Remembering two former Charlotte Hornets players who gave their life for their country during World War II.
In 1938, Maynard split the season between North Carolina’s Tarboro Serpents of the Coastal Plain League and the Virginia’s Richmond Colts of the Piedmont League. He would hit .329 with 18 home runs in 106 games for Tarboro.
With Rye playing outfield for the Twins, Winston-Salem would win the Piedmont League pennant in 1928 and defeat the High Point Pointers 4 games to 3 in the playoffs to claim the Piedmont League Championship.
In 1943, Elmer would win 21 games for the Reds, which tied him for the Major League lead. For Riddle’s 19th win of the ’43 season, he took a perfect game into the 8th inning against the Pirates, retiring the first 22 batters.