Wednesday, February 26, 2014

1977 Texas City Stars

1977 Texas City Stars

The Texas City Stars, a professional baseball team in the quickly doomed 1977 Lone Star League, were owned by Van Schley.  An independent minor league team composed of cast-offs from Major League organizations and undrafted college players, the Stars played all but two home games in Texas City's rickety Robinson Stadium (one "home game" was played in Beaumont and another in Galveston).

The Texas City Stars manager was former San Francisco Giant and California Angel "Dirty Al" Gallagher, who, necessarily, occasionally, wrote himself into the line up or pitched.  

Dirty Al Gallagher

Complete Roster of the 1977 Texas City Stars:

1B  James "Nert" Mills
2B  Steve Verban
2B  Jeff Gerwitz
3B  Jim Gattis
3B  Steve Wendtland
3B  Gary Long
SS  Rick Holoubek

OF  Ricky Hill
OF  Rhod "The Stork" Wallace
OF  Gary Thweatt
OF  Rick Seid
OF  Al Gallagher
OF  Steve Greene

C    Gary Rump

P     Mike Brooks
P     Donald Gilbert
P     Jim Halgas
P     John Harness
P     Ricky "Snake" Martin
P     Jeff McKay
P     Jack Neimeyer
P     Arlandis Prince
P     Jim Quinn
P     Phil Roddy
P     Bob  Roth
P     Gary Sarno
P    Anthony Weiler

Manager             "Dirty Al" Gallagher
Coach                  Red Shuttleworth
Pitching Coach    Ron Toenjes

Franchise Owner    Van Schley

Mike Brooks

"DirtyAl" Gallagher

John Harness

Ricky Hill

Rick Holoubek

Rick "Snake" Martin

Jeff McKay

"Nert" Mills

Jim Quinn

Phil Roddy

Bob Roth

Gary Rump

Gary Sarno

Rick Seid

Red Shuttleworth

Gary Thweatt

Steve Verban

Rhod "The Stork" Wallace

Steve Wendtland

Steve Wendtland and Jim Gattis

Jeff McKay, Red Shuttleworth, John Harness

Rhod "The Stork" Wallace, Red Shuttleworth,
and "Dirty Al" Gallagher

1977 Texas City Stars Poster
with Home Game Schedule

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