1954 Roswell Rockets, No. 43 Joe Bauman

Uniform & Team History

The Rockets played in the Class C Longhorn League. Bauman won the triple crown in 1954 with an eye-popping 72 home runs, a .400 average and 228 runs driven in. His home run record stood as the most ever hit by a professional player until Barry Bonds swatted 73 in 2001.

Oldtime Game History

Nick Tempesta of Eastern Connecticut State College, was the first to wear this uniform when oldtime uniforms were added to The Game. Tempesta made a number of dazzling plays at shortstop in the ’98 Game, and was eventually drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays . . . who made him a catcher.

Also worn by:

Jeff Lemberg, School Sports Magazine (’99); Jeff Russell, Suffolk University (’00); Tim Dunphy, Brandeis University (’01); George Alexander, coach (’02); Chad Konecky, School Sports Magazine (’03); Rony Mercado, Suffolk University (’04); Billy Watkins, Franklin Pierce College (’06); Nick Dell’Anno, Salve Regina University (’12-’13); Matt Ferreira, Salem State University (’14).

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