Bluefield finished 37-33 in fourth place and 16 games behind the Appalachian League champion Kingsport Royals...George Farson was Bluefield’s manager...Bluefield was paced by Major League Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray, who was an All-Star, but didn’t lead the circuit in any offensive categories...Rodney Lee (OF), Russell Peach (P) and Mike Parrott (P) were also Bluefield All-Stars...The Orioles’ Martin Parrill led the league with 17 doubles...Johnson City’s John Shupe led the Appy League in batting (.350), home runs (13), runs batted in (54) and triples (7)...Kingsport’s Steve Blomberg scored 61 runs and swiped 53 bases, the third highest total in league history...Kingsport’s Willie Clark led with nine wins and a 2.02 ERA...The Royals’ John Sullivan was manager of the year...The Appy League set an attendance record that still stands with 442,775 fans attending games during the season.

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