Roy Ellam

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Roy Ellam
(Whitey or Slippery)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 203 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Roy "Whitey" Ellam was in the majors in 1909 and 1918. He also played many years in the minors, from at least 1908 to at least 1930. He managed at least 12 seasons in the minors.

Ellam was enough of a defensive star that he got his first chance at the majors although he had hit only .196 in the minors in 1909. His hitting in the minors largely improved over the years (he hit .294 in 1917 for Nashville) and when play was suspended in the Southern Association in 1918 due to the war, he came to the majors for one more stint.

He holds some career defensive records at shortstop in the Southern Association, where he played nearly 1,400 games.

He worked in a plumbing and heating business after baseball.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs
1916 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association 84-54 1st
1917 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association 77-73 5th
1918 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association 30-40 7th
1919 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association 55-83 8th
1920 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association 65-89 7th
1921 Galveston Pirates Texas League 68-87 6th none
1922 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association 9-17 -- -- replaced by Bill Rariden (27-35) on May 12
1926 Lakeland Highlanders Florida State League 67-47 2nd none
1927 St. Augustine Saints / Waycross Saints Southeastern League 59-66 7th none replaced Bob Folmar (7-19) on May 10
1928 Tampa Krewes Southeastern League 72-76 3rd
1929 Montgomery Lions Southeastern League 73-64 3rd League Champs
1930 Montgomery Lions Southeastern League 61-73 4th none

One main source: Southern Association players

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