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1954 Reading Indians

1954 > Class A > 1954 Eastern League
Overall: 71-69
Scored 604 runs, Allowed 558 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-65

Affiliation: Cleveland Indians-AL
Manager: Pinky May
Represented: Reading, PA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1953 / 1955

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Hank Aguirre 23 29 67 62 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 41 .081 .095 .081 .176 5 0 4 0
2 Robert Aiello 22 15 45 33 7 6 1 0 1 5 2 11 12 .182 .400 .303 .703 10 1 0 0
3 Earl Averill 22 113 424 353 55 104 17 5 10 61 1 66 54 .295 .401 .456 .857 161 0 0 5
4 Joe Camacho 26 23 51 43 3 8 1 0 0 2 1 7 9 .186 .300 .209 .509 9 0 1 0
5 James Cleverly* 28 64 264 217 32 80 9 5 1 37 14 40 19 .369 .467 .470 .937 102 1 5 1
6 Tex Dargiewicz* 23 30 98 82 10 18 5 0 0 2 0 14 10 .220 .333 .280 .614 23 0 2 0
7 Roger Frebel 25 36 26 25 1 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 .200 .200 .280 .480 7 0 1 0
8 Rod Graber* 24 140 602 481 89 126 20 6 5 51 0 101 72 .262 .391 .360 .751 173 3 14 3
9 Clell Hobson 23 29 114 107 6 21 6 1 0 11 0 3 24 .196 .214 .271 .485 29 0 2 2
10 Alfredo Jimenez 26 64 206 167 21 40 5 1 8 23 3 32 25 .240 .365 .425 .790 71 2 3 2
11 Paul Jones 24 74 266 217 30 51 5 0 6 27 6 40 38 .235 .361 .341 .702 74 4 3 2
12 Louis Krantz 24 5 15 4 .267
13 Eugene Law 26 30 61 51 6 10 1 0 0 5 0 7 12 .196 .293 .216 .509 11 0 3 0
14 Patricio Lorenzo 26 13 41 36 1 10 1 1 0 3 1 5 8 .278 .366 .361 .727 13 0 0 0
15 Billy Ray Meyer 25 7 22 5 .227
16 Don Minnick 23 39 56 45 6 10 2 1 0 2 1 7 10 .222 .327 .311 .638 14 0 4 0
17 Billy Moran 20 133 580 524 78 127 19 8 4 40 10 38 65 .242 .296 .332 .628 174 3 12 3
18 Dolan Nichols 24 35 78 58 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 6 21 .103 .232 .121 .353 7 4 9 1
19 Floyd Penfold 21 10 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 1 1 0 0
20 William Proverbs 23 3 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
21 Luther Qualben* 25 127 540 463 54 130 24 8 4 81 8 57 44 .281 .364 .393 .757 182 8 4 8
22 Robert Radley* 23 4 12 2 .167
23 Eugene Ring 25 114 455 373 56 97 16 10 7 63 7 62 46 .260 .370 .413 .783 154 5 12 3
24 Ronald Ryba 20 12 31 30 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 .167 .194 .167 .360 5 0 0 0
25 Jack Sanoff 22 5 1 1 1.000
26 Wally Seward* 22 29 49 45 2 6 0 1 0 4 0 2 12 .133 .167 .178 .344 8 0 1 1
27 Jake Striker* 20 26 25 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .048 .000 .048 0 0 4 0
28 Frank Tanana 21 35 122 100 14 19 4 1 1 17 0 17 19 .190 .306 .280 .586 28 1 1 3
29 Jim Tolleson 24 85 306 285 34 65 14 1 5 37 0 16 37 .228 .268 .337 .605 96 0 4 1
30 Roberto Vargas* 25 31 59 55 5 13 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 .236 .236 .255 .491 14 0 4 0
31 John Waters 22 140 570 516 68 133 15 7 1 44 14 42 51 .258 .312 .320 .632 165 0 9 3
32 Kenneth Whitehead 23 26 106 88 15 14 0 3 1 7 0 15 13 .159 .276 .261 .538 23 0 1 2
32 Players 23.5 142 5275 4531 604 1122 169 60 54 536 78 602 671 .248 .334 .347 .681 1573 110 32
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Hank Aguirre* 23 14 8 .636 2.69 29 24 12 4 181.0 138 66 54 11 106 145 8 0 4 1.348 6.9 0.5 5.3 7.2 1.37
2 Roger Frebel 25 4 1 .800 3.65 32 0 0 0 79.0 97 37 32 1 36 43 1 0 5 1.684 11.1 0.1 4.1 4.9 1.19
3 Eugene Law 26 10 9 .526 2.85 29 21 10 2 161.0 142 62 51 9 25 59 1 0 2 1.037 7.9 0.5 1.4 3.3 2.36
4 Billy Ray Meyer 25 2 4 .333 3.63 7 7 4 1 52.0 45 22 21 2 20 28 3 0 4 1.250 7.8 0.3 3.5 4.8 1.40
5 Don Minnick 23 7 9 .438 2.88 39 13 4 2 150.0 146 73 48 5 62 57 2 0 1 1.387 8.8 0.3 3.7 3.4 0.92
6 Dolan Nichols 24 12 9 .571 3.38 34 25 10 2 197.0 169 88 74 4 107 92 5 1 6 1.401 7.7 0.2 4.9 4.2 0.86
7 Floyd Penfold 21 1 2 .333 10
8 William Proverbs 23 0 0 3
9 Jack Sanoff 22 0 1 .000 5
10 Wally Seward* 22 8 5 .615 3.92 28 16 6 1 117.0 117 74 51 5 65 79 3 0 5 1.556 9.0 0.4 5.0 6.1 1.22
11 Jake Striker* 20 1 8 .111 4.91 26 10 2 0 77.0 69 47 42 3 42 51 1 2 2 1.442 8.1 0.4 4.9 6.0 1.21
12 Roberto Vargas* 25 12 13 .480 2.92 31 20 9 1 154.0 123 60 50 8 57 87 6 0 2 1.169 7.2 0.5 3.3 5.1 1.53
12 Players 23.6 71 69 .507 142 142 558
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Jim Tolleson 76 393 29 7 4 .984 5.55 6
Earl Averill 60 292 38 10 11 .971 5.50 8

