Notable former players

York’s All-Stars
A partial list

Pablo Cruz, SS, 1969 Pirates
Angel Mangual, OF, 1969 Pirates — AS Game MVP
Howie Bedell, OF, 1965-66 White Roses
Hank Allen, OF, 1965 White Roses (brother of slugger Dick Allen)
Frank Zupo, C, 1963 White Roses
Dalton Jones, SS, 1962 White Roses
Eugene Weglarz, P, 1954 White Roses
Joe Durham, OF, 1953 White Roses
Raymond Lindquist, INF, 1953 White Roses
Juan Senties, OF, 1952 White Roses
William Stratton, P, 1950 White Roses
William Plate, 1B, 1948 White Roses
John Merson, 2B, 1948 White Roses
Don Dwyer, 2B, 1947 White Roses
Arthur Hord, 2B, 1933 White Roses
Fred Dorman, 2B, 1931 White Roses
Lou Finney, OF, 1931 White Roses
Larry “Babe” Fischer, 1929 White Roses
Thomas “Lefty” George (pictured above), P, 1929 White Roses

York’s notable players

Jim Beauchamp, OF, 1958 White Roses, major leaguer with Cards, served as coach with Braves under Bobby Cox

Howie Bedell, OF, 1964-66, All-Star in 1965-66, led Eastern League in batting ‘66

Dick Bosman, P, 1966 White Roses, won 82 games in 11-year big league career

Don Brown, led NY-Penn League in hits (214) in 1930 — record still stands

Fran Brosseau, P, 1969 York Pirates, pitched in handful of games for Pittsburgh in 1969, 1971

Bob Burda, 1B/OF, 1958-59 White Roses, batted .322 for York in 1959

Gene Clines, OF, 1969 York Pirates, stole more than 50 bases for 1969 Eastern League champs

Fred Clemence, P, 1943, tied for Interstate League lead with 20 wins

Joe Coleman “Jr.”, P, 1965 White Roses, won 142 games during 15-year career spent with seven clubs

Casey Cox, P, 1966 White Roses, pitched for Senators, Rangers and Yankees

Lyn Fitzer, P, 1969 Pirates, Eastern League ERA leader (2.03)

Tito Francona, OF, 1955 White Roses, longtime major leaguer and father of former Phillies/Red Sox manager Terry

Gene Garber, P, 1968-69 Pirates, struck out 16 batters in nine-inning complete-game in ’69

Thomas “Lefty” George, P, (numerous) White Roses major leaguer (from 1911-12, 1915, 1918), 1924 Eastern League strikeout leader (167); 1925 Eastern League ERA (2.27) leader; 1929 All-Star; still holds the Eastern League record for wins (27) which he set in 1925

Bob Hale, 1B, 1955 White Roses, Orioles player

Bob Heffner, P, 1962 White Roses, set Eastern League record for Ks (234)

Clark Henry, 1944 White Roses led Interstate League in runs

Curly Holtzapple, SS, 1952 and 1955 White Roses, graduate of West York

Frank Kern, led NY-Penn League in hits in 1930

Bill Kirk, P, J.P. McCaskey graduate who tossed a no-hitter for his hometown Lancaster Red Roses in the first game of a doubleheader; reached the majors with Kansas City A’s but injured his pitching arm warming up for big league debut

Joe Klein, 1B/OF, 1965-67 White Roses, went on to serve as GM with Cleveland, Detroit and Texas

Don Loun, P, 1966 White Roses, tossed no-hitter

Dave Mann, 1954 White Roses, set Piedmont League record with 88 stolen bases

Carlos Medrano, P, 1964 White Roses, set Eastern League record for appearances (67)

Tim Murtaugh, C, 1969 White Roses, played on Eastern League title team; son of Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh — who won World Series titles with Pittsburgh in 1960, 1971

William Plate, 1b, 1948 White Roses, All-Star whose career ended because of injury, he never reached the majors; once homered off Whitey Ford; remained in York after he quit playing and became a successful wrestling coach at William Penn despite never participating in the sport as a youth

Silvano Quezada, P, 1968 Pirates, Eastern League ERA leader (1.34), tossed no-hitter

Ken Raffensberger, P, 1955 White Roses, former major leaguer returned to hometown team for final year of pro ball

Lloyd Randol, 1945 Interstate League batting champ; 1944 RBIs champ

Roy Richards, 1927 Eastern League ERA leader (1.68)

Beryk Richmond, 1929 Eastern League strikeout leader (124)

Norman Shope, P, 1943-44 Interstate League wins, Ks leader — split 1943 between Hagerstown/York but led league in ERA; led league in CGs (29)

Dewey Steffens, 1924 set league record for doubles (54)

William Stratton, P, 1950 led Interstate League in ERA

Dick Such, P, 1967 White Roses 0-16 with 2.81, became longtime pitching coach for Minnesota Twins and held same spot in Atlantic League with Long Island Ducks and Camden Riversharks

Gordon Sundin, P, 1955, fireballing teenager appeared in one major league game for the O’s in 1956, arm injuries ended his career

