The Tobacco State League: A North Carolina Baseball History, 1946–1950
Foreword by Charlie Daniels
The Tobacco State League played an important role in eastern North Carolina for five summers (1946–1950), giving small-town communities a chance to be a part of professional baseball and offering a return to normalcy after World War II. Years later, the players’ names were spoken with reverence, their exploits the subject of impassioned discussion.
This book tells the story of the short-lived league and the clubs who entertained fans on dusty ball fields under dim lights, including the Lumberton Auctioneers, Rockingham Eagles, Warsaw Red Sox, Sanford Spinners and Wilmington Pirates.