Howard Auman played
one season with the Sanford Spinners
and had a 22-8 record – even though
he had to pick peaches for
the family business in West End
and pitched only home games
for most of the season.
Two of his wins came on a Sunday afternoon
in a doubleheader against Dunn-Erwin.
Auman had not pitched for a week.
He promised manager Zeb Harrington that,
if he won the first, he would pitch the second.
Howard Auman was true to his word.
After his success in the first game,
he pitched all five innings of the second.
Called as a result of the Sunday curfew,
it went down as a Sanford win.
Auman went on to play
in the South Atlantic League,
where he was an all-star;
attended Chicago Cubs spring training;
and played for
the Pacific Coast League (AAA)
and the Texas League (AA).