Providence Chiefs

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The Providence Chiefs played two years in the New England League, joining when the league was revived after World War II. In their first season, they went 64-60, sixth in the 8-team league. They were outscored 664-661 overall. Their 1946 home games were played at Cranston, RI.

No pitcher stood out, while three hitters topped .300 - 3B Alex Suss (.325/~.408/.447), 1B Art Mahan (.305/~.400/.459) and OF Ray Cote (.320/~.398/.448).

In 1947, Providence briefly boasted a future big-league regular, Dale Long (.286, 2 HR, 7 RBI). Pete Shurman hit .299 with 24 HR and 84 RBI to pace the offense.

Sources: 1947 Baseball Guide, Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database, National Assn Registry

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1946 64-60 6th Art Mahan
1947 57-66 5th Buzz Boyle