The Legacy Continues

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The Next Generation

The legacy of the old Paw Creek major leaguers has continued into the modern era as three more area players have reached the major leagues, all former members of the Paw Creek American Legion baseball team: Dickie Noles was a major league pitcher for nine seasons and played in the 1980 World Series for the World Champion Phillies. Ray Durham, pictured above, is currently the starting second basemen for the San Francisco Giants and has had a star studded career with the Chicago White Sox and the Giants. Chad Tracy just completed his second season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has already established himself as one of the best young hitters in the game. This site contains links and images related to the three Paw Creek players.

Dickie Noles

Noles is often remembered for a devastating and controversial brushback pitch against Kansas City slugger George Brett in the 1980 World Series. Many think it changed the momentum of the series. In 1983 Noles pitched a one hit shutout to defeat hall of fame pitcher Tom Seaver 6-0. Noles is now a member of the Phillies community relations staff and a nationally respected motivational speaker on substance abuse prevention. He is also a part time scout and instructor for the Phillies Noles lifetime stats

Chad Tracy

In his first two years in the majors, Tracy has already established himself as one of the best young hitters in the game. After hitting .285 his rookie season in 2004, Tracy hit .308 and exploded for 27 homeruns during the 2005 season. Tracy is a 1998 graduate of West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC and played his college baseball at East Carolina University. Tracy's career stats.

Ray Durham

Ray Durham
Durham, a lead off man, has scored over 100 runs six times and is a two time all star. Durham's career stats.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Chad Tracy

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Dickie Noles in Dodger Stadium

Monday, March 21, 2005

Chad Tracy

Monday, February 21, 2005

Chad Tracy

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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