DIXIE LEAGUE
POSITIONAL STRENGTH OVERVIEW BY TEAMS
01/03/1944
 
ATLANTA PEACHES (AA) 01/03/1944
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Pete Douglass 6th Pete Douglass 1st 2nd
First Basemen 8th 6th 8th
Second Basemen Billy Shaughnessy 1st Danny Miller 3rd 3rd
Third Basemen Clarence Clarke 4th Bob Moran 3rd 4th
Shortstops Herb Moller 8th Herb Moller 4th 8th
Left Fielders 6th 4th 6th
Center Fielders John Savage 7th Roy Carroll 2nd 4th
Right Fielders Ralph McMullen 2nd Ralph McMullen 1st 1st
Starting Pitchers Al Kelly 3rd Buckeye Smith 3rd 2nd
Relievers George Scruggs 4th Newt Jackson 1st 2nd
Closers George Scruggs 1st Newt Jackson 1st 1st
BIRMINGHAM IRONMEN (AA) 01/03/1944
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Tommy Hardin 4th 5th 7th
First Basemen Jim Buchanan 2nd Jim Buchanan 2nd 3rd
Second Basemen 8th 8th 8th
Third Basemen Jim Rowan 5th Tom Rickford 5th 6th
Shortstops Harry Horne 3rd 5th 5th
Left Fielders 6th (tied) 4th (tied) 6th (tied)
Center Fielders Fred Tubbs 5th Fred Tubbs 6th 7th
Right Fielders Buck Swan Jr. 3rd Buck Swan Jr. 4th 4th
Starting Pitchers Lou Strong 8th Joe Beckstrom 2nd 4th
Relievers Tom Villarreal 6th 6th 6th
Closers Tom Villarreal 6th 6th 6th
CHATTANOOGA RELIABLES (AA) 01/03/1944
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Jim Higginbotham 5th 5th (tied) 8th
First Basemen Max Smith 7th 6th (tied) 7th
Second Basemen Bud House 7th Bob Currier 1st 2nd
Third Basemen Snipe Ellison 8th 7th 8th
Shortstops Monk Johnson 2nd 5th (tied) 4th
Left Fielders Hal Newberry 5th Hal Newberry 3rd 3rd
Center Fielders Frank Johnson 8th Frank Johnson 2nd (tied) 5th
Right Fielders Charlie Nunnery 4th 7th 7th
Starting Pitchers Dave Lavallee 4th John Marsh 8th 8th
Relievers Hal Nicely 2nd Frank Owens 5th 5th
Closers Hal Nicely 3rd Frank Owens 5th 4th
KNOXVILLE KNIGHTS (AA) 01/03/1944
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Freddie DuBois 1st 5th (tied) 5th
First Basemen Joey Binette 1st Frank Cunningham 4th 2nd
Second Basemen Billy Francom 2nd Lindsay Stone 5th 4th
Third Basemen Gabe Wimberly 1st Alex Boyd 6th 3rd
Shortstops Larry Bierwirth 4th Hersh Bainbridge 2nd 3rd
Left Fielders Ken Allen 1st Joe Rutherford 1st 1st
Center Fielders George Cantwell 2nd 8th 8th
Right Fielders Lou Clark 5th Dave Hawkins 5th 5th
Starting Pitchers George Pulliam 1st Leo Hayden 6th 5th
Relievers Hal Lucas 5th Leo Hayden 1st (tied) 3rd
Closers Leo Hayden 2nd Leo Hayden 1st (tied) 2nd
MEMPHIS EXCELSIORS (AA) 01/03/1944
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Jim Foley 3rd 5th (tied) 6th
First Basemen Fred Armor 3rd Fred Armor 3rd 4th
Second Basemen Eddie Lanza 4th Marty Gill 7th 7th
Third Basemen Chuck Brecker 6th 7th (tied) 7th
Shortstops Roxy Armstrong 6th 5th (tied) 7th
Left Fielders Dutch Austin 4th 4th (tied) 5th
Center Fielders John Shaw 1st John McNichols 1st 1st
Right Fielders Billy Brown 7th Billy Brown 3rd 3rd
Starting Pitchers Tom Williams 2nd Orville Fowler 1st 1st
Relievers 7th 6th (tied) 7th
Closers 7th 6th (tied) 7th
MOBILE COMMODORES (AA) 01/03/1944
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Diego Bernal 7th Homer Guthrie 1st (tied) 3rd
First Basemen Norm Anderson 6th Norm Anderson 5th 5th
Second Basemen Harry Avery 5th Bill Hunt 6th 5th
Third Basemen Harry Petersen 3rd Steve Rosko 4th 5th
Shortstops Johnny Henson 5th 5th (tied) 6th
Left Fielders Billy Jordan Jr 2nd Bill Rich 2nd 2nd
Center Fielders Don Lee 4th Don Lee 2nd (tied) 2nd
Right Fielders Sammy Dillon 1st 7th (tied) 6th
Starting Pitchers Fred Thaxton 5th Bill Chapman 5th 6th
Relievers Harry Chamberlain 1st Charlie Kelsey 3rd 1st
Closers Harry Chamberlain 5th Charlie Kelsey 3rd 3rd
NASHVILLE CHIEFTAINS (AA) 01/03/1944
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Jimmy Faerber 8th Jack Spahr 1st (tied) 4th
First Basemen Johnny Richards 4th Johnny Richards 1st 1st
Second Basemen Mickey Fulton 2nd (tied) Ed Montague 2nd 1st
Third Basemen Al Huck 7th Al Huck 1st 1st
Shortstops Gordie Perkins 7th Gordie Perkins 1st 1st
Left Fielders 6th (tied) 4th (tied) 6th (tied)
Center Fielders Len Smiley 6th Tommie Wagner 2nd (tied) 3rd
Right Fielders Johnny Ryan 6th Marty Kimball 2nd 2nd
Starting Pitchers John McCoy 7th Andy Lyon 4th 3rd
Relievers Jackie Norfolk 3rd George Wynn 4th 4th
Closers Jackie Norfolk 4th George Wynn 4th 5th
NEW ORLEANS SHOWBOATS (AA) 01/03/1944
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers John Bartlett 2nd Lou Bayer 1st (tied) 1st
First Basemen Dixie Brown 5th 6th (tied) 6th
Second Basemen John Nuriddin 6th John Nuriddin 4th 6th
Third Basemen Joe Cargill 2nd Bill Bartlesby 2nd 2nd
Shortstops Bob Cleveland 1st Cecil Cook 3rd 2nd
Left Fielders George Campbell 3rd 4th (tied) 4th
Center Fielders Moe Freund 3rd Paul Bailey 7th 6th
Right Fielders Ted Reitz 8th Ted Reitz 6th 8th
Starting Pitchers Harry Gauthier 6th Charlie Waddell 7th 7th
Relievers 7th (tied) 6th (tied) 7th (tied)
Closers 7th (tied) 6th (tied) 7th (tied)
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