The Pacolet Baseball Teams Over the Years
(Thanks to Don Camby for furnishing most of these
and identifying many of the players.)
The Pacolet Trojans about
Back row from the left -"Tuffy" Phillips (Scorekeeper),
James "Pee Wee"
Lambert, Kansas "Shag" Goforth, Olin Hodge,
James "Smokey" Mathis, Carl McSwain, Sam Hogan, T. E.
kneeling from left- Donnie Fowler, "Old Boy" or
Raymond "Red" Ellison, Mauldin Pearson, Donnie "Moon"
boy peeping through between Tuffy and Pee Wee is Ray
Ellison , Red's son.)
The team shown above was
Easter Carolina League Champions in 1936. Team members
The 1937 team above was photographed sitting on the Hall
1939 Team - Photo Courtesy of Peter Metzke
The 1940 team had a 29-8 record.
The 1943 team was the Champion team of the Spartanburg
Baseball league with a record of 20-15
Front row (l-r) - Leory Pace; Claude Arnold; T.E. Fleming;
Tobe Campbell; Albert "Rattler" Pace; "Cooter" Scott;
Back Row (l-r) - O'Neal Landrum; Horace "Windy" Henderson
(Scorekeeper); Ed Clary; Tommy Jett; Lawrence Fleming;
Ernie "Cabbage Head" White ; Arthur Goforth; Lynwood
"Red" Ellison, M.W. Lancaster
The 1943 team. Not identified in the photo is James
Allen, third from the right in the back row.
The 1947 team was the Champion of the Eastern Carolina
with a 16-6 record.
The 1949 team that was the Champion of the Eastern
League with a 26-15 record.
Photo taken about 1949. The Black Trojans were the
Champions of the Spartanburg County Colored League.
August, 1953 - Photo furnished by Peter Metzke
This is a statement of
for the Pacolet Mills Trojans in 1948 furnished by Don
Camby. Keep in
mind that the minimum wage in 1948 was 40 cents an hour.
players share of $105.92 represented wages for about 264
hours or 6+
work weeks of 40 hours.
Both the black and the white teams played their home
games at the town ballpark.
Baseball games at the ballpark
were also a part of the community July 4th celebrations. More
photos of the July 4th activities can also be seen at Photo Album 7.
This web site has
started as a public service to share the
story of Pacolet. The web master and person to contact
information on the web site is me, Gerald Teaster.
Contact me at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. My
1311 Jahnz Ave.
Summerville, SC 29485