Willie Tasby, OF, 1954 Eastern League leader in RBIs, HRs

Del Unser, OF, 1966-67 White Roses, went on to set a major league record with three consecutive pinch-hit home runs in 1979, he won World Series title with Phillies in 1980

Frank Vanzin, 1969 Pirates, became one of baseball’s first designated hitters, Eastern League was one of first league’s to adopt rule on trial basis in ’69

Wilbur Wood of Chicago White Sox is shown in action against the California Angels Aug. 10, 1972 in Anaheim, Calif., as he became the season’s winningest pitcher. (AP)

Wilbur Wood, P, 1962 White Roses, went 15-11 with 2.84 ERA for York; played for White Sox including four-year period (1971-74) where he won at least 20 games every season

Harry Wilson, P, 1952 tied for Interstate League lead in wins 18

York’s notable managers

Boston Red Sox Manager Joe Morgan shouts instructions from the dugout on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1990 at the Oakland Coliseum (AP).

Joe Morgan 1968-69 York Pirates, Red Sox manager 1988-91

Billy Klaus 1965-67 White Roses, 11-year major league career

Jim Lemon 1964 White Roses, managed 1968 Washington Senators

Mel Parnell 1962 White Roses, former Sox pitcher/broadcaster called right-field pole at Fenway Park “Pesky Pole” in honor of former Sox player Johnny Pesky

Joe Schultz 1958 White Roses, only manager of Seattle Pilots (1969), Tigers ’71

George Staller 1955 White Roses, switched Brooks Robinson from 2b to 3b

Gene Crumling 1951 White Roses, York County native

Future major leaguers

who played against York in the minors

Ron Blomberg, 1969 Manchester — first DH in MLB

Fred Kendall, 1969 Elmira — son, Jason, reached majors with Pirates/A’s

John Vukovich, 1969 Reading — longtime Phillies coach

Denny Doyle, 1968 Reading — Phillies second baseman

Larry Bowa, 1968 Reading — Phillies shortstop/manager

Thurman Munson, 1968 Binghamton — Yankees catcher for 1977-78 World Series champs

Ken Brett, 1967 Pittsfield — Phillies pitcher, brother George is Hall of Famer

George Scott, 1965 Pittsfield — “Boomer” led American League in homers (36) and RBIs (109) in 1975

Mark Belanger, 1965 Elmira — O’s shortstop

Lou Piniella, 1965 Elmira — Yanks right fielder/Cubs manager

Ron Swoboda, 1964 Williamsport — Mets OF

Andy Etchebarren, 1964 Elmira — O’s catcher on ’66 team

Paul Blair, 1964 Elmira — O’s center fielder

Rico Petrocelli, 1963 Reading — Red Sox SS/3B

Hal Lanier, 1963 Springfield — middle infielder for Giants/Yankees, Astros manager 1986-88

Richie Allen, 1962 Williamsport — Phillies 1964 NL Rookie of the Year, 1972 AL MVP

Ken Harrelson, 1962 Binghamton — 1B/OF White Sox

Dave McNally, 1962 Elmira — 20-game winner for O’s

Stan Williams, 1955 Newport News — All-Star for Dodgers in 1960

Bill Ripken, 1949 Lancaster — (Cal Sr’s older brother; Cal Jr’s uncle) quit baseball after reaching Triple-A

Billy Cox, 1940 Harrisburg — INF, Brooklyn Dodgers, one of main figures in “Boys of Summer,” Newport resident

Notables who managed against York

Joe Ferguson, 2007-2009, Camden Riversharks manager — caught the game in which Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth in HRs

Tommy John, 2007-midpoint2009, Bridgeport Bluefish manager — first MLB pitcher to undergo surgery that bears his name

Sparky Lyle, 2007-present, Somerset Patriots manager — author of “Bronx Zoo,” won 1977 Cy Young

Tim Raines, 2009-2010, Newark Bears manager — seven-time All-Star

Cal Ripken Sr., 1968 Elmira manager — O’s manager 1985, ’87-88, father of major leaguers Cal and Billy

Frank Lucchessi, 1967 Reading manager, 1962, ’59 Williamsport manager — Phillies manager 1970-72

Billy DeMars, 1967 Elmira manager — longtime Phillies coach

Johnny Pesky, 1958 Lancaster manager — Red Sox player “Pesky pole”

John Leonard “Pepper” Martin of the St. Louis Cardinals is shown in 1931 (AP).

John “Pepper” Martin, 1954 Portsmouth Merrimacs — the “Wild Horse of the Osage” played for Gashouse Gang 1931 Cardinals

John Vander Meer, 1954 Colonial Heights-Petersburg Colts — pitched back-to-back no-hitters for Reds

Whitey Kurowski 1951-52 Allentown Cardinals — played on Cardinals World Series title team in 1942

Al Campanis, 1949 Lancaster mgr. — Dodgers GM 1968-87, fired after saying African Americans “may not have some of the necessities to be, let’s say, a field manager …” on national television

Gene Crumling, 1948 Hagerstown Owls — York County native

Dutch Dorman, numerous minor league stops — longtime Phillies scout

* — All photos YDR file  or submitted unless otherwise noted.

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