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 - ROW IE SHEETZ MEET THE PIRATES t Editor’s Not»:...
ROW IE SHEETZ MEET THE PIRATES t Editor’s Not»: This is til* »{«tttwtk in cr *mt< of to *-*«» on th « Wsco PtrtUatr) Ronnie Sheet*, only 1?, looks like a pitching comer * 2 * the Waco Pirates although he hasn't even rounded out a full season of professional professional baseball. Sheet?, whose fine righthanded curve ball slants have earned him a regular starting call for the Pi­ rates. was signed fresh out of high school and put in the rest of he 1953 season for Bristol. Va., of the Class D Appalachian League His work there ranked him as one of the league*« best hurlers. although he played with a second division club, and it won him a promotion to Waco. Sheet* won 12 games and lost five, notching a decent 3 89 earned run average. He made 18 starting efforts and finished 12 of the games, hurling four shutouts in the process, tops for the league. Sheetz remembers one of htem, a three- hitter against league champion Johnson City, Tenn., as his top performance last season. His sparkling strikeout record of 141. though not the tops m the league, was actually the best per game. He pitched a total of IX innings, getting better than one whiff per stanza. « high school phenom at Newmanstown. Newmanstown. Pa., Sheetz now.’ calls Bristol home. He met his wife (Joyce) there last summer. Draft- wise, he s pretty sure of getting in all of this year and possible next before the beckon comes. Sheetz was signed by scout Ray Welch. During four years he lost nary a high school ball game and in American Legion baseball he compiled an 18-6 record in live years. stu STATE LCAUIJI Twmm- w L £«* GS Tyler ............................11 4 .TM WACO ............................8 « »T1 Vé Corpus Chnati .............8 • .STI JS Austin •«*«•••••••••••• 0 0 .571 tìé Galveston ............ R T .MS S Tempi# »•*••••••««•••• 5 ^ -315* Bryan ............................S 10 ÖJ C Harlingen ....................S 10 SM • TEXAS 1.EAGCR Team W L M. GS Fort Worth .................13 « .«1» Shreveport ....................13 » .Sfl Vt San Antonio .................10 8 NJ* 1*4 Dallas ................11 10 .554 2 Beaumont ............12 U .82» 2 Houston .................. Y 10 „412 4 Oklahoma City ..........7 11 ,*» 4* Tulsa ..............................7 12 .388 8 AMERICAS I. E AG II Team— W L P«4 GB ChK-aso ..................... 8 4 .867 Washington .................8 4 .800 1 Detroit . .................... 8 4 .80» 1 Philadelphia ......... 5 3 .300 2 New York .................... 8 8 .45* 2* Boston ............................ 4 8 .400 3 Cleveland ............ 4 8 .400 8 Baltimore .................... 4 7 .184 I1* NATIONAL LEAGUE Team— W L Pe4. OB Cincinnati .................. 8 8 .843 — St Louis .....................T » .SM 1 Brooklyn ........................7 8 .538 14 New York ............ 7 8 .SS* IH Milwaukee ...................8 8 .4S5 24 Philadelphia .................5 10 3» 44 Chicago ............... 4 S .444 2 4 Pittshursh ...................S 10 .133 44 WHERE THEY riAt TODAY Sit Man Leaataa lue» at Tyter. Temple at Austin Bryan at Galveston Corpus Christi at Harttnien. Te\as Laagwa Dallas at Beaumont

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  1. The Waco News-Tribune,
  2. 29 Apr 1954, Thu,
  3. Page 22

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