Atlanta Reds

Atlanta Adult Baseball League
94-2000 Stats  82 Total games including playoffs & Championships
                The Cherokee Indians were founded by Keith Pruitt in the Spring of 1994 and competed in the North Metro Atlanta MSBL from 1994-1996. From 1994-1996 the Indians won 44 games while losing only 8. Keith won 8 of the Indians 15 regular season games in 94 and went 3-0 in playoffs. The Indians captured the Championship in their first year in existence. Keith took home the team`s MVP. The Indians 2-3-4 hitters Don Pike, Bobby Bolak and Jim Hess combined for 13 Hrs 41 RBI`s and .443 batting average.
                  The Indians captured the championship again in 1995, with Jim Hess taking home the team MVP award with 7 HR`s 22 RBI`s and a .445 BA . Bobby Bolak won 6 games in 95 while saving 6 and posting a 1.37 ERA.
                  The Indians won their third championship in a row in 96, Dennis Jones became manager and  Don Pike took home the team MVP award. Don lead the team with 38 hits, 28 stolen bases and a .427 BA. Jim Hess lead the team in HRs with 5 and Bob Bolak drove in 27 runs.
                  In 1997, the North Metro league merge with the Atlanta MSBL. Don Pike became manager and the Indians posted a 11-7 record in 97 losing in the semi finals to the Atlanta Bulls
                  In 1998, The Indians change their team name to the Cobra`s and they were snake bit. Posting a dismal 8-10 and lost in the first round of playoffs to the Bandits
                  In 1999, Greg Beckman won $5000.00 at the Cherokee Casino`s. He offered to pay for our uniforms if we change the team name to the Yankees. The changing of the team name didn`t help, the Yankees posted 5- 13 and missed the playoffs. Several key players decided to hang it up after the 98 season which left the team in a bad way
                 In 2000, The team started to to turn around while only posting 9-9 record, they managed to sweep the Bandits in the first round of playoffs only to lose to the Mudcat`s in 3 in Semi finals. The Reds participated in their first Memorial Day Weekend tourney in 2000. After going 4-0 they lost in the Semi Finals to the Atlanta Crackers. John Pelles managed the tourney team to the 4-1 record. The recruiting for the tourney team lead to the pick of three future key players Steve Bohn, Pat Conreaux and Dave Moore.
                 In 2001, The team became the Atlanta Reds, with the addition of Bohn,, Conreaux, Moore, Jeff Travis and Ron Levesque, the team was competitive once again.  Pat Conreaux was named team MVP

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