The steady legion of fans would be rewarded in 1952 as the Port Arthur Sea Hawks went from worst to 1st, thanks to some amazing hitting by John Radulovich who was easily the best hitter that the Gulf Coast League would ever see, with his whopping 54 2B, 22 HR and 131 RBI's... Radulovich would set several records never to be broken for the Gulf Coast League, including most Runs scored with 148; most Hits with 212; most doubles of course with his 54 and finally… highest Batting Average with .389. Radoulovich wasn't alone either on this terrific franchise as Bob Saulsberry hit 24 2B, 12 3B, 26 HR and batted .311 with 92 RBI to take over this stadium's HR mark. In fact, Septine Baron (15 HR, .291), Al Keiser (15 HR, .274), Frank Jeffers (23 2B, 9 3B, 13 HR, .272), Bob Hedington (36 2B, 13 HR, .321) and Bob Bareford (31 2B, 11 3B, 10 HR, .302) all had excellent years at the plate. On the mound, Bartolo DiMaggio (17-7, 3.63) was the ace of staff while Leslie Kash (13-5, 2.08), Ray Woodward (14-9, 3.87) and Vallie Eaves (13-6, 3.52) all put up solid performances. The Port Arthur Sea Hawks would go 89-65 on the season easily taking 1st place and knocking out Galveston in the 1st round. Harlingen's Capitals however would stop this team dead in its tracks as they won the finale, 4 games to 1. It was an anti-climactic end to a great season which saw 86,000 come through the gates which also led the league. It was Port Arthur's only chance to bring home a Gulf Coast League championship as the Seahawks finished out of the post season in 1953 despite featuring the talents of Wally Schroeder who batted .377 with 43 2B, an all time league record 19 3B and 8 HR along with the return of Eugene Depperschmidt (31 2B, 19 HR, .294, league record of 50 SB). Television had arrived by now in this region of the world and fans could stay home for their nightly entertainment. Attendance dropped in half across the board. Even here in Port Arthur where there was always a crowd, only 48,000 came to the ballpark all season long. It was the end of the Gulf Coast League.