dick Oliver. Oliver hit .269/~.358/.392. Utility man Jim Conn (.315/~.400/.374) was second in the league in batting average.
Source: 1974 Baseball Guide
|1973||52-88||6th||Ray Hathaway (18-34) / Marshall Fox (0-1) / Don Lock (34-53)|