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Luther Qualben 127 1000 57 17 103 .984 8.32
Rod Graber 13 100 9 1 9 .991 8.38

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Cleverly 62 151 148 14 39 .955 4.82
Clell Hobson 29 73 92 5 22 .971 5.69
Paul Jones 29 78 45 3 9 .976 4.24
Kenneth Whitehead 25 62 57 7 14 .944 4.76

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eugene Ring 111 116 228 29 19 .922 3.10
Paul Jones 32 36 53 4 9 .957 2.78

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Billy Moran 132 222 359 43 80 .931 4.40

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Waters 139 321 19 15 4 .958 2.45
Rod Graber 126 323 11 6 3 .982 2.65
Alfredo Jimenez 47 83 5 7 1 .926 1.87
Earl Averill 43 75 4 2 1 .975 1.84
Frank Tanana 28 48 6 2 0 .964 1.93
Tex Dargiewicz 24 42 2 0 0 1.000 1.83
Robert Aiello 10 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.60
Patricio Lorenzo 10 13 1 0 0 1.000 1.40

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Minnick 39 11 32 1 1 .977 1.10
Dolan Nichols 34 10 41 2 3 .962 1.50
Roger Frebel 32 4 13 1 1 .944 0.53
Roberto Vargas 31 6 31 1 1 .974 1.19
Hank Aguirre 29 11 34 3 1 .938 1.55
Eugene Law 29 10 27 1 4 .974 1.28
Wally Seward 28 5 18 2 1 .920 0.82
Jake Striker 26 1 16 1 0 .944 0.65
Floyd Penfold 10 2 5 2 0 .778 0.70
Billy Ray Meyer 7 0.00
Jack Sanoff 5 0.00
William Proverbs 3 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Hank Aguirre 23 R L 6' 4.0" 205 Jan 31, 1931 Azusa, CA, US
Robert Aiello 22 R 5' 11.0" 175 1932
Earl Averill 22 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 9, 1931 Cleveland, OH, US
Joe Camacho 26 R 6' 0.0" 178 May 29, 1928
James Cleverly 28 L 5' 9.0" 175 Jun, 1926 Salt Lake City, UT, US
Tex Dargiewicz 23 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Apr 28, 1931 Nanticoke, PA, US
Roger Frebel 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1929
Rod Graber 24 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Jun 20, 1930 Massillon, OH, US
Clell Hobson 23 R 6' 1.0" 185 1931
Alfredo Jimenez 26 R 5' 9.0" 180 1928
Paul Jones 24 R 5' 10.0" 170 1930
Louis Krantz 24 R 6' 0.0" 175 1930
Eugene Law 26 R R 5' 11.0" 182 1928
Patricio Lorenzo 26 R 5' 10.0" 175 1928
Billy Ray Meyer 25 R R 6' 2.0" 212 Apr 5, 1929 Aiken County, SC, US
Don Minnick 23 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Apr 14, 1931 Lynchburg, VA, US
Billy Moran 20 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Nov 27, 1933 Montgomery, AL, US
Dolan Nichols 24 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Feb 28, 1930 Tishomingo, MS, US
Floyd Penfold 21 R R 6' 3.0" 197 1933
William Proverbs 23 R R 6' 0.0" 178 1931
Luther Qualben 25 L 6' 0.0" 190 1929
Robert Radley 23 L 6' 0.0" 170 1931
Eugene Ring 25 R 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 10, 1928
Ronald Ryba 20 R 5' 11.0" 185 1934
Jack Sanoff 22 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 7, 1931 Newark, NJ, US
Wally Seward 22 L L 6' 2.0" 170 1932
Jake Striker 20 L L 6' 2.0" 200 Oct 23, 1933 New Washington, OH, US
Frank Tanana 21 R 6' 2.0" 180 1933
Jim Tolleson 24 R 6' 0.0" 180 1930
Roberto Vargas 25 L L 5' 11.0" 170 May 29, 1929 Santurce, PR
John Waters 22 R R 5' 11.0" 168 1932
Kenneth Whitehead 23 R 6' 0.0" 175 1931

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