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Little Rock Doughboys

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The 1939 Little Rock Doughboys. Front Row (left to right): Pat Crawford, Doug Lewis, Charles Campbell, Lawrence Gwyn, and Eddie Rossi; Second Row: Bob Harper (coach), Pat Seerey, Jewell Pride, Norman Alberson, John Johnson, Ed Kuespert, and Merlyn Fisher (business manager); Third Tow: Larkin Thornhill, Scott Wilson, Ray Rolfe, Roland Proyor and Willis Flack.

The Little Rock Doughboys were an American Legion baseball team based in Little Rock, AR from circa 1929-1953. Home games where played at Lamar Porter Field following it's construction in 1936.

History

The team was sponsored by the M.M. Eberts American Legion post in Little Rock.

Arkansas won the regional championships in 1933, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1948, and 19491. In 1947, the team was national runner-up, losing to Cincinnati.

Three Doughboys went on the play Major League Baseball: George Dickey, Pat Seerey, and Brooks Robinson. Another, Paul Goad, played NFL football.

Coaches



Professional Players

The following is a list of players for the Doughboys who went on to play professionally, sorted by first year in professional baseball:



Others
Other Doughboys to possibly play professionally (pending more research):

PlayerBirthDeath
J.M. McLeod
John Webb
Tom Lynch


1929

Coached by Mackey Whitten.

PlayersBirthDeath
Coleman Axley
Edwin Baxley
Charles Blankenship
Roy Cain
Roy Carland
Ty Cobb Faulkner
Ray Fulmer
Harry Haynes
Bennie Johnson
J. W. McLeod
Lefty Roberts
James Radford
Willis Starks
Edward Warbritten


1930

Coached by Mackey Whitten.

PlayersBirthDeath
Fred Cook
Willard Dickey
Dolph Hayes
Jack Herbert
Robert Holcomb
James Phillips
Ed Lambertus
Brooks Robinson Sr.
Louis Rosteck
Eugene Smith
Clifford Stalnakes
Leroy Taylor
Emmett Worsham


1933

Coached by C.N. Whitten. Made it to Regional Finals.

PlayersBirthDeath
Paul Cook
Natale Dicosmo
Billy Glover
W. Emroy Glover
George Haynie
Gus Haynie
Charles Ingram
Gus Mann
Quinton Newton
Logan Pride
Felix Prieur
Williard Tubbs
Wendling
Worsham


1937

Coached by Bob Harper.

PlayersBirthDeath
Charles Bryan
Clinton Campbell
Harry Carter
Pat Crawford
Rodrick Dew
Dan Dunn
Willis Flack
Edmond "Huster"? Hill/Hille
Herman Hoover
John Johnson
Mars "Pete" Lewis
Frank Lochridge
John Shepherd
Billy Shirley
Larkin Thornhill


1938

Coached by Bob Harper.

PlayersBirthDeath
Carl Baer
Charles Bryan
Charles Campbell
Pat Crawford
Dan
Willis Flack
John Johnson
Doug Lewis
Mars "Pete" Lewis
Robert McCarty
Dan Merrill
W.S. Miller
Raymond Rolf
Pat Seerey
Billy Shirley
Larkin Thornhill


1939

Coached by Bob Harper, former minor league catcher.

PlayersBirthDeath
Norman Alberson
Charles Campbell
Pat Crawford
Willis Flack
Lawrence Gwin/Gwyn
John Johnson
Ed Kuespert
Doug Lewis
Jewel D. "J.D." "Judy" Pride
Roland Pryor
Raymond Rolf
Edward V. Rossi
Pat Seerey
Larkin Thornhill
Scott Wilson


1940

Coached by Bob Harper, former minor league catcher.

