Winter Haven Super Sox
The Winter Haven Super Sox were one of the eight original franchises that began play in the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989. The club featured future Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins as part of its pitching staff. In the league's inaugural season, the Super Sox struggled and went through several managerial changes. Player/manager Bill Lee was replaced after just seven games by Ed Nottle, who was in turn replaced by Leon Roberts. Cecil Cooper retired after just 16 games with the club. The club finished in last place in the Northern Division and did not make the playoffs. Despite the team's poor performance, pitcher Bill Campbell led the league with a 2.12 ERA. After their first season, the Winter Haven Super Sox ceased operations.
Home Ballpark: Chain of Lakes Park
Attendance 19,033 (36 games) Average 529
1989 Opening Day Roster:
1989-1990 Stats (Incomplete)