PlayersBirthDeath
Clyde Brockett
Clint/Charles Campbell
Pat Crawford
Lowber Hendricks
Bill James
Doug Lewis
Bill Moseley
Connolly Parker
Roland Pryor
Raymond Rolf
Pat Seerey
Jimmy Venable
Scott Wilson


1941

PlayerBirthDeath
Bill Sims
Julian Smith
Jack Venable
James Murphy
Pete Longinotti
Connoly Park
Frank Shea
Whitey Morris
Frank Westerfield
Clyde Brackett
David Pryor
Ward
Buddy Coleman
Bobby Harper


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1943

PlayersBirthDeath
David Pryor



1944

Coached by Bernie McCay.

PlayersBirthDeath
Walter "Buddy" Coleman
Kelly Green
Jack Guenther
Charlie Hamilton
Udo Jansen
Bill Marsh
William Neely
William Oberle
Chester Owen
Jeff Peckham
Mack Smith
Eddie White


1945

Coached by Bernie McCay.

PlayerBirthDeath
Jimmy Albright
Walter "Buddy" Coleman
Ernie Funk
Kelly Green
J.E. Griffith
Jack Guenther
Charles Hamilton
James Hudges
William Neeley
Chester Owen
Jeff Peckham
Louie Schaufele
Charlie Teeter
Dick Thompson


1946

Coached by Bernie McCay.

PlayerBirthDeath
Charles Churchwell
Bill Craig
Ernie Crone
Ernie Funk
Don Fuqua
Jack Guenther
Kelly Green
J. E. Griffith
Martin Hamilton
Burt Harb
Jimmy Hudgens
Robert Nordman
Jack Rushing
Edgar Rowe
Louie Schaufele
Dick Thompson
Kermit Tracy


1947

Coached by George Haynie. National Runner-Up.

PlayerBirthDeath
Charles "Skippy" Churchwell
Bill Craig
Dale Diffee
Glenn Evans
Ernie Funk
Don Fuqua
Martin "Sonny" Hamilton
Richard McMurry
Bobby Miller
Edgar Rowe
Louie Schaufele
Bobby Spann
Kermit Tracy
John Webb
Jack Wilkins
Gale Harris


1948

Coached by George Haynie.

PlayerBirthDeath
Jimmy Cauthron
Charles "Skippy" Churchwell
Charles Flack
James Guenther
Gales Harris
Jerry Kennedy
Frank Lucas
Billy Lynch
Richard McMurray/McMurry
Kenneth Moseley
Hal Norwood
Donald Richards
Drexel Rowland
Robert Spann
Judd Williams


1949

Coached by George Haynie.

PlayerBirthDeath
Jim Cauthron
Ed Goldman
Buddy Greenfield
Jack Graham
Pat Hogan
Johnny Lewis
Frank Lucas
Richard McMurray/McMurry
Kenneth Moseley
Donald Richards
Drexel Rowland
Robert Spann
Judd Williams


1950

Coached by George Haynie.

PlayerBirthDeath
Clinton Boshears
Troy Bradbury
Clell Callaway
Bob Cazort
Dart
Ray Evans
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Ed Goldman
Buddy Greenfield
Bobby Hannon
Bill Hastings
Dick Johnson
Leroy Jones
Charles Martin
Morton
Jodie Parker
Ernie Tabor
John Venable
Floyd Webb


1951

Lost state title to Osceola.

PlayerBirthDeath
John Venable


1952

Coached by George Haynie.

PlayerBirthDeath
Charley Adcock
Bill Anderson
Delton Ashley
Charlie Callaway
Geroge Dicus
Tom Lauderdale
Tommy Lynch
Frank Martin
C.B. Newton
Brooks Robinson
Ted Rogers
Bobby Joe Simmons
Larry Stolzer
Ernie Tabor
John Venable
Ronnie Weeks
Ron Youngblood


1953

Coached by George Haynie.

PlayerBirthDeath
Charles Callaway
George Dicus
Harold Ellingson
Darryl Herbert
Tommy Lauderdale
Tommy Lynch
C.B. Newton
Robert Nosari
Brooks Robinson
Ted Rogers
Robert Shaver
Larry Stolzer
Ernie Tabor
Ron Youngblood



1. Times-Picayune, 8/10/1952